• Madagascar
2 to 24 weeks

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Year Round


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Nov 03, 2023
Nov 18, 2023
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About Program

Madagascar, an amazing island in the Indian Ocean, beckons you for an internship like no other. With over 1,600 kilometers of coastline, lush rainforests and unique wildlife, it's a nature lover's paradise. Madagascar's 88 million years of isolation have shaped a rich ecosystem of extraordinary species. Your internship? It's your chance to be part of this thriving environment.

As an intern, you won't be confined to an office. Dive into two exciting realms: community development and wildlife conservation. Teach local children, support women's empowerment or explore the wild side – collecting data on endangered species like lemurs, chameleons and sea turtles. It's hands-on learning with a real impact.

When the day's work is done, get ready for some well-deserved fun! Whether you're stargazing on the beach, savoring local cuisine or bonding with fellow interns around a bonfire, Madagascar offers unforgettable moments beyond your internship.

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Program Highlights

  • Join a world-class team studying rare and endangered species like lemurs, chameleons and turtles, contributing to impactful, published research.
  • Immerse yourself in three unique ecosystems – rainforest, ocean and tropical coast – all in one location, surrounded by awe-inspiring biodiversity.
  • Gain practical skills and experience through diverse conservation fieldwork projects, honing your expertise in the field.
  • Support scientists in groundbreaking research that addresses critical environmental issues, making a real difference in conservation.
  • Live and work in a remote research station, connecting with protected species and unique ecosystems while advancing your career and leaving a lasting impact on conservation.

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Join our Lokobe apprenticeship for three months of hands-on training and survey species like black lemurs, Hawks’ sportive lemurs, panther chameleons and hawksbill turtles. Contribute to ongoing research and develop your skills. Then transition into a three-month placement to publish papers and advance your career with international experience and four recognized qualifications.

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GVI Madagascar conservation

This year I will be graduating with a master’s in functional biology, however, I wanted to develop a deeper understanding of ecology and biodiversity during my master’s year. Further, I was and I’m still interested in working in an international setting after I graduate, so the internship was ideal for working towards these goals.
For me, it was interesting to see how new partnerships are formed in an international setting and working together towards one collective goal: to protect and preserve the biodiversity of Lokobe National Park. What was also inspiring during the internship with GVI was that we (volunteers and interns) also taught specific English about the fauna and flora that are present in Lokobe to the rangers in Ampasipohy. This is of high value as the protection and preservation of Lokobe National Park on the Ampasipohy side is totally community-based and thus not in the hands of Madagascar National Parks. As a result of teaching English to the rangers, they can better guide the eco-tourists who come to Ampasipohy for the biodiversity of the Lokobe forest.

  • Freedom during weekends (explore the nearby islands)
  • No cooking during the week (a local person cooked the meals during the weeks)
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Response from GVI

Hi Lies

Thank you so much for this insightful review. I'm glad you were able to learn more about the partners we collaborate with locally and internationally to achieve the common goal. It is also amazing to hear about all the knowledge you gained through your experience and that it relates so well to your current studies. Goodluck with the rest of your academic journey and I can't wait to see where your career takes you!

All the best,
Tiffany (GVI Outreach team)

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