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SUSTAINABLE FARMING INTERNSHIP

HOW TO APPLY

SEND YOUR CV + SHORT EXPLANATION
why you want to do this internship to:
CONTACT@MALAYSIANWILDLIFE.ORG

♥ FULL-TIME, VOLUNTEER BASIS
♥ DURATION: 2-6 WEEKS
♥ LOCATION: WEST JAVA, INDONESIA
♥ TRAINING PROVIDED
♥ DIVERSIFIED ORGANIC FARM
♥ £150/WEEK FEE (ACCOMMODATION/FOOD)

“My experience at the Rescue Centre was life changing.” Sam Hunt

Download a full JOB DESCRIPTION for this veterinary internship HERE

Growing food for 400 wild animals

Feeding so many animals is a huge task. The farm team at the Java Wildlife Rescue Centre is focused on sustainability and food production. Currently, the centre operates a diversified organic farm, including coffee and fruit production on 2 hectares/ 5 acres. The vegetable operation, coming into its second year of production, supplies high-quality organic vegetables and fruits to the rescued animals. It is being developed on land previously used for rice production with a greenhouse and compost building. We practice minimal-soil disturbance methods, prioritizing soil health and composting.

This sustainable farming internship will teach you about tropical organic food production and soil restoration. You will become an important part of our small farm team. You will need to be prepared to assist with all aspects of growing organic vegetables and fruits using hand tools alone. You will be self-motivated, enthusiastic, and positive. As an intern, you may be asked to work in other areas than on the farm, for example, assisting the Keepers with animal care. The sustainable farming internship is suited to all levels of ability as you will learn as you go with the assistance of the Sustainability Program Manager and Assistant Farm Manager

wildlife volunteeringSustainable Farming Internship Responsibilities

  • Propagation, pricking out, transplanting, planting.
  • Weeding and Watering.
  • Greenhouse management and maintenance.
  • Harvesting and post-harvest handling.
  • Soil Cultivation and Composting and Pruning.
  • Compliance with Organic growing standards.

Enjoy Java's fascinating natural sights

You will be based in the beautiful foothills of West Java about 800 meters above sea level. The climate is tropical with day temperatures of 25 to 32 degrees Celcius. At night, it is a lot more chilly, as low as 15 degrees. The centre is located in a stunning rainforest area. It offers many opportunities for nature activities such as spotting wildlife, swimming in the large natural waterfalls nearby. The area is famous for at least 6 awesome waterfalls: some as high as 100 metres.

You can also join organised trips, for instance, caving with professional guides in the 1500 meter long cave. Alternatively, a guided tour around the amazing tea plantations that are typical for West-Java. Other activities include birding and Javan cooking lessons. The historic cities Bogor and Bandung are within travel distance. So, there are plenty of unforgettable experiences to be had.

WHAT YOU CAN OFFER:

  • Willing to do physical work ( with regular breaks and long lunch)
  • Effective communication and interpersonal skills
  • Capable of working alone or as part of a team
  • Ability to do basic DIY
  • Comfortable using and maintaining garden tools
  • Experience in farming is a bonus but not required
  • Fluency in either Bahasa Indonesia or English or Dutch
  • Good flexibility to adapt to working in a different culture

WHAT YOU CAN GAIN:

  • The opportunity to make a real difference
  • Knowledge about organic farming and healthy soil
  • Develop your practical skills for food and fruit production
  • A varied workload: from farming to caring for wild animals
  • Expand your knowledge of wildlife conservation
  • Immersion into a wonderfully different culture
  • The chance to explore beautiful Indonesia
  • CV skills and a reference (upon request)

EMPLOYMENT CONDITIONS:

  • This sustainable farming internship is on a VOLUNTEER basis. Induction included and extra training available.
  • You will need to book your own international travel to Jakarta. From there, a transfer is available upon request.
  • Accommodation and food at a subsidized rate of £150 per week. Dormitory style with private partitioned area, local toiles, and showers. Cooked local meals served for lunch and dinner. Vegetarian and special diets are catered for.
  • Laundry service and daily cleaning of the facilities provided.
  • A single administration fee of £100 per intern is charged. This includes pre-departure personal briefing. The visa application fee is: £125
  • NOT INCLUDED: travel, personal insurance, visa, and additional snacks or drinks for breakfast). Vaccinations are compulsory, especially COVID, Hepatitis (A+B and Hep C serology test), and TB Tuberculosis ( BCG or recent test result to confirm no TB).

Apply to: contact@malaysianwildlife.org

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

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