Lilongwe Wildlife Trust is committed to expanding Malawi’s limited body of research in order to inform conservation management practices, both for our own projects and that of the government and other NGO’s. There’s a wealth of opportunities open to students who wish to lend their support as well as conduct research as part of their studies.
WHO CAN APPLY
This programme is open to MSc, MRes and PhD students. If you are studying for a BSc or other qualification, please apply through our volunteer programme and indicate your research interests, as we may be able to accommodate you.
Students can choose to join existing projects or conduct their own research. Our key areas of interest are currently:
You can also combine carnivore and bat placements, run by our partners, Conservation Research Africa, with LWT projects.
Please contact us on the form below with questions and for more information.
LOCATION & LIVING ARRANGEMENTS
The research team will recommend the best project site for your project. Please read more about the different locations and living arrangements here.
TRAVEL & FREE TIME
Malawi is known as the Warm Heart of Africa for its friendly people and lush landscapes, and it’s generally viewed as the ‘safest’ country to travel in Africa. We highly recommend that you spend weekends off at the ‘lake of stars’, or perhaps a safari in Zambia’s South Luangwa National Park. We can help you with your booking and show you the best deals.
Costs will very for each projects so please contact us for more information.
HOW TO APPLY
If you’re interested in joining us please email firstname.lastname@example.org or send us an enquiry below and we’ll email you an enquiry pack and application form. We look forward to hearing from you!