The stress of the Leaving Cert which commenced yesterday is taking its toll on students across the country. In a few weeks, students will experience their first sense of freedom all year. The dream for many may be lying on a beach on a luxury resort with limited responsibilities and no mention of Sylvia Plath. With this latest Summer internship opportunity, that dream could be a reality.
The Olive Ridley Project Marine Turtle Rescue Centre at Coco Palm Dhuni Kolhu is offering a Summer 'in-turtle-ship'. Summer in paradise with an employer that enjoys a good pun, it really doesn't get any better than that. The Marine Turtle Rescue Centre is the first and only rescue centre in the Maldives o be led by a veterinarian and is fully-equipped with surgical and diagnostic facilities for the rescue, rehabilitation, and release of marine turtles. The lucky intern will gain valuable veterinary experience from one of the UK's leading specialist turtle veterinary surgeons Dr Claire Petros
As an intern 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
To apply for this position 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. The opportunity is open to all nationalities, with a negotiable start date in August.
You can apply or find out more about this Summer internship here.