A new group of 10 Graduate Interns joined us this October. Their welcome and induction was held at the Rietvlei Boma on the 19 October. The purpose of the induction day is to get to know the new interns before they head out to their nature reserve placements and to inspire them as they start this internship year.
Bongani Mnisi (City of Cape Town Biodiversity Management Branch Regional Manager) told the new interns to make the most of this opportunity, saying “this internship is a key, an entrance to something bigger. You might feel small right now but you can still make an impact. You are not your title, you are the role you play.”
Former intern Jerry gave the group an idea of what to expect during their internship, advising them to “learn from your mentors; do what they do but sometimes aim to do it better!”
These internships are made possible by funding from CATHSSETA and we look forward to growing with these individuals are they begin their conservation careers. They will be working on a number of City of Cape Town Nature Reserves, gaining valuable experience and being mentored by the reserve managers.
Welcome to the CTEET team and good luck for the year ahead.