This internship is an exciting opportunity for any current or recently graduated science university students who want more work experience or are interested in elephants
Elephant Research interns are expected to work Monday-Friday with the weekends free to explore. Every morning will be spent hiking to our elephants, collecting data on their natural behavior as well as assisting the staff with any visitors or volunteers. The afternoons will consist of data entry and completing project work such as creating a portfolio on our elephants and improving our research ideas, with some evenings being spent giving talks and presentations on elephant research or conservation to create awareness and educate our guests. Interns will work together with our staff and volunteers both in the forest and onsite.
WHO SHOULD APPLY? This internship is an exciting opportunity for any current or recently graduated science university students who want more work experience or anyone with an interest in research or collecting data in the field. Applicants must have at least some previous data collection experience, but a small amount of training will be provided on arrival.
Immerse yourself in hilltribe culture by joining our project and living with the local community in a rustic homestay. Your day will begin with breakfast at our communal base hut before leaving to hike out and find our elephants in the forest. You will then spend the day collecting data on their natural elephant behaviors before returning in the afternoon to input the data and carry out project work.
During freetime, interns have the opportunity to have a bamboo raft ride, Muay Thai lesson, Thai massage, learn to weave or explore the surrounding villages and towns.
We do not pick-up from the airport, but do meet and pick-up our interns and volunteers at our designated guest house in Chiang Mai at 6pm on your arrival date.
You will be living with a hilltribe family with your own private room. Rooms are basic with a mosquito net, mattress on the floor, bucket showers and squat toilets.
We provide a basic western breakfast and basic Thai lunch and dinner. Vegetarians and vegans can be catered for.