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Wildlife Communication Internship
Gibbon Rehab Volunteer
Gibbon Rehab Volunteer
Gibbon Rehab Volunteer
PRIMATE REHABILITATION INTERNSHIP

HOW TO APPLY

SEND YOUR CV AND SHORT EXPLANation WHY YOU WANT TO DO THIS INTERNSHIP TO:
CONTACT@MALAYSIANWILDLIFE.ORG

♥ FULL-TIME, VOLUNTEER BASIS
♥ DURATION: 3 MONTHS
♥ START DATE: QUARTERLY
♥ LOCATION: RAUB, PAHANG, MALAYSIA
♥ TRAINING PROVIDED
♥ PERSONAL MENTOR
♥ SHORT TRIPS TO KUALA LUMPUR POSSIBLE
♥ ONLY £200/MONTH FEE (ACCOMMODATION/FOOD/TRAINING)

“Taking care of the gibbons was an unforgettable emotional investment for me and we get to learn about gibbons as individuals, not only as a species.” Toa Thiruvinothini

Provide crucial care for rescued gibbons

Malaysia’s Gibbon rehabilitation centre helps orphaned captive gibbons and other primates that were confiscated from illegal trade and pet owners. It provides care, nutrition, rehabilitation and re-wilding training to as many primates as possible, so they can be released back into the wild once they are physically and mentally ready.

The centre is seeking a Primate Rehabilitation Intern to provide crucial care to its animals, support volunteers and raise awareness about the need to protect these incredible species.

Primate Rehabilitation Internship Responsibilities

  • Primate rehabilitation internshipCoordinate volunteer activities, act as their main point of contact and ensure that they have an enjoyable experience
  • Help educate volunteers about these incredible species and help them experience the local culture
  • Assist the primate keepers with food preparation, feeding and enrichment
  • Inspect, maintain and clean the animal enclosures
  • Carry out animal observation studies and keep a log of animal progress
  • Collect and report data on animal health
  • Help educate the public about the threats that gibbons in Malaysia face due to human activities – and the implications of gibbon extinctions.
primate rehabilitation internship

Enjoy Malaysia's fascinating sights and tastes

The centre is based in the beautiful Raub district in Pahang, Peninsular Malaysia. It is about a 2 hour drive from the vibrant city of Kuala Lumpur. Based in a primary jungle adjacent to the Titiwangsa mountain range, you’re in for a real treat when it comes to getting outdoors and close to nature!

There are plenty of unforgettable experiences to be had, from enjoying Malaysia’s bustling capital, where you can see the magnificent Batu Caves, the Petronas Twin Towers and sample the delicious cuisine, to name a few.

Closer to home, you can explore the highlights of Pahang, which range from limestone caving, to beautiful sandy beaches and waterfalls. Finally, you will enjoy a truly Malay cultural experience by living in a local ‘kampung’ (village) in the rainforest.

WHAT YOU CAN OFFER:

  • Knowledge of animal care and enrichment or willing to learn
  • Supportive, able to act as volunteers’ main point of contact
  • Good organisation and project management skills to manage your own work and coordinate volunteer activities
  • Able to work independently as well as in a team, with excellent interpersonal skills to facilitate volunteer groups
  • Previous experience living/working in the developing world OR an understanding of the need to adapt to another culture
  • Fluent in English. Bahasa Melayu useful but not essential.
  • Over 18 years and physically fit

WHAT YOU CAN GAIN:

  • The opportunity to make a real difference
  • Exposure to gibbons and other primates
  • Develop your knowledge of animal care and enrichment
  • Deepen your understanding of primate behaviour monitoring
  • Build on your skills in facilitating volunteer groups
  • A varied workload
  • Immersion into a different culture
  • The chance to explore beautiful Malaysia
  • CV skills and a reference
  • The chance to develop your network

EMPLOYMENT CONDITIONS:

  • This wildlife rescue internship is on a VOLUNTEER basis.
  • Book your own international travel to and from Kuala Lumpur.
  • Accommodation and food at a subsidized rate of £200 per month. You will stay in a local village house with dorm and cooking facilities. Some meals provided, but prepare own breakfast and dinner.
  • NOT INCLUDED: travel to the centre, personal insurance, visa and additional snacks or drinks. Vaccinations are compulsary especially Hepatitis (A+B and Hep C serology test)  and TB Tuberculosis ( BCG or recent test result to confirm no TB).
  • Option to extend your internship depending on satisfactory performance

Apply to: contact@malaysianwildlife.org

IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS ABOUT THIS INTERNSHIP, THEN PLEASE ASK

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