South African National Parks: Internship Programme


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Applications are hereby invited from graduates who completed their Bachelor Degree/ National Diploma (NQF6/NQF7) at Public Higher Education Institution (HEI) in South Africa and wish to be placed SANParks for a period of one (1) year with a monthly stipend of R5, 000.00. SANParks is under no obligation to employ the Intern upon completion of the programme.

Who is eligible to apply?

To qualify for the Internship Placement Programme, you must: 

Be an unemployed graduate age 18 – 35 

Must be a South African Citizen 

Have completed a Bachelor Degree/National Diploma (NQF 6/ NQF 7) under the above-mentioned discipline/ fields of study from a South African Public Higher Education Institution (HEI) 

Must not have previously been employed nor participated in an Internship/placement programme.

Important notice: 

• Applications must be submitted via email to [email protected] 

• Applicants must attach a recent copy of their CV, certified copies of Matric/Grade 12 certificate Academic qualifications with academic transcripts (academic record) and ID. 

• All applications should clearly indicate the Park/Work Station the applicant wishes to be placed at, the relevant Division and Field of study. 

• Candidates wishing to apply for the Internship outside their area of residence must be willing to find their own accommodation and transportation considering that they will be earning a stipend. 

SANParks reserves the right to offer Intern accommodation in the National Park as per the availability. 

• Failure to submit the requested documents/ information will result in your application not being considered. 

• Applicants will be expected to be available for assessment and selection interviews at a time, date and place as determined by SANParks. 

• It is the applicant’s responsibility to have foreign qualifications evaluated by the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA). 

• All appointments for internships are subject to verification and a pre-screening process.

 • SANParks reserves the right not to make an appointment. 

• Manual applications will not be accepted. 

• Correspondence will be entered into with shortlisted candidates only.

Closing date: 26 March 2021

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