Marine Alien Species Internship at SANBI

The South African National Biodiversity is offering a one year internship in the Biodiversity Research, Assessment and Monitoring Division to further develop research and monitoring of marine alien and invasive species.

Applicants should be science students interested in gaining practical experience in research and stakeholder engagement. Applicants should possess at least an Honours degree and be familiar with marine biology.

Who is eligible to apply?

We invite applications from Honours and Masters graduates, experience in marine alien species and/or biology will be an advantage. Preference will be given to historically disadvantaged individuals.

Potential interns should have a background and skills that will allow them to contribute in the following research areas:

  • Data sourcing, including knowledge on how to assemble data in a useable format
  • Data analysis (Excel databases and basic statistics, knowledge of R an advantage)
  • Writing of reports and communication with a network of scientists and stakeholders (excellent written and spoken communication in English is required)
  • Undertake background research about marine invasive species

Value of internship

The monthly stipend offered is fixed at R6 500 for Honours completed, and R7 500 for Masters completed. No other benefits apply as this is an internship position

Duration: May 2015 – April 2016

How to apply

Click here to download the applications form should be completed and submitted together with all the required documents to [email protected] (Subject: SANBI Marine Alien and Invasive Species internship). The applicant must motivate in his/her letter of interest why the SANBI should offer him/her an internship.

Closing Date: 13 March 2015

Enquiries: Email Ms Prideel Majiedt at [email protected]

SANBI reserves the right not to fill this position.

If no response has been received within 21 days of the closing date, candidates may assume that their applications were unsuccessful.

Please note that any emails sent to SANBI must be under 10MB in size.