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The goal of the intern program is to offer training in field monitoring techniques, turtle conservation, public speaking, data entry, science communication, and independent organisation funding. Interns are involved in all aspects related to the successful running of the conservation program for a 2-3 month period. To ensure that all interns feel comfortable partaking/conducting all of their required responsibilities, every intern will partake in a 2-3 week intensive training period following their arrival, and can usually work independently following this training time.

Daily Tasks

  • Running the Experiential Program

    • Leading workshops on water safety, shoreline ecology, and marine life

    • Ensuring participants safety during working hours of the program

    • Educating participants on proper conservation techniques

  • Field Work

    • Conducted nightly between 9pm and 7am

    • Monitoring for mother turtles coming up to nest

    • Relocation of eggs into a hatchery

    • Releasing hatchlings

    • Collecting nesting and hatchling data

  • “Office work”

    • Data entry

    • Post-excavation examination and data collection on deceased/unfertilized eggs

    • Sponsorship updates

    • Sales

  • General Conservation Tasks

    • Building/repairing/dismantling the turtle hatchery (subject to intake period)

    • Sorting and managing the recycling of Bubbles Dive Resort

    • Occasional guiding of simple “jungle treks” for guests

    • Assisting in resort delivery

  • Public Awareness

    • Conducting educational “turtle talks” to guests on a daily basis

    • Guiding and educating guests during night patrols to see the turtles


  • Assist in monitoring nesting sea turtles and recording data.

  • Help manage and maintain the turtle hatchery.

  • Deliver educational talks and engage with visitors.

  • Maintain the cleanliness and safety of the nesting beach.

  • Collect and compile conservation data.

  • Collaborate with the conservation team and volunteers.


  • MINIMUM 2nd year post-secondary in marine biology, environmental sciences or a related field

  • Completed bachelor's degree preferred

  • Ability to swim 100m in open water unassisted - essential

  • Strong leadership and public speaking skills

  • Experience working with animals

  • Availability for 2-3 months between March-October 2024


  • Shared 3-bed dormitory style living accommodations

  • 3 meals/day

  • PADI diving certification ranging from Open Water Diver to Nitrox Specialty for internships 10+ weeks in length

  • 1 day off per week, can be pooled and used to leave the island for up to 10 days

**Arrangements possible to use this internship as a CO-OP or to collect data for a final year project.**

To Apply

Send your CV and letter of intent to Join us in making a difference in turtle conservation!

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