Are you a recent graduate eager to start your career in the environmental sector? The Department of Forestry, Fisheries, and the Environment (DFFE) invites you to apply for the Biodiversity and Conservation Internships, a 24-month program running from 2024 to 2026.

    This initiative is tailored to equip unemployed graduates with practical experience, immersing them in the critical work of biodiversity and conservation. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to enhance your skills and knowledge in your field of study, contributing meaningfully to environmental sustainability.

    Who Can Apply?

    The programme is open to candidates who have completed at least a three-year formal qualification from recognized Institutions of Higher Learning in various fields related to environmental science, biodiversity conservation, and more.

    Roles under the Biodiversity and Conservation Internships

    1. Internship Programme 2024 – DFFE, Internship, Environmental Science, 2024-2026, Graduate Program
    • Post Reference: POST 10/02; REF NO: GP/B&C/01/24
    • Branch: Biodiversity and Conservation
    • Stipend: R7142.00 per month
    • Centre: Gauteng (Pretoria)
    • Requirements:
      • National Diploma: Nature Conservation
      • B Tech / B Degree: Environmental / Natural Sciences
      • Environmental Management & Biodiversity Conservation
      • Ecology / Honours Degree: Environmental Management & Biodiversity Conservation / Ecology

    2. Internship Programme 2024 – Biodiversity and Conservation

    • Post Reference: POST 10/03; REF NO: GP/B&C/02/24
    • Branch: Biodiversity and Conservation
    • Stipend: R7142.00 per month
    • Centre: Gauteng (Pretoria)
    • Requirements:
      • National Diploma / B Tech/ B Degree: Environmental Science / Natural Science

    3. Internship Programme 2024 – Biodiversity and Conservation

    • Post Reference: POST 10/03; REF NO: GP/B&C/02/24
    • Branch: Biodiversity and Conservation
    • Stipend: R7142.00 per month
    • Centre: Gauteng (Pretoria)
    • Requirements:
      • National Diploma / B Tech/ B Degree: Environmental Science / Natural Science

    4. Internship Programme 2024 – Biodiversity and Conservation

    • Post Reference: POST 10/05; REF NO: GP/B&C/04/24
    • Branch: Biodiversity and Conservation
    • Stipend: R7142.00 per month
    • Centre: Gauteng (Pretoria)
    • Requirements: Btech/ B Degree in Natural Sciences

    5. Internship Programme 2024 – Biodiversity and Conservation

    • Post Reference: POST 10/06; REF NO: GP/B&C/05/24
    • Branch: Biodiversity and Conservation
    • Stipend: R7142.00 per month
    • Centre: Gauteng (Pretoria)
    • Requirements: Btech/ B Degree in Bachelor of Science

    6. Internship Programme 2024 – Biodiversity and Conservation

    • Post Reference: POST 10/07; REF NO: GP/B&C/06/24
    • Branch: Biodiversity and Conservation
    • Stipend: R7142.00 per month
    • Centre: Gauteng (Pretoria)
    • Requirements:
      • National Diploma / B Tech/ B Degree
      • Honours Degree in Environmental Sciences / Management / Urban and Regional Planning / Hydrology

    7. Internship Programme 2024 – Biodiversity and Conservation

    • Post Reference: POST 10/08; REF NO: GP/B&C/07/24
    • Branch: Biodiversity and Conservation
    • Stipend: R7142.00 per month
    • Centre: Gauteng (Pretoria)
    • Requirements: National Diploma/ B Tech / B Degree in Public Administration / Office Administration

    8. Internship Programme 2024 – Biodiversity and Conservation

    • Post Reference: POST 10/09; REF NO: GP/B&C/08/24
    • Branch: Biodiversity and Conservation
    • Stipend: R7142.00 per month
    • Centre: Gauteng (Pretoria)
    • Requirements: National Diploma / B Tech / B Degree in both Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Arts

    9. Internship Programme 2024 – Biodiversity and Conservation

    • Post Reference: POST 10/10; REF NO: GP/B&C/09/24
    • Branch: Biodiversity and Conservation
    • Stipend: R7142.00 per month
    • Centre: Gauteng (Pretoria)
    • Requirements:
      • National Diploma in Nature Conservation
      • B Tech/ B Degree in Environmental Management/Sciences

    10. Internship Programme 2024 – Biodiversity and Conservation

    • Post Reference: POST 10/11; REF NO: GP/B&C/10/24
    • Branch: Biodiversity and Conservation
    • Stipend: R7142.00 per month
    • Centre: Gauteng (Pretoria)
    • Requirements:
      • National Diploma in Nature Conservation, Environmental Sciences, Environmental Management or equivalent
      • Btech/ B Degree in Natural Sciences

    11. Internship Programme 2024 – Biodiversity and Conservation

    • Post Reference: POST 10/12; REF NO: GP/B&C/11/24
    • Branch: Biodiversity and Conservation
    • Stipend: R7142.00 per month
    • Centre: Gauteng (Pretoria)
    • Requirements:
      B Tech/ B Degree in Bachelor of Science or Social Science

    12. Internship Programme 2024 – Biodiversity and Conservation

    • Post Reference: POST 10/13; REF NO: GP/B&C/12/24
    • Branch: Biodiversity and Conservation
    • Stipend: R7142.00 per month
    • Centre: Gauteng (Pretoria)
    • Requirements:
      • National Diploma, B Tech/ B Degree, Honours Degree, M Tech/ Masters in Environmental Sciences, including specializations in Water Science, Ecology and Conservation, or Environmental Geology

    13. Internship Programme 2024 – Biodiversity and Conservation

    • Post Reference: POST 10/14; REF NO: GP/B&C/13/24
    • Branch: Biodiversity and Conservation
    • Stipend: R7142.00 per month
    • Centre: Gauteng (Pretoria)
    • Requirements:
      • National Diploma in Nature Conservation
      • B Tech Degree/ B Degree in Natural Sciences, Environmental Sciences, Resource Economics, or Natural Resource Management

    14. Internship Programme 2024 – Biodiversity and Conservation

    • Post Reference: POST 10/15; REF NO: GP/B&C/14/24
    • Branch: Biodiversity and Conservation
    • Stipend: R7142.00 per month
    • Centre: Gauteng (Pretoria)
    • Requirements:
      • Honours Degree in Environmental Science or Bushmen Science

    How to Apply

    • Prepare Your Application: Complete a new Z83 form and attach a detailed CV, including a list of subjects studied for your qualification.
    • Submit Your Application: Applications can be submitted in one of two ways:
      By Mail: Send your application to the Director-General Internship Programme, Private Bag X447, Pretoria, 0001.
      Hand Delivery: Deliver your application in person to Environmental House, 473 Steve Biko Road, Pretoria.
    • Await Feedback: Only shortlisted candidates will be required to submit certified copies of their ID, qualifications, and recent academic transcripts/records.

    What You Will Gain Throughout these 24-Month Internships

    • Real-World Experience: Get hands-on experience in your field of study under the guidance of seasoned professionals.
    • Networking Opportunities: Connect with industry professionals and like-minded peers.

    In conclusion, the Biodiversity and Conservation Internships offered by the Department of Forestry Fisheries and the Environment represents a remarkable opportunity for recent graduates to bridge the gap between academic studies and real-world environmental work. This program not only offers invaluable hands-on experience but also plays a crucial role in preparing the next generation of environmental stewards.

    By participating, you’ll gain not just knowledge and skills, but also the satisfaction of contributing to vital conservation efforts. If you’re passionate about making a difference in the world and are looking to kickstart your career in the environmental sector, this internship is the perfect stepping stone. Take the leap and apply now to become a part of the solution for a better and more sustainable future.

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