Training Internships & Volunteering

Sea Search offers a range of opportunities in Cape Town & Namibia for students and young researchers to work with us. Participants will have the opportunity to join an active research team, learn field and analytical skills and take part outreach activities.

Training Internship

Training Internship

Join the Namibian Dolphin Project during the core fieldwork season for an intensive month (or more) of ‘on-the-job’ training.  Ideal for students wanting to learn the real skills needed for field 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 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. There is a strong focus on skills training and formal talks throughout the internship ranging from seamanship to ‘how to publish science’.

Minimum One Month commitment. — Jun, Jul, Aug 2019

Brochure and Pricing here

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 can either be hosted at the Sea Search office, in Muizenberg or we can come to you. No courses are currently upcoming, but please get in touch if you are interested.

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Long-term Volunteering

Long-term Volunteering

Join the Sea Search main office in Cape Town, or the Namibian Dolphin Project office in Walvis Bay as a long-term volunteer. Participants will be involved in the day-to-day running of a research NGO. This provide a great opportunity to ‘live the life’ of a researcher.

Volunteers are accepted year round in both Cape Town and Namibia, although places are limited. During your time with us you will work on a research dataset, help out with office admin and education activities and will be involved in local fieldwork when it’s taking place. For more information about Sea Search Volunteer opportunities please contact us including a cover letter and CV.

Participants are encouraged to develop their own projects with the possibility of continuing these projects as part of their own studies. Placement may be undertaken as credit towards your under- or post-graduate degree (course dependent).

Minimum Two Month commitment – Year round except Jun, Jul, Aug 2019

Brochure and Pricing here