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SAEON provides opportunities for career development and advancement in various fields of Environmental Sciences, focusing on long-term observation and monitoring research. These include agro-ecology, climatology and meteorology, coast and marine sciences, conservation ecology, environmental information systems, environmental science education, freshwater ecology, hydrology, modelling, palaeoecology, pollution science, science communication, soil science and terrestrial ecology.


SAEON provides opportunities for fresh graduates to do their internship at the nodes as well as the National Office. It also offers short-term employment contracts to students and unemployed graduates to work on specific projects. It provides substantive employment opportunities mostly to individuals with postgraduate qualifications (MSc, PhD) to work as research scientists, technicians, data and information scientists, data managers, node managers, science education outreach officers, programme coordinators/managers, and science communication practitioners. Once employed, individuals are given different forms of support to enable them to grow in their careers. These include educational support for higher degrees, skills development courses as well as management development programmes.


The nodes and the National Office provide information on their internship and short-term employment contract positions. Interested individuals may use the contact details provided on the website to enquire about these opportunities. Vacancies for substantive employment opportunities are normally posted on this website, as well as on the NRF website (see useful links) and published in regional as well as national newspapers.


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