Social Media & Wildlife Conservation Internship

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High­lights

Advocate for social change using the power of online media to create awareness about conservation issues and initiatives
Contribute to United Nations Sustainable Development Goals #14, Life Below Water, and #15, Life On Land
Gain work experience in communications and social media
Learn how to conduct real conservation research
Earn your ILM Endorsed Leadership Certificate
Gain work experience in an environmental communications role while contributing to the conservation of Curieuse island. This volunteer program is especially suitable for:
Leeftijd 18+
Alleenstaanden
Koppels

Travel to the uninhabited island of Curieuse in the Seychelles and join a team of volunteers working towards conserving the island, learn about conservation, gain experience in communications and social media, and start developing your leadership skills.


Learn scientific monitoring techniques from conservationists and work with the international team to assist the Seychelles National Parks Authority with collecting the data necessary for making decisions to preserve and restore the island’s native habitats and threatened species. 

Create engaging social media content, blogs, and other content to promote international conservation awareness. The experience you gain on this internship will ensure that you are well-suited to any communications role and the best practices for communicating conservation initiatives will enable you to be perfectly suited to an environmental communication role specifically.

You will receive all training in field and topics discussed will cover:
  • Boat And Snorkelling Orientation: Learn about boat procedures, knot tying, entry /  exit procedures, as well as emergency plans
  • Monitoring Induction: Training provided our staff on the techniques and best practices for conducting research in the field.

  • Plastic Presentation: A presentation highlighting the issue with plastic and measures that can be taken to help reduce plastic consumption.

  • Sea Turtle Beach Surveys: Learn how to study the nesting success of Hawksbill and Green turtles. You will find out how to collect data on tag numbers, carapace (shell) measurements, and the number of eggs laid. You might also carry out nest excavations to measure hatching success.

  • Coco de Mer Growth Survey: Learn how to collect growth and reproductive data related to the native Coco de Mer palm tree.

  • Mangrove Mapping: Learn how to investigate seedling recruitment, a term used to describe when a young plant has joined a population of plants, the mortality of seedlings, and species distribution across the mangrove forests of Curieuse island.

  • Tortoise Population Census: Learn about our annual census of the island's giant Aldabra tortoise population. You will also find out how to collect data on the growth rates of hatchlings and juvenile tortoises in the nursery.

  • Sicklefin Lemon Shark Monitoring: Learn about our catch-and-release sicklefin lemon shark project. Find out how shark pups are safely caught to gather population and growth rate information on this understudied species. 

  • Beach Profiling: Learn how to record the rate of coastal erosion to assist in our beach profiling surveys.

  • Baited Remote Underwater Video Surveys (BRUVs): Participants are shown how to correctly set up a BRUV, including rigging, baiting, and camera setup. Correct handling techniques are also taught for safe deployments and retrievals of the frames, and participants may be trained in fish identification to assist with video analysis.

  • Invasive Species Eradication: Learn about how species like cinnamon, cocoplum, and rats cause damage to island flora and fauna and what is being done to remove these species.

  • Social Media Training: Detailed training on how to create engaging content and best practices for discussing international development issues on social media. 

  • ILM Endorsed Leadership Training: This is an internationally recognized leadership certificate endorsed by the Institute of Leadership & Management 

Dagelijkse activiteiten

This program is dependent on season, we encourage participants to remain flexible and open minded. 


Volunteer work is 5 days a week, with weekends free to explore. The Island is only accessible by boat. 

Vrijetijdsactiviteiten

You will be based in and around national parks in the main group of islands, and working on a diverse range of wildlife and habitats on and around Curieuse Island. Access to and from the island is only by boat so travel to other islands is limited to weekends. Praslin has a limited, cheap bus service and taxis are easily available. For further exploration you may choose to hire a car on Praslin or make use of the inter-island ferry services between the other islands.
In your down time you will be free to travel in the local area and can expect one or two free days per week, usually at weekends. In this time you could explore the islands of Praslin or La Digue, visit the capital of Mahé, Victoria (although the ferry to Mahe is relatively expensive), visit local beaches, snorkel or just relax on base. Before and after your program you could spend a little more time in the Seychelles on the close-by islands of Praslin and La Digue, or join a charter to sail even further afield. Please allow several days if you hope to travel between islands, there are over 100 in the archipelago but getting around takes time – the possibilities are endless!
Watersport
Zwemmen
Concert/
Muziek
Bezienswaardigheden
Duiken/
Snorkelen
Shoppen/
Souvenirs
Klimmen
Safari/
Zoo
Wandelen
Sport
Paardrijden
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
Opleidingsvereisten
op High School niveau
Vereiste documenten
Medical Form, Criminal Background Check en Passport Copy
Nationaliteitsbeperkingen
Geen beperkingen. Helpende handen van over de hele wereld zijn welkom.
Andere vaardigheden
No specific skills are required although, a passion and basic knowledge of communication & social media is useful
Tijdsinzet
Uw helpende hand wordt verwacht op maandag, dinsdag, woensdag, donderdag en vrijdag

Diensten ingesloten

Diensten door Global Vision International (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
  • 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

WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED

  • Additional drinks and gratuities
  • 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
Meeting Point on your Project Start Date: On the morning of the expedition the pickup point will be next to the car park behind the Pearl Noire restaurant in Beau Vallon at 09:00 AM. It is essential that you are on time.

The Pick Up Service: 07:30 AM the day before your program start date, you will be dropped off at Beau Vallon. You are responsible for your own pre-program accommodation. 
Accomodatie
Accommodation is in basic shared (mixed sex) dorm rooms. There is cold running water available for showers and bottled water available for drinking. Bathroom facilities are shared, and participants also share base duties, including cleaning and other chores.
Bungalo
Eten & Drank
Participants take it in turns to prepare meals for the group. Food is basic but nutritious, and primarily vegetarian with optional fish or meat available no more than once or twice a week. Breakfast could be porridge with fresh fruit, or occassionally pancakes or cereal, lunch and evening meals may include pasta, beans, rice, fresh fruit, fresh vegetables, etc.
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.

Data & Kosten

GEEN CREDITCARDKOSTEN

Gegevens over jouw aankomst

Due to the current situation you have the flexibility of changing the destination and start dates for this program at no extra cost. This added flexibility can be utilised until 31 December 2020.

2020

  • 11 Jan 2020
  • 08 Feb 2020
  • 07 Mar 2020
  • 04 Apr 2020
  • 02 May 2020
  • 30 May 2020
  • 27 Jun 2020
  • 25 Jul 2020
  • 22 Aug 2020
  • 19 Sep 2020
  • 14 Nov 2020
2021
  • 09 Jan 2021
  • 06 Feb 2021
  • 06 Mar 2021
  • 03 Apr 2021
  • 01 May 2021
  • 29 May 2021
  • 26 Jun 2021
  • 24 Jul 2021
  • 21 Aug 2021
  • 18 Sep 2021
  • 16 Oct 2021
  • 13 Nov 2021

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)
$3.413
6 weken
$4.246
8 weken
$5.078
10 weken
$5.911
12 weken (max. verblijf)
$6.743
Gemiddelde kosten
$708 /week

De organisatie rekent haar tarieven in EUR. De prijstabel in USD is onderhevig aan valutaschommelingen. Global Vision International (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 Global Vision International (GVI) gedurende de aanmeld procedure. Veel voorkomende oplossingen zijn een banktransfer of contante betaling op de projectsite.

Waarom Volunteer World

Bijkomende zekerheid geboden door Volunteer World
Volunteer World is 's werelds leidende vergelijkingsplatform voor internationale vrijwilligerswerk projecten. Wij begeleiden jou door een betrouwbare aanmeldingsprocedure - inclusief de nodige betalingen. Plan jouw zinvolle reis met Volunteer World en krijg gratis toegang tot:
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 Global Vision International (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 Global Vision International (GVI)

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