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Research Internships in Africa

If you’re looking for a research internship abroad, we have some exciting opportunities for you. We facilitate customised research projects with a wide range of academic focus areas. We will work with you to design a research internship that has your desired focus and learning outcomes, and you’ll be doing your research with a nonprofit organisation, focusing on their cause-driven agenda. It’s a great opportunity to do innovative research in an international, nonprofit context.

Wildlife Research Internships

If it’s a wildlife focus you’re interested in, you can join us in Victoria Falls for some exciting field research into a variety of animals, including elephants, lions, and giraffes. You’ll be based in a stunning national park by the banks of the Zambezi River, allowing for a great African adventure.

Communications Research Internships 

We regularly host communications students who need to do a research thesis or product design as part of their degree. These internships can usually be done remotely, and they can focus on areas such as market research, communications strategies, specific communications or fundraising campaigns, branding, or visual media. The exact focus of the research will depend on the organisation’s need, requirements from your university, and your personal interests and skills.

Other Research Internships in Africa 

Or, if you’re looking for a research internship with a different focus area, please get in touch, and we can look at customising a program for you. We can facilitate research programs with the following focus areas;

  • Environmental Sciences, food security, urban greening, and permaculture
  • Psychology, sociology, and pedagogy
  • Visual media, photography, and visual anthropology
  • Gender equality and women’s rights
  • Human rights and refugee issues

As a research intern in Africa, you can be based in one of the following countries; South Africa, Ghana, Uganda, Malawi, Kenya, Tanzania, Zambia, or Zimbabwe. It can also be an option to work remotely, depending on the type of research you’ll be doing, and the organisation you’ll be doing it with.

Find out more about our wildlife research internship below, or get in touch if you’d like to discuss a customised research internship with our team!

 

Open for applications

Master’s Level Conservation Research Internship in South Africa

  • Min. 3 months
  • Greater Kruger, South Africa
  • Ecological Research, Wildlife Conservation, Data Projects
Live and work in Greater Kruger Park and conduct in-field ecological research on Africa’s most iconic wildlife.
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Wildlife Conservation Program

  • Min. 3 weeks
  • Recinto La Esperie, Ecuador
  • Research, Education, Conservation
Enhance your fieldwork skills and support habitat restoration in the Cloud Forest of Ecuador.
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Four Asian children with glass of water

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Impact and Water Waste Research Internship

  • Min. 8 weeks
  • Berlin, Germany OR Remote
  • Research, Data Analysis, Reporting, Presentations
Delve into the realm of water and waste research, aligning your passion with a mission to positively impact the ongoing climate crisis.
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girl with millipede on her hand

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Rainforest Conservation Research Internship

  • Min. 8 weeks
  • Serra do Brigadeiro State Park, Brazil
  • Research, Data Analysis, Community Outreach, Conservation, Reporting
Contribute to rainforest preservation through hands-on research in Brazil, exploring the intricacies of ecosystem conservation and biodiversity.
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Marine Science field research internship

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Marine Science Field Research Internship

  • Min. 2 weeks
  • Simon's Town, South Africa
  • Conservation Work, Research Dives, Data Collection
Dive into hands-on marine science research, studying marine life and ecosystems while contributing to the health of the ocean in South Africa.
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Marine conservation program

Open for applications

Marine Conservation Program

  • Min. 2 weeks
  • Simon's Town, South Africa
  • Community Outreach, Data Collection, Surveys, Reporting
Engage in hands-on fieldwork, contributing to the preservation of marine ecosystems while gaining valuable international conservation experience.
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Marine Research assistant

Open for applications

Marine Research Assistant Internship

  • Min. 8 weeks
  • Simon's Town, South Africa
  • Research Dives, Data Collection, Mapping, Reporting
Explore marine research, actively contributing to scientific exploration and conservation efforts to safeguard oceans and marine ecosystems.
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Biology Research internship

Open for applications

Biology Research Internship

  • Min. 4 weeks
  • Puerto Inca, Peru
  • Data Capture, Reporting, Surveys, Camera Traps
Work alongside expert researchers, documenting and studying diverse flora and fauna to gain insights into biodiversity and conservation methods.
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Wildlife Research internship

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Wildlife Research Internship

  • Min. 8 weeks
  • Recinto La Esperie, Ecuador
  • Education, Data Capture & Analysis, Community Projects
Gain valuable scientific research experience by studying endemic species of plants and animals, contributing to the preservation of biodiversity.
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Mental health research internship

Available from July 2024

Remote Mental Health Research Internship

  • Min. 8 weeks
  • Remote
  • Data Collection & Analysis, Reporting, Research, Public Health
Make a valuable contribution to the fight to improve mental health support, conducting research and implementing strategies for lasting impact.
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Medicinal plant research internship

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Medicinal Plant Research Internship

  • Min. 8 weeks
  • Serra do Brigadeiro State Park, Brazil
  • Research, Community Outreach, Conservation, Lab Work
Explore the realm of medicinal plants and actively promote conservation research to unveil the secrets of nature's healing wonders.
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divers underwater

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Marine Research Assistant Internship

  • Min. 4 weeks
  • Bulak, Dauin, Philippines
  • Data Analysis, Research, Reporting, Education
Explore marine research as an assistant, actively contributing to scientific discovery and conservation in the wonders of the underwater world.
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Marine Research Fellow Internship

  • Min. 3 months
  • Bulak, Dauin, Philippines
  • Data Collection & Analysis, Lab Research, Reporting, Mentoring, Education
Transform global marine ecosystems through community-based conservation strategies, gaining insights and contributing to a sustainable future.
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Research Assistant and Divemaster Internship

  • Min. 3 months
  • Bulak, Dauin, Philippines
  • Data Collection & Analysis, Monitoring, Research, Reporting, Education
Utilize your marine science expertise to conduct vital research on Coral Triangle marine ecosystems while earning certification as a divemaster.
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woman digging the soil

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Research and Nature Conservation Internship

  • Min. 3 months
  • Bahia, Brazil
  • Research, Monitoring, Data Analysis, Reporting, Education
Acquire valuable hands-on research experience, safeguard biodiversity, and contribute practical solutions to environmental conservation efforts.
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Refugee research internship

Open for applications

Refugee Research Internship

  • Min. 5 months
  • Cape Town, South Africa
  • Human Rights, Research, Refugees and Migrants
Investigate challenges in the migratory phenomenon across Africa, focusing on refugees and displaced populations to shape impactful solutions.
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Remote Agroforestry Research Internship

  • Min. 8 weeks
  • Remote
  • Forestry, Agriculture, Research
Explore innovative land management solutions as you engage in enhancing ecological balance and fostering sustainable agricultural practices.
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Gender Based violence research internship

NEW

Gender Based Violence Research Internship

  • Min. 3 months
  • Cape Town, South Africa
  • Research, Reporting, Monitoring
Conduct research to offer comprehensive support to victims of gender-based violence in Cape Town, fostering empowerment and community awareness.
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Marine Research Internship

Open for applications

Marine Research Internship

  • Min. 2 weeks
  • Bazaruto Archipelago, Mozambique
  • Research, Reporting, Monitoring, Education
Gain hands-on experience in marine research on a breathtaking island, studying diverse ecosystems and contributing to conservation efforts.
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Wildlife Research Internship

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Wildlife Research Internship

  • Min. 4 weeks
  • Fuller Forest, Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
  • Wildlife Research, Data Collection & Analysis
Join a team of professionals in research on African wildlife, advancing the understanding of wildlife ecosystem conservation.
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