We offer 4-10 week professional placements with our Elephants and Bees (E&B) Research Project in Kenya, designed for university graduates pursuing a career in conservation, with skills in scientific data collection and analysis. We don’t encourage school pupils or pre-university gap year students to apply and you must have prior experience of volunteering or living in Africa. International interns are required to cover the costs of international flights, full medical insurance, country visas, internal flights/transport, camp fees and personal spending money. COVID vaccination is mandatory prior to arriving at our Research Center. We occasionally accept interns in our Nairobi Head Office who can help us with fundraising, marketing, website and office based projects but we can’t offer accommodation there. Interns have come to us from all over the world including Kenya, USA, UK, Australia, Netherlands, Sweden, Italy, Nepal, Brazil and Germany. Please note that the Research Center is typically closed to interns from July until the end of September each year as it is peak dry season and we have low fieldwork needs.
In a typical year, we select and accept up to 16 interns to volunteer with our team at our Elephants and Bees Research Center located in Sagalla Community which borders Tsavo East National Park. Positions are highly competitive so if you are interested in applying for an internship please read this document carefully to understand your options. For internship applications to work on the Elephants and Bees Project or with other human-elephant conflict concepts please email your CV and cover letter to Ms. Meha Kumar [email protected] and copy in our office administrator Maggie Kamau at [email protected].