Mauritius Island Restoration Internship has been postponed to 2022 because of the ongoing COVID -19 pandemic. As Mauritian borders are progressively reopening, we are now accepting applications until 31 July 2021, for a start in Mauritius in mid-January 2022. Continue reading for further information.
This opportunity provides support to the ongoing island restoration work
on the Mauritian offshore islets of Round Island (Ile Ronde) and Ile aux
Aigrettes. Selected interns will receive a range of
sustained training and learning experiences, allowing them to develop the full
set of competences - skills, knowledge and behavioural qualities – that they
need to be effective in their current and future roles.
Five interns will participate in this unique one year-programme starting from January 2022.
internship programme is delivered by Durrell Conservation Training based in Mauritius in partnership with the Mauritian
Wildlife Foundation (MWF). It is an exciting opportunity to learn directly
through exchange of skills and understanding with organisations that have a
track record of conservation success in Mauritius and the South-Western Indian Ocean.
Who is it for?
This internship is specifically designed for early career conservation professionals from Mauritius, the South-Western
Indian Ocean islands or related
conservation contexts (experience in tropical coastal/island
restoration). We are looking for highly self-motivated and conscientious individuals to assist with the conservation and restoration work on the offshore islands within our programme teams. Specific requirements are listed in the leaflet (below).
What is the course content?
“On-the-job” training will be provided notably through
field work you will conduct within our Island Restoration team on Round
Island, and Ile aux Aigrettes with potential opportunities to participate in
other island work. A maximum of 40 hours, spread across the year, will
be spent in classroom training. For details of the type of work to expect and the topics covered in the taught element of the internship, please refer to the leaflet below.
Where will the course be run?
interns will be embedded in the field sites in Mauritius and classroom-based
learning will take place at the MWF Head Office in Vacoas.
international flight, individual medical and repatriation insurance, in-transit
expenses, visa fees (if any) and work-related local transportation will all be
covered by Durrell for selected interns.
monthly stipend of Rs11,500 per month (about €230) will also be allocated to
each selected intern to support food and personal expenses.
not working at offshore sites, interns will be accommodated at Durrell and MWF shared
accommodation in Blue Bay in the South-East of Mauritius.
You can download the 2022 leaflet for further details of the internship scheme.
Please send your CV (resume) and covering letter (with reference ‘MIRI’ followed by your surname and initials at the start of each file name) by 31 July 2021 to: firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com; copy: firstname.lastname@example.org. Outline in your covering letter what you hope to gain from the programme and include the full contact details of two referees.
Closing date: Wednesday 31 July 2021.