Animal & Wildlife

Holistic Reserve Management and Species Re-wilding Intern


Wildlife conservation, Reserve management, Research, Wildlife, Internship

Career Field

Animal & Wildlife

Job Type

Internship Programme


South Africa



The Host 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.

Roles and Responsibilities

Interns will work alongside our experienced team and actively contribute towards efforts to provide a safe haven to grow a healthy cheetah population. Their role will focus on creating effective population management through stakeholder management, ongoing research, monitoring and evaluating population health and genetic integrity, and habitat management. Interns will be a part of our team who actively works to maintain a high quality habitat, managing over 11,000 hectares of land. They will be involved with population tracking and general reserve operations for long term sustainability.


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

Skills Acquisition

Research, data collection and analysis Donor and stakeholder communications Ecological surveying Problem-solving Project management

Benefits to Intern

Have the unique opportunity to work up close with endangered African wildlife and experience a game lodge setting Contribute to tangible conservation goals and understand the long term sustainability of your work Gain valuable hands-on experience to enhance your CV and 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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