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WILDLIFE VETERINARY INTERNSHIP

HOW TO APPLY

SEND YOUR CV + SHORT EXPLANATION
why you want to do this internship to:
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♥ FULL-TIME, VOLUNTEER BASIS
♥ DURATION: 4-12 WEEKS
♥ LOCATION: WEST JAVA, INDONESIA
♥ TRAINING PROVIDED
♥ PROFESSIONAL VET CLINIC
♥ £125/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

Provide crucial veterinary care for rescued wildlife

This Wildlife Veterinary 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 Veterinary Interns to provide crucial care to its animals, which include gibbons, orangutans, sun bears, birds and other rainforest animals. Practically, you will assist the 2 resident vets at the vet and quarantine facility.

Wildlife Veterinary Internship Responsibilities

The intern assists the resident veterinarians at the centre to:

  • Administer prescribed medications, supplements, or treatments
  • Working with the vets in assisting with veterinary procedures
  • Operate and maintain medical equipment
  • Maintain medical records and supplies for the animals
  • Observing animals’ food consumption and checking for any signs of ill health or stress
  • Helping with the special care of sick or orphaned animals that may need hand-feeding

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:

  • A degree (or study for) veterinarian or vet nurse
  • Clinical experience desirable
  • Confidence and patience to handle animals
  • Good organisation and project management skills
  • Strong observational and record-keeping skills
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • 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 experience in wildlife veterinary practice
  • A varied workload: from nebulizing orangutans to examining birds
  • 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)
  • The chance to develop your career network

EMPLOYMENT CONDITIONS:

  • This wildlife veterinary 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 a personal briefing session prior to departure. 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

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