Borneo Marketing Internship for Conservation

Biodiversity Business

Borneo and Kuala Lumpur

Volunteer • Full Time 07942980009 Barbara de Waard

Sectors: conservation & wildlife

Closing date: Saturday, 1st December 2018  

Fancy spending one month in one of the world's wildest places where primates, elephants and bears still roam wild?

This one month stay is part of a fantastic new internship PLUS two more months at the vibrant capital Kuala Lumpur. So you have TWO amazing destinations in one unique learning experience.

You will work for an established and respected company focused on Animal Projects and Environmental Education S/B ( The APE team are broadly focused on the conservation of the orang-utans of Malaysia, through orang-utan welfare and conservation programmes. There is also an emphasis on endangered animals of Malaysia including the sun bear, pygmy elephant and sea turtle. All this conservation and education work is entirely funded by volunteer contributions and coordinated by exceptional programme coordinators.

As marketing intern, you will help the APE team with their website (content creation), social media and newsletter. You will receive training and a full induction after your arrival in Kuala Lumpur, where the APE offices are based.

After month, you will head over to Sabah in East Malaysia (Borneo) where you will be immersed in APE’s amazing conservation programmes including reforesting parts of the famous orangutan habitat on the shores of the Kinabatangan river. Another signature programme is the welfare and enrichment for the Borneo sun bear. You will stay in Borneo for one whole month and then head back to the KL office to complete your marketing campaigns

We are looking for candidates with:

  • Good knowledge (preferably a relevant degree) of conservation and passion for wildlife
  • Some experience of communications or digital marketing, or a strong interest in acquiring marketing skills,
  • Highly organised and self-motivated, 
  • Good IT competency and use of own laptop, 
  • Good attention to detail,
  • Good level of English, written and verbal
Employment Conditions:
  • This internship is on a VOLUNTEER basis. You will be provided with training and induction PLUS personal supervision by a qualified marketing coach.
  • One round trip Kuala Lumpur – Sandakan – Kuala Lumpur will be provided PLUS Accommodation at the project sites in Borneo including all meals and transfers
  • Shared apartment in the centre of Kuala Lumpur during your stay there, plus share of communal food and free wifi in the flat at a subsidized rate of £100 per month, so total £200. 
  • Option to extend your marketing internship depending on satisfactory performance 
  • NOT included: International travel to and from Kuala Lumpur, Personal Travel & Medical insurance, Visa and vaccination costs

The start date for this internship is in February 2019 and your minimum stay is for 3 months

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