Animal & Wildlife

Animal Rehabilitation Intern


Wildlife conservation, Research, tracking, wildlife relocation, Internship

Career Field

Animal & Wildlife

Job Type

Internship Programme


South Africa



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The Host Organisation

A rehabilitation reserve that works with injured and orphaned wild animals as well as delivering anti-poaching programmes aimed at preventing the extinction of endangered species.

Roles and Responsibilities

The intern will have the opportunity to contribute to a dedicated and experienced team working on animal rescues, medical interventions, feeding and rehabilitation activities. This is a unique chance to be directly involved with the physical care of injured and orphaned animals in South Africa. The intern will gain knowledge about laws surrounding wildlife trade as well as helping in anti-poaching educational programmes to raise awareness nationally and in local communities. Other tasks will include participating in fieldwork and assisting with monitoring wildlife on the reserve.


Good physical health Good analytical skills Adaptable Passionate about wildlife conservation BSc or Diploma in conservation, wildlife sciences or ecology

Skills Acquisition

Intercultural communication skills Public speaking Team skills Decision-making and problem-solving Wildlife monitoring and tracking Fieldwork skills

Benefits to Intern

Gain an in-depth understanding of anti-poaching initiatives in Southern Africa Learn about the hands-on application of wildlife rehabilitation programmes Enjoy living and working in one of the most beautiful natural landscapes in the world Gain impressive knowledge and practical experience to apply in future job positions

Schedule & Compensation

Full-time temporary role with expectation of 37.5 hours work per week. Summer placement of 8-12 weeks with some flexibility and potential to extend Internship completed on an unpaid basis.



Please note that this position is offered as part of a comprehensive professional internship programme which has a fee. We offer lots of opportunities in this career area as part of our internship programme.

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