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WILDLIFE RESCUE INTERNSHIP

HOW TO APPLY

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

♥ FULL-TIME, VOLUNTEER BASIS
♥ DURATION: 3 MONTHS
♥ START DATE: FEBRUARY 2020
♥ LOCATION: JOGJAKARTA, INDONESIA
♥ TRAINING PROVIDED
♥ PERSONAL MENTOR
♥  LOCAL CULTURAL  DAY TRIPS
♥ ONLY £150/MONTH FEE (ACCOMMODATION/FOOD)

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

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 Jogjakarta, 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 an Wildlife Rescue  Intern to provide crucial care to its animals, which include gibbons, orangutans, sun bears, birds and other rainforest animals – and coordinate volunteers to do the same.

Animal Care Internship Responsibilities

  • animal care volunteeringManage volunteers, ensuring they have a fulfilling stay.
  • Lead volunteers in animal husbandry and enrichment activities (feeding, cleaning enclosures and creating enrichment tools to keep the animals stimulated).
  • Educate volunteers about the rescue and release process.
  • Work with teachers and volunteers to run fun and interactive English classes with local children and adults.
  • Raise awareness of environmental protection and animal welfare amongst the community and support volunteers to do the same.
  • Share the local culture with volunteers by exploring the cuisine and other experiences such as traditional wax art, music and dance.
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Enjoy Jogja's fascinating sights and tastes

You will be based in the beautiful countryside, about an hour away from the vibrant city of Jogjakarta. There are plenty of unforgettable experiences to be had. For instance,  watching the sunrise at the stunning Borobudur or Prambanan temple.  Or, taking part in wax art classes, enjoying local dance and music performances.

Of course, there is also the delicious local cuisine. On Friday evenings, you will be welcomed into a staff member’s home or a local family for a Javan dinner. Here, you will experience traditional, home-cooked Javan cuisine. Maybe you can even try your hand preparing some. Their smiles are infectious and the delicious food just keeps on coming!

Finally, you can enjoy coming back to your comfortable on-site accommodation. Rooms have an en-suite shower and Western style toilet. They come with air-con, drinking water and tea/coffee facilities. There is a communal lobby with a TV, where volunteers socialise and enjoy meals together. Internet access is available and rooms have private balconies. The perfect way to relax at the end of the day!

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 Indonesia 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
  • Build on your skills in facilitating volunteer groups
  • A varied workload
  • Immersion into a different culture
  • The chance to explore beautiful Indonesia
  • CV skills and a reference
  • The chance to develop your network

animal care internshipEMPLOYMENT CONDITIONS:

  • This wildlife rescue 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
  • 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 additional snacks or drinks. Vaccinations are compulsary esp. Hepatitis (a+B) 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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