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A Turtle-ly Fantastic Overseas Work Opportunity In The Maldives

17 Jun 2019

A Turtle-ly Fantastic Overseas Work Opportunity In The Maldives

We’ve spotted a ‘turtle-ly’ fantastic opportunity to work in the gorgeous Maldives!

The luxury 5-star Coco Palm Dhuni Kolhu resort in the Maldives is where the Olive Ridley Project Marine Turtle Rescue Centre is based. And the turtle conservation specialists are looking for someone to join them for two weeks as an intern in August this summer.

Dubbed an ‘in-turtle-ship’ by the recruitment team, the role is unpaid but your flights will be paid for and your accommodation and full board in a ‘beautiful guest house villa’ will also be provided free of charge.

This is a great opportunity to up close and personal with marine turtles and help them back to full health and fitness.

Other perks of the job which you can look forward to include snorkelling in the Baa Atoll and heading out on sunset boat trips in the beautiful Maldives’ waters.

Typical tasks for the successful candidate will include things like feeding the turtles, cleaning their tanks, carrying out rescue missions and releasing rehabilitated turtles back into the wild.

Explaining the importance of their work with marine turtles, the founder and Chief Executive Officer of the Olive Ridley Project, Martin Stelfox, said: “In four years, the partnership with Coco Collection has gone from strength to strength, and the dedicated Rescue Centre on Coco Palm Dhuni Kolhu has rehabilitated and released over 40 turtles.”

“Marine conservation is more prevalent than ever before, and we are delighted to be offering a lucky intern a hands-on experience working with such beautiful animals to help sustain their existence,” added Mr Stelfox.

Coco Palm Dhuni Kolhu’s general manager, Siraj Waseem, also commented, saying: “Coco Collection is dedicated to their continued efforts to care for the environment and recognize the need for sustainability. We hope this internship will help to highlight the fantastic work the Olive Ridley Project is achieving on Coco Palm Dhuni Kolhu.”

To apply for the in-turtle-ship you’ll need to be at least 18 years old. You’ll also need to make a two to three minute video, supported by 500 word covering letter, setting out why you would be the perfect applicant for the job.

Applications close on 1st July 2019. You can find out more about the role and apply for the internship on this page of the competition website.

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