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Veterinarian Internship in South Africa

Program Duration

3-6 Months, 2-4 Weeks


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Experience and passion for working in the community and interacting with the people are needed. Participants must also possess enthusiasm and a willingness to learn about the environment and the place's culture.


  • English

Cost in US$:

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Cost Includes:

  • Written materials pre-departure
  • Registration fees
  • In-country staff support
  • In-country orientation/Training
  • Pre-departure orientation/Training
  • Excursions
  • Food
  • Housing

Program Fees Include:

* Accommodation: Luxury single sex dorms, dining room, lounge outdoor braii (BBQ) and swimming pool (for an extra cost a sharing room can be arranged),
* Food: 3 meals per day-Breakfast, lunch and dinner
* Beverages with meals (non-alcoholic)
* Weekly laundry service (for an additional cost)
* Scheduled airport pick up and drop off from Port Elizabeth
* Training: Pre-departure information pack, on-site orientation and project induction provided
* Support: 24-hour support from on-site coordinator
* Cap and t-shirt
* Weekend transfers and accommodation Port Elizabeth, Grahamstown or Jeffreys Bay (depending on local events)
* Certificate on internship completion

Experience Required


    nterns are required to have at least completed the first year of a veterinary science degree. Qualified veterinarians are welcome as skills will be utilised based on experience. A full CV/resume will be requested upon application to assess your suitability for the programme. Documentation will be required to support your application. You will be asked to attend a telephone interview to assess your suitability for the placement.

Volunteer Types

  • Animal Welfare
  • Human Rights
  • Veterinary Science

Typical Volunteer

A Kaya volunteer shows enthusiasm, spirit and life to stimulate and bring something new to the residents; love, patience and a listening ear for the people; and a good motivator with a positive and optimistic attitude.

Age Range


This Program is open to

Worldwide Participants.

Typical Living Arrangements

  • Dormitory

Participants Travel

Independently or in Groups

Typically Participants Work

Independently or in Groups

Application Process Involves

  • Online Application

Post Services Include

  • Alumni Network