Animal & Wildlife

Develop crucial field skills necessary to start your successful career in conservation and have the chance to work with a diverse range of wildlife including; The Big Five, Cape fur seals, Humpback whales, Great White Sharks and African penguins. We also offer internship opportunities in veterinary clinics where you have the chance to work with cats, dogs and exotic pets.

Animal & Wildlife programmes available:

CareerFocus options:

Research

Game reserve work

Veterinary work

Rehabilitation and protection

Programme attendance options:

Physical Attendance

Virtual Attendance

Programmes available

Animal & Wildlife Internship Programmes
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Animal and Wildlife Volunteering Programmes
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Key programme features

We are ready to help you design and enjoy your own Animal & Wildlife learn abroad programme. Here are the options available in the field of Animal & Wildlife.

Choice of two programmes

We have two primary programmes to suit your needs. In some instances we also offer virtual placements.

Unlimited duration as standard

You can come for as long as you need without paying any extra fees.You'll receive the same level of support.

Backed by concrete promises

We are 100% on your side. We guarantee every aspect of your trip with unrivalled promises.

Career
Focus

Need to focus on a precise niche or two? No problem! Your programme can focus on your specialist areas.

Immersive cultural experience

We'll help you engage with the culture and personal benefits of being in a foreign country.

Virtual placements

Save on travel and accommodation costs, pay a far lower fee. All while building your professional network.

Academia friendly

We will handle all aspects of academic accreditation, including direct liaison with your tutors and academic staff.

Future career friendly

We will write full reference letters for your placement(s) to optimise future employers' first impression of you.

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Why do people apply for Animal & Wildlife programmes?

There are many different reasons why people want to participate in Animal & Wildlife Internship & Volunteering programmes abroad, here is a selection of the hopes and aspirations of other people who may be just like you!
Madalyn (United States)

Gain experience in the environmental science field and help the planet and environment.

Undergraduate
SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry
Rotimi (United Kingdom)

I hope to learn more about environmental science with my interest in environmental conservative, I will be looking forward to gain more experience about my vision to promote enactment of laws and regulations that ensures environment protection and conservation including wildlife. Also to have more knowledge on sustainable development which will increase my chances of learning the sustainability of all the skills I will be acquiring and to be able to apply it. My passion for environment has makes me to involve in volunteering which makes me want to learn more about the NGO in other to promote environmental remediation in the society.

Undergraduate
Edinburgh Napier University
Abhishek (Australia)

I hope to gain expertise in field of biology and wildlife conservation. I strive to end up working in one of these fields.

Postgraduate
Andy (United Kingdom)

I'd hope to gain an insight into the behind the scenes aspects of professional photography and film production, as well as the marketing side - reaching out and obtaining clients, working with briefs and deliverables. In addition being able to build my own professional portfolio and be able to move into the world of professional photography and videography myself.

Postgraduate

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Current Animal & Wildlife Job Openings

Here are some current or recent internship job opportunities in this career area. We do not publish all openings - so please contact us to hear about others.

Conservation, Ecology and Wildlife Research Assistant

Must be in reasonably good physical health as interns will be involved with work on foot and hikes A passion for wildlife and conservation is essential Currently studying environmental science/biology/animal behavior/ecology or related field would be beneficial

The Organisation: A unique company based in various game reserves, dedicated meaningful conservation through research to create a better understanding of various social behaviors, climate change impact, environmental sustainability, human wildlife conflict and local biodiversity.
Keywords: Wildlife conservation, Ecology, Research, Game reserve, Internship
Holistic Reserve Management and Species Re-wilding Intern

Passion for conservation and research is essential Studying or completed studies in wildlife science, biology, animal behaviour or related fields

The Organisation: An NGO and research institute attached to a five star game reserve in the Western Cape. We focus on the relocation and long term stability of endangered African wildlife and vegetation.
Keywords: Wildlife conservation, Reserve management, Research, Wildlife, Internship
Reserve Habitat and Ecology Programme Assistant

Passion for conservation and research is essential studying or completed studies in environmental science, biology or related fields would be advantageous

The Organisation: A research institute focusing on the rehabilitation and promotion of biodiversity in the Western Cape with long term goals of eradicating alien vegetation to create healthy ecosystems where indigenous flora and fauna thrive.
Keywords: Environmental research, Reserve management, Internship
Wildlife Protection and Relocation Research Assistant

Passion for conservation and research is essential Studying or completed studies in wildlife science, biology, animal behavior or related fields would be advantageous

The Organisation: A non-profit research institute attached to a game reserve in the Western Cape. The organisation focuses on the relocation and long term stability of endangered African wildlife and vegetation.
Keywords: Wildlife conservation, Research, tracking, wildlife relocation, Internship

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Available Animal & Wildlife Learnerships

Good news, we also offer in depth learnerships in this career area. Take a look at the exclusive programmes we offer below:

Exclusive African Big Five Research Learnership

The conservation programme conducts research on private big 5 game reserves in the Western Cape, focusing on ethical practices, non-invasive research, and education around conservation needs.

Holistic Elephant Park Research Programme

Join this conservation programme dedicated to the research and study of African elephants to provide information that can be used to guide elephant management to better suit the welfare needs of elephants in captive facilities.

Immersive Big Cat Conservation Programme

A big cat sanctuary in the Western Cape of South Africa dedicated to the rehabilitation of big cats. The sanctuary is also a platform aimed at creating awareness about big cats in captivity and providing crucial education on animal welfare and the importance of changing breeding facilities into sustainable ethical projects. The sanctuary is home to 23 big cats of various species including; lions, leopards, cheetah, 0caracal, tigers, and jackals.

Unique Kruger Big Five Research Learnership

Based within the Kruger National Park park, this conservation programme is committed to conservation through long term ecological monitoring and research to ensure best practices for reserve management, and endangered species preservation.