Environmental Conservation Internship

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High­lights

Living in one of the most visually stunning countries in the world, and working alongside local partners
Gaining unbeatable practical field experience, skills and qualifications which will help you to boost your future career, whether it be in conservation or not.
Experience the island’s amazing wildlife: watch as a female hawksbill turtle crawls out of the sea to lay her eggs, help sea turtle hatchlings in their journey to the sea
Snorkelling in crystal clear waters alongside coral, fish, turtles, eagle-rays and reef sharks, and spotting dolphins from the boat.
Experiencing breathtaking sunsets, making lifelong friends and having an amazing and unique adventure amongst some of the most beautiful scenery in the world.
Travel to the Seychelles and engage in crucial conservation initiatives alongside one of the leading marine & terrestrial data collection organisations. This volunteer program is especially suitable for:
Leeftijd 18+
Alleenstaanden
Koppels
Groepen
50+

Travel to the pristine, uninhabited island of Curieuse in the Seychelles and join an international group of interns on marine and terrestrial conservation initiatives. 

Work alongside partner organisations such as the Seychelles National Parks authority to contribute directly to the UN Sustainable Development Goals, such as #14 – Life Below Water, #15 – Life On Land, #4 – Quality Education and #17- Partnerships For Goals. 

Project work varies depending on seasons. You could expect to be working with endangered green & hawksbill sea turtles; collect data on the understudied sicklefin lemon shark pups; conduct beach profiling surveys to monitor coastal erosion or partake in a yearly census of giant Aldabra tortoises. Rotating between various focuses provides the chance for you to make a valuable impact and to develop a vast range of new skills. 

You will be motivated to generate new solutions and propose new elements to improve contribution to conservation in the Seychelles. 

Interns are required to complete weekly assignments and host leadership days. While on program, interns are supported by a dedicated mentor.

This internship includes three online courses which must be completed in order to obtain a certificate offered in partnership with the University of Richmond in the United States:

  • Wildlife Conservation 
  • Leadership Training
  • Career Development 

After successful completion of this internship, you will be offered two career coaching sessions as well as gain access to a job portal. 


Are you looking to pursue a career in conservation? Why not upgrade to a career internship.

The career upgrade offers you the opportunity to gain valuable work experience by working with partner orginisations in multiple locations. This combination of having a virtual experience  on top of on the ground experience are qualities that are highly sought after by employers.  

Do you have an independent research topic to complete? Why not upgrade to an research internship.

Gain valuable experience and collect data for a dissertation or thesis. This program offers virtual check ins with a research supervisor who has extensive experience and credentials in this sector. As a research intern, your main focus will be collecting or analyzing data and writing a paper. 

JOB GUARANTEE: for both the Career & Research internship, we offer a job guarantee for those who join for a minimum of 6 months with a 50% cash back guarantee (terms and conditions apply).

Get in touch for more information!

Dagelijkse activiteiten

Volunteer work is Monday through to Fridays with weekends free to explore. The Island is only accessible by boat.

Participants are expected to remain flexible as project work changes based on weather as well as needs of our project partners. 

Estimated Schedule:
  • 5 or 6am: Wake up call
  • 6 - 10 am: First Survey 
  • 12pm: Lunch
  • 1pm - 4pm: Second Survey 
  • 6pm: Dinner 
  • 9pm: Bed Time
There is also some time that will be dedicated to research assignments and sessions with your mentor. 

Vrijetijdsactiviteiten

By participating in this program, you are not only offered an opportunity to work toward conserving ecosystems but also the opportunity to see local sites! Our dedicated field staff are the best resource when researching local trips, they have compiled this list of activities. 

These side trips are not included in the program fee but are highly recommended: 
  • La Digue island visit
  • Praslin island visit
  • Visiting surrounding Curieuse
  • Visiting Madagascar (3 hour flight away) 
  • Visit other coral islands like Desroche, Bord, Dennis, Farquhar and Amirantes which are a bit further away but so worth it!
The possibilities are endless! 

We also now include cultural/local experiences. These experiences will take place once every 4 weeks. 

These activities may include: 

  • Learn to cook Seychellois Creole cuisine
  • Experience traditional moutya dancing on the beach 
  • Stargaze and learn the southern constellations
  • Hike to the top of Mount Curieuse
  • Stand up paddleboard at sunrise
  • Visit Vallée de Mai in Praslin National Park
  • Spend the day at a secluded beach
  • Sleep under the stars on Mount Curieuse

Klimmen
Concert/
Muziek
Duiken/
Snorkelen
Wandelen
Safari/
Zoo
Shoppen/
Souvenirs
Bezienswaardigheden
Sport
Zwemmen
Watersport
Yoga/
Meditatie

Voor­waarden

Om deel te nemen aan het programma dien je tenminste 18 jaar oud te zijn op de startdatum van het programma. Er kunnen uitzonderingen gemaakt worden indien je een bewijs van toestemming kan aantonen van uw wettelijke voogd(en) of samen met je ouders deelneemt.
Taalkennis
Je dient over volgende taalkennis te beschikken Engels (basis niveau)
Bewijs van goed gedrag en zeden
verplicht
Vereiste documenten
Medical Form en Passport Copy
Nationaliteitsbeperkingen
Geen beperkingen. Helpende handen van over de hele wereld zijn welkom.
Andere vaardigheden
No specific skills required, all training is provided online 8 weeks prior to program start through self paced training materials. Must be physically very fit as surveys involve walking for many hours in humid conditions on rough terrain
Tijdsinzet
Uw helpende hand wordt verwacht op maandag, dinsdag, woensdag, donderdag en vrijdag

Diensten ingesloten

Diensten door GVI

WHAT'S INCLUDED

  • 24-hour emergency phone
  • 24-hour in-country support
  • Access to Alumni Services and Discounts
  • Airport pick-up (unless otherwise stated)
  • All necessary project equipment and materials
  • All necessary project training by experienced staff
  • First Aid & CPR training
  • Live and work in a protected reserve under GVI
  • Location orientation
  • Long term experienced staff
  • Meals while on project (except on work placements for long term internships)
  • Safe and basic accommodations (usually shared)
  • Welcome meeting
  • 2 Career Coaching sessions
  • Access to job portal (upon successful completion) 
  • Weekly evaluation with your mentor

WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED

  • Additional drinks and gratuities
  • Airport transfers
  • Extra local excursions
  • Flights
  • International and domestic airport taxes
  • Medical and travel insurance
  • Personal items and toiletries
  • Police or background check
  • Visa costs (where necessary)

Afhaal aan de luchthaven op Seychelles International Airport

Airport pick ups are provided at Seychelles' main international airport on Mahé Island, these are within a specified time period.  

Accomodatie

Curieuse Island and the waters around it are listed as a national park. Our camp is positioned on the beach front of Anse St Jose and overlooks Praslin island. 

Accommodation facilities are shared dormitories and can be considered basic.

Slaapzaal
Eten & Drank

Our base has fresh food ingredients, meals are mostly vegetarian.

Volunteers take it turn to prepare meals for the team. 

Internet toegang
Beperkte toegang op de project site
Wat is er NIET inbegrepen?
Visum, vluchten, reisverzekering en vaccinaties zijn NIET inbegrepen in de programmakosten.
Vlucht tickets
De dichtste luchthaven is Seychelles International Airport (SEZ) in Mahe Island. We assisteren u met het vinden van goedkope vluchten naar Seychellen.
Reisverzekering
Naar het buitenland reizen is een avontuur en het is best om goed voorbereid te zijn. Plots ziek worden of gewond raken, annulaties of diefstal - een reisverzekering voor Seychellen biedt zekerheid en is een meerwaarde.
Vaccinaties
Als je de intentie hebt om als vrijwilliger aan de slag te gaan in Seychellen dien je eerst medisch advies in te winnen alvorens je eropuit trekt. Kijk de benodigde vaccinaties na voor Seychellen.

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Beschikbaarheid
jan. feb. mrt. apr. mei jun. jul. aug. sep. okt. nov. dec.
Duurtijd
4 - 12 weken

Programmakosten

Kosten: Prijs in USD
4 weken (min. verblijf)
$5.045
6 weken
$6.099
8 weken
$7.154
10 weken
$8.208
12 weken (max. verblijf)
$9.263
Gemiddelde kosten
$1.017 /week

De organisatie rekent haar tarieven in EUR. De prijstabel in USD is onderhevig aan valutaschommelingen. GVI zal je op de hoogte houden over de finale kostprijs gedurende uw aanmeldprocedure.
Waarborg (15%)
De waarborg dient om je plek als vrijwilliger te verzekeren. Betalingen worden door PayPal behandeld, onze betrouwbare betalingsprovider. Indien je niet over een PayPal account beschikt, kan je ook met een credit kaart betalen.
Finale betaling (85%)
Uw finale betaling zal worden goedgekeurd door GVI gedurende de aanmeld procedure. Veel voorkomende oplossingen zijn een banktransfer of contante betaling op de projectsite.

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Kwaliteitsgarantie
Hoge ethische standaarden & transparantie in de sociale impact
Flex-optie
Wijzig jouw reservatie zonder extra meerkost
Garantie op terugbetaling
We betalen je kosten terug als GVI jouw reis annuleert
Ondersteuning & tussenkomst
Wij steunen je, wat er ook gebeurt, je kan altijd contact opnemen met ons
Onze diensten zijn gratis!
Alle programmakosten worden rechtstreeks gefactureerd door GVI

Wat vertellen de mensen over Volunteer World?

Environmental Conservation Internship

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