Animal & Wildlife

Conservation and Wildlife Management Assistant


Wildlife, Conservation, Research, Data collection and analysis, Internship

Career Field

Animal & Wildlife

Job Type

Internship Programme


South Africa



Conservation and Wildlife Management AssistantConservation and Wildlife Management Assistant

The Host Organisation

One of Cape Town's leading conservation organisations that runs a wide range of projects across the Western Cape. As well as facilitating conservation initiatives, the organisation provides environmental education and training.

Roles and Responsibilities

The intern will be based at 3 different conservation areas in the Western Cape and will assist the organisation's teams in driving a variety of conservation initiatives to protect endangered plant and animal species. The intern will be responsible for data collection, monitoring and evaluation. The intern will also assist with the maintenance of animal enclosures and the conservation sites in general. The intern will be responsible for the feeding and monitoring of different wildlife. The intern will also help plan and facilitate environmental education programmes.


Currently studying or a graduate in environmental science, wildlife science, biology, agricultural science or a related field.

Skills Acquisition

Environmental/habitat management Ecological surveying Species identification skills Project management Interpersonal and communication skills

Benefits to Intern

Experience the beauty of the Western Cape in your daily work and make a valuable contribution to crucial conservation initiatives. Gain in-depth knowledge of the Western Cape's natural heritage and local conservation challenges. Gain valuable practical experience to add to your CV. Develop important skills needed for a career in conservation and wildlife management.

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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Programme fee starts at GBP £396 (USD $495)

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Stay for any amount of time that you need and the price you pay for your programme does not change.

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