We are looking for bright, enthusiastic vet students to support our work at Malawi’s only wildlife sanctuary. Working alongside a resident team of expert wildlife vets, participants on the veterinary externship have a unique opportunity to gain work experience in wildlife rescue and rehabilitation.
Veterinary externs will assist the on-site veterinarian when any clinical work arises, including incoming examinations of new arrivals, treatment of minor trauma, lab work and routine diagnostics. Externs will also get invovled with general animal welfare duties for the sanctuary resident such as enrichment, integrations, observations and animal husbandry.
This programme is ideal for those looking to gain broad, real-world experience of sanctuary-based vet work that also includes other aspects of animal rehabilitation.
For vet students only. Qualified vets and vet nurses are also welcome. For vet students needing to conduct any clinical research please submit your project requirements for review together with your application form.
Lilongwe Wildlife Trust was established in 2009 when we opened the doors to Malawi’s first sanctuary, the Lilongwe Wildlife Centre. Since then we have grown to become one of the country’s leading conservation NGOs. Our mission is to save wildlife, campaign for conservation justice and inspire people to value and protect nature in Malawi. Working in collaboration with local and international partners, we respond to urgent conservation challenges as well as drive long-term social and institutional change. The Government of Malawi has appointed us to administer a number of national wildlife management, justice, and advocacy initiatives. We are also a member of the International Union for Conservation of Nature, the Malawi representative for the Species Survival Network, and the Secretariat for the Malawi Parliamentary Conservation Caucus. Visit www.lilongwewildlife.org for more information.