Wildlife Conservation and Research Internship in South Africa

See the wildest side of Africa while gaining pivotal field experience on this private nature reserve in the heart of the South African bush.

Durations:  24 weeks

Program information

This program, which takes place over 24 weeks, is of particular relevance to students wishing to gain practical exposure and experience in the field, as well as to develop the necessary ‘on the ground’ skills in order to become a more well-rounded wildlife field researcher in the conservation industry.

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undefined 30 June 2022
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Program overview

This program aims to give students a holistic experience and to provide the necessary skills for living and working in a remote field location. This includes everything from managing a camp, safety considerations and awareness, orientation, 4×4 driving and so much more. The course also offers training in fauna and flora identification, animal behaviour and fundamental field techniques to collect data. This aims to enable students to work safely and effectively in the field while having a better understanding of species in the context of their environment.

Through hands-on experience, game drives and lectures, students will have the opportunity to develop their bush and field biologists skills and to elevate their understanding and skills as a field biologist.

This could possibly include:

  • Interpreting the environment for field safety, specifically utilising and using field survey techniques;
  • Gaining skills to set up and manage field camp;
  • Learning fundamental skills in identification of fauna and flora;
  • Learning how to interpret animal behaviour in relation to safety and scientific data collection;
  • Developing techniques and skills for studying wildlife, animal behaviour and biodiversity
  • Survey of reptiles, Birds, Amphibians and arthropods;
  • Gaining training and skills in 4×4 driving and learn how to communicate via VHF radios; and &#