SANBI Internships (Joan Wrench Scholarship Fund) 2019 / 2020

By | August 1, 2018

SANBI Internships (Joan Wrench Scholarship Fund) 2019 / 2020

SANBI Internships (Joan Wrench Scholarship Fund) 2019 / 2020, South African National Biodiversity Institute (SANBI) invites applicants to apply for Joan Wrench Scholarship Fund / Internship Programme for academic year 2019 / 2020


The Joan Wrench Scholarship Fund was established in 2018 to recognise academic achievement of young professionals and to provide financial support to pursue practical training or postgraduate studies in relevant biodiversity fields.

The South African National Biodiversity Institute (SANBI) is pleased to announce a call for applications for internships in the following areas:

  • Botanical Horticulture
  • Restoration, Conservation Planning
  • Nature Conservation
  • Biodiversity Information Management
  • Plant Taxonomy
  • Environmental Education
  • Reintroduction/Restoration of Threatened Plant Species
  • Biodiversity Planning

Requirements:

Candidates must be enthusiastic and have a keen interest in the conservation of biodiversity. No prior working experience is required but a strong academic record at university will be an advantage. A driving license with at least one year’s driving experience will be an added advantage. These internships are only available to South African citizens and will be awarded in line with national equity targets. See below minimum qualifications for placement options:

·        Botanical Horticulture BTech in Horticulture
·        Restoration, Conservation Planning Honours/Masters in Biological Sciences(with Botany or Ecology)
·        Nature Conservation BTech in Nature Conservation
·        Biodiversity Information Management Honours in Envionmental Science/Computer Science (with Data Science)
·        Plant Taxonomy Honours/Masters in Botany
·        Environmental Education BSc in Natural Sciences/Geographical Sciences/Environmental Science
·        Reintroduction/Restoration of Threatened Plant Species Honours/Masters in Botany
·        Biodiversity Planning Honours/Masters in Biological Sciences (with Botany or Zoology) or Environmental Science (with GIS)

Conditions:


  • Applicants must be South African citizens
  • Applicants must reside in the Western Cape
  • Applicants must not be enrolled for higher degrees for the 2019 academic year
  • Applicants can only apply for one of the positions

Internship monthly stipend values:

  • Bachelors completed (or equivalent to NQF 7): R6 050
  • Honours completed (or equivalent to NQF 8): R7 150
  • Masters completed (or equivalent to NQF 9): R8 250

Internship Application Closing Date: 31 August 2018 (successful candidates will be notified by 1 October 2018)

Internship Provider: South African National Biodiversity Institute (SANBI) / Joan Wrench Scholarship Fund

Internship Location: Kirstenbosch, Cape Town

Application procedure:

Each application is to be accompanied by a standard application cover sheet – attached.

Please do not apply online for this position. Please send applications to [email protected]

Applications are to include a letter of interest; full CV; certified copies of academic record/transcript and highest qualification; as well as ID and driver’s license and a letter of academic reference. Send all documents to [email protected] with “Joan Wrench Scholarship Fund internships” in the subject line.

Contact details:

Dr Ferozah Conrad ([email protected]);

Ms René du Toit  ([email protected])

SANBI reserves the right not to fill these internships.

If no response has been received within 30 days of the closing date, candidates may assume that their applications were unsuccessful.