GROEN SEBENZA PHASE II: Call for Two Year Internships

Jan 24, 2023 | General News

The Groen Sebenza Phase II Programme is a bridging into work programme funded to the value of R300m for the next three years. GS Phase II 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

  1. Enable workplace-based learning for graduates aimed at building and strengthening their capacity at various levels.
  2. Creation of job opportunities and possible permanent placement beyond funding.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.

GOURITZ CLUSTER BIOSPHERE RESERVE in partnership with APEX CONSERVATION SERVICES (PTY) LTD in partnership with The South African National Biodiversity Institute (SANBI) is pleased to announce a call for applications for incubation in thefollowing fields:

FieldLocation (Where the Intern will be based)Required QualificationNumber requiredStipend rate
Environmental Management10 Louw Wepener, The Island, Sedgefield, 6573Honours IN Env Management or a similar field1R8697,00


  • Must be a SA citizen.
  • Young unemployed and *underemployed professionals between the ages of 18 and 35.
  • Innovative, dynamic and creative
  • A commitment to career development in the environmental/biodiversity sector.
  • Minimum qualification as listed in table above.
  • People with disabilities are also encouraged to apply.
  • A Code B / Code 8 drivers’ licence would be beneficial.

* Underemployed refers to youth employed in any sector than the one they studied for as per the above listed fields.

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

Qualification Stipend
DiplomaR6 082
BScR7 359
HonoursR8 697
MScR10 035
PHDR12 035

Candidates holding higher qualifications than the ones stated in the above fields may apply, however only remuneration stated per field will be applicable.

Application procedure

Any interested and qualifying applicants can send their cv and cover letter to

Contact details

028 050 0577

Closing date: 30 January 2023

SANBI reserves the right not to fill these internships.

If no response has been received within 40 days of the closing date, candidates may assume that their applications were unsuccessful.

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