Animal & Wildlife

Wildlife Conservation Assistant


Wildlife conservation, Research, tracking, wildlife relocation, Internship

Career Field

Animal & Wildlife

Job Type

Internship Programme


South Africa



Wildlife Conservation AssistantWildlife Conservation Assistant

The Host Organisation

A wildlife organisation with a hands-on approach to conservation with a specific focus on saving endangered species in South Africa.

Roles and Responsibilities

The intern will learn about and be involved in anti-poaching efforts such as educational programmes, surveillance projects and data collection. The intern will also be involved with projects focused on raising awareness of endangered species and South African conservation efforts. Daily tasks may include assisting with animal capture for medical treatments, feeding and rehabilitation, game drives or walks, animal tracking and capturing data.


Good communication skills Good physical health Passion for conservation and wildlife BSc in or prior knowledge of wildlife sciences, environmental sciences or ecology

Skills Acquisition

Attention to detail Multi-tasking Interpersonal and communication skills Data collection and analysis

Benefits to Intern

Gain valuable, hands-on conservation experience. Gain a unique insight into the everyday challenges of animal conservation. Work alongside and learn from experienced and passionate professionals in your field of interest.

Schedule & Compensation

Full-time temporary role with the expectation of 37.5 hours of 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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