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ANIMAL SCIENCE

As an animal science intern, gain professional experience in unique environments by supporting animal welfare, rescue, habitat conservation, and research work impacting wildlife in sanctuaries, game reserves, rescue centers and in the wild.

Animal Science Conservation Internship

For those studying animal and wildlife sciences, interning in this field offers a chance to work with a wide variety of creatures in unique environments. These experiences provide practical training and real-world practice to those seeking to advance their education or careers in the field. Whether you engage in research into animal behaviour or habitat changes, work along side veterinarians at a rescue center or zoologists out in the wild, you can make a difference on important consevation initiatives.

Kaya partners with a diverse range of animal projects focused on wildlife protection, rehabilitation, and rescue. From African big cats to elephants in Thailand and parrots in Ecuador, there are numerous species that benefit from the work of our interns. As an animal science intern, you can engage in work observing animal behavior, gathering data for conservation studies, assisting with animal care and learning about the challenges faced in the conflicts between humans and animal habitats.

For those interested in Zoology you have the chance to play a role in helping animals coexist with humans and preserving their habitats. Through your efforts, such as monitoring animal behaviors for conservation research or supporting anti-poaching initiatives, you can contribute to the survival of species in need.

For those studying to work in the veterinary field, we have a number of placement working hands-on with animals alongside vets caring for animals at wildlife rescue sanctuaries and animal welfare initiatives.

You can also assist with education initiatives that engage local communities in understanding and valuing their local wildlife and joining the conservation efforts.

You don’t need to have prior qualifications to participate in a wildlife internship with Kaya – your placement will accommodate for the skills and qualification that you bring with you. These programs are open to anyone with a passion for wildlife and conservation.

By joining a Kaya wildlife internship, you’ll have the opportunity to expand your knowledge while also working towards a better future for animals. Our animal wildlife interns gain invaluable experience and knowledge about the lives and natural habitats of a some of the most fascinating reptiles, birds, insects, mammals, and amphibians on our planet.

Our Animal Science Conservation Internships

Marine Science Internship in South Africa

Join this Scientific Skills Based Marine Internship in Gansbaai South Africa as and assist world class biologists and researchers.

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Wildlife Science & Conservation Internship in Belize

Join this amazing Wildlife Science and Conservation Internship in Belize and get some real insight into conservation in the Caribbeans!

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Environmental Protection Internship in Uganda

Participate in the Environmental Protection Internship in Uganda and learn how renewable energy can be used in a country like Uganda

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Wildlife Conservation Volunteering in Brazil

Learn and experience wildlife conservation volunteering in Brazil

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Veterinary Internship in Ecuador

Join us as on this veterinary internship in Ecuador and contribute to improving the welfare of wildlife while developing your CV/Resume

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Veterinarian Volunteering in South Africa

Join our veterinarian volunteering at one of South Africa’s premier game reserves developing your knowledge of diagnosing, treating and preserving wildlife in their natural habitats.

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Marine Research & Conservation with PADI Diving Course

Volunteer in Mozambique with hands-on whale shark research, coral reef monitoring, humpbacked whale monitoring and turtle nest surveys.

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Elephant & Community Water Access Volunteering in Namibia

Use your passion for elephants and observe them in their natural habitat and work on a project that is providing solutions to the elephant-human conflict.

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Pre-vet Wildlife Rescue & Rehabilitation Placement in Zimbabwe

Volunteer in Zimbabwe and get first-hand experience of wildlife rescue, rehabilitation and release in an African wildlife sanctuary.

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Pre-Veterinary Internship in South Africa

Develop your interests and studies in veterinary science or animal welfare on this pre-veterinary internship led by an experienced and qualified botanist in South Africa.

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Easy 4-step application process

APPLY ONLINE

Apply online and pay your application fee to apply for your space on your chosen project. Our advisors will then contact you to guide you through the next steps.

TELEPHONE INTERVIEW

Once we’ve received your application, we’ll review your details and be in touch to arrange your informal telephone interview with your Kaya Placement Advisor.

CONFIRMATION

Following your interview, we will provide you a placement offer. Once you are ready to confirm your placement and dates, you can pay your confirmation fee to book and secure your space.

GET PREPARED

When you have confirmed your project dates we'll send you your Welcome Pack and lots of other helpful information to assist you with preparing for your placement.