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Education Intern Slow Loris Conservation

Hiring Organization:
Oxford Brookes University

Date Posted:

Position Description:
We are looking for an Education Intern to assist in all aspects of our education and outreach programmes. This includes co-planning and leading weekly nature and English classes at our local school, assisting with events, community outreach, curriculum development, lesson data entry and analysis, and involvement in talks at other nearby schools.
The field site is situated in West Java, near the city of Garut. The accommodation is in our field station â??Rumah Hijauâ?? (Green House). Students and assistants will all be responsible for housekeeping, cooking, and costs are shared. Local mobile networks are well-developed. Internet Cafe is located a short 15 minute motorbike ride down the hill.

We are looking for an applicant who can creatively develop lesson plans, especially those that involve creative tasks that will inspire pride for the local environment; unite education with improving the environment; develop arts and crafts using recyclable materials. The applicant should be willing to learn about Indonesian wildlife to impart this knowledge to children. The applicant must be aware of the necessity to evaluate education programmes, with some knowledge of data and statistics or great motivation to learn being a must.

The applicant must be mature, responsible, reliable, open, flexible, healthy, able to work independently but also as part of a team, be highly motivated. Life in the research station may not permit a lot of personal space (rooms have to be shared). The applicant should have above average social skills, and must be happy to take her/his share in housekeeping and cooking. Although there is good mobile phone and e-mail communication, sometimes things do not work and the applicant must be comfortable being unplugged. Must enjoy working with children from age 6 â?? 16, and have a â??get stuck inâ?? attitude especially for the classroom. Applicants must have a tolerance towards local customs and beliefs (women have to be dressed appropriately and cannot smoke/drink in public) and be comfortable with other conditions and risks like Indonesian-style bathrooms or rare confrontations with noxious plants or animals.

Essential requirements

1. Teaching/community outreach experience
2. Foreign travel or living/work experience, within a developing country and ideally the tropics.
3. Interest in animal behaviour, ecology, conservation, agriculture, social media.
4. 6-month minimum commitment 5. Knowledge of or willingness to learn Bahasa Indonesian

1. TEFL or similar qualification

The volunteer pays a fee to work at the field station, which changes depending on the length of stay (£300 for 2-5.9 months; £250/months for 6 months +)

Support provided for internship/volunteer positions (travel, meals, lodging):
The volunteer can use project equipment, will receive training, and will work with project guides. The volunteer can use data for their studies (e.g. undergraduate or MSc research project). Food and lodging costs are included in monthly fee. Airport pickup can be arranged.

Term of Appointment:
6 months

Application Deadline:

Contact Information:
Ella Brown
Rumah Hijau Jalan Merpati


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