Summer Research Intern, Cheetah Conservation Fund and UW Global Engagement Office


Position Title: Summer Research Internship

Organization: Cheetah Conservation Fund and UW Global Engagement Office

Location: Namibia

Position Overview: The Office of Global Engagement invites applications from undergraduate and graduate students for the Bidstrup Cheetah Conservation Student Support Fund. This $5000 award will support up to 8 weeks of independent research or internship work at the Cheetah Conservation Fund in Namibia in summer, 2023. Students in any field, from zoology to communication, are encouraged and eligible to apply.


  •  Applicants must be enrolled in a degree-granting UW undergraduate or graduate program.
  • Applicants must have completed at least 30 credits.
  • Applications must include a resume or CV (Curriculum Vitae).
  • Applications must be supported by a letter from a UW faculty member explaining how the proposed internship or research project contributes to the advancement of the student’s academic or professional objectives.
  • All applications must include a Letter of Motivation, highlighting the reasons for their interest in this opportunity and explaining their skills and overall ability to be successful in a challenging environment (500 words or less).
  • Graduate applicants must include a research abstract or proposal (500 words or less).
  • Successful applicants will then need to apply & be accepted into the internship/volunteer program for the 2023 summer at the Cheetah Conservation Fund. 

Start/End Dates: June 1 – August 31

Bidstrup Fund Deadline: March 3

Cheetah Conservation Fund Application Deadline: May 1

How to Apply: Please use the online application to apply and reach out to with questions.

This is an easy two-step application process. First, students apply for support through the Bidstrup Fund. Second, successful applicants then apply for an intern or volunteer position directly with the Cheetah Conservation Fund for summer, 2023. UW’s Education Abroad office will provide support in the application process.