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!


ethical consumerism internship

Applications open

Ethical Consumerism Research Internship

Min. 8 weeks

Cape Town, South Africa

Research, Marketing, Food Security

Contribute to an inspiring online food platform by doing field and market research.

Gender Based violence research internship


Gender Based Violence Research Internship

Min. 12 weeks

Cape Town, South Africa

Research, Reporting, Monitoring

Research to provide support to victims of gender based violence in Cape Town.

Wildlife Research Internship

Open for applications

Wildlife Research Internship, Victoria Falls

Min. 4 weeks

Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

Wildlife research, Conservation

Be part of field research into lions, giraffes, and many other animals in the stunning African bush.