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Department of Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment (DFFE): Internships 2024 New Hiring

Are you passionate about environmental conservation and sustainable resource management? The Department of Forestry, Fisheries, and the Environment (DFFE) invites motivated individuals to embark on a fulfilling internship journey with us. As stewards of South Africa's natural heritage, we're committed to fostering young talent and providing invaluable hands-on experience in forestry, fisheries, and environmental management.

Interns will immerse themselves in a dynamic, collaborative environment, working alongside seasoned professionals. Guided by mentors, you'll play an integral role in meaningful projects aimed at preserving biodiversity, promoting sustainable resource utilization, and mitigating environmental impacts.

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  • Conducting research, gathering data, and analyzing findings on forestry, fisheries, and environmental matters.
  • Assisting in implementing conservation and management plans for protected areas and marine ecosystems.
  • Participating in fieldwork such as habitat assessments, biodiversity surveys, and monitoring activities.
  • Supporting the development and execution of community engagement and environmental education initiatives.
  • Contributing to policy formulation and strategic planning processes within the department.
  • Collaborating with cross-functional teams to tackle environmental challenges and champion sustainable practices.
  • Providing administrative support, including meeting coordination, report preparation, and project documentation management.
  • Enrolled in or recently graduated from a relevant undergraduate or postgraduate program in environmental science, forestry, fisheries, ecology, or a related field.
  • Strong academic background and genuine interest in environmental conservation and resource management.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with a knack for teamwork.
  • Demonstrated initiative, creativity, and problem-solving prowess.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite; experience with GIS software is a plus.
  • Willingness to travel and work in diverse South African locations.
Job Benefits
  • Hands-On Experience: Gain practical, real-world experience in environmental conservation and resource management through active participation in projects and initiatives.
  • Mentorship and Guidance: Receive guidance and mentorship from experienced professionals in the field, providing valuable insights and support throughout your internship journey.
  • Networking Opportunities: Build connections within the environmental sector and expand your professional network through interactions with colleagues, mentors, and stakeholders.
  • Skill Development: Enhance your skills in research, data analysis, project management, communication, and teamwork, preparing you for future career opportunities in the environmental field.
  • Contribution to Conservation: Make a meaningful impact on conservation efforts in South Africa by contributing to projects aimed at preserving biodiversity, promoting sustainable practices, and mitigating environmental impacts.
  • Prepare Your Application Materials: Gather your cover letter, resume, and academic transcripts, ensuring they highlight your relevant experience, skills, and qualifications.
  • Review the Job Description: Familiarize yourself with the internship responsibilities and qualifications outlined in the job description to understand the expectations and requirements.
  • Tailor Your Application: Customize your cover letter and resume to showcase how your background, interests, and aspirations align with the internship opportunity at the Department of Forestry, Fisheries, and the Environment.
  • Submit Your Application: Send your application materials via email to the designated contact provided in the job description. Ensure that you include all required documents and follow any specific application instructions provided.
  • Deadline: Take note of the application deadline specified in the job posting and submit your application before the closing date to be considered for the internship opportunity.
  • Await Confirmation: After submitting your application, await confirmation of receipt and keep an eye out for any further communication regarding the selection process, including potential interview invitations.
  • Be Prepared: If selected for an interview, prepare thoroughly by researching the department, reviewing your application materials, and practicing responses to potential interview questions.
  • Follow-Up: If you haven't heard back within a reasonable timeframe after the application deadline, consider following up with the designated contact to inquire about the status of your application.
Employment Type
Duration of employment
3 Months
Environmental Services
Job Location
Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa, Pretoria, Gauteng, 0001, South Africa
Working Hours
Date posted
April 17, 2024
Valid through
March 16, 2028
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