Wildlife & Environmental Internships

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Wildlife & Environmental Internships

from £995
Duration: from 2 weeks to 12 months
Countries: South Africa
Are you looking to gain experience in conservation, wildlife rehabilitation, environmental science or biology? Bridging Gaps offers a range of internship opportunities in Cape Town!

Wildlife & Environmental Internships

Who is Bridging Gaps?

Start your journey to a successful career with the help of our experienced team at Bridging Gaps! We work with more than 400 companies and organizations in Cape Town, allowing us to provide you a suitable internship based entirely on your professional goals and skills as well as interests. We top this off with complete support services, including pre-trip preparations and extensive in-country support to make sure you experience the most rewarding time in South Africa.

*Please note, if you are a South African national you are ineligible for this programme due to legal requirements*

Wildlife, Environmental and Biology Internships

The Western Cape, which is famous for breathtaking landscapes and coastlines, is home to a wide range of beautiful conservation settings.  At Bridging Gaps we offer wonderfully diverse internship opportunities in the field of environmental and animal science, wildlife and biology.  We have teamed up with some amazing animal rescue centres, game reserves, national parks, research organisations and NGO’s which provide a variety of exciting and meaningful internship opportunities.

We offer internships in ecology, botany, environmental research and protection, wildlife fieldwork, animal rehabilitation and sustainable development education.  By pursing an internship in these fields you will gain a greater understanding of the challenges of conservation in a different country, whilst experiencing the natural beauty of the Cape in your daily work!

Some of the wildlife you could have the chance to work with during your internship include;

• Cape fur seals
• Humpback whales
• Great White Sharks
• African penguins
• Chacma baboons
• Cape clawless otters
• Hippos
• Flamingos
• A wide range of incredible African birds

Programme highlights:

1. Gain hands-on, practical experience while working in the field of wildlife and environmental conservation and protection.
2. Get up close with some of Cape Town’s unique wildlife, including Humpback whales, Cape fur seals, and African penguins.
3. Complete an internship in some of the world’s most beautiful conservation areas.
4. Contribute to efforts aimed at protecting wildlife in the Western Cape.
5. Learn from professionals with vast experience and knowledge of conservation.

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Price details:

from £995

Cost of programme

We offer three main internship programme packages starting from as low as £995.

Internship dates

All our internships are completely flexible in terms of start date and length of stay in Cape Town.


We offer three main types of accommodation each suitable for people looking for different experiences of Cape Town:
1- A private or shared room in our Bridging Gaps apartment
2- A private or shared room in shared international intern house
3- A house share with a local Capetonian

Our internships are open to:

Worldwide participants excluding South African residents


We find you the best suitable internship placement in a wonderful local organisation.  We base our placement search on your skills, interests and personal and professional goals.
We guide you through all your pre-trip preparations including assistance with visas, insurance and flights.
We provide you with a comprehensive pre-trip preparation pack which includes information on transport in Cape Town, money, tipping, mobile phones, safety, weather, activities and tours, Garden Route travel, restaurants and bars and advice on what to pack.
We will introduce you to any other Bridging Gaps interns or volunteers who will be in Cape Town at the same time as you. Once you arrive in Cape Town you will be invited to join our Bridging Gaps group on Facebook as well as our current intern and volunteer whatsapp group. These groups are a great way of keeping in touch with other programme participants, sharing placement feedback and advice, arranging social events and keeping up to date with what is going on in Cape Town on a daily basis.
We will work closely with you to arrange the most suitable accommodation based on your preferences and needs.
We meet you at the airport when you arrive. Julian and Lucie will be in the arrivals hall holding a board with your name on it and once we have met you we will take you back to your accommodation and ensure you have everything you need for a settled first night in Cape Town.  We also take you back to the airport at the end of your stay.
Upon arrival you will be given Lucie and Julian’s personal cell numbers as well as the Bridging Gaps emergency phone number. We will be your 24 hour a day support system for your entire time in Cape Town. We both live very centrally so are never far away and we would be delighted to show you the hidden gems of Cape Town!
We will provide you with a local SIM card for your own personal use.
We will take you to your first day of placement to show you how the public transport route you will be using, works. We will introduce you to your supervisor and ensure you have everything you need for an exciting first day and then we will accompany you back to your accommodation.
We stay in regular contact with you to ensure you are benefiting and learning from your placement and it is the right organisation for you. We will also provide regular advice about how to make the most of your internship or volunteer programme.
You will be invited to our exciting weekly social events. Every weekend we will organise an event for all our programme participants to attend.
The Bridging Gaps team would be happy to provide career advice and guidance for as long as needed after you have left Cape Town. We can provide references for any future job applications.


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