Oceans research internship

Project name:

African Campus (2)

Project purpose:

Oceans research internship

Project activities:

  • animal interaction

  • animal rehabilitation

  • data collection/analysis

  • teaching

Weekly cost (approx USD):



Direct benefits you gain:

  • data/statistical skills

  • gain qualification/credits

  • field research skills

  • remote scenic location

Noteworthy conservation points:

  • publishes peer-reviewed science

  • publishes work

Wild Sun Rescue Center


Shared dormitories

When does the project run?


accommodation included, food included, electricity, wifi, local airport transfer, toilet (western), refillable drinking water

How long can I stay?


Details of the day-to-day life on the project:

Project duration is 1 month (1st - 1st)

prices are lowest  during September - April $625 weekly vs. $711 in May - August

This is a unique internship experience where students gain exposure to a wide variety of projects and in depth aspects of practical field research on species such white sharks, bottlenose dolphins, Southern right whales and smaller benthic shark species. Research will be done both at sea and on land. During your stay you play a vital role, from data collection to data management. We use your collected data to advise various industries, including the government, on real-time issues in marine conservation.

Projects & Activities

  • Population assessment and long-term trend of:

    • White sharks

    • Humpback & bottlenose dolphins

    • Southern right & humpback whales

    • Cape fur seals

  • Habitat use of white sharks and marine mammals

  • Population structure, trophic and movement ecology of benthic catsharks

  • Predator-prey behavioural strategies of white sharks and Cape fur seals

  • Shark stress physiology and behavioural studies

  • Marine Mammal Stranding Response

Reviews & ratings



5 Oct 2021

Great experience

Great experience. I have learned a lot about wild animals and the bush. The kids are super. Thanks to Michele and Ian but also I would like to thanks all the volunteers and local people.


Daktari Bush School & Wildlife Orphanage



21 Mar 2020

Very Good Program

My week at Daktari was excellent and the program is very intense in the sense that we all get together with the kids and animals from 7am until 9 pm. It is an excellent choice for a first volunteering program abroad considering and I would definitely like to go back someday


Daktari Bush School & Wildlife Orphanage

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