Many young people with a passion for nature conservation struggle to find internships or thesis topics that suit their interests and fuel their knowledge, expertise and inspiration for the field. At the same time, conservationists all over the world are looking for the extra hand to help out and offer the (academic) skills they need in their project. The Future For Nature Academy has a network both among students and conservationists all over the world. On this webpage we will frequently post internship opportunities. Students that are interested in one of the opportunities need to fill out a form which is available via and will be provided with all the necessary information.

Do you wish to share a conservation-related internship or thesis opportunity? Please send the information (details, deadline, timeframe, location, etc.) and a characteristic picture/logo or your organization/initiative to and we can post it online as soon as possible.

Volunteering & Internships at Sealcentre Pieterburen

Application Deadline: Unknown

The Sealcentre is looking for some hardworking volunteers/interns for the Seal Care department in the upcoming Winter period, from the beginning of January till aprox the end of March 2018. They are looking for those persons with a desire to assist our experienced seal nurses with the day to day care and rehabilitation of the sick/injured seals patients they could have.

Work Experience Opportunity at Durrell

Application Deadline: 15th December 2017

Durrell is delighted to be able to offer a number of work experience placements which will give you a unique understanding of working for an international conservation organisation.

There is the chance to develop your skills across a variety of departments at Durrell, including the mammal, bird, herpetology, lab and veterinary, and marketing departments.

There is also the opportunity to complete research projects and dissertations during your placement.

A placement at Durrell will provide valuable experience to add to your CV showing future employers that you are committed to a career in the conservation sector.

Internship or Research Project at Future Forest Malawi

Application Deadline: Unknown

The goal of Future Forest Malawi is to restore and conserve the different ecosystems in Ntchisi Forest Reserve. The main focus is on the vulnerable patch of afromontane evergreen rainforest surrounding the summit of the mountain, the inner part of the Reserve. Together with the local communities, we work on protection of the Reserve. This project generates a new type of income for the people living in the villages surrounding the forest, for example by taking part in patrols, and strives to make them less dependent on the forest. By working together via nature restoration, protection and education projects we aim to raise awareness about the long-term value of the forest. And consequently, that forest conservation will be essential to guarantee supply of water, harvest of fruits and mushrooms and supply of dead wood, also for future generations.