Mpala is located on the Laikipia plateau in north-central Kenya, just north of the Equator, northwest of Mt. Kenya. It covers 48,000 acres of savannah and dry woodland habitats and is bordered by Ewaso Ngiro and the Ewaso Narok rivers. We seek a dynamic, committed and dedicated individual to work as a Research Intern.
The intern will gain valuable experience in conducting research in the field and in the lab, while at the same time contributing directly towards management of research infrastructure. The internship experience is geared towards developing leadership, independent research and study skills, allowing the interns develop a variety of abilities, which can improve your future job prospects. The internship will be for a duration of one year.


  1. Participate in the collection and maintenance of wildlife and ecological monitoring database.
  2. Participate in variety of land stewardship actions, including but not limited to: habitat restoration, invasive
    species control.
  3. Assist in the development and implementation of livestock grazing management plan.
  4. Provide support for students and researchers undertaking various projects at Mpala, including but not
    limited to: guidance on available lab spaces, facilities, and equipment, coordinate access to different field
    sites, and availing basic ecological monitoring data.
  5. Compile data and assist in the development of technical reports.
  6. Carry out any other duties that may be assigned from time.


  1. At least a BSc degree in Environmental Science, Wildlife Management, Natural Resource Management or
    any other relevant subject
  2. Strong desire to learn data collection, management and analysis approaches
  3. Working knowledge or willingness to learn environmental mapping and database applications
  4. Strong analytical skills and/or willingness to learn R programming language
  5. Demonstrate intercultural competency skills such as self-awareness, curiosity, and teamwork
  6. Excellent communication skills
  7. Ability to work independently with minimum supervision.
  8. Dependable, honest and trustworthy.


Please send a single pdf attachment with the subject Research Intern to, or send hard copies of the documents addressed to the Head of Human Resource and Administration, P.O. Box 555-10400 Nanyuki.

• A brief introduction of yourself (up to 300words), stating why you would be an excellent Research Intern
• Curriculum Vitae (C.V)
• Include your academic/professional certificates.

Applications will be reviewed as received. The last day of review will be Friday 20th April 2023. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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