Internships are a minimum of 2 weeks, but you can mix and match projects to create your own internship for 2 - 6 weeks.
You can earn between 3 and 6 credits of experiential internship credit through Michigan State University. These credits can be used to fill many requirements for students at Michigan State University studying biology, ecology, conservation, natural resource management, animal husbandry, pre-vet, criminal justice, animal behavior physiology and related fields. These credits can also transfer to most United States universities and some international universities.
You need to have a GPA of 2.75. No negative academic reports on your transcript and have your application approved by MSU.
Housing, Meals, On Site Instruction, Laundry, Wifi, transport to projects from the arrival airport/town and travel insurance from MSU.
Airfare and any items of a personal nature. Tuition will be based on total credits chosen by students.
Travel to the projects can be scheduled most of the year depending on your availability. We have an MSU accompanied tour in June 2023 to the Marine Conservation Project, but contact us for other options.
Johannesburg Airport, South Africa (code JNB) for the Cheetah Rewilding. Inhambane Airport, Mozambique (airport code INH) for the Marine Conservation Project.
A Field Study Abroad staff member will be meeting you in the arrival hall, with a sign with the projects name.
Although this is by no means a regular occurrence, interns do sometimes get ill while interning with us. The coordinator for the project will ensure you receive immediate medical assistance. In the event of a serious illness or accident, each intern will be covered by MSU’s insurance policy, and we will assess the correct procedure for treatment.
While there is no hard cutoff, the sooner you submit your application and pay for the project, the better. The projects fill up fast for the summer period.