Wildlife Conservation and Research Internship

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Program Description

The Wildlife Conservation Internship is an opportunity for those in the biology/ecology related fields to gain field and research experience working with free roaming wildlife in Africa. Our interns play a critical role in the continuation of our research efforts as do our volunteers. Without our interns we would be unable to continue our work in understanding and protecting wildlife. Interns spend five days per week assisting in various capacities of wildlife conservation. This can be in the form of field work collecting data, analysing and entering data into our systems, working within the community to educate children and adults alike, or in the way of workshops and discussion days with our seasoned team members. We leave evenings and weekends free for all interns which allows them the chance to explore South Africa and take part in various cultural and tourist activities!
Joining Nkonzo as an intern is an extremely rewarding and educational experience! Gain the field experience you need, receive university credit, and lean the behind the scenes of the wildlife conservation and research industry.


All interns rotate through the various initiatives at Nkonzo including our research providing adequate exposure to different facets and types of research. Current work is being done with white rhinos, elephants, elusive species, cape mountain zebra and vegetation. Our interns assist us as we collect and analyse data by days in the field observing rhinos, collecting data on elephants, or monitoring endangered zebra populations. Please keep in mind that time spent on the various projects will be determined by monthly quotas, weather, and animal cooperation.


Interns must be 18 years or older and semi fluent (able to follow directions, ask questions, and communicate) in English.

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What`s Included

Accommodation, research equipment, breakfast, lunch, flied work transportation, research equipment, training, orientation, 24-hour standby team

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Program Locations

Mossel Bay, South Africa

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Program Details

Nkonzo Bush Academy
  • South Africa: Mossel Bay
Throughout the year
1-3 months
$2,299 USD for FOUR WEEKS
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