The Wildlife Veterinary Internship course at Gondwana Game Reserve, South Africa, includes educational activities designed to answer a set of behavioural ecology questions, relevant to the long-term applied research of the reserve.
The course follows a set program with experienced staff, veterinarians and PhD academic support. While it is important to note that activities during the two-week specialized course may change (subject to local conditions) the priorities of the veterinarian work include: Fitting GPS-enabled tracking bracelets to continually monitor feeding behavior of animals around the reserve, taking blood samples to assess health markers and macro-nutrient concentrations in large herbivores and other species that populate the game reserve.
Interns can expect to be involved in fieldwork, assessing vegetation and grazing impact, and large mammal surveys around the entire reserve, which analyse animal spatial use and habitat preference. During the stay, accommodation is provided in semi-luxury safari tents, within the Gondwana Game Reserve.
Please note that this exclusive veterinarian course is a two-week internship experience only. Spaces are limited and advance reservations are required.
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Please note that program fees for all South Africa Environmental internships include return transportation to the airport. This transportation service is scheduled on specific dates and times. To ensure the schedule works for you, check with your Internships Manager for details before booking your departure flights.
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- All Intern Abroad programs attract a Registration Fee of US$299 in addition to the Program Fee.
- All payments attract a 5% transaction fee to cover international banking fees and currency charges. International wire transfer payments attract a minimum fee of US$75.
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What extra costs will I have?
- Visa, flights, travel insurance (mandatory), vaccinations, criminal background check.
- Souvenirs + tourism/leisure activities during free time.
- Personal spending money to cover basic expenses such as drinks, snacks, laundry, and public transportation. Interns generally find US$50 per week to be sufficient.