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CAREER DEVELOPMENT

The challenges facing sharks are many, and seemingly overwhelming. More than 100 million are slaughtered every year for their fins, whilst climate change is dramatically disrupting the oceanic ecosystem and food chain.

The Shark Research Unit believes that conducting strategic long-term and short-term shark research projects can inform and guide management and conservation policies of South Africa’s governing authority. Thereby ensuring the sustainability of South Africa’s shark species. 

Becoming a Shark Unit Intern

The first step in developing a career working with sharks is gaining practical experience and skills in your particiular area of interest. The shark research unit offers internships in the areas of shark research, citizen science, diving, ecotourism, media and education.

Eligibility

A passion for sharks

A minimum of two-weeks availiablity to join the Shark Research Unit.

Becoming a Shark Unit Intern

The first step in developing a career working with sharks is gaining practical experience and skills in your particiular area of interest. The shark research unit offers internships in the areas of shark research, citizen science, diving, ecotourism, media and education.

Eligibility

A passion for sharks

A minimum of two-weeks availiablity to join the Shark Research Unit.

Becoming a Shark Unit Intern

The first step in developing a career working with sharks is gaining practical experience and skills in your particiular area of interest. The shark research unit offers internships in the areas of shark research, citizen science, diving, ecotourism, media and education.

Eligibility

A passion for sharks

A minimum of two-weeks availiablity to join the Shark Research Unit.

Becoming a Shark Unit Intern

The first step in developing a career working with sharks is gaining practical experience and skills in your particiular area of interest. The shark research unit offers internships in the areas of shark research, citizen science, diving, ecotourism, media and education.

Eligibility

A passion for sharks

A minimum of two-weeks availiablity to join the Shark Research Unit.

Becoming a Shark Unit Intern

The first step in developing a career working with sharks is gaining practical experience and skills in your particiular area of interest. The shark research unit offers internships in the areas of shark research, citizen science, diving, ecotourism, media and education.

Eligibility

A passion for sharks

A minimum of two-weeks availiablity to join the Shark Research Unit.

Becoming a Shark Unit Intern

The first step in developing a career working with sharks is gaining practical experience and skills in your particiular area of interest. The shark research unit offers internships in the areas of shark research, citizen science, diving, ecotourism, media and education.

Eligibility

A passion for sharks

A minimum of two-weeks availiablity to join the Shark Research Unit.

INTERNSHIPS

Join the Shark Reseach Unit as a research or filming intern. Live shark week every week whist gaining invaluble practical training skills. 

GRADUATE STUDIES

The SRU hosts students each year as they collect data for their graduate and post graduate degrees. See how you can qualify to complete your thesis with the unit

COLLABORATE

The SRU partners with a worldwide network of natural science researchers. We welcome collobrative proposals from academics requiring access to South Africa’s coastal shark species.

PARTNER INSTITUTES

The Research Unit’s scientific team partner with top academic institutes and professional research bodies

Is your dream to work with sharks?

ABOUT US

The Shark Research Unit is a passionate research and conservation institute located in South Africa. Our core purpose is to conduct and support original shark research, conservation and education programs within our regions of priority.  We achieve these goals through stratigic partnerships with marine scientists, postgraduate students, ecotourism operations and academic institutes. 

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HEAD OFFICE

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

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