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Wildlife Conservation

Africa | Asia | Europe | Latin America | Australasia | North America | Europe
Includes courses
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Program Code: GVIA0714N

Overview

Are you passionate about contributing to anti-poaching efforts? Determined to reduce the destruction of natural habitats? Committed to helping mitigate the negative effects climate change has on wildlife? Join GVI’s Wildlife Conservation Virtual Internship today to gain real experience contributing to the work of NGOs, government organisations and social enterprises that focus on these key issues. You’ll come away with the valuable first-hand insight, practical understanding and professional connections needed to pursue a successful career conserving wildlife.

Project Focus Areas

Choose to complete your project work in 1 of 6 focus areas.
Alternatively, choose not to focus and complete projects in a range of areas.

OPERATIONS AND PROGRAM MANAGEMENT
DATA ANALYSIS AND RESEARCH
MARKETING, MEDIA AND COMMUNICATIONS
Fundraising
Law Advocacy and Policy
Multi-focus

What you get

REAL-WORLD PROJECTS

Complete a project that solves a problem for a real organisation and add it to your resume.


A PROFESSIONAL RECOMMENDATION

Get a professional recommendation from your personal mentor that details your skills and accomplishments.


NEW, VERIFIABLE SKILLS

Learn new skills, relevant to an impact-focused profession, and apply them to real scenarios.


ENDORSED CERTIFICATE

Complete three online courses and earn a certificate from the University of Richmond.


PERSONAL MENTORSHIP

Receive support during weekly one-on-ones and career coaching sessions from your dedicated mentor.


MASTERCLASS LECTURE SERIES

Attend an immersive series of lectures delivered by leading academics, professionals and local experts.


Up To

£545

Grants
£545 GRANT TOWARDS A LONG-TERM, IN-COUNTRY INTERNSHIP

Book and pay your Virtual Internship Program, and receive a £545 grant towards
an internship in any of our locations around the world.

COMPLETE REAL PROJECTS

Throughout your internship you’ll be completing one project each week that helps a local organisation solve an actual problem. Since we work with real partners, real, valuable projects will be assigned to you. This means that the types of projects you could work on will vary. We aim to match you as closely as possible with an organisation and a task that aligns with your personal career goals. See below for some of the projects you could work on during your internship.


REPORT: HOW CLIMATE CHANGE AFFECTS WILDLIFE

Collate data that has been gathered by a local organisation to clearly present changes in variables such as species density and average temperature. Calculate statistical correlations between those variables to better understand the effects of climate change on local species.

WILDLIFE POPULATION STUDY PROPOSAL

Propose a plan to sample a wildlife population residing within a portion of a larger geographical area. Identify an appropriate sampling method and ensure that all variables are accounted for so that the findings can be used to generalise the area as a whole.

MARKETING STRATEGY

Clearly communicate the accomplishments of a project in order to promote the importance of wildlife conservation. Design a plan to utilise channels such as social media to generate funding from organisations offering sponsorship to wildlife conservation organisations.

Example of a Typical Week

CAREER PATH INSIGHT

Engage with academics, professionals and other interns by attending lectures and live chats where key topics and trends in your field of interest will be discussed.


Total time
10 hours
LOCAL IMMERSION

Gain insight into culture through a range of interactions with community members. Learn about cultural or environmental topics by attending sessions led by local experts.


Total time
4 hours
PROJECT WORK

Solve a problem or challenge for a real organisation by learning about their challenges, carrying out research, finding a solution and proposing an implementation plan.


Total time
22 hours
CAREER DEVELOPMENT

Speak to someone with your dream job and find out how they got there. Attend career development workshops. Receive career coaching and ongoing support from your mentor.


Total time
4 hours

Masterclass Series

Conservation for People Who Hate Animals
By Peter Allison

Guiding and Safari Sales, Natural Selection


Conservation, Wildlife and Sustainability
By Anna Zora

Deputy Conservation Manager, Fregate Island Private


Vulture conservation in South Africa
By Dr Lindy Thompson

Project Co-ordinator: Vulture Conservation & Research – Endangered Wildlife Trust


Advocate for a plastic-free ocean | Elite endurance athlete
By Sarah Ferguson

Founder, Breathe Conservation | World Record Holder


3 ONLINE COURSES INCLUDED

2 weeks before starting your virtual internship, you’ll work on our Foundations in Sustainable Development program. The includes three online courses offered in partnership with the University of Richmond.


COURSE 1

– Careers In Sustainable Development

COURSE 2

– Leading Teams For Emerging Leaders

COURSE 3: One of the following

– Introduction to Community Development
– Introduction to Scientific Conservation Research

OPTIONAL EXTRA

SPECIALISATION COURSES*


 

Prices

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Durations

40 Hours
80 Hours
120 Hours
Study pace :   20 hours per week
2 Weeks
4 weeks
6 weeks
Study pace :   5 hours per week
8 Weeks
16 Weeks
24 Weeks
Price

£1045

£1345

£1645

What's Included?