Transfrontier Africa NPC Research Internship Programme 2024

Transfrontier Africa NPC Research Internship Programme 2024

Transfrontier Africa NPC Research Internship Programme 2024. The Research Department at Transfrontier Africa NPC presents internship opportunities for BSc and MSc candidates for engaging in five distinct projects throughout 2024.

Applications are open until January 10, 2024. The role is designated as BSc Intern, with a duration of 3 to 6 months, ideally spanning from February to May 2024.

Reporting lines extend to Paul Allin, Research Coordinator, and Elwenn Le Magoarou, Research Assistant.

The location is set at Transfrontier Africa NPC, Ndlovu Bush Camp, Olifants West Nature Reserve, R40, Hoedspruit 1380, South Africa.

Detailed internship proposals and essential information are provided in the attached documents.

About Transfrontier Africa (TA)

Transfrontier Africa (TA) is a non-profit dedicated to environmental conservation, established in 2006.

The organization focuses on enhancing wildlife conservation, ensuring ecosystem sustainability, and integrating research, ecological monitoring, landscape security, community empowerment, women’s empowerment, and environmental awareness initiatives.

Based in Olifants West Nature Reserve within the Greater Kruger National Park, TA extends its efforts to the Blyde Olifants Confluency Conservation Area and neighboring communities.

Transfrontier Africa NPC Research Internship Programme 2024


Candidates interested in this research opportunity must meet the following criteria:

  • Enrolled in a BSc or equivalent program in fields like Ecology, Wildlife Biology, Conservation Science, Environmental Science, or related disciplines.
  • Proficiency in ecological principles with prior experience or coursework in ecological research methodologies and data analysis.
  • Capability in conducting comprehensive literature reviews, particularly on human-elephant conflicts, elephant-driven tree mortality in savanna ecosystems, and tree protection methods.
  • Familiarity with R statistical software or similar tools for data analysis and identifying suitable statistical tests under supervision.
  • Knowledge of Geographic Information System (GIS) software like ArcGIS or QGIS for basic spatial analysis and mapping.
  • Strong communication skills in English for presenting research findings, writing scientific reports or research papers, and contributing to project documentation.
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively within a multicultural, multidisciplinary research team.
  • Motivation to learn independently, adapt to new methodologies and software, and proactively acquire necessary skills for the project.
  • Capability to adjust to new analytical techniques as required and willingness to work in remote field conditions while adhering to safety protocols.

How to Apply

Submit your application documents, including a Curriculum Vitae and a cover letter, to Paul Allin (Research Coordinator) at [email protected] or Elwenn Le Magoarou (Research Assistant) at [email protected] with the subject line “Application – Tree Wrapping Effectiveness Assessment” before January 10, 2024.

Further information can be obtained by contacting the provided email addresses.

Shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interviews in the week following the application deadline.

Candidates with suitable profiles but different availabilities can discuss and adjust their starting dates.

Feel free to share this opportunity with your students and colleagues, and reach out to Paul Allin or Elwenn Le Magoarou for any inquiries.

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