The ALERT Internship Program has been created to provide students, graduates and skilled individuals with unrivalled opportunities to experience the complexities and challenges involved in working for a non-governmental organisation in Africa.
The Program has been designed to incorporate individuals from all walks of life. Whether you are a graduate looking to gain behind-the-scenes experience in conservation field work; a teacher seeking an opportunity to use your skills to help under-privileged children or a vet nurse who wants a chance to work with some of Africa’s iconic wildlife, then ALERT can give you the chance to fulfil your dreams of working in Africa.
Explore our life-changing programs here:
Focus on the day-to-day welfare, care and management of the lions in stage one of the African Lion Rehabilitation & Release into the Wild Program
Assisting our managers in the smooth running of the projects, your day-to-day role will depend on your particular interests and experience
TEACHING IN AFRICA
Support staff at schools and orphanages - both urban and rural - to provide learning assistance for those children who need it most
WILDLIFE CONSERVATION RESEARCH
Work closely with our technicians on the collection and analysis of data for our varying wildlife and environmental research studies
RESEARCH IN THE COMMUNITY
Work closely alongside our community and research staff to implement and assess our community projects and to develop new initiatives
WILDLIFE VIDEOGRAPHY & PHOTOGRAPHY
A perfect introduction to wildlife filmmaking and photography in Africa giving any up-and-coming videographer a chance to capture some unforgettable images
FUNDRAISING & MARKETING
Be involved in all aspects of promoting the activities of our charity and its partners for an in-depth view of the marketing process on a budget
Gain hands-on teaching experience, while contributing to the protection and preservation of Africa’s wildlife through conservation education
Act as the welcoming face of ALERT and its partners while working closely with our team to ensure guests are satisfied with their visit
Work alongside a renowned Zimbabwean equestrian to gain valuable experience in holistic stable and horse management within a busy African horse stables
If you have a particular skill or specific experience that is not covered by any of these options, but which you feel can assist ALERT to meet our objectives, we will be happy to consider your application.
We also offer short-term internships for STUDENT GROUPS who are looking for conservation experience that will contribute to their studies, while enhancing their employability and network within this competitive field.
NOTE: If you are looking to use data collected during your stay at the program for a university course or thesis, please refer to our facilitated research program instead.
Images: Scott Thompson Photography