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Red Langur Behaviour Field Intern

Hiring Organization:
Orangutan Tropical Peatland Research Project

Date Posted:
2013-01-19

Position Description:
See full description and application material here : http://www.outrop.com/internships.html

The Sabangau Red Langur Research Project has been running since 2009 within OuTropís research. We are able to study between one and three groups of red langurs at close quarters and the data set complied is growing to be a fantastic resource with much insight. You will be working closely with experienced local researchers monitoring the behavioural ecology of habituated and non-habituated red langur groups, both groups will increase our knowledge of ranging, demography, behaviour and inter-group interactions. As the Red Langur intern, you will regularly be getting up before dawn on following days, to reach the location of their sleeping tree, following the group recording extensive behavioural data, hopefully until their next sleeping tree at dusk. On searching days, you will enter the forest at dawn and search as part of a team for targeted red langur groups to collect similar data. Full training of data collection methods and use of GPS units will be provided in the field.

As a dynamic and growing conservation organisation, we offer internships with specific roles working on our field research projects. Interns are required for periods of six months (absolute minimum four months) and will be based in Palangka Raya, Central Kalimantan and at the Setia Alam base camp in the Natural Laboratory of Peat-swamp Forest; a 50,000 hectare area of forest where we conduct our research. The base camp is well established with over 80 km of forest transects and many long-term forest plots. Interns will either work on a number of different projects or be assigned specific projects depending on experience, skills and our requirements. Interns may also be expected to assist with project logistics, reporting and with our volunteer programme, as required.

Qualifications/Experience:
Please note: The Indonesian Research Permit application process is lengthy and complicated. It generally takes a minimum of two months to get successful applicants out to Indonesia, so please factor this is when considering your availability.

Interns must be available for a minimum of four months and preferably for six months. At the end of six months there may be the opportunity to stay for longer. Applicants must be physically fit and able to handle the challenges of field work, including working long days with very early starts, uneven and flooded terrain, insect pests, tropical weather conditions and basic living conditions. We are a small team working in a remote region based in a camp with limited privacy; all rooms are shared. Indonesia is a developing country and delays, complicated bureaucratic procedures and last-minute changes of plan are an unavoidable part of working here. Interns must therefore be good team-players, flexible, patient and willing to assist in all aspects of the project. Applicants should complete an application form and supply a recent CV. Short-listed candidates will then be invited for interview. Relevant experience for the internship(s) you are applying for is preferred, although not essential if suitable skills are identified.

The current OuTrop intern rate is £360/month, which includes food and board at camp, in-country visa and associated costs, local field staff, accommodation plus internet at the project house in Palangka Raya, and a conservation fee to support the activities of the CIMTROP Community Patrol Team.

Salary/funding:
There is no funding associated with this position. The current OuTrop intern rate is £360/month, which includes food and board at camp, in-country visa and associated costs, local field staff, accommodation plus internet at the project house in Palangka Raya, and a conservation fee to support the activities of the CIMTROP Community Patrol Team.

Support provided for internship/volunteer positions (travel, meals, lodging):
OuTrop will provide advice on all travel, meal and lodging needed. All meals and lodging will be organised by OuTrop during your stay at the Setia Alam base camp.

Term of Appointment:
April 2013 for six months

Application Deadline:
12:00 GMT 1st February 2013

Comments:
See full description and application material here : http://www.outrop.com/internships.html

Contact Information:
Dave Ehlers Smith
United Kingdom

Website:
http://www.outrop.com

E-mail Address:
info@outrop.com

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