“It really is an amazing opportunity to get some marketing and conservation experience!”
Vlada Kantorovich from London (2018 Malaysia intern)
Develop Digital skills for Wildlife Communication
Poaching and illegal wildlife trafficking are at crisis levels, especially in Asia. The rescue centres that we support need urgent help. Hence the Wildlife Communication Internship! There is not only the hands-on work of feeding, enrichment and caring for the animals such as, gibbons, orangutans, sun bears, birds, deer and other rainforest animals.
In addition, we need effective communication to different audiences: potential volunteers or interns, possible donors or school groups and universities. This requires communication skills such as excellent writing or photography and video. Good knowledge of Social Media and creating Digital Content is also very helpful.
So this internship is definitely varied and offers a range of learning opportunities. Particularly, it ranges from animal care and veterinary practice to blogging or social media content with images and video.
You will receive training and support for all these activities. The training includes face-to-face workshops and online tutorials. Also you get support from a personal mentor who is on permanent call.
Experience the fascinating sights and tastes of Kuala Lumpur
You will be based in the Malaysian capital Kuala Lumpur. So plenty of chance for sightseeing, entertainment and delicious local food. Your base is a comfortable shared apartment with swimming pool, gym and wifi. It is near shops and public transport, at 40 minutes from the bustling city centre.
Moreover, you will go on a field trip ( 2 to 4 weeks) to your chosen wildlife project to get to know the conservation work and its impact. This travel can be to any of our partner rescue centres in East or West Malaysia, or in Yogjakarta, Indonesia. Your internship will be tailored to your own interests as much as possible.