Luxury Maldives hotel is hiring an intern to look after turtles and yes please

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  • It is June, isn’t it? Because the weather doesn’t seem to have received the memo. It’s pretty cold, grey and miserable despite being ‘summer’, so it’s no wonder we’re frantically Googling the most instagrammable Airbnbs while sat in the office wistfully looking out of the window.

    If you dream of swapping the 9 to 5 for a slice of paradise while the British weather gets its act together, guess what? You’re in luck. A luxury hotel in the Maldives is hiring someone to temporarily move over and look after turtles.


    Coco Palm Dhuni Kolhu is advertising for an intern to spend two weeks at their turtle rescue centre this summer, and responsibilities include looking after turtles – feeding them, cleaning tanks and joining rescue missions – as well as posting about the project on Instagram and attending workshops with veterinary experts.

    All expenses are covered. The position isn’t paid BUT flights, accommodation in a luxury guest villa and food at the hotel’s Cowrie restaurant is included, all of which would usually cost around £5,000.

    On top of all that, you’ll have the opportunity to go on a range of free activities – think sunset cruise, diving, dolphin watching, and a guided group snorkelling trip in the beautiful Baa Atoll.

    Don’t have any marine biology experience? No problem. The job is open to UK residents over 18 who have an interest in turtles and sea life, and applicants must send a 2 – 3 minute video explaining what makes them perfect for the role as well as a 500 word cover letter.

    You have from 17th until 3oth June 2019 to get your application in, so get writing and recording your bid for possibly the best internship ever.

    Good luck!

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