Internships and professional courses are an ideal way to improve your skills and experience in a professional work environment overseas. There is no better destination in which to undertake an internship, a wildlife / conservation course or instructor course than in Africa. Whether you are looking to acquire insight into a new industry, approaching a career change or to gain some on the job training to compliment your studies, African Impact can organise a wide range of life changing learning experiences that will positively enhance your CV in an increasingly competitive job market. Here at African Impact we offer a wide range of internships in the environmental sector in several different countries across Africa: * Antelope Park Holistic Horse Management - Zimbabwe * Underwater Research - Lake Malawi * Environmental and Climate Change - South Africa * Lion and Wildlife Conservation - Zambia * Great White Shark and Marine Conservation - South Africa Antelope Park Holistic Horse Management - Zimbabwe The Holistic Horse and Stable Management Internship Program is based at Antelope Park, a stunning private Game Reserve situated in the heart of the Zimbabwe Midlands. As an Intern you will gain experience in the daily running and management of an African stable, which caters for horse-riding lessons, horse safaris, carriage safaris and the sports of Polo and Polo Crosse. Highlights: Get to know the African bush while exploring the savannah grasslands on horseback, and have the opportunity to walk alongside Lion cubs as they undergo their pre-release training on the reserve. Underwater Research - Lake Malawi Join an exciting underwater research project at the magnificent Lake Malawi! Live and work on the golden shores of this great lake, and help to protect its legacy. As an Intern, we will train you to become a useful member of our lake research team. If you are not already qualified, you will become a PADI Open Water scuba diver in order to assist us in conducting underwater population and biodiversity surveys of Lake Malawi. Highlights: Work closely with Malawians on monitoring projects, and learn all about the culture and language of these spirited local people, and gain useful and practical research experience with wide applicability for people with career interests in conservation, aquatic biology or development studies. Environmental and Climate Change NGO Internship - South Africa In partnership with Greenpop, African Impact is offering a unique opportunity for Interns to gain hands-on practical experience working with a NGO dedicated to promoting environmental awareness within African Communities, and combating Climate Change. Greenpop is a social enterprise that plants trees and sets up creative ways of sustaining trees through community involvement and spreads environmental education in sub-Saharan Africa. Lion and Wildlife Conservation - Zambia The ALERT Internship Program has been created to provide graduates and skilled individuals with unrivalled opportunities to experience the complexities and challenges involved in working for a non-governmental organization (NGO) in Africa. The ALERT Animal Management Programme focuses on the day to day welfare, care and management of the lions in stage one of the African Lion Rehabilitation & Release into the Wild Programme. Highlights: Immerse yourself in the African culture and help to make a real difference to the local communities in which you work, and enjoy working – and walking – alongside lions in the African bush. The hands-on experience you have on this programme will stay with you forever. Great White Shark and Marine Conservation - South Africa This unique programme offers the opportunity to combine practical boat and shore-based research experience with scientific learning monitored by our full-time marine biologists. Every effort will be made to maximise your time at sea collecting data and conducting research from Lwazi and the two other vessels of our eco-tourism partners including: tracking White Sharks, cage diving, 'chum' trips and more. Highlights: work closely with leading international marine biologists and scientists, and gain insight into the local culture through basic conservation education in schools and townships. With each of these internships, there are also opportunities to take part in lots of fun activities. You can try your hand at white water rafting or kayaking near to the spectacular Victoria Falls, spot the Big 5 on safari, have a go at horse-riding along stunning coastlines and experience the thrill of shark cage diving. If you want the opportunity to see what Africa has to offer whilst gaining invaluable experience for your CV, then click HERE.