Follow These Simple Application Steps:
Apply online through our ResearchWild! Program Application Form.
Assuming you meet our minimum requirements and we have open internship or research opportunities, we will work with you and our hosts to find an internship opportunity or research site matching your interests.
Upon Acceptance of Your Application:
ResearchWild! will call and email you to help select your host and get ready for your experience
Pay Program Deposits - $500 non-refundable deposit
Please pay your deposit as soon as possible to hold a spot in any of our educational internship programs
ResearchWild! cannot make final arrangements for your educational internship program with your host/s until you have paid your deposit
ResearchWild! will provide a full invoice for your available program, once you have paid your deposit
All program fees must be paid in full at least 30 days prior to travel
Travel Preparation and Requirements
Obtain a valid passport
Book your flight
Health and Safety Information
Travel medicine and vaccinations
Contact a representative of ResearchWild! with any additional questions or concerns!
Length of an internship is 4, 8, or 12 weeks. Research assignments are negotiable, but generally require a 4-week minimum commitment. ResearchWild! recommends a maximum internship assignment of 12 weeks to ensure compliance with the 90-day maximum travel visa (South Africa).
Depending on your research needs, longer assignments can be arranged with the government of your host country or countries.
Single Host Internships:
4-, 8-, and 12-week programs are available (recommended maximum)
Transportation to and from the airport included
Room and Board included (under most circumstances)
At least 4 weeks must be spent at each host (program specific),12-week maximum between all hosts
Includes transportation to and from arranged airport of arrival (typically O.R. Tambo International Airport)
Transportation between hosts will be arranged for an additional cost
Room and Board included
Single- and Multi-host Research Sites and Facilities:
Minimum 4-week, no maximum (stays over 90 days in South Africa have additional visa requirements)
ResearchWild! works on your behalf to ensure your research requirements are met within our expanding network of private and public land partners.
Arrangements tailored to your research proposal can include:
Access to a wide range of public and private lands for your research needs
Transportation and accommodation
Room and board (short term or extended term)
Specialized research requirements can be organized