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 the prestigious Tanjong Jara Resort on the East Coast of Peninsular Malaysia. This project provides plenty of opportunity for hands-on conservation work while learning more about public outreach and engagement.
March – June, May – August or July – November (minimum 3 months)
LTTW operates a Visitors’ Hut and multiple hatcheries in collaboration with the resort. 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:
As Tanjong Jara Resort is a 5-star resort, we aim to maintain a high quality of operations and therefore want you to be able to answer any questions that may be directed your way without hesitation.
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, 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.
While this is an unpaid position, Lang Tengah Turtle Watch will cover your in-country land travel to/from project site, food and accommodation whilst on the project. You will be living in the staff quarters of the resort, sharing a room and toilet along with up to four other interns. You will prepare breakfast and lunch yourself, or eat at the staff canteen. We take turns to cook dinner every night. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org with TJ Conservation Intern as the subject heading.