Internships allow you not just to learn great things but do great things.
As part of our training programme we are pleased to offer a range of training internship opportunities. These are designed primarily for university-level or early career conservationists wishing to develop their practical ''hands on' skills.
We currently offer two types of training internships:
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 behavioral qualities – that they
need to be effective in their current and future roles.
Five interns will participate in this unique one year-programme starting in April 2024.
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. We deliver much of our practical, field conservation training through our partnership with the Mauritian Wildlife Foundation (MWF), in agreement with the National Parks and Conservation Service (NPCS) of the Ministry of Agro Industry and Food Security of Mauritius.
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 cRs14,500 per month (about €310) 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.
Please send your CV (resume) and covering letter (with reference ‘MIRI’ followed by your surname and initials at the start of each file name) to: 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.