A Wilder Way to Learn

Intern abroad

Do you want to make a contribution to world-class research that is leading the critical fight against biodiversity loss?

Are you driven by the need to take meaningful, considered action that can make a proven difference in the world?

Do you want to start your career as a conservationist, wildlife researcher, or animal-care project supervisor in some of the most isolated, varied, and beautiful habitats in the world?

Then join us in rainforests, tropical islands and the open ocean across the world and help dedicated, on-the-ground research teams study and protect some of our most valuable and vulnerable species.

Critical science

Critical science

You'll contribute to vital conservation research targeted at protecting the earth's most valuable ecosystems.
Ethical engagement

Ethical engagement

Using the UN's SDGs as a framework, we've made a commitment to positive, constructive and sustainable impact.
Beautiful adventures

Beautiful adventures

You'll spend your days exploring some of the world's most breathtaking, exhilarating and remote wildernesses.

Included in your program

Local experiences exclusive to GVI in unique locations

Learn to cook Malagasy cuisine

Handcraft your own canoes

Forage for local medicinal plants

Visit the island of the lemurs

Snorkel in a marine wonderland

Gaze and wonder at the southern constellations

Watch the sunset at Banyan tree

Sleepover on a remote volcanic archipelago

Get an exclusive offer on conservation programs!

Book by 31 May 2022
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Research internship

Enhance your internship with additional opportunities for data collection, research and analysis. Collaborate with other research interns and work towards writing up your research paper, thesis or dissertation.

Career internship

Collaborate with sustainable development organisations across the globe as a career intern. Complete project work for multiple organisations and build your global network.

Core internship

Gain experience and develop your skills as a core intern. On these internships, you might lead surveys, demonstrative workshops and fundraising, and take on other leadership tasks at the GVI base.

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Conservation

Marine conservation
Help restore damaged marine ecosystems, protect endangered marine species, and ultimately contribute to the overall health of both marine and terrestrial environments.
Wildlife conservation
Help with the preservation of endangered animal and plant species and educate local communities so they can implement long term, impactful approaches to conservation
Animal care
Work with animals such as elephants and turtles and make a direct impact on the conservation of these endangered species by providing options of alternative livelihoods to local communities.
People

Community development

Teaching
Teach English to help improve academic and employability opportun[...]
Volunteer with children
Help improve children’s education, health and well-being.
Public health
Educate communities on healthy eating, personal hygiene and disea[...]
Women's empowerment
Support women and girls with meaningful access to equal opportuni[...]
Business & micro-enterprise
Run hands-on, educational workshops on business skills and mentor[...]
Community development
Gain practical experiences in educational enrichment, public heal[...]
Construction
Help communities build essential and sustainable infrastructure.