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The Shark Research Unit’s – great white shark research internship allows people from all walks of life to contribute to shark research and conservation in Mossel Bay, South Africa.

Our White Shark Internship offers a diverse itinerary to suit the expectations of a broad cross-section of participants who seek to work with the oceans greatest predator. The field internship program provides a hands-on approach to working with great white sharks and other species in the area, including conducting novel research, outreach and conservation programs.

The ultimate goal of the great white shark research internship is to increase public awareness, advance shark science and to assist in the conservation of South Africa’s unique shark species. We are hoping you can bring your skills and passion for helping understand and conserve these incredible animals!

The programs highlights include:

Eight dedicated great white shark research expeditions in Mossel Bay, South Africa. 

A three-day expedition to Plettenberg Bay’s Robberg Reserve for a bird-eye scientific survey of great white sharks patrolling and hunting at the seal colony; and

Six research and conservation SCUBA (or freediving) expeditions to conduct studies on sand tiger (ragged-tooth) sharks and small, shy sharks

Quick Info

PLEASE NOTE. This program is run by my institute – The Shark Research Unit. All links to continue to learn more about this program will direct you to the Shark Research Units website. 

Program Dates
  • 1 – 28 March
  • 1 – 28 April
  • 1 – 28 May
  • 1 – 28 June
  • 1 – 28 July
  • 1 – 28 August
  • 1 – 28 September
  • 1 – 28 October
  • 1 – 28 November
Program Syllabus

Please take time to view the program training and syllabus. VIEW PROGRAM TRAINING

Program FAQ's

We have answered many of the common questions students ask us on our programs FAQ page. VIEW FAQ PAGE

Start your Adventure

Our team from the Shark Research Unit is dedicated to conducting novel research on Mossel Bay’s Great White Shark population. Help our efforts by joining our Great White Shark Research Internship Program. 

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