Cape Nature: Groen Sebenza Phase II Internships 2024

Groen Sebenza Phase II Internships

Cape Nature invites South African unemployed graduates to apply for Groen Sebenza Phase II Internship Programme 2024.

Internship Application Closing Date: 21 March 2024

Internship Location: Cape Town, Western Cape

GS Phase II aims to recruit 1050 unemployed graduates (diploma – PHD) 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.

CapeNature in partnership with The South African National Biodiversity Institute (SANBI) is pleased to announce a call for applications for incubation in the following field: 

Field: Conservation Planner (Technologist)

Location (Where the Intern will be based): CapeNature Head Office, PGWC Shared Services Center cnr Bosduif & Volstruis Streets, Bridgetown, Cape Town, 7764

Required Qualification: NQF 9 in Conservation Biology, Environmental Science or Natural Sciences

Number required: 1

Stipend rate: R10 035.00

The programme goals include:

  • 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, subject to terms and conditions.
  • 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.


  • Must be a SA citizen.
  • Young unemployed and underemployed professionals between the ages of 18 and 35.
  • Innovative, dynamic, and creative.
  • A commitment to a career development in the environmental/biodiversity sector.
  • Must hold qualifications mentioned in table above.
  • People with disabilities are also encouraged to apply.
  • Internship monthly stipend values (no other benefits apply as these are internship positions)

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

How to apply

If we will be receiving applications directly from the applicants, then:

  • Applicants are required to submit an updated CV with a motivational letter, explaining what makes them unique from other applicants and why they would be the ideal candidate for the position under application.
  • Applications to be submitted via CapeNature’s online careers portal –
  • applicants will be required to upload their CV and motivational letter and complete a brief online questionnaire.

SANBI reserves the right not to fill these internships. If no response has been received within 14 days of the closing date, candidates may assume that their applications were unsuccessful.

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