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Enhance your internship with additional opportunities for data collection, research and analysis.
Collaborate with other research interns and work towards writing up your research paper, thesis or dissertation.

GVI Research Internships

Are you in the process of completing a research paper, thesis or dissertation? Our research internships will guide you in your data collection in the field. And thanks to GVI’s involvement in global conservation and sustainable development, you’ll be able to supplement your research with insights from existing datasets that were 20 years in the making.


So, what are research internships? A research internship is an internship that supports the partial fulfilment of your research thesis, dissertation or other academic or independent research paper. The main focus of a research internship is to support you in collecting and/or analysing the data that you’ll use to write up your paper. Research internships also help you to prepare for your future career in the industry by giving you experience with field research methodologies.


So, what if you already have a specific research topic in mind, or you’re well into your dissertation and you’re looking to complete the practical component of your research on a research internship? Our award-winning research internships offer a range of research topics to choose from that could fit into your existing research. Your enrolment manager will provide you with information on all the research opportunities available to you.


Overview

Research Topics

CHIANG MAI

WILDLIFE CONSERVATION
Research topics

Birds, Amphibians, Mammals, Reptiles, Environmental awareness, Medicinal plants and more.

CURIEUSE

ISLAND CONSERVATION
Research topics

Turtles, Palm endemic species, Marine species, Lemon sharks, Mangroves, Sea urchins and more.

DAWASAMU

COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT
Research topics

Health and wellbeing, Skills development, Women’s empowerment, Teaching and more.

Research Supervisors

MICHAEL MUSGRAVE

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Sustainable Development, 2014
University of St Andrews, Scotland, UK

About MICHAEL

Publications

Conferences

GABRIELLE JOHNSON

Doctorate in Marine Science, 2004
University of California, Santa Barbra

About GABRIELLE

Publications

Conferences

Kira Van Reusen
Apr 2021
 Jalova, Costa Rica
Jaguar Conservation in Costa Rica

“In Jalova we learn about biodiversity and how to do the little things that help with world conservation. The first week in Jalova is training week where all of the volunteers and interns are taught the most important species and how to spot them. This knowledge was so important for the work that we did. I participated in forest surveys and beach surveys daily to collect info about the animals in Tortuguero National Park. All of the info goes to park management and the Costa Rican government.”

Kira Van Reusen
Apr 2021
 Jalova, Costa Rica
Jaguar Conservation in Costa Rica

“In Jalova we learn about biodiversity and how to do the little things that help with world conservation. The first week in Jalova is training week where all of the volunteers and interns are taught the most important species and how to spot them. This knowledge was so important for the work that we did. I participated in forest surveys and beach surveys daily to collect info about the animals in Tortuguero National Park. All of the info goes to park management and the Costa Rican government.”

Omar Ibrahim
Jun 2019
 Puerto Morelos, Mexico
Mexico Community Development Internship

“I began looking for internships abroad that focused on the UN developmental goals as these were of particular interest to me as it has a lot of relevance to my future career path. When I came across the GVI program in Puerto Morelos, Mexico, it was like a match made in heaven, […] and I was extremely excited about undertaking this adventure. […] Teaching the children and working with the other staff was an eye opening experience that taught me many important lessons.”

Omar Ibrahim
Jun 2019
 Puerto Morelos, Mexico
Mexico Community Development Internship

“I began looking for internships abroad that focused on the UN developmental goals as these were of particular interest to me as it has a lot of relevance to my future career path. When I came across the GVI program in Puerto Morelos, Mexico, it was like a match made in heaven, […] and I was extremely excited about undertaking this adventure. […] Teaching the children and working with the other staff was an eye opening experience that taught me many important lessons.”

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