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Intern as a Zoo Assistant in Malaysia

Program Duration

2-4 Weeks


Spring, Summer, Fall, Throughout the year

Travel Types

  • Ecology
  • Vacation Packages

Intern Types

  • Animal Sciences
  • Ecology
  • Zoology & Wildlife Sciences


  • English

Cost in US$:

2 weeks costs USD 1263 and 4 weeks costs USD 1818.

Program Fees Include:

Before booking: Dedicated period of time on the phone or in person to discuss the project, answer any questions that you might have and find out more about you

- Met at Kuala Lumpur airport and transfer to your first night guest house in a shared room
- Welcome dinner on your first night
- Transfer from your guest house to Melaka Zoo
- Shared accommodation at Melaka Zoo and food allowance for food preparation
- Full training and all project costs on the zoo project
- Transfer from Melaka Zoo back to Kuala Lumpur airport at the end of your trip
- Donation to the project
- Pre-departure information covering medical, safety and programme advice
- Help and advice from our UK office before departure and whilst away
- Advice on visa and health requirements for project
- Local support in Malaysia from English speaking staff
- ATOL financial protection (if Oyster books your flight)
- Free access to InterHealth’s Travel Health Advice Service
- Oyster Worldwide volunteer t-shirt

On your return:

- Welcome home pack
- Certificate of Recognition (on request)
- References (on request)

Experience Required


Volunteer Types

  • Animal Welfare
  • Eco-tourism
  • Environment
  • Wildlife

Age Range


This Program is open to

American, European, Canadian, Australian, South African, Kiwi, Worldwide and Asian Participants.

Typical Living Arrangements

  • Group living

Application Process Involves

  • In-Person Interview Required
  • In-Person Interview when Feasible
  • Online Application

Typically The Application Process Time is

1 day from recepit of form to booking interview

Post Services Include

  • Re-Entry Debriefing at Home