Wildlife Vet Medicine
Get your hands dirty and your mind working in real-time with South African wildlife vets.
Practical skills including dart gun models/application, drug handling, dart dynamics and physics, as well as hands-on target shooting techniques
Post mortem procedures such as necropsy approach, approach technique demonstration, applicable patio-physiology discussions, sample taking techniques, smear making techniques, microscopic parasite identification, report writing and terminology
Chemical immobilization practices with field immobilization of various African wildlife species, briefing and debriefings on a case-by-case basis, HACCP and other safety considerations, anesthesia monitoring techniques and procedures
Room and board, lectures, transportation, and several excursions included.
Come be a part of something life changing, life affirming, and be the adventure!
Becoming a ResearchWild! intern is about expanding your horizons and mind about who you want to be.
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By creating cooperative partnerships with researchers, professionals, and universities throughout Southern Africa, ResearchWild! will connect you to highly experienced people who can teach you practical, hands on skills in wildlife conservation, ecology, rehabilitation, husbandry, veterinary, human and wildlife conflict, photography, game ranching, professional hunting, and many more.
Expand your education while earning resume building skills, and improving your professional marketability. Our internships pair with transferrable university course credit typically provided for independent internship or independent study created by one of our affiliate universities, or your university. Contact ResearchWild!, or your university’s international and study abroad department for more information.
ResearchWild! helps you every step of the way. We are based out of Texas, but we will remain in full contact and be on the ground in Africa during your internship. All ResearchWild!’s internship hosts take your health and safety very seriously and communicate your status directly to us. We can even share status updates with your loved ones at home, if you want. We provide transportation to and from the airport, along with supply runs. Our pre-trip orientation goes over everything you need to make your adventure abroad safe and successful.
Room and board is included with most internships and you will be living on the property for which you are working. Talk about an awesome commute! Your host can help you with occasional excursions.