Wildlife Conservation 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

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Kick-start your conservation career when you join our six-month wildlife conservation internship in South Africa. Learn techniques used by private wildlife reserves and international organisations to conduct wildlife research. Then put your new skills into practice with a three month work placement.

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undefined 30 June 2022
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Program overview

Travel to the savannahs of Southern Africa, to work for three months with our international research team in a private nature reserve, one hour from Kruger National Park, in partnership with highly reputable local and international conservation organisations, like the Endangered Wildlife Trust and Elephants Alive. Learn to identify predators, like lions, cheetahs, and leopards, as well as megaherbivores like elephants and rhinos. Then put your training into practice completing a three month work placement at a South African conservation organisation or an ecotourism lodge.

Please note you can spend up to 12 hours a day collecting data which can be tiring, in the heat of the African sun.


  • Start your career in conservation off right with three months of training and another three-month work placement.
  • Listen to the quiet hush of the wild open spaces, waking each morning to a chorus of savannah birds and drifting off to the nighttime hum of endemic frogs and crickets.
  • Master radio telemetry techniques and learning how to track and record animal movements.