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Nature Connect – Groen Sebenza Internships 2023

Location: South Africa

Closing Date: 19 January 2023

Nature Connect: Groen Sebenza Internship Programme 2023

Nature Connect in partnership with The South African National Biodiversity Institute (SANBI) invites unemployed and suitably qualified graduates to apply for the 2023 Groen Sebenza Phase II Programme.

The Groen Sebenza Phase II Programme is a bridging into work programme funded for the next three years. The programme aims to recruit 1050 unemployed graduates (Diploma – PhD level) and place them nationally in different organisations (government and non-governmental) where they will be incubated (trained and mentored) to further develop their competence and confidence in the management of environment/biodiversity.

The programme goals:

  • Enable workplace-based learning for graduates aimed at building and strengthening their capacity at various levels.
  • Creation of job opportunities and possible permanent placement beyond funding.
  • Transformation and organisational strengthening – strengthen different organisational development aspects including transformation in its totality, mentoring, proactive skills and planning to better respond to organisational mandates and other national priorities. Research informed – through research, develop a ‘live’ skills intelligence system that will enable the sector to proactively plan for skills development and track and trace the utilisation of the developed skills.

Internship monthly stipend values (no other benefits apply as these are internship positions):

  • Diploma:  R6 082
  • BSc: R7 359
  • Honours: R8 697
  • MSc: R10 035
  • PHD: R12 035

The following Internship Opportunities are open for applications:

Nature Conservation – Green Skills Training and Development Interns

Location: Cape Town (Westlake)


  • Advanced Diploma/Btech in Nature Conservation,
  • BSc Biodiversity and Conservation Biology
  • BSc Biological Sciences

Conservation Area Management Interns

Location: Cape Town (Muizenberg, Milnerton, and Kenilworth)

Diploma or Degree in:

  • Nature Conservation
  • Nature Management
  • Environmental Management

Conservation Area and Environmental Education Management Interns

Location: Swellendam, Western Cape.

  • Requirements: National Diploma in Nature Conservation

Education for Sustainable Development (Coordination of Environmental Practices in Schools) Interns

Location: Johannesburg, Bethlehem and Cape Town


  • BSc/BsoSci/BA Environmental Management
  • BSc Environmental Science
  • BSc Geography & Enviromental Science

Environmental Education (Facilitation of Connect to Nature Education Programmes​​​​​​​)​​​​​​​ Interns

Location: Cape Town (Zeekoevlei)


  • BSc/BsoSci in: Environmental Management,
  • BSc Biodiversity and Conservation Biology
  • Advanced Diploma/Btech in: Nature Conservation

Applicant Requirements:

  • Must be a SA citizen.  
  • Young unemployed and underemployed professionals between the ages of 18 and 35.
  • A commitment to career development in the Environmental/Biodiversity sector.
  • Must hold any of the qualifications mentioned in above.

How to Apply

Applicants are required to submit the following:

  • An updated CV,
  • Copy of ID and qualifications
  • A motivational letter – explaining what makes them unique from other applicants and why they would be the ideal candidate for the position under application.

Submit your Application to: vacancies@natureconnect.earth

Please note:

  • Women and People with disabilities are also encouraged to apply.
  • Preference will be given to applicants with valid driver’s licence.
  • If no response has been received within 40 days of the closing date, candidates may assume that their applications were unsuccessful.

Contact details:

  • Email: vacancies@natureconnect.earth
  • Contact Number: 021-100-5613

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