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Gain unparalleled experience at this wildlife conservation internship. Learn conservation techniques, how to track animals, predators, habitat restoration and take part in community outreach initiatives.
Information collected on the internships helps to maintain a balance of natural resources and conserve Africa’s most precious wildlife.
GVI Internship programs focus on the development of professional skills while providing a well-rounded conservation experience. Participants are provided with a mentor who will monitor the progress on a weekly basis and be a professional reference after successful completion of the program.
Your First 12 Weeks During your first 12 weeks, the majority of your time will be spent in game viewing vehicles out in the reserve carrying our various research activities. This usually happens between dawn and dusk when the weather is cooler and the wildlife is most active. Your main research focus area will vary according to your location and could see you involved with the big cats (lions, leopards,cheetahs), hyena and elephants. Your time will also spend a lot of your time in the bush on reserve management and conservation projects, where you could be involved in erosion control, river clean-ups and invasive alien plant removal. The work varies according to the schedule, but all interns will be involved with locating the wildlife, predator research, data entry, reserve management work, personal projects and camp duties.
|Official Language(s)||11 - Afrikaans, Northern Sotho, English, Southern Ndebele, Southern Sotho, Swazi, Tsonga, Tswana, Venda, Xhosa, Zulu|
|Capital:||No official capital. Three branches of government split between Cape Town, Pretoria and Bloemfontein|
|Climate(s)||Desert (Warm/Cold), Semi-arid (Warm/Cold), Mediterranean (Warm/Temperate), Humid Subtropical, Oceanic (Subtropical/Warm/Temperate)|
|Major Airport(s):||Cape Town (CPT), Johannesburg (JNB), Durban (DUR)|
|Economic Driver(s):||Mining, Agriculture, Manufacturing, Tourism|