Animal & Wildlife

Wildlife Protection and Relocation Research Assistant


Wildlife conservation, Research, tracking, wildlife relocation, Internship

Career Field

Animal & Wildlife

Job Type

Internship Programme


South Africa



Wildlife Protection and Relocation Research AssistantWildlife Protection and Relocation Research Assistant

The Host Organisation

A non-profit research institute attached to a game reserve in the Western Cape. The organisation focuses on the relocation and long term stability of endangered African wildlife and vegetation.

Roles and Responsibilities

The intern will be based on a game reserve with travel to neighbouring areas. Interns will join a conservation initiative where they will be exposed to tracking and anti potching initiatives, as well as research, monitoring, and evaluation of wildlife and suitable habitats.


Passion for conservation and research is essential Studying or completed studies in wildlife science, biology, animal behavior or related fields would be advantageous

Skills Acquisition

Environmental/habitat management Wildlife tracking and observation Research and data analysis Technology integration Project management

Benefits to Intern

Have the unique opportunity to work up close with endangered African wildlife in a game reserve 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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