Are you looking for a practical placement to get the experience you need for your professional development?
Walkabout Park internships are offered through the separate but supportive not-for-profit organisation Walkabout Wildlife Conservation Foundation (WWCF). WWCF's purpose is ecological and cultural conservation in Calga on Australia's NSW Central Coast. WWCF supports Walkabout Park's conservation efforts in a number of ways, including the provision of volunteer workers. In exchange, Walkabout Park provides WWCF volunteers with practical hands-on training and experience in various conservation areas, from wildlife conservation to eco-educational-tourism.
Walkabout Park offers practical internships in a range of areas such as animal husbandry, eco-tourism, customer care, conservation management, graphic art and marketing. Interns at Walkabout Park to date have been studying Agricultural Engineering, Conservation Science, Zoology, Marketing and Design, Tourism and Graphic Arts.
International Interns at Australia Walkabout Wildlife Park
Australia Walkabout Wildlife Park is a unique natural bush wildlife sanctuary.
Although nestled in true blue unspoiled Australian bush, the sanctuary is located only 55 minutes drive north of the Sydney Harbour Bridge and only 15 minutes by car from the train station at Gosford.
For more information about what happens at Walkabout Park, click here to check out our "Volunteers Overview" page.
International & Australian Interns
Most of our international interns are university students from overseas countries where a requirement of their university course is that they gain experience working with animals. We also offer a limited number of internships in other disciplines under the banner eco-tourism.
We do offer internships to Australian students. Most of Walkabout Park's Australian student interns are studying conservation science, veterinary science and other bio-sciences.
Aside from university students, we also have places for International Cultural Exchange Volunteers either travelling on their own or with organisations such as AFS, and Conservation Volunteers either travelling on their own or with organisations such as ISV.
Walkabout Park regularly hosts volunteers returning for a second or subsequent period. Having already worked together, and therefore knowing each other well, we can tailor the program for the individual returning volunteer e.g. if your university requires you to undertake a major project.
Your questions answered
Internships are volunteer positions, they are not paid internships.
We do accept students who speak very little English.
Interns usually work 5 days per week, but shorter working weeks may be negotiated.
The minimum internship period for individuals is 3 weeks.
The three week internship program is well suited for Australian students studying Veterinary Science who are required to do a number of placements in different institutions.
Most international interns stay for 3 to 6 months.
Most interns choose to live on site - the residential option includes assistance getting to and from public transport in the nearest town, Gosford.
It is not possible to get to Walkabout Park by bus or train.
The nearest train station is Gosford Station which is 15 minutes by car down the M1 Motorway from Calga.
For more information about internships at Walkabout Park including accommodation and costings:
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