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:

  • ResearchWild! will email you the Additional Program Requirements Form to help you get ready for your experience.
  • While ResearchWild! is finalizing arrangements with your host/s, complete your Additional Program Requirements. This form will help guide you through the following:  
    •   Program Deposits and Fees
      • Additional program fees must be paid in full at least 30 days prior to travel
      • ResearchWild! will provide a full invoice once your itinerary is set with your host/s
      • $500 deposit for single-host itinerary or $1000 for multi-host itineraries to be paid immediately
    • Course Registration
    • 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!

Program Lengths:

  • Length of your internship or research assignments are negotiable, but generally require a 2-week minimum commitment. ResearchWild! recommends a maximum internship assignment of 11 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:

  • From 2 to 11 weeks (recommended maximum)
  • Transportation to and from the airport included
  • Room and Board included (under most circumstances)

Multi-host Internships:

  • Minimum 6 weeks or longer (program specific)
  • Includes transportation to and from arranged airport of arrival (currently O.R. Tambo International Airport) and between host sites
  • Room and Board included

Single- and Multi-host Research Sites and Facilities:

  • Minimum 1 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:
    • Laboratory access
    • Access to a wide range of public and private lands for your research needs
    • Research assistants
    • Transportation and accommodation
      • Room and board (short term or extended term)
      • Laundry facilities
      • Cooking services
      • Cleaning services
    • Specialized research requirements can be organized
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