STUDENT RESEARCH PLACEMENTS

Students wishing to conduct their industrial, PTY or professional training overseas placement are welcome to join the LWT research team at the Malawi Wildlife Research Institute. If you would like us to facilitate research outside of our current projects then please see postgraduate research opportunities on p.10.

DURATION: 1-12 months

LOCATION: Malawi Wildlife Research Institute, Vwaza

QUALIFICATION REQUIRED: BSc, MSc or MRes students

THE WORK

Choose from the following projects: 

Elephants for Landscapes: Assessing the status, distribution and movement patterns of elephants occupying the Transfrontier Conservation Area in Nyika NP & Vwaza MWR.

Primate Release Programme: Assessing the effectiveness of
primate releases on animal welfare by recorded pre- and post-release behaviours and welfare indicators.

Baboon Hybrids: Assessing the genetic makeup of the baboon species in Vwaza and monitor the growth, development, and
reproductive successes of the baboon populations.

Clinical Projects in One Health: Investigating the human-domestic-wildlife interface through clinical interventions and passive disease surveillance.

Note that heavy rains can make access in Vwaza more difficult (usually Dec-Mar), in which case we can accommodate you elsewhere. For more on activities and dates click here.