Affordable Conservation Internships 2018

Intern Abroad HQ offers affordable and flexible internships that’ll open your eyes to the unique opportunities and challenges within conservation-focused careers. You’ll need a spirit of adventure, a passion for the great outdoors, and a willingness to work hard and get your hands dirty! If you’re ready to explore your interests and develop your experience, then check out our immensely rewarding Wildlife and Environmental Conservation internships for 2018.

Marine Conservation internships 2018

Sodwana Bay Marine National Park - South Africa

If you’re a scuba diver looking to upskill – or if you’ve always wanted to learn – then this is the marine conservation internship for you. You’ll learn about Indian Ocean Reef Conservation, receive marine ecology training through a dynamic lecture series, and gain scuba experience in one of the world’s best diving locations, situated at iSimangaliso Wetland Park - South Africa’s first UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Quick info:

  • Internships start on the 1st of every month only.
  • The minimum duration requirement is just 2 weeks.
  • You’ll have to be a competent swimming.
  • Dive training from a certified PADI Dive Instructor is included in the program.
  • If you’re already dive certified, you’ll receive advanced or speciality training.
  • To access this program, O.R. Tambo Airport in Johannesburg (JNB) is the typical international gateway into South Africa. From there, a domestic connection to the Richards Bay Domestic Airport (RCB) is required.

Apply to intern in Sodwana Bay

Environmental conservation internships 2018

Balule Game Reserve at Kruger National Park - South Africa

Kruger National Park is one of the largest game reserves in Africa, while also comprising part of the Great Limpopo Trans-Frontier Park, which connects sanctuaries in South Africa, Zimbawbe and Mozambique. The Balule Game Reserve, where the internship program is based, is located along the western boundary of Kruger National Park and animals roam free across the whole area. Conservation initiatives that interns assist with is directly related to the Panthera Predator Monitoring Project and Biodiversity Conservation Research Projects.

Quick info:

  • Internships start on the 1st and 15th of every month only.
  • The minimum duration requirement is just 2 weeks.
  • To access this program, O.R. Tambo Airport in Johannesburg (JNB) is the typical international gateway into South Africa. From there, a domestic connection Hoedspruit Airport (HDS) is required.

Apply to intern in Kruger Park 

Environmental conservation internships 2018

Dinokeng Game Reserve - South Africa

Located near the urban centre of Gauteng and only 45 km north of Pretoria, the Dinokeng Game Reserve serves as a pioneering model for future conservation initiatives in Africa, where animals (including the “Big Five”) live close to urban areas and local communities. Interns work closely with Field Staff and Reserve Managers to achieve optimal habitat and game management, while also addressing the diversity of unique issues that arise from human and wildlife co-existence.

Quick info:

  • Internships start on the 1st and 15th of every month only.
  • The minimum duration requirement is just 2 weeks.
  • To access this program, O.R. Tambo Airport in Johannesburg (JNB) is the typical international gateway into South Africa. From there, interns are collected and transported by vehicle on a 100km journey to the camp (about 90 minutes driving time).

Apply to intern in Dinokeng

Environmental conservation internships 2018

Conservation Internships in Central America

If you’re interested in intense biodiversity, look no further than Central America. Visually stunning landscapes with vibrant natural, cultural and historical attractions, await interns in destinations such as Costa Rica and Guatemala. A proactive attitude is important on these programs, so that you can get stuck in with activities such as organic gardening, field research, helping to maintain trails, and ecological education. Not sure which Central American destination to pick? Just chat with our Global Internships Manager!

If have a background in biology or marine sciences, then Wildlife Conservation internships in Costa Rica have placements available at either a wildlife research station or a marine conservation center and aquarium. Typical internship activities can include caring for injured or rehabilitating species, cleaning and maintenance, participation in educational campaigns, aquaculture, assisting in fieldwork and data collection from ongoing research.

Quick info:

  • Internships in Guatemala and Costa Rica are available on the first and third Monday of every month.
  • The minimum duration requirement is just 2 weeks.
  • You’ll need some basic Spanish to join these programs and you can also take Spanish language lessons in-country to continue boosting your resume.
  • To access these programs, you’d fly into the Juan Santamaría International Airport (SJO) for a Costa Rican internship or the La Aurora International Airport (GUA) for a Guatemalan internship.

Apply to intern in Central America

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Intern Abroad HQ has developed affordable internship opportunities around the world which offer superior services, support, and experiential learning. Our guide on how to intern abroad explains everything you need to know for a modern and relevant internship experience. We also break down how to prepare, plan and budget for a fantastic overseas internship experience. The first step is to apply online. This is non-obligatory and free but if you’d rather ask questions first, please feel free to contact us and have a chat.

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