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Dolphin Research Project, Namibia

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WorkingAbroad Projects

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Join a team of dedicated scientists on our Dolphin Research Project in Namibia and enjoy a once in a lifetime opportunity to contribute to marine research in a beautiful and remote environment.

Internship Programme

By joining the team as an intern you will get the opportunity to gain in depth practical training in marine research techniques to study whales, dolphins and turtles. Working closely with principle investigators, interns will gain experience in:

  • Taking photo-ID pictures
  • Collecting behavioural data
  • Data input
  • Making acoustic recordings
  • Shore based tracking of animals
  • Attendance at whale and dolphin strandings
  • Working with archived skeletal material
  • Small boat skippering

Interns will also have the opportunity to join the community outreach programme, visiting local schools to increase marine awareness and education.

Your internship will begin with a period of training including lectures and practical excercises to make sure you are prepared for your stay. Each day on the project will be exciting and varied with interns up and ready to go by 6:30 to make the most of good weather. You will be split into teams rotating between office work, boat work and education work.

Interns can join the project for 1 to 2 month durations

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About WorkingAbroad Projects


The Coombe, Spring Barn Farm, Lewes, East Sussex BN7 3ND, GB

Mission Statement

Offering the ability to take action for nature and society


WorkingAbroad Projects is a not-for-profit company, established in March 2002, in order to provide small scale organisations with need-based support from volunteers. The main areas of focus are wildlife and habitat conservation, environmental education and management, permaculture and organic agriculture and cultural development. We run projects in various countries around the world.



We'll work with your schedule.


Walvis BayWindhoek, NANamibia



  • Research
  • Environmental Education
  • Environmental Science




  • 1 to 2 month durations

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