Tech & AI internship
This role requires a hardworking, open minded and enthusiastic intern, who is passionate about software development and conservation. We want to create a state-of-the-art technology management tool that will enable all predators, worldwide, to be logged on one secure system.
Secure access can then be given to governments bodies, wardens, management etc. So, they can gain a better understanding of their environment's biodiversity, and therefore health. This will allow more specific and efficient land management. Furthermore, this tool can be used by scientist to give precise insight into animal’s numbers. Allowing further research into biosystems. Better understanding of our environment will lead to more affective conservation techniques.
You may wonder why we concentrate on predator research. Although they equate to a small part of the ecosystem’s total biomass, they help regulate the whole environment. Therefore, data on all predators is a key indicator on an ecosystem’s health. The scientific data you collect will then be used to improve the ecosystems.
We are seeking interns who can build software or connect with organisations to help create the predator database.
Is this project for you?
We are seeking truly passionate and hardworking people to help us achieve our animal conservation mission. Ideally, you will be a University undergraduate or graduate of AI, Computer Science, Graphics Design, or other tech related subjects. Alternatively, you have experience within technology.
If you want to use your knowledge to help create an industry changing tool, aiding the fight to protect the worlds wildlife, then get in contact!
How long is the project?
This internship is a minimum of 3 months. We want our interns to have enough time to become truly invested their project. You will be given your own project and responsibilities, so to learn and develop your project, we feel at least 3 months is needed.
Where will you stay?
This project is situated in the Greater Kruger Area, South Africa. This is an area of outstanding beauty, where wildlife has 2 200 000 hectares to roam and be free. We are proud to be part to a huge array of wildlife, from leopards to honey badgers. So, you are sure to see some incredible sightings during your stay.
Our closest town is Hoedspruit. You can either fly straight into Hoedspruit airport, where we will collect you. Alternatively, you can organise a transfer from Johannesburg to Hoedspruit. Let us know when you are arriving, and we will collect you from Hoedspruit.
What does it cost?
R 144,780.00 for the first three months
R 12,065.00 per additional week
What does the project include?
• 24/7 support
• FGASA trained staff
• All necessary project training by experienced staff
• Meals (self-help breakfast, brunch and dinner)
• Bedding and bath towels (no swimming towels)
• Airport pick-up /drop-off (unless otherwise stated)
• Tracking training
• Wildlife identification techniques
• Data collection training
• Visa costs (where necessary)
• Snacks and additional drinks
• Travel insurance
• Extra local excursions
• Travel to and from Hoedspruit
What to bring?
Make sure you bring at least the following:
• Neutral Coloured Clothing. These will become dirty whilst working.
• Hiking Boots or closed Shoes
• May to August please bring layers, jackets, hats/gloves.
• South African 3 Prong Outlet Adapter
• Backpack –1xlarge backpack to carry all your belongings. 1xsmall backpack for daily use
• Laptop (optional)
• Notebook and pen
• Bathing suit and swim towel (optional)
• Mosquito net
• Reusable water bottle
• Books, music or other hobbies
Your accommodation, food and daily activities will be included in project cost. You are more than welcome to go and explore the local area if desired. Any extra trips will not be included in the project cost.
Any required visa will have to be organised by yourself.
A motivational letter can be provided by World Wide Predators NPC if needed.