“You will learn a great set of skills that you can take anywhere to work to protect the ocean” Lauren (UK)
A truly versatile marine biology experience
The Marine Conservation Internship offers an incredible opportunity to gain really varied work experience while living on a paradise island. You will spend time with 3 different marine projects: Turtle Patrols, Diving Surveys including Coral Reef Restoration and Eco-education for the local community. This experience will allow you not only to gain marine skills, but also learn about the local island culture. You will have a great experience interacting with a diverse group of people during this amazing time. Moreover, your work you will have a positive impact, as the projects are well-established. So they will provide you with an integrated view of how to manage conservation and community projects and protect the local environment through sustainable tourism and eco-education.
Marine Conservation Internship Responsibilities
1.SEA TURTLE PROJECT (3 weeks)
-Beach patrol to protect nesting turtles and maintain the hatchery
-Snorkeling to photo ID sea turtles
2. MARINE RESEARCH PROJECT (3 weeks)
-Surveys and monitoring of the seagrass beds
-Coral reef restoration and coral nursery
3. ECO-EDUCATION PROJECT (2 weeks)
-Environmental education for the local school
-Awareness campaigns with the local community
A tropical island paradise
The Perhentian Islands are a tropical paradise located off the east coast of Malaysia. As a marine park, these islands are known for their incredible beaches, crystal clear waters, and vibrant coral reefs. It is a popular destination for tourists who want to experience the best of Southeast Asia. The Perhentian Islands are famous for their diving and snorkeling opportunities as the waters are filled with vibrant and colorful marine life. You can observe sea turtles in their natural habitat and see fish and other sea creatures. Whether you are a beginner or an experienced diver, you are sure to find something to explore in the Perhentian Islands.
There are also plenty of small resorts, restaurants, and bars on the islands, so you can enjoy a delicious meal or a refreshing drink while taking in the views of the stunning beaches.