Wildlife Conservation and Animal Welfare Internships

If you’re a student of wildlife conservation, animal sciences, or a related field – or if you just have a passion for animal welfare and want to get work experience in this area, we have some exciting internships opportunities for you with nonprofit organisations in Africa. The work ranges from wildlife research in Kruger National Park and animal rescue in rural Zambia to NGO management and fundraising. At all programs, you’ll be part of a charity doing grass-roots, valuable work in the conservation and animal welfare areas. As an intern, you can expect to be a large part of a small organisation, gain an in-depth understanding of nonprofit field work, and contribute to a good cause. You’ll also get to live and work in a beautiful part of the world for a while! At Roots, we’ll carefully match you with the right internship for you, help you prepare for your trip, and offer logistical support on the ground. We can also offer academic guidance throughout your internship, should you require this.

Read about our opportunities below, or get in touch to chat to us directly! 

wildlife conservation internships

Animal Welfare and Wildlife Conservation Internships

Animal Rescue Management Internship

  • Destination Livingstone, Zambia
  • Type of Organization Nonprofit
  • Work Focus Coordination, animal welfare, education
  • Length of Internship Minimum 8 weeks
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Animal Welfare Fundraising Internship

  • Destination Livingstone, Zambia
  • Type of Organization Nonprofit
  • Work Focus Fundraising, animal welfare
  • Length of Internship Minimum 8 weeks
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Conservation and Photography Internship

  • Destination Greater Kruger Area
  • Type of Organization Wildlife conservation
  • Work Focus Photography, Conservation
  • Length of internship 12 weeks or longer
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Conservation Internship

  • Destination Greater Kruger Area, South Africa
  • Type of organisation Conservation, nonprofit
  • Work focus nonprofit management, monitoring, project management
  • Length of internship 3-12 months
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