Internships in Zimbabwe

Are you looking for an internship in Africa? One of our much-loved destinations for African internships is Zimbabwe, a country with a welcoming culture, a wealth of wildlife, and stunning nature reserves. Within this setting, we’re excited to offer a wildlife research internship; a brilliant opportunity to spend time in the African bush while doing valuable wildlife research, as well as an African Field Guiding Course allowing you to earn an official guiding qualification.

The famous Victoria Falls are often the first association we have with Zimbabwe. And that’s for good reason; the falls are an absolute power of nature, and witnessing them from up close is a real thrill. But this Southern African country has much more to offer, too. Did you know that there are several national parks and safari opportunities? The welcoming locals call their beloved country Zim and are proud of their culture, which is rich with interesting traditions, art, and music. So do consider Zimbabwe for your internship abroad!

Find out more about internships in Zimbabwe.

 

African Fieldguiding course

Open for applications

African Field Guiding Course, Zimbabwe

African Field Guiding Course, Zimbabwe

60 days

Zimbabwe

Field Guiding (incl. FGASA qualification)

Get a FGASA qualification by joining this exciting guiding course in a stunning African setting.

Wildlife Research Internship

Open for applications

Wildlife Research Internship, Victoria Falls

Wildlife Research Internship, Victoria Falls

Min. 4 weeks

Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

Wildlife research, Conservation

Be part of field research into lions, giraffes, and many other animals in the stunning African bush.

Both of our nonprofit internships in Zimbabwe offer a unique chance to field experience in one of the most diverse and wildlife-rich countries in the world.If you’ve ever wanted to camp out in the African bush for an extended period of time, our African Field Guiding Course is for you. This program will take you all over Zimbabwe, to three different nature reserves, all with a unique and rich ecosystem. At the end of your course, you’ll earn an official field guiding qualification for Southern Africa.

Our Wildlife Research Internship will also take you to live in the heart of the African bush, in Victoria Falls! There’s no better place to gain field experience in wildlife conservation, as this area hosts a variety of animals, but not limited to, including elephants, lions, and giraffes.

Whichever internship program in Zimbabwe catches your eye, you’ll learn so much from being in an immersive environment, and have a great time in a place that most people could only dream of experiencing.

HWANGE NATIONAL PARK

The largest natural reserve in Zimbabwe (it’s roughly the same size as Belgium), this park is right on the edge of the Kalahari desert. With the biggest diversity of mammals out of all the world’s parks, it hosts over 100 mammal and 400 bird species that have both grasslands and woodlands to choose from. Hwange National Parks hosts one of the largest populations of the endangered African Wild Dog and other rare species such as roan and sable. There’s no doubt you’ll get your wildlife spotting fix in this park! You’ll stay in this park as part of our African Field Guiding Course.

Bubiana

BUBIANA CONSERVANCY

This reserve has it all, from rich geology and ancient cave art to abundant wildlife. Being particularly known for its dense leopard population makes this location perfect for a wildlife internship in Africa. In our Field Guiding Course, you’ll get special access to the conservancy at night, which will allow you to master your spotlighting techniques. You’ll stay in this park as part of our African Field Guiding Course.

Victoria Falls

VICTORIA FALLS

This world-renowned location is one of the most awe-inspiring sights on the planet, but the famous waterfalls are only one reason to do a wildlife internship in Zimbabwe! There’s plenty of adventure to be had in this popular spot, including boating on the Zambezi river. And of course, there’s no shortage of wildlife to experience in the African bush right next to the falls. You’ll stay in this park as part of our Wildlife Research Internship as well as our African Field Guiding Course.

FAQs ON INTERNSHIPS IN ZIMBABWE

Is it safe to do an internship in Zimbabwe?

Yes! As long as you’re aware of your surroundings, educate yourself on recommended precautions, and use good common sense. Of course, living and working in the African bush has its inherent risks, but you’ll be surrounded by well-experienced individuals who are there to help. If you have any concerns or questions about safety, we would love to answer them and put your mind at ease, so just give us a shout!

What type of internships can I do in Zimbabwe?

At the moment we offer wildlife conservation and field guiding internships in Zimbabwe. Because of its abundance of wildlife and national parks, this is the perfect location for wildlife internships. We are always searching for new partnerships with nonprofit and do-good organisations, so if you have a different focus area in mind and have your heart set on Victoria Falls, send us a message! We may just be in the works creating a new nonprofit internship in Zimbabwe that suits your needs.

What are the living costs in Zimbabwe?

The good thing about our internships with NGOs in Zimbabwe is that accommodation and meals are included. We have an excellent breakdown of what’s included in the “fees” section of each listing, so you’ll be able to use that to calculate how much you’ll need to save. And of course, being so close to one of the most exciting tourist destinations in the world, you’ll want to make sure to save a little extra to have some fun!

When should I start planning my internship in Zimbabwe?

Do plan ahead if you can! It’s good to give yourself enough time to find the right internship, plan your travels, apply for your visa, and get fully organised, and we would recommend starting the process at least 6 months ahead of time. However, we’re always happy to find you something last minute, if needed!

How do I apply for an internship in Zimbabwe?

If you’re keen to join us in South Africa for an internship, here’s what to do. First of all, browse through our nonprofit internship programs to find the internship opportunities that suit you best. (If you’re not sure, don’t worry! We’ll help you on the way. Just give us a shout and we can give you a call.) You can apply for your internship of choice online, but filling out the application form. We’ll then get back to you within a couple of days and we’ll schedule an online interview. This will give us a chance to find out more about your goals, and it will allow you to ask any questions you may have. If it’s a good match, we’ll put your application forward to your host organisation.