Two-Year Internship Opportunity at our Indigenous Nursery

HAPPY BY NATURE in partnership with The South African National Biodiversity Institute (SANBI) is pleased to announce a call for applications. Applications close on 2 November 2023.

SANBI Internship Call

For full information on the GROEN SEBENZA PHASE II Internship Program, the goals, requirements and qualifications, stipend, and application procedure, see the PDF document below.

More Information on the Groen Sebenza Phase II program:


Intern will be based at our Cape Town Indigenous Nursery and Botanical Studio – 83 Kloof Nek Road, Gardens, Cape Town. (Map)


  • Care and cultivation of indigenous plants with a focus on medicine and food plants, as well as plants to support local biodiversity.
  • Creating beneficial, indigenous gardens large and small in the Mother City for residents and businesses – including balconies, roof tops, and community gardens.
  • Education and training workshops for children, adults, and healthcare professionals in the cultivation and safe, effective, sustainable use of indigenous plants.
  • Sales and plant care advise to customers at the nursery.

Application Procedure

To apply send us an email with your:

  • CV
  • motivation letter
  • copy of qualification (degree, diploma)
  • copy of ID


See the following pages for more insight into what we do.

Contact Details

Jimmy Symmonds / Cara Harris –