Naucrates

Conservation biology and volunteer projects

    behaviour observation

    Naucrates Conservation Project is seeking for students or just freshly graduated people, who are interested in joining our field team in Thailand and help our conservation efforts.

    Naucrates Conservation Project is well established in Thailand by Naucrates staff in collaboration with local community leaders, representatives from government, research and academic institutions, non-profits, local businesses and other stakeholders.

    You can propose a topic or choose one from our proposed list. During the field work you would work according to agreed work plan a and write up a report in the end. This enables you to learn about field work and help the Naucrates Conservation Project and local community to achieve their long-term Conservation and sustainable development objectives.

    Responsibilities:

    • Prepare a work plan on a specific topic or area of work.
    • In the case of conservation research or survey design possible needed datasheets and training materials for volunteers
    • Collect data in the field and reference investigation
    • Data entry and analysis
    • Help the project team with other project activities
    • Write a report on the topic  or area and create a presentation with photos
    • Possible other responsibilities agreed in the work plan.

    Possible topics for internships are:


    reef survey


    • Sea Turtle behavioral observation (existing methodology)
    • Beach profiling (existing methodology)
    • Bird survey (existing methodology)
    • Butterfly survey
    • Bio-diversity survey
    • Weather survey and climate change
    • Mangrove survey
    • Reef survey
    • Eco-tourism
    • Marketing and fundraising
    • Volunteer management
    • Environmental education
    • Your own topic or area which is in the scope of our field project

    Internship position include orientation, supervision, shared accommodation and 3 meals a day. Internships are available between 1 December 2017  and 30 March 2018. Minimum Internship time is 4 weeks.

    For internships we offer subsidized room and board  at the cost of 280€ week if your internship is between 4 and 8 weeks. For internships of 8 or more weeks the contribution in 220€/week.

    Please note that we have limited resources, so in case your internship requires specific equipment, you may be required to bring them with you.

    Please e-mail us to bookings (at) naucrates.org with your interests, experience (CV) and preferred timeline.

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    Naucrates is an Italian NGO \"onlus\" that focuses on sea turtle conservation and mangrove restoration.

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