The Stop Rhino Poaching Internship programme will take place in South Africa and Botswana between June 26 and August 23.
BlackBerry will support the programme through the donation of five BlackBerry Z10 smartphones that will help the interns stay in touch wherever they are, while it will also arrange data and voice connectivity for them to use in the two months.
“The Department of Environmental Affairs estimate that around 430 rhinos have been poached in South Africa this year alone. The poaching of rhinos for their horns remains one of South Africa’s most concerning environmental issues,” said Alexandra Zagury, managing director for South and Southern Africa at BlackBerry.
“BlackBerry is extremely committed to support this cause, hence our engagement in this programme. We believe that the fight against rhino poaching can be won through the efforts of dedicated people and organisations, and we will provide them with help where we can,” he added.
Stop Rhino Poaching is an NGO that focuses on raising funds for the fight against rhino poaching and driving awareness about rhino poaching.