Internship at Cikananga Wildlife Center
There are a many opportunities for international and national students in and around Cikananga. You will be tutored by one of our staff members like our vets or management.
For intermediate vocational education and bachelor level education we offer tutoring for wildlife/nature/conservation and similar studies. We are an Aequor licensed learning institute and many students have been attending this program as part of their internship.
Vet-assistant intern helping the vet team
Wildlife; Ecology, Conservation and Veterinary
For intermediate vocational education and bachelor level education we offer tutoring for animal / nature / conservation / veterinary (-assistant) and similar studies. We are an Aequor licensed learning institute and many students have been attending the volunteering program as part of their internship. We also have experience with Masters projects and welcome students from all levels of study. Our staff can support all aspects of projects undertaken at Cikananga Wildlife Center, ranging from Project development to data analysis.
If you are interested, please contact us and we can discuss your project prior to your arrival. Please note that there are assignments listed below, but you are welcome to come with your own internship idea.
List of the assignments :
Internship students require to fulfill a specific assignment that is related to the official curriculum of their university/school. To apply please send your proposal for this assignment needs to be included in the application, motivation letter, and curriculum vitae to the center by email.
Please note that students usually participate in the volunteering program next to their assignment or as a part of their assignment.
A discussion between the student with the tutor
Affordable Price and Benefits
We try to keep pricing affordable: We firmly believe that an experience with wildlife should be in reach of everyone who wants to learn about wildlife, international and local. Please find the current pricing in the PDF guide below. The small profit we make from the program enables us to pay the keepers, maintain the facilities and provide (medical) care for the wildlife animals
The accommodation is two wooden dormitories with a private corner for every volunteer or intern, and a large cantina with a spectacular view over the rice fields.
The canteen; one of our facility
Activities Around Cikananga
The environment around Cikananga is very beautiful, and we can organize trips and tours from the center like; visit and swim in large natural nearby waterfalls and spot wildlife in the meantime, caving with professional guides in the 1500 meter long cave and vertical caving, a guided walk in the amazing tea plantations that are typical for West-Java and much more
After a month I can say that it was a very meaningful experience for me. Without any experience I started in Cikananga, but by all the enthousiasm of the staff and the other volunteers helped me succeed to master the ins and outs of being a wildlife volunteer. Of course you can’t change the world by one month of volunteering, but it taught me an important lesson about how I perceive nature and it has made me aware that animal abuse is much more common than ever before had dared to imagine. I’m glad I started this my trip through South East Asia in Cikananga and I would highly recommend to enroll in the volunteering program and accept this challenge, it’s a great experience!
Stefan Timmerman, Dutch Volunteer, 2016.