Ashia offers animal care, management,  health and behaviour internships. Students will be mentored and supervised by our experienced staff. If you are currently studying in one of these areas and need to complete a practical placement or internship, we have opportunities available.

Monitoring Cheetah data collection at Ashia Cheetah Sanctuary.
Cheetah sibling love at Cheetah Ashia Conservation.
Intern setting up research equipment can be provided at Ashia, Paarl.

Included In Internship Opportunities

  • Animal management and husbandry for our animals
  • Working alongside staff and volunteers, to learn and contribute to the care of our animals
  • Cleaning enclosures, preparing food and feeding the animals
  • Working on Intern projects under the direction of experienced staff
  • Planning and implementing enrichment activities for all our animals
  • Observing animals and assisting researchers where applicable
Internship Cost 2020
InternshipDiscount2 Weeks3 Weeks4 Weeks4+ Weeks/
per week
International Interns(30%)R10,570R14,770R19,460R4,830
South African Interns(50%)R7,550R10,550R13,900R3,450
The overall cost includes all accommodation, bedding, laundry, breakfast and lunch (except Sundays).

You will be housed in a single room with a shared bathroom in the Volunteer House with all its facilities.  You will receive training material, a manual and 2 Ashia T-shirts. Wi-Fi is available at the Volunteer House and certain areas on the Sanctuary.

A minimum stay of 2 weeks is required.


A 50% deposit is required to confirm your booking once your application from has been accepted. The remaining 50% of your payment is due 1 month prior to your arrival. Banking details will be provided upon confirmation of your application.

Cancellation Policy

Your 50% deposit will not be refunded should you cancel your participation in the program at any time. If you cancel your booking less than 30 days before your start date, you will not be eligible for a refund of any kind. We can put all money paid towards a different date if you wish to reschedule your volunteer experience.

Fees are to cover administrative work and the opportunity cost of being unable to fill your position at last minute. Once you arrive, if you decide to leave the program early for any reason, Ashia will be unable to refund you in any way.

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To get involved at Ashia application forms are availble.

Application Forms

Volunteering & accommodation during the holidays are available at Ashia, Paarl.

Modern Volunteer House