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Virtual Internships: Environmental conservation, Animal Protection, Biology

Online-Praktikum Biologie, Ökologie, Tierschutz

Remote internships that are also available as on-site internships:


Further Remote Environmental Internships


Vitual Internship with WCS in Tanzania

WCS (Wildlife Conservation Society) is a US NGO, founded in 1895. The Tanzanian branch has been operating since 1956. Over 100 local and 6 international employees pursue various programs in Tanzania to protect Tanzania's unique biodiversity and natural heritage through research activities, community support, species protection activities and the implementation of global challenges at a local level.
A remote internship is possible with the NGO's headquarters based in Dar es Salaam. As a remote intern, you will have a biologist as your internship supervisor who will give you an insight into the work of the NGO and relevant issues of environmental protection in Tanzania. Discussing various case studies with your supervisor,  you will have a great learning outcome. You can also get involved in current project work and support the organization by writing reports and texts for its website and social media.
Current projects (2021) include research on beekeeping at various altitudes on Kilimanjaro and Mt. Meru, examining how different species of bees adapt to high altitudes. Interns with relevant knowledge can contribute to the data analysis. A current community project is taking place in the Liwale Community Based Protected Area, for which a sustainable development plan has been developed. With 3600 square kilometers (1400 square miles) it is the second largest Community Based Protected Area in Tanzania, including a forest reserve with many African wild animals such as elephants, buffalo, impalas, zebras and lions.
To book or send an inquiry, simply fill the inquiry/order form and write "Remote Internships WCS Tanzania" in the comment box!

Virtual Internship with Mother Nature Conservation Zanzibar (The World Unite for Environment and Social Sustainability, NGO)

Our team member Deogratius Njau, who oversees the volunteering activities of our Mother Nature Environmental Conservation program in Zanzibar, is also supervision virtual internships. You can choose from the following subject areas. You will receive an introduction to your desired topic and research tasks, the findings of which are then incorporated into the environmental protection activities on site. You will also contribute to the activities that volunteers carry out on site in the areas of planning and monitoring. Furthermore, you will write texts about environmental activities for use on websites and social media.
Deogratius Njau has a BSc degree in Wildlife Management, as well as degrees in two-year diploma courses in "Tropical Animal Health and Production" and "General Agriculture".
Focus on habitat and species protection
1) Ecotourism as a multidisciplinary nature conservation approach in Africa
2) Effects of wildlife tourism on wildlife
3) Wildlife Management Principles and Techniques
4) The concept of biodiversity and its importance
5) Wetland Conservation and its Importance
6) Forces of ecological change
7) Loss of habitat in the forest and how it can be reduced
8) Biogeography, Ecology & Behavioral Aspects of Birds
9) Strategies to conserve biodiversity
10) Wildlife Use and Economic Aspect
11) Impact of mangrove deforestation on biodiversity and mitigation measures
12) Human-wildlife conflict in Zanzibar (Red Colobus Monkey) and how it can be reduced
Focus on climate change
1) Climatic factors related to forest, wildlife and tourism industries
2) Climate change and its effects on the manufacturing sector in Tanzania
3) The role of forestry in climate change
4) How climate change, pollution and poaching are affecting sea turtle lives

Protection of pangolins in India

Pangolins are nocturnal and shy insectivorous mammals, leading a solitary life. Feeding on eggs, larvae and adults of ants and termites, they are acting as biological pest controlling agents. They use their long sticky tongue for feeding on these insects and are devoid of any teeth. There are two species of Pangolins living on the Indian sub-continent, the Chinese Pangolin and the Indian pangolin.
Presently, Pangolins are known as the most trafficked mammal in the illegal wildlife trade. They are secretly hunted for their scales and meat. The keratin scales are believed to have aphrodisiac properties in traditional Chinese medicine. However, scientific evidences identifying the bio-active constituents in scales are lacking. The meat is relished in many countries like Vietnam, China and Nepal. Chinese traders are paying relatively high amounts of money to villagers in Maharashtra to catch pangolins that will then be processed into traditional Chinese medicine.
Pangolins have been included in Endangered Category by International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) and are listed under Appendix II of Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES). In spite of having legislative protection, Pangolins are still secretly poached and illegally traded in India.
The NGO is doing awareness raising activities for the local population helping them to create alternative income instead of killing pangolins, e.g. doing beekeeping for honey, or extracting natural rubber from the Sterculia Urena tree. Remote interns can learn about the work of the NGO. They would write reports, prepare educational materials and can research about projects from other countries, which could could be implemented in India as sustainable alternative income generation for villagers.
To book or send an inquiry, simply fill the inquiry/order form and write "Pangolin Conservation" in the comment box!

The costs for remote internships are:

  • 450 EUR / 550 USD for a remote/online internship of up to 1 month (except for Japan, Malta and Ireland); any additional month or part thereof 100 EUR / 120 USD extra
  • Short-term virtual/remote internships are possible with our offers from Tanzania: 1 week 250 EUR/300 USD, 2 weeks 350 EUR / 430 USD
  • Ireland and Malta: 600 EUR / 730 USD for the first month + 50 EUR / 60 USD for any additional month or part thereof
  • Japan: Bear Conservation: One-time fee 600 EUR / 730 USD for the first month + 100 EUR / 120 USD for any additional month or part thereof.
This includes:
  • Support with your resume, preparation for a Skype/zoom interview
  • Arrangement of the remote/online internship. All internship companies/organisations are known to us and have already had many interns on site!
  • Internship supervision by a qualified and experienced team member of the internship organization
  • Custom-made internship plan considering your aims, targets, tasks and schedule
  • Intercultural preparation videos and documents, specifically made for the country of your internship
  • Support regarding remote work, self-motivation, self-organization and international career advice
  • Issuing an internship certificate / Filling documents for your university/college etc.
  • All financial contributions to the internship company for the supervision - no further contributions need to be paid.
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