Unfortunately, due to Covid-19 travel restrictions, we are unable to run the internship program this year, but we look forward to welcoming you in 2021!
Our wildlife conservation internships take place over a 4-week period in June/July in the African bush at a cost of $6600 per person and are based in designated wildlife conservancies or national parks over a 4-week period under the guidance of our Project Director who is completing his Master’s degree in Conservation Science and various experienced wildlife field rangers.
Internship activities include daily safari game drives (2 –3 hours in the morning and 2-3 hours in the late afternoon/early evening) as well as:
- Daily journaling of activities with weekly articles for submission to the Y4AW blog.
- Assignment of daily tasks based on proficiency in social media, copywriting, blogging, photography and filmmaking.
- Filming/ photography /research on a daily basis (note: not all participants will be required to use the supplied broadcast film camera, depending on experience and proficiency).
- Aspects of wildlife conservation (mostly focused on elephant, rhino, and lion conservation)
- Exclusive visits to the world’s first rhino orphanage http://therhinoorphanage.co.za/, where you will be required to assist with the orphans on some days.
- Introduction to social media marketing and enhancing your photographic skills
- In big enough groups, collaring elephants for scientific research with GPS tracking collars
- Rural youth education
- Departure from Johannesburg, South Africa to the bush camp on 17 July 2017
- You have to bring your own laptop, DSLR camera, external hard drives.
- We provide photographic and filmmaking training!
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