• Namibia
4 to 13 weeks

Program Details

Year Round
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  • Life Science degree (Marine Biology; Zoology; Ecology; Environmental Management)


Starting Price
Price Details
This price per month includes training, accommodation, food and field work. Excluded is travel/medical insurance and transport costs to get to the program.
What's Included
Accommodation Meals Some Activities
What's Included (Extra)

Accommodation in shared single sex rooms. Airport transfers for flights in/out of Walvis Bay only. Basic meals provided with all team members helping out with meal prep or dishes. Field work activities are included but all tourism activities at your own cost. We have Wi-Fi for work purposes only.

What's Not Included
Activities Airfare Domestic Airfare SIM cards Some Activities Some Meals Transportation Travel Insurance Visa
What's Not Included (Extra)

All travel costs are at your own expense (airfares, shuttles, taxi's). Visas and insurance (travel/medical), eating out, SIM cards and associated data/airtime are at your own cost. Junk food and snacks of any kind are at your cost

Nov 30, 2018
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About Program

The NDP is an organization run by several independent scientists based in southern Africa. This program in Walvis Bay, Namibia is ideal for students enrolled in marine biology, ecology and zoology degrees looking to gain field skills.

Interns will join an active research program during an intensive period of field work aiming to tackle a number of research questions, including long-term population monitoring, behavioural acoustics of bottlenose dolphins and responses to anthropogenic activities, and response to stranded cetaceans (refloatation/data collection). Our focal study species are Heaviside's dolphins, a small population of common bottlenose dolphins, and humpback whales with additional data collection on right whales, sunfish, jackals and Cape fur seals.

We emphasize learning (and using) field skills in cetacean research such as photo-ID, acoustics, eDNA, behavioural data collection, data management and team work. There is a fee associated with this program.

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Program Highlights

  • Research.
  • Outreach.
  • Marine Mammals.
  • Field skills.
  • Africa.

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