The NVT runs an internship programme to upskill young professionals who understand the importance of comprehensive experience in the increasingly competitive job environment. To date, the organisation has hosted more than 97 international students from 19 different countries attending universities such as Duke (USA); ZHAW (Zürcher Hochschule für Angewandte Wissenschaften, Switzerland); York (Canada & UK); Aeres (Netherlands); Coventry (UK); Jean Monnet (France); Northwestern (USA) East Anglia (Norwich, UK), etc.
Our interns spend a minimum of six weeks with the organisation. They participate in all aspects of the Trust, from conservation and research to environmental education and community engagement, but they are also responsible for their own specific project. While with NVT, interns gain valuable skills, resumé-quality work experience, and a passion for hands-on integrated conservation work.
NVT also partners with national upskilling programmes like the SANBI (South African National Biodiversity Institute) Groen Sebenza programme and WWF-SA Graduate Leadership Programme.
In addition, NVT hosts and supervises post-graduate students who would like to conduct research in the plethora of biomes and ecosystems in the area and supports and mentors these students through their dissertation period. We have previously worked alongside various tertiary institutions, including the North-West University of Potchefstroom, Linköping University, University of Cape Town, University of KwaZulu-Natal, Jean Monnet University, and many more, to produce postgraduates in a multitude of environmental fields.
There are so many awesome ways to contribute to the work we do! Whether you are looking to come as an intern, or student, participate in one of our field research days, contribute financially as an individual or corporate, or even just sign up for our newsletter – we would love to have you on board! You can browse our options below.