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SANParks Internship 2022 for Unemployed South Africans: South African National Parks (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.

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.

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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 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.

SANParks Internship Requirements.

The following qualifications are required:

Field of Study Division/Department Number Allocated
Law Degree Office of the CEO 1 x Office of the CEO
Diploma/B Degree in Administration Risk Management 1 x Risk Management
Diploma/B Degree in Supply Chain Management/Procurement Management Supply Chain Management 1 x Supply Chain Management
Diploma/Degree in Accounting Sciences Finance 1 x Finance Management

Responsibilities:

Salary:

R 5 000

How to Apply for SANParks Internship.

Applications must be submitted via email to Gugulethu.Khuzwayo@sanparks.org

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 the verification and 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.

Enquiries:

Kindly contact Ms Gugulethu Khuzwayo at 012 426 5041

Applications not responded to within 14 days of the closing date must be considered unsuccessful.

About South African National Parks SANParks.

SANParks is working towards being a major connector between societies. This has seen the vision of “Custos Naturae” slowly, but surely progressing to the vision of today as “A Sustainable National Parks System, Connecting Society.”

As a leading conservation authority, SANParks is a public entity under the jurisdiction of the Department of Environmental Affairs, where inclusive conservation as opposed to previous policies of exclusion, are central to advancing the policies in line with the National Development Framework for Sustainable Development and the national Development Plan. SANParks manages a system of 19 functional national parks in seven of the nine provinces of South Africa with a total area of just over 4 million hectares comprising 67% of the protected areas under state management. The SANParks of today is recognised as a world leader in conservation and protected area management. In the last two decades, seven new national parks have been established, totalling over 700 000 hectares, with much of this being in the under conserved biomes such as the Succulent Karoo and Fynbos.

The National Environmental Management Protected Areas Act mandates SANParks to create destinations for nature-based tourism in a manner that is not harmful to the environment. As SANParks is primarily a self-funding entity generating approximately 80% of its operating budget from its ecotourism business; fulfilment of its conservation mandate is heavily reliant on a thriving and sustainable tourism operations.

SANParks’ business operations are founded on three important core pillars:

  • Conservation – the primary mandate of the organisation is the conservation of South Africa’s biodiversity, landscapes and associated heritage assets through a system of national parks.
  • Responsible Tourism – the organisation has a significant role in the promotion of South Africa’s nature-based tourism, or ecotourism business targeted at both international and domestic tourism markets. The eco-tourism pillar of the business architecture provides for the organisation’s self-generated revenues from commercial operations that are necessary to supplement government funding of conservation management. A significant element of the ecotourism pillar is the Commercialisation Strategy, which (through the implementation of Public Private Partnerships) SANParks has adopted to expand tourism products and the generation of additional revenue for funding of conservation and socio-economic development.
  • Socio-Economic Development – SANParks has taken a strategic decision to expand its role in the developmental support provided to neighbouring communities as an entity of the developmental state. In addition, SANParks is required to build constituencies at international, national and local levels, in support of conservation of the natural and cultural heritage of South Africa through its corporate social investment. It has to ensure that a broad base of South Africans participate and get involved in biodiversity initiatives, and further that all its operations have a synergistic existence with neighbouring or surrounding communities for their educational and socio-economic benefit, hence enabling the broader society to be connected to national parks.

SANParks is on a positive trajectory towards making the management of its conservation and tourism estate relevant to the people of South Africa and the World, by ensuring co-operative governance and the continued flow of socio-economic benefits.

Our Vision:

A world class system of sustainable national parks reconnecting and inspiring society.

Our Mission:

To develop, protect, expand, manage and promote a system of sustainable national parks that represents natural and cultural heritage assets, through innovation, excellence, responsible tourism and just socio- economic benefit for current and future generations.

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