Training

Sea Search offers a range of training services and programs, designed to help people better understand the marine environment and play a part in its conservation.

Research Internship

Research Internship

Sea Search offers research internships in Namibia. Participants will have the opportunity to join the Namibian Dolphin Project, one of the long term monitoring projects run in association with Sea Search and Oceans Research.

The Namibian Dolphin Project internship program is a once in a lifetime opportunity for students and enthusiasts to join dedicated scientists who are conducting marine research in some of the world’s most challenging, beautiful and remote environments.

The projects demand much from participants with a substantial amount of dedicated field work. However, with great demand comes great reward. Students work hard but when the work is as fun and exciting as this – it makes it all worth the effort. As part of this program, interns are extremely important members of a focused and dedicated research team and will be immersed in pioneering research.

This is an opportunity to contribute meaningfully to exciting marine research, as well as experience the highs, lows and achievements associated with ambitious marine research in Africa.

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Classroom training

Classroom training

Join the Sea Search technical team for one of our short courses focussing on the study of marine vertebrates, particularly cetaceans. Our courses are aimed at students who would like to become technically proficient at conducting independent fieldwork and cover topics such as photo-identification, theodolite tracking from shore, and passive acoustic monitoring.

Run by a team of highly experienced researchers, the Sea Search training program aims to bridge the gap between theoretical knowledge and effective field data collection, and incorporates both classroom teaching and practical exercises in the beautiful False Bay.

Short courses are run from the Sea Search office, located one block from the seafront in Muizenberg and 200 meters from a 26-km stretch of white sand beach. We are walking distance from Surfer’s Corner, South Africa’s best beach to learn how to surf, kite and paddle board.

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Volunteering

Volunteering

Sea Search is dedicated to providing training opportunities to local and international students through volunteer placements. Placements provide a great opportunity to ‘live the life’ of a researcher and are often required for further study or work in the marine sector.

Volunteers are accepted year round in both Cape Town and Namibia, although places are limited. Placement may be undertaken as credit towards your under- or post-graduate degree (course dependent). During your time with us you will work on a research dataset, help out with office admin and education activities and may be involved in local fieldwork if it’s taking place. For more information about Sea Search Volunteer opportunities please contact us including a cover letter and CV.

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