Students and Internships

Students and researchers make up an integral part of our projects. Students from all over the world have come to join us on reserves in Southern Africa, and have made contributions on many levels. Some students choose to spend a gap year assisting conservation research volunteering projects. Some students join to gain valuable field research experience or to complete undergrad dissertation papers. Some advanced students have even joined us to collect data for Masters and PhD degrees.

Many have come to join us in Africa to complete a conservation internship programme to expand their understanding of real conservation issues, and learn from and work directly with our ecologists and monitors in the field. Our Internships are also designed to give aspiring conservationists a real account of what it is like to live and work in the African bush on a day-to-day basis – and to use the experience as a springboard to follow their dreams of starting a career in conservation.

Projects

African Wildlife & Community Conservation

Wildlife Conservation Programs in Botswana
Project Type:
Student | Intern
Duration:
4 June - 29 July 2017 (8 Weeks)
Price:
R90670.17 First 2 weeks
R Every following 0 weeks.

This 8 week course aims to equip students with an ability to decipher and adapt applicable research techniques to field studies and includes overviews of wildlife ecology, behavior, conservation and research theory. The course includes both scientific and social aspects to data collection to prepare students for their interactions with communities and different cultures. Students are then placed for two 3-week periods at different project sites where they will be trained on many different research & monitoring methodologies and fully understand their applications, along with completing a mini-research project on the data they collect.

Requirements:
18+
Price:
R90670.17 First 2 weeks
R Every following 0 weeks.
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Okavango Delta Wildlife Monitoring

Okavango Delta, Botswana
Project Type:
Student | Intern
Duration:
4 weeks +
Price:
R32194.48 First 4 weeks
R14454.66 Every following 2 weeks.

Students now have the opportunity to gain valuable conservation experience by joining our monitoring team situated in the north eastern edge of the Okavango Delta, one of the world’s largest inland delta’s and most recently inaugurated the 1000th World Heritage Site.

Requirements:
18+
Price:
R32194.48 First 4 weeks
R14454.66 Every following 2 weeks.
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Field Research and Learning

Zululand, South Africa
Project Type:
Student | Intern
Duration:
2 weeks +
Price:
R18000.00 First 2 weeks
R12800.00 Every following 2 weeks.

Whether you would like to complete a research study as part as your undergraduate course, a dissertation, or simply complete an experiential learning module in South Africa, there are a wealth of options for you to consider. Join a team of professional conservationists and wildlife monitors in the field for a hands-on, practical learning experience in Zululand, South Africa.

Requirements:
18+
Price:
R18000.00 First 2 weeks
R12800.00 Every following 2 weeks.
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Black Rhino Research

Liwonde National Park, Malawi
Project Type:
Student | Intern
Duration:
4 weeks +
Price:
R23653.09 First 4 weeks
R19710.91 Every following 4 weeks.

Wildlife ACT has partnered with African Parks – a world-renowned conservation organization, in an exciting project where we’ll assist with their Black Rhino Monitoring and Conservation Programme in Liwonde National Park. We’re offering a unique opportunity to one individual who will work one-on-one with a black rhino researcher. The work will be intensive. You’ll experience long, grueling days with lots of responsibilities and duties but it’ll be an experience you’ll never forget. You’ll get stuck into the heart of black rhino research and help protect them from the threats of poaching.

Requirements:
25+
Price:
R23653.09 First 4 weeks
R19710.91 Every following 4 weeks.
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Human-Wildlife Conflict Research

Chobe Enclave, Botswana
Project Type:
Student | Intern
Duration:
4 weeks +
Price:
R32194.48 First 4 weeks
R14454.66 Every following 2 weeks.

An exciting option for student participation in Botswana! Our first project site is in the Chobe Enclave. This dynamic concession lies on the border with the Chobe National Park and Chobe Forest Reserve. We will be assisting the Okavango Research Institute in a wildlife concession with research on Human-Wildlife Conflict, which is a serious management and conservation issue in Botswana. The overall objective is to establish a greater understanding of the patterns and underlying processes of human-wildlife interactions with this dynamic ecosystem and with this understanding, present effective management actions.

Requirements:
18+
Price:
R32194.48 First 4 weeks
R14454.66 Every following 2 weeks.
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Projects