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WILDLIFE VETERINARY 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: 3 MONTHS
♥ START DATE: QUARTERLY
♥ LOCATION: JOGJAKARTA, INDONESIA
♥ TRAINING PROVIDED
♥  LOCAL CULTURAL DAY TRIPS
♥ ONLY £200/MONTH FEE (ACCOMMODATION/FOOD/TRAINING)

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

Read Hannah’s review of this 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 Jogjakarta (Yogyakarta in old spelling) 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. Also, there is the chance to get involved in the coordination of volunteer activities.

Wildlife Veterinary Internship Responsibilities 

The intern assists the resident veterinarian at the centre to:

  • Examine and diagnose animals, and sedate if needed
  • Test and vaccinate for diseases
  • Evaluate and dress wounds
  • Administer medication or fluids
  • Perform surgery when needed
  • Operate and maintain medical equipment
  • Maintain medical records and supplies for the animals
  • Lead and educate volunteers in husbandry and enrichment activities
  • Educate volunteers about the rescue and release process.
  • Share the local culture with volunteers by exploring the cuisine and other experiences such as traditional wax art, music and dance.
Wildlife Veterinary Internship

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:

  • 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 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 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
  • Build on your skills in facilitating volunteer groups
  • Immersion into a wonderfully 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 veterinary internship is on a VOLUNTEER basis. Induction and training included.
  • You will need to book your own international travel to and from the wildlife centre
  • Accommodation and food at a subsidized rate of £200 per month. You will stay in a twin room with aircon and attached shower /toilet. Meals will be provided on site by a local cook.
  • A single administration fee of £100 per intern is charged. Assistance with your visa application is available: £50
  • NOT INCLUDED: travel, personal insurance, visa and additional snacks or drinks. Vaccinations are compulsary especially Hepatitis (A+B and Hep C serology test)  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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