Join a team of international volunteers, interns, staff members and partners as a short-term intern to assist on priority conservation projects. Whilst working with an abundance of flora and fauna you'll be living the island life, surrounded by the striking azure waters of the marine park.
If you are looking to learn more about conservation, contribute to a meaningful project and spend some time in an incredible location, you don't have to look any further. You'll receive comprehensive training and mentorship, giving you the opportunity to learn skills in a wide range of activities to impact your future career.
Our monitoring program and work schedules change seasonally; which projects are available will depend on the time of year you visit - speak to our team for further details. As an intern, you'll be on rotation between the different projects which gives you the opportunity to really make a difference in a variety of different ways while at the same time giving you a broad range of professional skills and experience for your future career.
You could be working with critically endangered sea turtles which nest on the island; studying nesting success in Hawksbill and Green turtles, collecting data such as tag numbers, carapace (shell) measurements and number of eggs laid or carrying out nest excavations to measure hatching success. Or, you could be helping us track down Sickle-fin Lemon shark pups for our catch-and-release project, gathering population and growth rate information on this understudied species.
Or, get involved with recording the rate of coastal erosion with our beach profiling surveys, collecting growth and reproductive data for the endemic and unique Coco de Mer palm tree, assisting in our annual census of the island's Aldabra Giant tortoise population and keeping tabs on the growth rates of hatchlings and juvenile tortoises in the nursery.
The internship encourages participants to develop their own ideas and introduce new aspects to help further their contribution to the conservation of an incredible species. Interns will be given specific leadership responsibilities as well as weekly assignments and evaluation from their mentors, who will monitor their progress throughout their stay at the hub.
After a successful internship, qualifying candidates may be given the opportunity to work for GVI or selected partner organisations in Seychelles, or in other countries around the world where GVI operate. Over 50% of GVI staff are recruited from our alumni database. Qualification for positions is at the sole discretion of Global Vision International.
- Living in one of the most visually stunning countries in the world, and working alongside local partners
- Gaining unbeatable practical field experience, skills and qualifications which will help you to boost your future career, whether it be in conservation or not.
- Getting up close and personal with the island's amazing wildlife: watch as a female Hawkbill turtle crawls out of the sea to lay her eggs, help sea turtle hatchlings in their journey to the sea or release a baby shark after collecting valuable measurements.
- Snorkeling in crystal clear waters alongside coral, fish, turtles, eagle-rays and reef sharks, and spotting dolphins from the boat.
- Experiencing breath-taking sunsets, making life-long friends and having an amazing and unique adventure amongst some of the most beautiful scenery in the world.
GVI afforded me the opportunity of gaining valuable practical experience relevant to the environmental management and impact assessment fields. Further to this it also provides the individual with a unique experience in a visually stunning and stimulating environment. I would recommend this to any individuals wishing to further themselves with regard to environmental science and would be ideally suited for recent graduates looking to develop their practical ability after the theory of University.