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Summer In - Turtle - Ship

4th June – 1st July 2019

The competition to win the best summer internship in the world is now live!

Send in your video application for a chance to win a 2-week internship in August at the Olive Ridley Project Marine Turtle Rescue Centre at Coco Palm Dhuni Kolhu.

Gain valuable veterinary experience from one of the UK’s leading specialist turtle veterinary surgeons, Dr Claire Petros, the lead veterinarian at the Olive Ridley Project.

Our Marine Turtle Rescue Centre is the first and only rescue centre in the Maldives to be led by a veterinarian and is fully-equipped with surgical and diagnostic facilities for the rescue, rehabilitation, and release of marine turtles.

Your daily duties will include:

- Feeding the turtles
- Cleaning holding tanks
- Observing surgeries and medical procedures
- Attending rescue missions to collect turtles in need
- Assisting with the release of rehabilitated turtles back into the ocean
- Interacting with guests who visit the centre and giving them information on the turtles staying at the centre
- Attending any Olive Ridley Project presentation evenings
- Posting on the Olive Ridley Project’s social media platforms, to update on your personal progress and show a behind-the-scenes look of the Rescue Centre

An internship like no other, the chosen winner will be flown out to the resort and will stay in a truly tropical paradise in a beautiful guest villa and have full board benefits at Cowrie restaurant. You will also be gifted some of the fantastic experiences, such as a Sunset Cruise and a guided group snorkelling trip in the stunning Baa Atoll.

Applicants must submit a 2 to 3-minute video and a 500-word cover letter explaining why they think they would be a good fit for the role. Applicants do not need to have previous experience, but they must be over the age of 18 years and keen to work in a related field. Open to all nationalities, with a negotiable start date in August.

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Summer In - Turtle - Ship

Terms & Conditions:

This internship is unpaid, and is extended to one intern only. The internship will take place over two weeks in August 2019 with a negotiable start date subject to Coco Collection’s discretion. The intern will be provided with one return economy flight ticket from passport country or country of residence to the Maldives. One return complimentary seaplane transfer from Malé International Airport to Coco Palm Dhuni Kolhu will also be provided. The intern will be accommodated in a Beach Villa, with full board meals and soft drinks at taken at Cowrie restaurant offered on a complimentary basis. One guided group snorkelling trip, one sunset cruise, one Balinese treatment, and one beach BBQ will be offered on a complimentary basis.
All additional experiences, meals, mini bar, drinks (non-alcoholic and alcoholic) and any accompanying guests will be chargeable.

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Good Luck!