Environmental research, Reserve management, Internship
A research institute focusing on the rehabilitation and promotion of biodiversity in the Western Cape with long term goals of eradicating alien vegetation to create healthy ecosystems where indigenous flora and fauna thrive.
Interns will be involved in an ongoing restoration plan based on a big five game reserve and conservancy. Responsibilities will include the removal of all alien vegetation, surveying land and wetland ecosystems, water conservation, sustainable fire management, and erosion control. Vital research will include area-specific research into the impact of alien species to create management plans for sustainable rehabilitation. Investigating the relationship between the wildlife population, floristic kingdoms, land, and water systems.
Passion for conservation and research is essential studying or completed studies in environmental science, biology or related fields would be advantageous
Research, monitoring and evaluation Ecological SurveyingInvasive species testing and eradication Environmental/habitat management and rehabilitation Problem-solving skills
Have the unique opportunity to contribute towards tangible results which benefit local ecosystems and wildlife while experiencing a five-star game lodge setting Experience the beauty of the Western Cape and its conservation challenges Gain valuable hands-on experience to enhance your CV and develop important skills needed for a career in this competitive field
Full-time temporary role with expectation of 37.5 hours work per week. Summer placement of 8-12 weeks with some flexibility and potential to extend Internship completed on an unpaid basis.
Please note that this position is offered as part of a comprehensive professional internship programme which has a fee. We offer lots of opportunities in this career area as part of our internship programme.
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