The Mogalakwena Research Centre (MRC) offers a variety of short research projects that provide students and interns the opportunity to participate in long-term projects on the Mogalakwena Reserves. These research projects range from feeding ecology, social behaviour, and movement patterns of animals, to alien plant species impact studies and community projects.
The projects are suitable for a study of 6 to 20 weeks, the details of which will be discussed on application. Depending on the time of year and popularity of particular projects, you may be requested to apply for another project than your first choice.
For all projects, the MRC expects you to work independently and with dedication. You will receive initial orientation, instruction and field supervision, but once you are familiar with your project methodology, you will be expected to go into the field by yourself on a daily basis to collect data. The last two weeks of your stay will be dedicated to data analysis, scientific report writing and the presentation of your findings.
Mogalakwena Research Centre also provides opportunities to creative and design students to gain practical experience in design and hands-on craft skills at the Craft Art Centre. Students will work with master crafters in beading, embroidering, weaving, knitting and stitching under supervision in a creative environment.
A variety of materials and natural fibres are provided and accommodation is available at the Artist’s Retreat where students have access to a library.