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Gain hands-on work experience as an intern at an animal rescue organization in Cape Town. Help abandoned, abused and neglected animals from impoverished communities while working alongside highly qualified professionals in the center’s facility. This is a practical and eye-opening opportunity to immerse yourself in the veterinary-world, while gaining a wealth of knowledge to help your career.

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As an intern, you will:

  • Gain insight into the day-to-day management of a domestic animal rescue center
  • Work alongside established and professional South African veterinarians and gain practical experience and insight that can support your career and enhance your CV/resume.
  • Secure clinical hours observing surgeries and treatments with resident veterinarians, who will support you and teach you along the way.
  • Take a hands-on role in the kennels, while rehabilitating animals and enabling them to be adopted into a loving home.
  • Live in one of the world's most beautiful cities, Cape Town, and spend your weekends ticking off your bucket list!
  • For qualified vets or veterinary students only, get the opportunity to assist the resident veterinarian with surgeries.
Quick Facts Quick Facts
Minimum Stay 8 Weeks
Impacts Animal Care & Veterinary Conservation & Environmental NGO/Charity
Destination Destination
South Africa
Priced From Priced From
£ 2279| € 2983| US$ 3951| AU$ 4627|
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Priced From
£ 2279| € 2983| US$ 3951| AU$ 4627|

Detailed Project Pricing
8 Weeks USD 3951 GBP 2279 EUR 2983 AUD 4627
12 Weeks USD 5433 GBP 3134 EUR 4102 AUD 6362

Longer placements are available - please enquire for pricing.

Project Start Dates

Please enquire for more information on availability and start-dates.

Commitment to Excellence

There are many volunteer projects and organizations in the world, but a huge gap unfortunately exists between the best and the worst! African impact prides itself on being the very best as proven by the multiple industry awards won every year. A perfect example? Being voted the world’s Top Volunteer Abroad Organization by volunteers on GoAbroad!

African Impact is not only a premium product when it comes to volunteer experience, but is proud to make a massive difference in communities and conservation initiatives across Africa.

Our Commitment To Excellence is a statement of intent – we are, and will continue to be, the very best and most impactful volunteer organization in Africa! Find out more HERE.

Our Prices Include:

  • All airport collection and returns. An African Impact team member will be waiting to meet you
  • All accommodation and food, including 3 meals a day
  • 24 hour support on every project and at the volunteer accommodation by onsite staff
  • Tea, coffee and filtered water

Our Prices Exclude:

  • Medical and travel insurance
  • Flights to your chosen destination
  • Weekend trips and other non-project activities
  • Alcohol. Please note this is not allowed during day time activities
  • Laundry

How your Volunteer Fee is Used:

Volunteer tourism, or ‘voluntourism’ as it is popularly known, is loosely defined as a holiday in which you give back to the land you are visiting; contributing to either community development or conservation. But it’s so much more than that. Voluntourism encompasses a new trend of responsible tourism, where travelers are making informed and responsible choices and planning trips which don’t negatively affect the country or communities they are visiting. When volunteering, it is critical that travelers choose a volunteer organisation or charity with a proven ethos and philosophy around sustainable and responsible tourism practices. This applies both to their work with local communities, wildlife and our volunteers themselves.

African Impact is proud to have a 10 year track record of facilitating responsible volunteer programs in Africa, providing 24 hour support and guidance for volunteers and offering on-going support to communities in need. Understandably, these operations cost money to run and this is where the volunteer fee comes in.

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Work & Impacts

You will spend 2-6 months living at our intern and volunteer’s program base in Observatory, Cape Town and travel each day to your internship at TEARS, The Emma Animal Rescue Society, which is based in the South Peninsula. Working Monday-Friday, you will get involved in a wide variety of activities that support the busy schedule of the staff and offer you the opportunity to gain hands-on work experience in a resource-strained animal rescue centre. 

Shelter activities and veterinary assistance

Shelter Activities and Veterinary Assistance

You will firstly attend an orientation workshop where you will learn about our kennel program, your role and your responsibilities. From there, you will assist with animal husbandry, cleaning, hand – feeding, de-sensitization, grooming, walking, rescuing and socializing with the animals.

You will regularly observe surgeries, which will provide you with an eye-opening experience into animal care in a foreign country. You will assist with pre-and post-operative care, including shaving and cleaning the animals, which is crucial to assisting the busy veterinarians with their daily schedule. Qualified vets, or those studying to become one, may also assist with surgeries (you will need to submit the relevant paperwork in advance so that you can register with the local South African authorities). 

 

Community outreach and research

Community Outreach and Research

During the summer months you may have the opportunity to be involved in community education workshops and roadshows, in order to educate and empower local communities whilst promoting animal welfare and adoption.

You will also help to research effective ways to provide animal care education and explore new ideas on how to highlight the importance of sterilization, de-worming, vaccinations and good veterinarian practices to the different communities we are working with. 

Mentorship and presentations

Mentorship and Presentations

You will take part in regular meetings with your assigned internship mentor, with whom you will discuss the project’s aims and goals. They will also help you identify your strengths and weaknesses, and discover how both you and the organization can benefit the most out of this experience. This will give you the chance to grow not only as a person, but professionally as well.  

You will also get to present findings of your research, ideas and suggestions to the TEARS staff which will help make their work more effective, and help take a load off their shoulders.

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Fun & Travel

Things to do in your spare time

Local Activities

The local town of Observatory, where the volunteer house is based, has a buzzing main street with coffee shops, bars and restaurants just a few minutes away. The house is comfortable and a great social gathering place for volunteers and interns – there is always something on the go. It also provides a relaxing environment should you just wish to unwind with a good book or movie in the evenings.

Sightseeing

Sightseeing

Cape Town has many iconic sites which makes for great photograph opportunities. Take a boat trip to Seal Island, visit the celebrated Robben Island and of stand on top of the world-renowned Table Mountain, reaching it either by foot or cable car. A convenient and fun way to see more of what the city has to offer is to take the Hop-on, Hop-off City Tour bus. You will also have a chance to do some shopping and enjoy fine dining at the V&A Waterfront or at one of the many local food markets.

Adventure activities

Adventure Activities

You can hike up the magnificent Table Mountain, or take the cable car to the top. Once you’ve soaked in the breath-taking view, you can choose to abseil your way down. Surfing lessons, shark cage diving and sky-diving are also on many tourists’ “bucket lists”, and Cape Town’s mountain ranges make for great mountain-biking too.

Beach and ocean adventures

Beach and Ocean Adventures

Although the water may be just a little cold, Cape Town has plenty of beautiful beaches to visit, each with its own unique atmosphere. If you are really keen to explore the waters you can dive with the sharks or take a tour to Cape Point Peninsula where you will have a chance to swim with the penguins at Boulders Beach.

Wildlife

Wildlife

Cape Town has something for everyone. If you’re not really a city slicker and prefer to discover what nature has to offer, you can experience an African Safari at Aquila Safari - a “Big 5” private game reserve with animals such as the springbok, lion, cape porcupine, olive baboon, leopard, and African elephant.

The Cape Point at the tip of the Cape Peninsula lies within a nature reserve within the Table Mountain National Park which is a World Heritage Site. Cape Point is a nature enthusiast’s paradise with many buck, baboons, Cape Mountain Zebras, birds and a variety of flora and fauna unique to the area.

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About the Destination

During your stay at the tip of Africa you will be located in Observatory – the city’s most bohemian suburb, a short 10 minute drive from the Cape Town city centre. The secure property is fully furnished and staffed with a cook and housekeeper. Interns in Cape Town share a room with 2-6 other interns and volunteers and bathrooms are communal. Wifi is available for a small fee as well as access to a small lock-up safe for your valuable items.

In the summer months, from December to February, days are lovely and hot. The winter months of June to August tend to be rather wet but there are some beautiful crisp sunny days in between. Cape Town is a buzzing location for sports tours and festivals such as the Cape Argus Cycle Tour, Two Oceans Marathon, Jazz Music Festival and Kirstenbosch Summer Sunset Concerts. There are plenty of local markets to visit, especially on weekends, where you can enjoy mouth-watering home-made fare and shop for local crafts. Visit heritage sites such as Robben Island and maybe even spot whales and dolphins off the coast. The Cape is also ‘wine country’ offering remarkable wine tours and magnificent scenery. Craft breweries are also taking the Cape by storm and there are plenty of places to visit for some unique beer tasting experiences.

As you work and travel in Africa, the people of Cape Town will warm your heart, entertain you and you will discover great diversity in the different communities. Whether you are an intern looking for work experience, coming for a gap year program, or a well-seasoned traveller, this internship opportunity in Africa promises to leave you a deeper, stronger individual ready for the next adventure.

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Veterinary Assistance Internship

Cape Town, South Africa

how would you like us to contact you?
via phone
Full Name*
Email*
Phone Number*
*Required
start a live chat instead

Gain hands-on work experience as an intern at an animal rescue organization in Cape Town. Help abandoned, abused and neglected animals from impoverished communities while working alongside highly qualified professionals in the center’s facility. This is a practical and eye-opening opportunity to immerse yourself in the veterinary-world, while gaining a wealth of knowledge to help your career.

14344887 10153895158717621 6012134053752981362 n

As an intern, you will:

  • Gain insight into the day-to-day management of a domestic animal rescue center
  • Work alongside established and professional South African veterinarians and gain practical experience and insight that can support your career and enhance your CV/resume.
  • Secure clinical hours observing surgeries and treatments with resident veterinarians, who will support you and teach you along the way.
  • Take a hands-on role in the kennels, while rehabilitating animals and enabling them to be adopted into a loving home.
  • Live in one of the world's most beautiful cities, Cape Town, and spend your weekends ticking off your bucket list!
  • For qualified vets or veterinary students only, get the opportunity to assist the resident veterinarian with surgeries.
Quick Facts Quick Facts
Minimum Stay 8 Weeks
Impacts Animal Care & Veterinary Conservation & Environmental NGO/Charity
Destination Destination
South Africa
Priced From Priced From
£ 2279| € 2983| US$ 3951| AU$ 4627|
Back to Top

Dates & rates

Priced From
£ 2279| € 2983| US$ 3951| AU$ 4627|

Detailed Project Pricing
8 Weeks USD 3951 GBP 2279 EUR 2983 AUD 4627
12 Weeks USD 5433 GBP 3134 EUR 4102 AUD 6362

Longer placements are available - please enquire for pricing.

Project Start Dates

Please enquire for more information on availability and start-dates.

Commitment to Excellence

There are many volunteer projects and organizations in the world, but a huge gap unfortunately exists between the best and the worst! African impact prides itself on being the very best as proven by the multiple industry awards won every year. A perfect example? Being voted the world’s Top Volunteer Abroad Organization by volunteers on GoAbroad!

African Impact is not only a premium product when it comes to volunteer experience, but is proud to make a massive difference in communities and conservation initiatives across Africa.

Our Commitment To Excellence is a statement of intent – we are, and will continue to be, the very best and most impactful volunteer organization in Africa! Find out more HERE.

Our Prices Include:

  • All airport collection and returns. An African Impact team member will be waiting to meet you
  • All accommodation and food, including 3 meals a day
  • 24 hour support on every project and at the volunteer accommodation by onsite staff
  • Tea, coffee and filtered water

Our Prices Exclude:

  • Medical and travel insurance
  • Flights to your chosen destination
  • Weekend trips and other non-project activities
  • Alcohol. Please note this is not allowed during day time activities
  • Laundry

How your Volunteer Fee is Used:

Volunteer tourism, or ‘voluntourism’ as it is popularly known, is loosely defined as a holiday in which you give back to the land you are visiting; contributing to either community development or conservation. But it’s so much more than that. Voluntourism encompasses a new trend of responsible tourism, where travelers are making informed and responsible choices and planning trips which don’t negatively affect the country or communities they are visiting. When volunteering, it is critical that travelers choose a volunteer organisation or charity with a proven ethos and philosophy around sustainable and responsible tourism practices. This applies both to their work with local communities, wildlife and our volunteers themselves.

African Impact is proud to have a 10 year track record of facilitating responsible volunteer programs in Africa, providing 24 hour support and guidance for volunteers and offering on-going support to communities in need. Understandably, these operations cost money to run and this is where the volunteer fee comes in.

Back to Top

Work & Impacts

You will spend 2-6 months living at our intern and volunteer’s program base in Observatory, Cape Town and travel each day to your internship at TEARS, The Emma Animal Rescue Society, which is based in the South Peninsula. Working Monday-Friday, you will get involved in a wide variety of activities that support the busy schedule of the staff and offer you the opportunity to gain hands-on work experience in a resource-strained animal rescue centre. 

Shelter activities and veterinary assistance

Shelter Activities and Veterinary Assistance

You will firstly attend an orientation workshop where you will learn about our kennel program, your role and your responsibilities. From there, you will assist with animal husbandry, cleaning, hand – feeding, de-sensitization, grooming, walking, rescuing and socializing with the animals.

You will regularly observe surgeries, which will provide you with an eye-opening experience into animal care in a foreign country. You will assist with pre-and post-operative care, including shaving and cleaning the animals, which is crucial to assisting the busy veterinarians with their daily schedule. Qualified vets, or those studying to become one, may also assist with surgeries (you will need to submit the relevant paperwork in advance so that you can register with the local South African authorities). 

 

Community outreach and research

Community Outreach and Research

During the summer months you may have the opportunity to be involved in community education workshops and roadshows, in order to educate and empower local communities whilst promoting animal welfare and adoption.

You will also help to research effective ways to provide animal care education and explore new ideas on how to highlight the importance of sterilization, de-worming, vaccinations and good veterinarian practices to the different communities we are working with. 

Mentorship and presentations

Mentorship and Presentations

You will take part in regular meetings with your assigned internship mentor, with whom you will discuss the project’s aims and goals. They will also help you identify your strengths and weaknesses, and discover how both you and the organization can benefit the most out of this experience. This will give you the chance to grow not only as a person, but professionally as well.  

You will also get to present findings of your research, ideas and suggestions to the TEARS staff which will help make their work more effective, and help take a load off their shoulders.

Back to Top

Fun & Travel

Things to do in your spare time

Local Activities

The local town of Observatory, where the volunteer house is based, has a buzzing main street with coffee shops, bars and restaurants just a few minutes away. The house is comfortable and a great social gathering place for volunteers and interns – there is always something on the go. It also provides a relaxing environment should you just wish to unwind with a good book or movie in the evenings.

Sightseeing

Sightseeing

Cape Town has many iconic sites which makes for great photograph opportunities. Take a boat trip to Seal Island, visit the celebrated Robben Island and of stand on top of the world-renowned Table Mountain, reaching it either by foot or cable car. A convenient and fun way to see more of what the city has to offer is to take the Hop-on, Hop-off City Tour bus. You will also have a chance to do some shopping and enjoy fine dining at the V&A Waterfront or at one of the many local food markets.

Adventure activities

Adventure Activities

You can hike up the magnificent Table Mountain, or take the cable car to the top. Once you’ve soaked in the breath-taking view, you can choose to abseil your way down. Surfing lessons, shark cage diving and sky-diving are also on many tourists’ “bucket lists”, and Cape Town’s mountain ranges make for great mountain-biking too.

Beach and ocean adventures

Beach and Ocean Adventures

Although the water may be just a little cold, Cape Town has plenty of beautiful beaches to visit, each with its own unique atmosphere. If you are really keen to explore the waters you can dive with the sharks or take a tour to Cape Point Peninsula where you will have a chance to swim with the penguins at Boulders Beach.

Wildlife

Wildlife

Cape Town has something for everyone. If you’re not really a city slicker and prefer to discover what nature has to offer, you can experience an African Safari at Aquila Safari - a “Big 5” private game reserve with animals such as the springbok, lion, cape porcupine, olive baboon, leopard, and African elephant.

The Cape Point at the tip of the Cape Peninsula lies within a nature reserve within the Table Mountain National Park which is a World Heritage Site. Cape Point is a nature enthusiast’s paradise with many buck, baboons, Cape Mountain Zebras, birds and a variety of flora and fauna unique to the area.

Back to Top
Table mountain naz

About the Destination

During your stay at the tip of Africa you will be located in Observatory – the city’s most bohemian suburb, a short 10 minute drive from the Cape Town city centre. The secure property is fully furnished and staffed with a cook and housekeeper. Interns in Cape Town share a room with 2-6 other interns and volunteers and bathrooms are communal. Wifi is available for a small fee as well as access to a small lock-up safe for your valuable items.

In the summer months, from December to February, days are lovely and hot. The winter months of June to August tend to be rather wet but there are some beautiful crisp sunny days in between. Cape Town is a buzzing location for sports tours and festivals such as the Cape Argus Cycle Tour, Two Oceans Marathon, Jazz Music Festival and Kirstenbosch Summer Sunset Concerts. There are plenty of local markets to visit, especially on weekends, where you can enjoy mouth-watering home-made fare and shop for local crafts. Visit heritage sites such as Robben Island and maybe even spot whales and dolphins off the coast. The Cape is also ‘wine country’ offering remarkable wine tours and magnificent scenery. Craft breweries are also taking the Cape by storm and there are plenty of places to visit for some unique beer tasting experiences.

As you work and travel in Africa, the people of Cape Town will warm your heart, entertain you and you will discover great diversity in the different communities. Whether you are an intern looking for work experience, coming for a gap year program, or a well-seasoned traveller, this internship opportunity in Africa promises to leave you a deeper, stronger individual ready for the next adventure.

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