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wildlife communication internship
WILDLIFE COMMUNICATION INTERNSHIP

HOW TO APPLY

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

FULL-TIME, VOLUNTEER BASIS
DURATION: 3 MONTHS
START DATE: FEBRUARY 2020
LOCATION: KUALA LUMPUR
TRAINING PROVIDED
PERSONAL MENTOR
PROJECT FIELD TRIP INCLUDED
ONLY £150/MONTH FEE (ACCOMMODATION/FOOD)

“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.

wildlife communication internshipGet training to learn various new skills

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.

WHAT YOU CAN OFFER:

  • Strong passion for wildlife (preferably a relevant degree)
  • Some experience of communications OR
  • Strong interest in acquiring digital communication skills
  • Highly organised and self-motivated
  • Good IT competency and use of own laptop
  • Good level of fitness to work in tropical conditions (rainforest)
  • Flexibility to adapt to different culture
  • Good level of English, written and verbal

WHAT YOU CAN GAIN:

  • Hands-on field experience in animal husbandry and enrichment
  • Scope for animal behaviour or veterinary study
  • Social Media Management for wildlife conservation
  • Content Creation skills such as professional blogging
  • Develop your photography or video skills
  • Immersion into a different culture
  • Explore beautiful Malaysia and Asia region
  • Gain CV and career skills and develop your network

EMPLOYMENT CONDITIONS:

  • This internship is on a VOLUNTEER basis. You will be provided with training and induction PLUS personal mentoring
  • You will need to book your own international travel to and from the wildlife centre, via Kuala Lumpur ( point of entry)
  • You will be provided with accommodation at a subsidized rate of £150 per month. This fee also covers communal food allowance
  • NOT INCLUDED: travel, personal insurance, visa and vaccination fees, additional snacks or drinks
  • Option to extend your internship depending on satisfactory performance

The start date for this internship is in FEBRUARY 2020 and your minimum stay is for 3 months

Apply by sending you CV and motivation letter to: contact@malaysianwildlife.org

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

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