Veterinary internship on a reserve in Malawi
Veterinary internship on a reserve in Malawi
Veterinary internship on a reserve in Malawi

Useful information

Go to Malawi and do your veterinary internship in the heart of Africa. You will assist the caretakers in a shelter and participate in the treatment and care of the centre’s professionals.

In addition to animal rescue and care, the African veterinary internship also includes educating locals about sustainable development and protecting the region’s ecosystems. This placement is in collaboration with the local communities, and is a real professional experience in an NGO.

Bac pro CGEA
Scientific license
Prépa ATS
Veterinary school
Bachelor's/Master's degree in solidarity and sustainable development
Studies in the field of health




Intermediate English


Description of the program

Our animal shelter in Malawi is dedicated to providing veterinary care nationwide through the Wildlife Emergency Response Unit. The program manager is the only veterinarian authorised to capture animals in Malawi. She is assisted by two veterinarians with foreign degrees, so students and interns join an experienced and competent team during this veterinary internship Africa.

Like all of our animal internship programs abroad, this project in Malawi allows you to gain university credits while contributing to the conservation of the region's wildlife.

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The work of the African veterinary internship

Students will assist the shelter's veterinary department in their daily routine: emergency exams and surgeries, medical check-ups or routine diagnostics. Depending on the personnel available, a number of theoretical and practical training courses can be offered.

The work at the sanctuary varies from the day-to-day life of a pet clinic. The program is therefore perfect for those looking to gain hands-on experience in wilderness rehabilitation.

By splitting your time between the sanctuary and local communities, you can learn new care techniques and contribute to an important part of animal welfare in Malawi. The current phase of the project includes outreach to veterinarians in the villages surrounding the reserve.

Profile of the students in animal training

- Veterinary studies.

- Studies in plant and animal biology.

- Studies in health sciences or animal sciences.

- Qualified veterinarians.

- Veterinary assistants and nurses.

- Previous work on a similar project or field experience is recommended.

Internship students: please include any requirements from your curriculum with your application so that we can schedule your veterinary internship evaluation appropriately.

Host organization

This animal shelter provides care nationwide by professionals who are passionate about the animal cause and the protection of species.
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They also fight against the scourges of poaching and train/mentor students from around the world all year round.

Financing: Private funds, donations, fundraising.

Strong points

Contribute to the protection of wildlife
Learn from professionals
Raise community awareness
Train within an international team

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