Turtle Tagging Internship

Conflict Islands Conservation Initiative
April 17, 2019
Conflict Islands, Papua New Guinea
Closing date
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Turtle Internship Aims

Interns will have the opportunity to learn from our Marine Biologist and gain field experience, while developing new skills that will assist with future jobs and university research projects.

By the end of the internship you will be able to:

  • Correctly apply flipper tags to nesting sea turtles
  • Conduct field research in a remote area
  • Leadership skills
  • Team work, with other volunteers and local staff
  • Sea turtle husbandry (food preparation, cleaning, feeding and medicating)
  • How to handle small sea turtles
  • Weighing and measuring animals for scientific data collection
  • Communication skills

On days off interns will have access to program provided activities, including unlimited snorkeling, kayaking, stand up paddle-boards and scuba diving with our local dive master!

Conduct community education with local island groups

Interns will have the opportunity to visit one of the local island groups during their time with the Conflict Islands Conservation Initiative. These visits will be to either Paneaeti Islands or the Engineer Group and will involve community education. Interns will be required to meet with the islanders to discuss conservation issues and protecting sea turtles at the Conflict Islands and throughout Papua New Guinea. Children’s activities will also be run by the interns, these activities will have a turtle conservation message.

Interns are encouraged to bring any old cloths or spare stationary as a donation to these island groups, as they are extremely remote areas and it is often difficult for locals to get supplies.

Interns will have the opportunity to buy souvenirs and other items at these neighboring islands.


2019 - 2020 TRIP DATES

This is designed as a 2-week or 4-week internship, run during the turtle nesting period (November- January). The total trip cost is $2000 per person for 14 days. There is a maximum of 14 interns on each trip. You will require to put down a $400 non-refundable deposit to secure your placement in the program after acceptance. The balance is required to be paid in full one month prior to commencement.

The available internship dates are:

Trip 1  25th October – 8th November 2019

Trip 2  8th November – 22nd November 2019

Trip 3  29th November – 13th December 2019

Trip 4  13th December -27th December 2019

Trip 5  27th December 2019 – 10th January 2020

Trip 6  10th January 2020 – 24th January 2020

Trip 7  24th January 2020 – 7th February 2020


Go to www.cici.net.au/turtleapply fill out the application form and submit with your CV for the best chance of getting selected for this unique experience.

You can find more information here or download the PDF attachment on this post

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