Current Openings

See below for details.

Resident Veterinarian - 2024

Resident Veterinarian

Professional Qualifications (Required)

  • Degree in Veterinary Medicine (DVM or equivalent) from a recognized university.
  • 1-3 years of demonstrated experience as clinician.
  • Knowledge of medical equipment (radiographs, ultrasound, blood analysis, etc.), anaesthesia procedures, lab and pathology, sampling and post mortem examination.
  • Experience conducting various types of surgeries, vaccinations and health checks on animals.
  • Minimum one year of experience working with wildlife.
  • Advanced written and verbal communication skills; fluent in written and spoken English.
  • Proficiency with basic computer skills including Microsoft Office.
  • Willingness to live on-site, in relatively basic conditions, alongside fellow colleagues.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Previous experience in team leadership and management.
  • Previous experience working with primates or great apes and knowledge of primate medicine strongly preferred.
  • Advanced certificates or training programs in zoo, wildlife or exotic medicine.
  • Training in pathology and necropsy techniques is highly valuable.
  • Problem-solving skills with a willingness to tackle unique challenges.
  • High emotional intelligence.
  • Previous experience working abroad, preferably in Africa.
  • Experience working with ZIMS
  • Experience collaborating with research institutions and developing professional connections.


To apply, please send your CV in English as a PDF with a cover letter, and indicate the date you are available to start. Please send the application materials to: with the reference RESIDENT VETERINARIAN in the email title.

Application date: Until the position is filled. The position is available immediately. International candidates welcome to apply

Internship Opportunities - 2024

Internship Opportunities 2024

Project 1 – Tree Planting in and around Loma Mountains National Park

Project 2 – Chimpanzee Behaviour Analysis from Loma Mountains National Park

Project 3 – National Animal Campaign Strategy Development

Project 4 – Analysis and Compilation of Ranger Patrol Data

See attached PDF for details


  • Applicants to Projects 1 and 2 must be currently registered at a University of Sierra Leone, with their own University Supervisor. Preferably Masters Level.
  • All applicants must be available to work full time on the internship for a minimum period of 6 months, up to 1 full year. Applicants must be available to start during the month of April 2024.
  • Applicants must be able to work from Tacugama Sanctuary in Freetown on a regular basis, with trips to the field as and when required.


  • 17th of March 2024 – Close of internship applications
  • 18th to 29 th March 2024 – Review of applications and calls for interview
  • 30th and 31 st March 2024 – Selection of final candidates
  • 1st April 2024 – Start of Internship


To apply for the internship please send your CV and cover letter to, specifying which project you would be interested in and what experience (literature, software, fieldwork) you have to successfully carry out the work. Note this is not a paid position, but any field logistics will be covered. Other tasks may be assigned as and when necessary.

Veterinary Intern

Veterinary Internship

We are committed to providing our interns with a unique and rewarding experience that will allow them to gain valuable skills and knowledge in the field of wildlife medicine and rehabilitation. If you are passionate about working with chimpanzees and are eager to learn and contribute to our mission, we encourage you to apply. Interns are required to pay an internship fee. The fees for the internship and more information are available here.

Duration: 3 to 6 months


To apply, please send CV and cover letter with the subject “Vet Intern” to and indicate the date you are available to start.

Education Intern

Volunteer Posting – Education Intern

Based in Sierra Leone, international Candidates welcome to apply.

Duration: 3 to 6 months

Start Date: Any


To apply, please send CV and cover letter with the subject “Education Intern” to and indicate the date you are available to start.