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Call for work-integrated learning placement: The Department of Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment (DFFE) in partnership with the South African National Biodiversity Institute (SANBI)

Call for work-integrated learning placement: The Department of Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment (DFFE) in partnership with the South African National Biodiversity Institute (SANBI)


The South African National Biodiversity Institute (SANBI), in partnership with the Department of Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment (DFFE), is calling on second- and third-year students studying Horticulture, Nature Conservation and Eco Tourism Management to apply for work-integrated learning placement.


Call for work-integrated learning placement: The Department of Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment (DFFE) in partnership with the South African National Biodiversity Institute (SANBI)

  • Stipend: R3 575.75
  • Location: South Africa

The South African National Biodiversity Institute (SANBI), in partnership with the Department of Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment (DFFE), is calling on second- and third-year students studying Horticulture, Nature Conservation and Eco Tourism Management to apply for work-integrated learning placement.

Placement opportunities are only available in the following fields and gardens:

Field of studyPlacementWork areas
Horticulture   Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, Cape Town ·       Garden planning, development and maintenance·       Plant propagation and collection management·       Plant identification, inventory & accessioning
Karoo Desert National Botanical Garden, Worcester
Lowveld National Botanical Garden, Mbombela
Pretoria National Botanical Garden
Walter Sisulu National Botanical Garden, Roodepoort
KwaZulu-Natal National Botanical Garden, Pietermaritzburg
Free State National Botanical Garden, Bloemfontein
Thohoyandou National Botanical Garden
National Zoological Gardens, Pretoria
Nature ConservationNational Zoological Gardens, Pretoria·       Animal care & feeding duties·       Enclosure cleaning and maintenance·       Breeding and conservation programmes·       Animal capture activities·       Environmental enrichment activities and animal conditioning training
Eco Tourism ManagementNational Zoological Gardens, Pretoria·       Biodiversity interpretation·       Biodiversity monitoring·       Marketing and Tourism in ecotourism·       Customer satisfaction surveys 

Requirements: 

  • Second- and third-year Horticulture, Nature Conservation and Eco Tourism Management students who are self-motivated and enthusiastic are encouraged to apply. Good grades will be a strong advantage.
  • Students who have already graduated need not apply.
  • Students must make their own arrangements for accommodation.

Application: Please complete this application

Ensure that all the below-mentioned documents are uploaded on the application form.

Failure to supply the below documents will result in rejection of the application:

  • A letter of interest
  • A CV
  • Your goals while training at SANBI
  • Letter of recommendation from lecturers/supervisors
  • Letter from university stating that you need to complete work-integrated learning (this letter must reflect 2024 placement)
  • Certified copies of your results
  • Certified copy of your ID

For enquiries regarding to the applications or completing the form  please send email to: [email protected] cc [email protected]

Subject: SANBI/DFFE WIL placement.

If no response has been received within 30 days of the closing date, candidates may assume that their applications were unsuccessful. Candidates will be expected to be available for interviews on dates and times as determined by SANBI.

SANBI reserves the right not to fill these positions.

Contact details :
Ms Sesethu Zimela
E-mail: [email protected]

DEADLINE: 30 April 2024

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