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WILDLIFE RESCUE 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: 4-12 WEEKS
♥ LOCATION: WEST JAVA, INDONESIA
♥ TRAINING PROVIDED

♥ FROM £150/week (ACCOMMODATION/FOOD)
♥ MIN. STAY 4 WEEKS: £650.- + visa fee

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

Download a full JOB DESCRIPTION for this internship HERE

Provide crucial animal care for rescued wildlife

This Wildlife Rescue internship is an incredible opportunity to help care for rescued animals. Poaching and illegal wildlife trafficking of orangutans and other endangered species are at crisis levels. Our Wildlife Rescue Centre in West Java, Indonesia accepts and cares for rescued animals. Moreover, where possible, it rehabilitates and releases them back into the wild. However, behavioural and health conditions caused by previous owners mean for many animals the centre becomes their permanent home. The centre is seeking Wildlife Rescue Interns to provide crucial care to its animals, which include gibbons, orangutans, sun bears, birds and other rainforest animals. This is a unique chance to gain animal husbandry and wildlife management skills.

Wildlife Rescue Internship Responsibilities

animal care volunteeringThe intern assists the animal keepers in their daily tasks:

  • Cleaning and maintaining the animal enclosures
  • Preparing food and providing food and water to the animals
  • Helping staff to administer medication or treatment
  • Observing animals for stress or unusual behaviour and reporting this to the staff
  • Preparing animal enrichment to keep the animals active
  • Keeping detailed records of behaviour, diet and other events
  • Interns are encouraged to carry out a special project of their choice
  • Download the full job description on this page

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:

  • Knowledge of animal care and enrichment or willing to learn
  • Enjoy manual and sometimes heavy work
  • Confidence and patience to handle animals
  • Good organisation and project management skills
  • Strong observational and record-keeping skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills to facilitate volunteer groups
  • Good flexibility to adapt to working in a different culture
  • Free of allergies ( animal hair, fur, feather, and dust)
  • Fluent in English, Bahasa Indonesia is useful but not essential

WHAT YOU CAN GAIN:

  • The opportunity to make a real difference
  • Exposure to a wide range of species, many of which are endangered
  • Develop your knowledge of animal care and enrichment
  • A varied workload: from observing orangutans to feeding snakes
  • Immersion into a wonderfully different culture
  • The chance to explore beautiful Indonesia
  • CV skills and a reference
  • The chance to develop your network

EMPLOYMENT CONDITIONS:

  • This wildlife rescue 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 toilets, and showers. Cooked local meals served for lunch and dinner. Vegetarian and special diets catered for.
  • Laundry service and daily cleaning of the facilities provided.
  • A single administration fee of £100 per intern is charged. This includes our Ethical Animal Volunteering Guide and a personal briefing session prior to departure. The e-Visa application fee is £125.-
  • NOT INCLUDED: travel, personal insurance, and additional snacks or drinks for breakfast. Vaccinations are compulsory especially for COVID, Hepatitis, and TB Tuberculosis ( BCG or recent test result to confirm no TB).

Apply to: contact@malaysianwildlife.org

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