Animal & Wildlife

Animal rescue and rehabilitation assistant


Animal welfare, Animal rehabilitation, Animal rescue, Community outreach, Internship

Career Field

Animal & Wildlife

Job Type

Internship Programme


South Africa



Animal rescue and rehabilitation assistantAnimal rescue and rehabilitation assistant

The Host Organisation

A no-kill animal organisation that works in a number of ways to heal, rehabilitate and rehome stray animals from local communities. The welfare organisation is attached to an animal hospital.

Roles and Responsibilities

The intern will gain in all areas relating to the rescue, rehabilitation and rehoming of domestic animals. The intern will assist with community outreach programmes, rescue missions and adoption days. Within the hospital, the intern will be responsible for feeding the animals, cleaning shelters, assisting in behavioural and hydrotherapy sessions, preparing animals for surgery and administrating aftercare. The intern will also gain an in-depth knowledge of the diagnosis and treatment of illness and injury.


Compassionate and patient Physically fit A passion for animal welfare

Skills Acquisition

Interpersonal skills Communication skills Attention to detail Technical aptitude

Benefits to Intern

Work alongside and learn from experienced and passionate professionals. Gain hands-on training and develop industry-specific knowledge. Have the chance to work closely with animals in your day to day internship. Gain an in-depth understanding of the challenges of animal welfare in a developing country.

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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