Wildlife Conservation Internships

opgericht in 2015
Conserve Natural Forests
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Break free from the 9 to 5 and hone your work ethic on a project that gives interns the freedom to be creative in their own light.
Work alongside a team of experts, incredibly knowledgable locals, and wonderful wildlife.
Strengthen your resume with hands-on experience in reforestation, sustainable agriculture, wildlife conservation, research, and more!
Make memories you'll never forget on weekend excursions around Pai and the beautiful villages in Northern Thailand.
Embark on awesome field trips along with staff and interns as we expand our project and reach new heights!
We are currently recruiting wildlife conservation interns to gain valuable animal husbandry experience and help improve the lives of the animals in our project. This volunteer program is especially suitable for:
Leeftijd 18+

Do you want to gain hands-on, practical experience in conservation while enjoying the lively and unique town of Pai? We are a small organization with big goals, and we’re looking for incredible interns to help us achieve them! 

Wildlife Conservation Internship Description
Are you passionate about animals and hoping to gain caretaking and husbandry experience? CNF is currency home to two endangered elongated tortoises (Indotestudo elongata) and one Asian elephant (Elephas maximus). We have the potential to start new projects, possibly focusing on local snakes or birds, with the help of knowledgeable interns. 
  • Responsibilities Include:
    • Daily feedings and care for the animals on the project site.
    • Conduct behavioral observations and provide reports to staff.
    • Research opportunities for growing and developing the project with more animals, including necessary housing conditions, husbandry best practices, etc. 
    • Setting up and establishing camera traps to record the nocturnal wildlife inhabiting our project site. 
  • Requirements:
    • A degree or relevant experience in Biology, Wildlife Biology or Management, Environmental Studies, Conservation, or other related fields.
    • Ability to live and work in a communal environment, communicate effectively, and approach issues with a problem-solver attitude. 
    • A driven, self-starter work ethic and motivation to tackle independent projects.
    • Must be positive and professional. 
    • Husbandry experience is preferred but not necessary. 
Why Intern With Conserve Natural Forests? 
CNF stands out amongst other international internships because it allows for each intern to find their niche while working and living in Thailand. Unlike traditional internships that stress a 9-5 lifestyle in an office setting and give little room for creative thought and flexibility, CNF gives interns the freedom to be creative in their own light, thus benefiting the organization while also developing their own personal skillset.        

There is a range of experts on the team that can act as either supervisors or mentors. We emphasize teamwork, effective communication, and collaboration. Due to the small nature of our organization, these skills are critical for the success of the operation and making sure things move along smoothly. If you are interested in wildlife and environmental sustainability projects while also exploring and discovering a new culture and way of life, please apply for one of these internship options! If you are interested in making a difference on an international scale, and connecting with other young, spirited individuals from around the globe, then look no further!

Dagelijkse activiteiten

Daily activities will vary depending on your internship focus area, season, local events, and other factors. A typical day for an environmental conservation intern might look like:
  • 8:00-9:00 am- Eat a delicious breakfast prepared by our Thai staff and enjoy a beautiful 10-minute drive to the project site (motorbike provided).
  • 9:00-10:00 am- Meet with staff and discuss daily activities, necessary support, or anything else interns need to tackle their projects!
  • 10:00 am-12:00 pm- Work on individual or group projects, which might include maintaining the nursery, collecting materials for building projects, collecting data for research, and more. 
  • 12:00-1:00 pm- Enjoy another delectable meal of Thai delicacies prepared by our on-site chefs while the whole team rests and takes a well-deserved break.
  • 1:00- 1:30 pm- Prepare for afternoon activities. Interns might assist staff with Ecotours to educate visitors about our mission, head to the office to conduct online research for projects, or continue working on site 
  • 1:30- 5:00 pm- Assist staff with the afternoon Ecotour, where guests come to learn about our reforestation and wildlife conservation work, including following Kamee, our resident Asian elephant, as she roams the project site and forages on her favorite foods. If not helping with the Ecotour, interns can use this time to work on their individual or group projects either on-site or at the office. 
  • 5:00- 6:00 pm- Enjoy another wonderful meal together with your fellow interns.
  • 6:00 pm onward- Make plans to explore the beautiful town of Pai along with interns and friends, from the lively walking street to local venues with live music. 


Pai is known for its vibrant community of locals and ex-pats, a lively walking street with food vendors and crafts, delicious restaurants with Thai and western cuisines, and consistent live music almost every night. Beyond Pai center, the surrounding area is full of fun adventures, like tubing down the Pai river, chasing cascading waterfalls, bubbling hot springs, gorgeous sunset spots, ziplining, mountain biking and ATVs, training traditional Muay Thai Boxing, and more.

Pai is also located along the Mae Hong Son loop, a circular route encapsulating Chiang Mai, Pai, and Mae Hong Son. Many tourists embark on this gorgeous drive via motorbike, with countless opportunities to visit scenic villages and landmarks in Northern Thailand. 


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.
Je dient over volgende taalkennis te beschikken Engels (vloeiend)
Environmental Science, Environmental Conservation, Forest Management, Permaculture, Wildlife Biology, or other related fields. op University (In progress or completed) niveau
Vereiste documenten
Geen beperkingen. Helpende handen van over de hele wereld zijn welkom.
Andere vaardigheden
Ability to live and work in a communal environment, communicate effectively, and approach issues with a problem-solver attitude.
A driven, self-starter work ethic and motivation to tackle independent projects.
Must be positive and professional.
Specific qualifications are listed under each internship description.
Uw helpende hand wordt verwacht op maandag, dinsdag, woensdag, donderdag en vrijdag van 09:00 - 17:00

Diensten ingesloten

Diensten door Conserve Natural Forests
The internship fee is used to cover the cost of:
  • Accommodation- Primarily a bungalow with double bed and private bathroom.
  • Food- Interns are provided with three meals a day, five days a week, and are welcome to explore the delicious cuisine and restaurants in Pai during the weekends. Our talented chefs are able to accommodate any dietary restrictions or preferences. 
  • Transportation- Every two interns will be given a motorbike to share for transportation from the provided houses to the project site.
  • Field Trips- Interns will be able to participate in fieldwork and trips around Pai and beyond. 
  • Visas & Necessary Documents- Our team will organize any necessary documentation for you to apply for a Non-O volunteer visa and any other information you may need during your stay. 
Our primary intern housing is located next to the CNF office and boasts beautiful waterfront views. The bungalows are single occupancy with a private bathroom, double bed, and front porch for lounging and relaxing after work. 
If intern bungalows are full, comparable rooms will be booked and provided for interns at a nearby guesthouse. 

Eten & Drank
Interns are provided with three meals a day, five days a week, and are welcome to explore the delicious cuisine and restaurants in Pai during the weekends. Our talented chefs are able to accommodate any dietary restrictions or preferences. 
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Wat is er NIET inbegrepen?
Visum, vluchten, reisverzekering en vaccinaties zijn NIET inbegrepen in de programmakosten. Afhaling van de luchthaven is ook niet inbegrepen in de programmakosten.
Vlucht tickets
De dichtste luchthaven is Chiang Mai International Airport (CNX) in Chiang Mai. We assisteren u met het vinden van goedkope vluchten naar Thailand.
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 Thailand biedt zekerheid en is een meerwaarde.
Als je de intentie hebt om als vrijwilliger aan de slag te gaan in Thailand dien je eerst medisch advies in te winnen alvorens je eropuit trekt. Kijk de benodigde vaccinaties na voor Thailand.

Data & Kosten


Gegevens over jouw aankomst

Internships are available year-round, however, responsibilities and internship activities will vary slightly by season. For example, tree plantings can only be done during the rainy season (approximately mid-June through early October). However, there is plenty of work to do regardless of the season!

Once you arrive in Chiang Mai, our staff will be able to help organize transport to Pai through a local minibus service (approximately a three-hour drive). We will pick you up from the Pai bus station and transport you to Intern accommodation and get you settled for the start of your internship. 
jan. feb. mrt. apr. mei jun. jul. aug. sep. okt. nov. dec.
4 - 48 weken


Kosten: Prijs in USD
4 weken (min. verblijf)
5 weken
6 weken
7 weken
11 weken
19 weken
48 weken (max. verblijf)
Gemiddelde kosten
$239 /week

De organisatie rekent haar tarieven in EUR. De prijstabel in USD is onderhevig aan valutaschommelingen. Conserve Natural Forests 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 Conserve Natural Forests gedurende de aanmeld procedure. Veel voorkomende oplossingen zijn een banktransfer of contante betaling op de projectsite.

Waarom Volunteer World

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Wijzig jouw reservatie zonder extra meerkost
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We betalen je kosten terug als Conserve Natural Forests jouw reis annuleert
Ondersteuning & tussenkomst
Wij steunen je, wat er ook gebeurt, je kan altijd contact opnemen met ons
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