Young Conservationist Internship

Lewa Wildlife Conservancy & HONEYGUIDE is offering a Young Conservationist Internship A  two-week conservation education internship in Kenya for High School students intending to bring creative, passionate, young adventurers to the front lines of wildlife conservation in Africa. 

This will be an opportunity for high school students to stay on the Lewa Wildlife Conservancy and join the fight for conservation. Upon completion of the program, each student will be recognized with a certificate from Lewa for their work to protect Africa’s wildlife.

How to Apply

Lewa Wildlife Conservancy is seeking curious, adventuresome high school students who are willing to learn and eager to engage. If you are interested in participating in this program, please contact Kate Spencer at katejspencer@gmail.com for an application (which will include an essay question) and to schedule a phone or skype interview.

Deadline

Application deadline is April 1st, 2016

Trip dates & Cost

Trip dates for 2016 are July 17th- August 1st, and the cost is $4,600 USD per student.

Daily Activities 

Each day will be spent exploring the conservation area and working with the people who are running some of the most effective and progressive conservation programs in the world. The students will observe the wildlife by vehicle and on foot in order to fully understand the importance of wildlife as a natural asset, and they will learn about all the individual programs that have made Lewa so successful. Every day the group will discuss the many challenges facing sustainability and brainstorm about ways to promote modern conservation practices.

They will learn what makes wildlife conservation successful, talking to the people who inspired the projects and those who are now running the programs on the ground.

Each student will be required to keep a journal of writings, drawings, or whatever they want each day.

Each student will learn key elements of nature photography, and they will keep a creative journal. At the end of the program they will present their ideas to Lewa Wildlife Conservancy’s marketing team, with the possibility of having their stories and images broadcast across Lewa’s media outlets.

What’s Included

Tuition will include accommodation, all meals throughout the trip, all transfers, conservation fees, required AMREF Flying Doctors, and all activities.

Other expenses not covered are international airfare, visas (for those 16 and over), airfare  vaccinations, required comprehensive medical insurance, souvenirs.