Student Intern Opportunity in Namibia

  • by Cheetah Conservation Fund Canada June 10, 2016
Student Intern Opportunity in Namibia

For students with a passion for conservation, veterinary science and ecology, CCF’s International Research and Education Centre in Namibia offers an amazing opportunity to complete an academic internship.

Students coming from a range of disciplines perform a variety of tasks, such as assisting with cheetah and livestock guarding dog care, helping in clinical workups, observing cheetah behaviour, engaging in outreach and education programs, and conducting field work.

Student Interns Hard at Work at CCF in Namibia

Plus, it is a chance to work with students from around the globe and to meet some of the world’s leading conservation experts!

A Canadian Internship Opportunity

Our plan is to send a Canadian university student to Namibia to expand their research and studies through experiential learning. We are in negotiations with Canadian universities to ensure that students receive course credits for their internship.

As well as providing an outstanding learning opportunity, our student internship program will further our mission of building support among aspiring conservationists, veterinarians, and biologists with a passion for cheetah conservation!

A Recent Canadian Intern

Kristine assisting Lucia Mhuulu (MSc), Senior Genetics Laboratory Technician at CCF, during the DNA extraction of hair samples.

Several young Canadians have already made a big difference at CCF, contributing their knowledge about engineering, international development and wildlife biology. Most recently, Kristine Teichman, a PhD student from the University of British Columbia, was there as part of a new collaboration with the CCF Genetics Laboratory. Kristine is doing her PhD on “Mitigation of Livestock Depredation While Conserving Biological Diversity in the Succulent Karoo” in South Africa and is also associated with the Cape Leopard Trust.

Together with Kristine, the members of the Genetics Laboratory extracted hair and tissue samples from Namibian caracals, and also from South African caracals.  During their regular monitoring duties, Kristine and her team found caracals that were caught in killer traps installed by farmers.

Your Turn?

If you are interested in becoming a student intern at CCF, or if you would like to sponsor a Canadian student, please contact us at

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