Thursday, 23 November 2017

SANParks Internship Opportunity 2017

SANParks is working towards being a major connector between societies. This has seen the vision of “Custos Naturae” slowly, but surely progressing to the vision of today as “A Sustainable National Parks System, Connecting Society.”



As a leading conservation authority, SANParks is a public entity under the jurisdiction of the Department of Environmental Affairs, where inclusive conservation as opposed to previous policies of exclusion, are central to advancing the policies in line with the National Development Framework for Sustainable Development and the National Development Plan.

SANParks manages a system of 19 functional national parks in seven of the nine provinces of South Africa with a total area of just over 4 million hectares comprising 67% of the protected areas under state management. The SANParks of today is recognised as a world leader in conservation and protected area management. 

In the last two decades, seven new national parks have been established, totalling over 700 000 hectares, with much of this being in the under conserved biomes such as the Succulent Karoo and Fynbos.

The National Environmental Management Protected Areas Act mandates SANParks to create destinations for nature-based tourism in a manner that is not harmful to the environment. 

As SANParks is primarily a self-funding entity generating approximately 80% of its operating budget from its ecotourism business; fulfilment of its conservation mandate is heavily reliant on a thriving and sustainable tourism operations.

Description:

The South African National Park hereby offers internship opportunities to South African graduates. Applications are invited from candidates in the following disciplines/fields of study:
1x Community Development (Knysna)
1x Tourism (Wilderness)
1x Tourism (Tsitsikamma)

Who is eligible to apply?

Unemployed South African graduates, with a tertiary qualification(Degree or National Diploma) in one of the abovementioned fields of study, who have not been previously employed and attended any internship programme.

Responsibilities:

  • The duration of the Internship will be one (1) year with a monthly stipend of R5000.00 will be paid to successful candidates.
  • Applicants must clearly specify their fields of interest from the list above, as well as location(Wilderness, Knysna or Tsitsikamma) accompanied by a typed CV, certified copies of Qualifications and copy of ID.
Applications should be submitted to:

The attention of: Nadia Brooks
Garden Route National Park
P.O.Box 35
Wilderness
6560
Tel: 044 8770046
Fax No: 0865580582
E-mail: nadia.brooks@sanparks.org



Closing Date: 28 November 2017

Please specify the position that you are applying for due to multiple vacancies. If not we cannot allocate your application to a position.

Interested persons who meet the requirements should forward their applications and detailed Curriculum Vitae to the following address:

Human Resources Division
SA National Parks
PO Box 787
Pretoria
0001
Fax: 086 295 4078
Email: jobapplications@sanparks.org

If you have not been responded to within 21 days of the closing date please accept that your application was not successful.

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