Luxury hotel is on the hunt for an intern to care for turtles this summer

Luxury hotel is on the hunt for an intern to care for turtles this summer

I hate to say it, but trips to the Maldives are pretty hard to come by. Located all the way in the Indian Ocean, just off the coast of Sri Lanka, ticket prices to this paradise are high - and unless you do a ton of saving or borrow a bit of money, it's one of those places you'll visit maybe once in your life.

But if you're looking for a new vacation (and maybe the chance to earn a bit of job experience along the way), then I've got a very interesting opportunity for you.

Here's the situation, folks: the Coco Palm Dhuni Kolhu resort in the Maldives is hiring an intern to help out in its Marine Turtle Rescue Centre for a couple of weeks in August, where you'll be able to learn from the best veterinary experts, post to Instagram, and - best of all - hang out with all these little shelly guys.

An image of a sea turtle. Credit: Coco Collection

You, the Maldives, and turtles; what's more to ask?

It's not a paid internship, but your flights, your accommodation, and your food will be covered. You'll have no extra costs, so you're effectively going on a two-week holiday to the Maldives worth £5,000, completely for free.

Oh wait, there's more! Not only will you get accommodation, but you'll spend two weeks at a stunning overwater villa, with full board benefits, including breakfast, lunch and luxurious dinner - all Maldivian cuisine. Of course. What's that? Not enough? Oh, you just get some of the experiences usually reserved for the guests.

Coco Palm Dhuni Kolhu resort Credit: Coco Collection

How does a sunset cruise, diving, dolphin watching and a guided snorkelling trip sound? It sounds... pretty good, right? Well then, let me tell you all about all the turtle crap you're going to have to clean up.

Apart from tank cleaning, your responsibilities will include feeding the turtles, but more interestingly, you'll get to accompany teams on turtle rescues, as well as shadowing one of the UK's leading turtle surgeon Dr. Clare Petros, observing surgeries and other medical procedures.

Dr Clare Petros holding a turtle. Credit: Coco Collection

So, enough about the details. How do you get in on this action? To be in with a chance of securing this incredible vacation - sorry, I mean internship - applicants must submit a two to three-minute video alongside a 500-word cover letter explaining why they feel they'd be a good fit for the role. As long as you're over the age of 18, and you're interested in working in a related field.

Applications start up on June 17, and they'll run for two weeks up until June 31. Apply here, folks, and good luck!