Wildlife Research Intern

Nkonzo Wildlife

Currently, interns are assisting in work with white rhino, human-wildlife conflict between wildlife and motor vehicles and a new brown hyena project on population ecology and human-wildlife conflict after their discovery in an extirpated area of their historical range (Hall, A. and Thatcher, H., 2021. A confirmed sighting of brown hyaena, Parahyaena brunnea (Thunburg, 1820) in an extirpated area of the Western Cape, South Africa. African Journal of Ecology, 59(4), pp.1047-1050). Projects include a mixture of observations done from a vehicle, hiking, trail camera maintenance and data entry. The projects vary depending on the season and monthly requirements.  We accept interns throughout the year and typically have between one and four with us at any given time.

A fee is required for our interns that is directly proportional to the duration of time with us. We require the fee as it allows us to provide housing in a safe, clean facility that is in a great area with access to the beaches on the weekends, walking distance to local shops and is centralized for easy access to weekend activities. We also provide selected meals and cover the conservation fees that the wildlife reserves require for entry as part of the research team (this money directly goes to the anti-poaching units and the wildlife management departments).

Oftentimes students receive some level of academic credit/internship credit for their time with us that contributes to their field of study. In these situations, we are happy to complete any required paperwork as your site supervisor. Additionally, we see it as highly beneficial for everyone entering or interested in entering the field of wildlife research or conservation to actively participate in current operations to gain experiences and a better understanding of what it is like to work in the field and conservation industry.

To apply, download the Registration Form with T&C’s directly from our website.  The form must be completed and returned before further steps can be taken. When returning the form via email, please include three or four available times in the seven days following your submission for a 30-minute video call, please provide times in South African Standard Time (SAST). The call is required and serves as an opportunity for us to get to know you and your interest in the position, as well as an opportunity for you to ask any additional questions. You will be notified within 24 hours of the call, via email, if your application has been accepted. It is at this time payment methods will be provided to secure your position.

To apply for this job please visit www.wildlife-research.com.