Wildlife and Conservation Internships and Courses in Southern Africa

“A life-changing wildlife experience in South Africa.”
Join one of our Wildlife Conservation And Ecology Internship programmes or courses. Gain valuable work experience by learning alongside passionate conservationists who are making a difference.

“No words to describe how amazing my experience was thanks to African Insight Academy and their amazing guides – Michael, Shadrack and Thabani. I’ve learnt so much and most of all been inspired to be the best conservationist I can be. Thank you for showing me the bigger picture and what it means to work in conservation. Already planning my next trip to volunteer.”

– Kirstie Lea McNulty, 2020 Volunteer

Watch the video below for more testimonials from students who’ve worked with us:

A truly unique opportunity for students (as well as anyone looking for a purpose-driven travel experience) to learn about the concepts and principles of wildlife conservation within a Southern African context.

South Africa is a meeting point of the first and third world. It boasts a first world economy with educational institutions, communication networks, medical facilities and a road infrastructure to rival the best in the west. With access to extensive wilderness, wildlife, authentic traditional culture and outdoor adventure resources on its doorstep, South Africa is the perfect destination for those looking to learn more about conservation in a safe, practical and supportive environment, guided by experienced mentors.

Our internship programmes and courses provide hands-on experience in many different facets of wildlife conservation, including:

An African Insight Academy internship will help you get practical work experience that you can use in your resume to help you get that dream job, even in these times of a very competitive job market.

We offer world-class one, two or three-month wildlife conservation internships that past interns have rated “a life-changing experience”.

Why work with African Insight Academy?


During your stay you will be living on site in a private camp on the reserve. You will have a furnished tent with solar light. The camp is supplied with running water, communal showers and toilets and a central kitchen, dining and socialising unit. Bedding is provided, and laundry facilities are available.


Interns have a fully equipped bush kitchen in which to prepare their own meals and have a weekly opportunity to restock on supplies from the nearest town.

Our current internship programmes and courses:

Wildlife Conservation and Ecology Internship (2022)

Ranger Lite Course (2022)

Download the programme brochures

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