Elephant Research Internship, Northern Thailand

Company : Kindred Spirit Elephant Sanctuary
Activities: Jobs / Animal Volunteer Projects / Conservation Volunteer Projects / Gap Year Jobs
Country: Thailand
Duration: 3 months to 3 months
Approx Costs: 100 to 1000 £ Pound (UK)

Our sanctuary is a registered NGO in Thailand which opened in May 2016, with the aim to bring as many elephants as possible back to their natural habitat whilst working on educating both the public and the locals about elephant treatment and try to combat illegal trade. 

We are passionate about elephant welfare and want our elephants to live their lives as naturally and with as little human influence as possible. We do not promote elephant rides or any form of elephant performance. We also work very closely with the community of our village where the sanctuary is set. We provide an income for our community by creating homestays for the volunteers to stay, renting land, and creating jobs. We give back to our wonderful community by teaching English at the school, to the homestays and to the mahouts.

 

What to Expect

Elephant Research interns are also 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 behaviour as well as assisting the staff with any visitors or volunteers. The afternoons will consist of data entry and completeing project work with some evenings being spent giving talks and presentations on elephant research or conservation to create awarenss and educate our guests.

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Who Can 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 some previous data collection experience, but a small amount of training will be provided on arrival. You must be able to commit 3 months of your time to live in a rural and isolated environment. 

 

Cost

Discussed after application has been accepted.

 

How to Apply

Please send an enquiry stating your requested start date. We look forward to hearing from you.

 

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