Thursday, 10 November 2016

SANBI Internship Prgramme 2016

The South African National Biodiversity Institute is offering two three month internships to support the work of the KwaZulu-Natal Herbarium. The duration of the internships is December 2016 – February 2017.

Applicants should be biological science students interested in gaining knowledge on taxonomy and herbaria. Enthusiastic students in their final year of study or graduates with a BSc degree or National Diploma in Nature Conservation/ Horticulture are urged to apply. No prior work experience is required. Good grades at university, the KZN Herbarium’s Techniques Course certificate and a keen interest in South Africa’s biodiversity will be advantages. The candidates must be prepared to work long hours on mounting and filing herbarium specimens.

Who is eligible to apply?  
Applications are invited from students in final year of study or BSc or Diploma graduates. Preference will be given to historically disadvantaged individuals.

The monthly stipend offered is:
Final year undergraduate = R4 500
Diploma completed = R5 000
Bachelors completed = R6 050

No other benefits apply as this is an internship position.

Closing date is 16 November 2016. Click here to download the cover sheet to accompany each application. Applications should include a letter of application, full CV, letter of reference (academic), certified copies of ID and academic record (transcript and highest qualification).  Please submit your application to (Subject: KwaZulu-Natal Herbarium Internships)
Enquiries:  Dr Yashica Singh (

SANBI reserves the right not to fill this internship. If no response has been received within 5 days of the closing date, candidates may assume that their applications were unsuccessful.

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