Lang Tengah Turtle Watch is looking for a passionate and engaging individual who is willing to gain experience from an unpaid internship position in practical conservation work at their mainland project, based at Pantai Chakar Hutan in Dungun, Terengganu, Malaysia. This project provides plenty of opportunities for hands-on conservation work while learning more about nesting turtle monitoring as well as public outreach and engagement.
March – early November (minimum 3 months)
LTTW collaborates with the Department of Fisheries and WWF-Malaysia at Chakar Hutan in monitoring the nesting beach and managing a hatchery and information centre. You will be an integral part of our team, assisting our on-site staff members with whatever aspects they require, which may involve any of the following:
Turtles aside, you can explore all Terengganu has to offer during your free time, which will be at your own expense. These activities include: hiking, visit to waterfalls, day trip to nearby islands, picnic, etc.
This is a great opportunity to get involved with a small organisation that is growing rapidly. This means that your work has a real impact on the success of the project and you will also be able to contribute to shaping the future of the project. In 2021 we were able to save over 21,000 eggs at another project in Tanjong Jara Resort, which would have otherwise been sold to the market for human consumption. All of these nests were relocated into the safety of our hatcheries where they were monitored until their release. The project site at Pantai Chakar Hutan is an expansion of our conservation efforts in saving more turtle nests in Terengganu.
While this is an unpaid position, Lang Tengah Turtle Watch will cover your in-country land travel to/from the project site, as well as food and accommodation whilst on the project. You will be living in a field house, sharing a room and toilet along with up to four/five other interns. You will prepare your meals yourself. Travel to and from Malaysia is at the expense of the intern.
If you feel you’re the right person to be part of our young, passionate and dynamic team of conservationists, please do send through a copy of your C.V. and a cover letter stating which time slot you are applying for to our Principal Officer, Seh Ling, at email@example.com with CH Conservation Intern as the subject heading.