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Nature’s Valley Internship Programme, South Africa

8 to 12 weeks from

minimum age

  • Gain experience in a wide range of skills whilst getting an insight into life as a conservationist in Africa
  • Work alongside scientists and learn to ring birds
  • Take part in a grass roots project that brings real change to communities
  • Opportunities available for University students to carry out specific research projects

Volunteers with rescued penguin at Nature's ValleyProject Costs

The cost for 8 weeks is £1795 and for 12 weeks it is, £2595.

Included in this price is accommodation,  field experience, laundry and cleaning, transport to and from work, internet during work, one on one mentoring and WorkingAbroad backup and support. What is not included is your flights and travel to and from the project, food, visa costs, personal expenses, and your own health and travel insurance.

Payment Terms

To secure your placement on the project, you will need to complete and submit the application form with your application payment of £195 (included in the total project costs listed above). If for some reason, your application is not accepted, we will reimburse this payment fully. However, for those who are accepted, you will need to pay the balance two months before arrival. Once we have confirmed your place, you will receive a pre-departure package with all detailed information on the project, details on the work, suggested items to bring etc.

Bird ecology research South Africa

Project Dates

All interns should start on a Monday and you can join for a minimum of 8 weeks up to 12 weeks in duration (6 weeks are also considered on a case by case basis). If you want to start on a Monday that is not listed above, that will be fine, all Monday starts are accepted – please just note this on your application form.

Nature’s Valley Internship Programme, South Africa

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