Are you passionate about contributing to anti-poaching efforts? Determined to reduce the destruction of natural habitats? Committed to helping mitigate the negative effects climate change has on wildlife? Join GVI’s Wildlife Conservation Virtual Internship today to gain real experience contributing to the work of NGOs, government organisations and social enterprises that focus on these key issues. You’ll come away with the valuable first-hand insight, practical understanding and professional connections needed to pursue a successful career conserving wildlife.
Through research and development we create an innovative breeding and release strategy for three remarkable species: elongated tortoises, yellow-headed temple turtles and keeled box turtles.
Research, planning and execution of a fundraising action plan. Use social media as the primary platform to promote and support the conservation of rhinos and other endangered species in the Greater Kruger region.
Analyse footage from camera traps and update EarthRanger with location data from the camera traps, to help monitor rhino movements and learn more about the behaviours of these endangered species.
Complete two online courses and earn a certificate from the University of Richmond.
Get a professional recommendation from your personal mentor that details your skills and accomplishments.
Attend an immersive masterclass lecture for each internship project, delivered by leading academics and local experts.
Complete a project that solves a problem for a real organisation and add it to your resume.
Receive support from your dedicated internship supervisor during weekly one-on-ones, and career coaching sessions from an external expert.
Learn new skills, relevant to an impact-focused profession, and apply them to real scenarios.
Book and pay for your virtual internship program, and receive a GBP 200 grant towards an internship in any of our locations around the world.
Engage with academics, professionals and other interns by attending lectures and live chats where key topics and trends in your field of interest will be discussed.
Gain insight into culture through a range of interactions with community members. Learn about cultural or environmental topics by attending sessions led by local experts.
Solve a problem or challenge for a real organisation by learning about their challenges, carrying out research, finding a solution and proposing an implementation plan.
Speak to someone with your dream job and find out how they got there. Attend career development workshops. Receive career coaching and ongoing support from your mentor.
2 weeks before starting your virtual internship, you’ll work on our foundations in sustainable development program. This includes two online courses offered in partnership with the University of Richmond.
Careers in sustainable development
Specialisation course relevant to your VI subject area. Either wildlife conservation, marine conservation or climate crisis & sustainability
Attend an immersive series of lectures delivered by leading academics, professionals and local experts.
Founder, Breathe Conservation | World Record Holder
Guiding and Safari Sales, Natural Selection
Deputy Conservation Manager, Fregate Island Private
Project Co-ordinator, Vulture Conservation & Research at Endangered Wildlife Trust
|Study pace: 5 hours / week
|Study pace: 10 hours / week