Safari4u Lilongwe SPCA Internship
This program involves 2 weeks of small and large animal experience at the Lilongwe SPCA and 1 week of helping the small farming community of Monkey Bay. Build your clinical confidence at the LSPCA and then put it into practice in a community with no access to veterinary care. The LSPCA is dedicated to veterinary care and animal welfare, building compassion for animals in Malawi through public awareness campaigns, humane education, veterinary support and by promoting the enforcement of the Animal Protection Act.
3-week session: $2,450 USD
Additional Week: $500 USD
DepartureMay-September (2021 dates TBC)
Departure TimeSmall Animal | Large Animal | Wildlife
Return TimeAnimal Lovers | Pre-Vet Students | Vet Students | Vet Techs & Nurses | Vets
Dress CodeInterns receive a welcome packet on arrival with a full program itinerary, guide to local culture and t-shirt. Training is provided for all activities. The program fee supports the LSPCA as well as volunteer activities, transportation and accommodation. Limited to 6 interns per session.
IncludedAccommodationAirport TransfersLaundry FacilitiesMealsOn-Site SupportPre-Departure Support
Not IncludedFlightsFree-time ActivitiesTravel InsuranceVisa Fees (if applicable)Wi-fi
Week 4 (Optional):
LSPCA: Volunteers stay in a house near the clinic with 3 bedrooms (2-4 single beds in each) and 2 bathrooms. Bedding (pillows, sheets, and blankets), electricity, hot water, and laundry are included.
Monkey Bay: Volunteers stay at Mufasa Eco Lodge. Bedding (pillows, sheets, and blankets), electricity, hot water, and laundry are included.
Meals are simple and nutritious. Breakfast consists of cereal, fruit, eggs, toast, tea, and coffee. Volunteers pack a sandwich lunch at the beginning of each day- options include meat & cheese, peanut butter & jelly, or tuna mayo, along with fruit and juice. Dinner includes a protein, a starch, and at least 1 vegetable. We try to accommodate all dietary preferences, including vegetarians!
Animal/Vet Activities:LSPCA Clinic: Volunteers learn a wide range of clinical skills under continuous vet supervision in the main clinic and in local community clinics. This program meets pre-clinical and clinical EMS / internship requirements, and pre-vets can expect a minimum of 80 vet experience hours per session. We also welcome experienced vets for temporary work and skills exchange.
- Busy clinic and veterinary hospital (clinical skills), cattery (feline enrichment), rehoming shelter (canine training) and boarding kennels
- Three visits per week to farming communities with cows, sheep, goats, chickens, dogs, cats, rabbits, donkeys, ducks and pigs (farm clinics & donkey welfare training)
- Weekly spay/neuter campaigns and primary health clinics
- Humane Education to teach the children attitudes of care, respect and responsibility towards their fellow human beings, animals, and their environment
- Annual Community Projects including rabies campaign (vaccinations, vet support & education
- Animal Experience: 30-40
- Vet Experience: 20-30
- Clinical Experience: 10-20
- Surgical Experience: 0
Free-Time Activities:Volunteers have evenings and weekends off. Free-time activities include:
- Board Games
- Movie Nights
- Lounging on the Beach (Monkey Bay)
- Snorkeling (Monkey Bay)
- Canoing (Monkey Bay)