This internship offers you the opportunity to work at an award-winning sanctuary renowned for its high
operational standards and exceptional rehabilitation/release success rates. The majority of our intakes are
primates rescued from the illegal pet or bushmeat trades with the most common primate residents being yellow baboons, olive baboons, vervet monkeys and samango monkeys. Interns will work on individual cases as well as contribute to our wider research and monitoring projects.

 DURATION: 4-12 weeks

LOCATION: Lilongwe Wildlife Centre

QUALIFICATION REQUIRED: None, but ideal for students studying for a zoology, animal behaviour, primatology or similar degree.


Depending on the projects running and requirements at the time of your internship, your placement may involve the following:

  • Primate behaviour
  • Primate nutrition
  • Primate orphan care
  • Primate health problems and common diseases
  • Primate observations, integrations and analysis
  • Enrichment creation and analysis
  • Individual assessments
  • Implications of individual histories on rehabilitation process

Primate interns can also apply to join the primate research teams in Vwaza Marsh Wildlife Reserve.