NEW EXCITING INTERNSHIP PROGRAMME FOR 2013!
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Internships and Externships
Internship is the next step in giving students or qualified veterinarians a longer period of exposure, to experience the South African wildlife industry. This also allows a possibility for Interns/externs to participate in unique projects by themselves. Internships/externships are only awarded to students and qualified veterinarians that have either completed the Introduction to Wildlife Medicine Course, or the Chemical Immobilisation Course.
The Working Experience
Working experience will consist of three different aspects:
* A theoretical consignment
This is to provide the candidate with opportunity to do literature searches and compile scientific reports.
* A short project
The candidate will receive a short research project that will be completed within the time span of the internship. The candidate will take full responsibility re.: planning, executing and writing up.
* Clinical work
Accompany the practice veterinarians on call outs
Through our network, Wildlifevets.com is constantly searching for special projects that colleagues might be undertaking, and will try to arrange for an Intern/Extern to participate in said projects.
Accommodation and food
Terra Luna provides self-catering accommodation for interns/externs. This might be shared accommodation with other students participating in courses. All basic amenities are provided and there is a pre-paid internet connection available.
Duration of Internships
A typical Internship lasts approximately 70 days and is limited to 2 participants.
Intern/externships are charged at $105.00 US per person per day, excluding food. Please note that the payment is non-refundable, and should you arrange to tour the surrounding attractions for a weekend, you are still liable for the daily internship fee.
Payment terms: 50% payment of the full invoice amount, upfront to secure intern/externship, and the balance either before arrival via EFT or on arrival via credit card.
* Pick up and drop off at Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport (KMIA)
* Self catering accommodation at Terra Luna Lodge
* All equipment and drugs used during stay
* Transportation to and from captures
* Gate and entrance fees at Parks and institutions
* All accommodation costs should it be necessary to sleep away from Terra Luna Lodge
* Airfares: Participants will need to fly to Johannesburg International Airport, and then either take a connecting flight to Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport (KMIA), or a shuttle bus to Nelspruit, Mpumalanga. Participants will be transported to Terra Luna Lodge either from KMIA or the bus stop in Nelspruit, on the specified arrival and departure days of courses.
* Should you choose to make use of the lodge bar, you may run a tab which will be settled before departure.
* Telephone calls will be charged for
* Internet access: Facilities are provided but will be charged for.
Terms and Conditions
Applicants must be in final year or be qualified veterinarians. No previous wildlife experience is necessary. Candidates must submit curriculum vitae, and a motivation and reference letter which must be emailed to Michelle Raath -
* Applicants must have a high level of mental and physical fitness;
* An International drivers licence;
* Pages available in passport for visas should we need to work in Mozambique;
* Medical and evacuation insurance;
* Must be prepared to stay in basic accommodation in the field if needs be;
* Understand that Terra Luna is remotely situated and participants will be taken into town weekly for shopping;
* Wildlifevets.com and Terra Luna Lodge reserves the right to refuse access to the lodge and practice based on inadequate payment or inappropriate behaviour.