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Intern with the Shark Research Unit

The Shark Research Unit welcomes interns and students from around the world to join us in conducting our shark projects. The three specific training internships we offer delve into different aspects of working with sharks. Know you passion, decide your program, and join us here at the SRU for an educational adventure of a life time. 

Great White Shark Research Internship

Join our Mossel Bay team to conduct ground breaking Great White Shark research, education and conservation programs. 

Sharkslive Film Internsihp

Learn the production skills to live broadcast great white shark cage diving and research expeditions with the team from Sharkslive

Shark Development Program

Develop multiple professional skills required to build a career working with sharks. From shark diving to citizen science to ecotourism operations. 

Is your dream to work with sharks?


The Shark Research Unit is a shark and marine research and conservation institute driven by a passionate team of shark experts. We are located in South Africa and work in two regions of priority – Aliwal Shoal and Mossel Bay. 

Our core purpose is to conduct and support original shark research, conservation and education programs through strategic partnerships with marine scientists, postgraduate students, ecotourism operators and academic institutes. 

Our focus extends to nurturing a new generation (of all ages) of shark scientists, professionals and enthusiasts. We achieve this through our great white shark research internship, learner outreach programs and expert guided shark edu-tours  



  • 182 Aalwyn Way
  • Aalwyndal
  • Mossel Bay 6520
  • South Africa


  • 34 Egerton Rd
  • Freeland Park
  • Schottburgh 4180
  • South Africa

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