SANParks 2024 Internships: Groen Sebenza Phase II Programme

Job Summary

South African National Parks (SANParks) invites applications for the 2024 Internship: Groen Sebenza Phase II Programme.

Closing date: 04 March 2024

Location: Table Mountain National Park and West Coast National Park

Careers at SANParks

SANParks is the leading conservation authority in all national parks, responsible for 3 751 113 hectares of protected land in 20 national parks. It draws its mandate from the National Environmental Management: Protected Areas Act, Act 57 of 2003.

SANParks is committed to the principles of employment equity. Preference will be given to PDI / HDSA.

About the Internship Programme

The Groen Sebenza Phase II Programme is a bridging into a work programme funded for three years. GS Phase II aims to recruit 1050 unemployed graduates (diploma – PhD level) 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.

The programme goals

  • 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.
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  • 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.


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

FieldLocation (Where the Intern will be based)Required QualificationNumber requiredStipend rate
Nature Conservation Table Mountain National ParkNational Diploma: Nature Conservation3R6 082.00
Tourism and HospitalityTable Mountain National ParkNational Diploma: Tourism Management2R6 082.00
Tourism and Hospitality West Coast National ParkNational Diploma: Tourism Management1R6 082.00

Candidates holding higher qualifications than advertised may apply, however, remuneration is capped as per the minimum requirements advertised.


  • Must be a SA citizen.
  • Young unemployed and *underemployed professionals between the ages of 18 and 35.
  • Innovative, dynamic and creative
  • A commitment to career development in the environmental/biodiversity sector.
  • Must hold the qualifications mentioned in the table above
  • Women and People with disabilities are also encouraged to apply.
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* Underemployed refers to youth employed in any sector other than the one they studied for per the above-listed fields.

How to Apply

Interested candidates who meet the above requirements should forward their applications accompanied by the required documentation listed below to the following:

Documents Required: SANParks is committed to the principles of employment equity. Preference will be given to Previously Disadvantaged Individuals (PDI)

Application procedure:Applications accompanied by a Covering letter, detailed CV, certified copies of qualifications, ID copy, driver’s licence and relevant documents must be sent to

Applications must also be done via the below link:

Closing Date: 04 March 2024


  • Itumeleng Tladi

    Itumeleng teaches high school Mathematics in Groote Schuur. In addition to curating career opportunities on, Itumeleng mentors a community group of youth in STEAM. At chess, he's Western Cape's best.

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