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Join us on a

PLACEMENT or as a postgrad

and gain valuable research skills

University Placement &
Postgraduate Programme 

Carnivore Research Malawi offers a tailored programme for students wishing to conduct their industrial / PTY / professional training placement or BSc/ MSc/PhD internship or research with us.


We offer students the option to conduct their research project with us as part of the placement, as well as offering BSc, MSc and MRes opportunities for university students.

Placements and Bsc / Msc /MRes  projects are offered for periods of 1  to 10 months at any of our field sites. 

Developing your skills

Placement students join CRM in the field research sites. You will have the opportunity to gain a diverse range of new skills including field research techniques such as camera trapping, behavioural observations, radio telemetry, carnivore call-in, den checks, scat transects, and large mammal transects. There is also the possibility to work on data entry, data analysis, and GIS. Furthermore, CRM is involved with community engagement and HWC mitigation; we conduct interviews on carnivore conflict, provide education and capacity building. You can also gain lab based skills including cuticle and cross section analysis of hair to study carnivore diet. 



  • Duration: 2 to 10 months (longer stays possible)

  • Requirements: age 18+, and in good health

  • Locations: Lilongwe City, Kuti Wildlife Reserve, Kasungu National Park

  • Activities: Field research, community engagement: including education and Human-Wildlife conflict mitigation, camera trapping, radio telemetry, GIS, scat analysis (including lab analysis)

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  • Arrival airport: Lilongwe International

  • Dates: We take placement students at any time of year.

  • Please note we are closed between 23rd Dec and 2nd Jan each year for Christmas/New Year break.



The costs of your placement vary according to how long you stay and include a donation to the project.

Extensions to booked placements can be arranged at the project but are subject to availability.


Check the costs per month in the Student Placement Pack here

Interested? Here's how to apply

Download our student project list for inspiration.


Download our student information pack.

Complete the online application form



We will then contact you to confirm receipt of your application, discuss your project with you. We will then ask you to complete a detailed project proposal form and confirm dates and costs and send you a detailed student placement pack to give you all the extra information you need before arriving.

Of course feel free to email us with any questions at

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