The project takes place on Curieuse Island, in the heart of the Seychelles archipelago. Join an international team in project management and short-term environmental training to participate in priority conservation missions, to work within an environmental NGO. While working among the abundant flora and fauna, you will experience daily life on the island, surrounded by the azure waters of the marine park. Through this training, you acquire both practical and theoretical learning, immersed in the local community.
The Seychelles offers an idyllic setting to learn more about protecting the region's rich marine ecosystem and to work in an environmental organization. Go diving in the turquoise waters off Curieuse Island, and get trained while contributing to the conservation of the archipelago. For those looking to get involved in a significant project while living an international experience, the marine conservation mission in the Seychelles is the ideal compromise. It also allows you to benefit from practical training, in the field, but also theoretical, for a complete learning in order to develop skills for your future career.
Like all of our programs for working in the environment abroad , this project in the Seychelles allows you to benefit from a complete learning while contributing to the preservation of the region's ecosystems.
This vocational training program is part of the so-called “career” projects. In addition to the mission that you carry out on site, it allows you to benefit from real support, and to access the position of project coordinator in 6 months.
Remote projects included in professional training will be carried out AFTER having carried out the mission in the field.
If your training lasts 4-11 weeks, you will work on a remote project for a period of 4 weeks after completing the field assignment.
If your training lasts 12 weeks or more, you will work on 2 remote projects for a duration of 8 weeks after completing the field mission.
Here you combine theoretical training with practical learning, with online modules to be completed after the end of the mission. At the end of the program, you obtain an international certification recognized and issued by the University of Richmond, in the United States.
The accompaniment is therefore present upstream, on site but also downstream of the project. During the course of the mission, you will also have a remote project to carry out: you will have to solve a problem with other partner organizations in marine conservation, environment, animal protection... A coach will follow you and support you to help you in the best possible way in the resolution of these problems, and at the end of the project you will have access to a platform of job offers in NGOs, for which you will be eligible thanks to your professional training.
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The missions included in the project in the Seychelles are diverse and varied, and working in an environmental organization with the endangered turtles on the island will be your daily routine. You will ensure the success of their nesting, will collect various data such as the measurements of the shells of the turtles or the number of eggs laid... The turtles will not be the only animals with which you will spend your days. Baby sharks with sickle cell disease are caught and released to gather information about their population.
The project in the Seychelles also includes participation to record other more specific data on the ecosystem, to contribute to the host structure to carry out coastal surveys by identifying the rate of coastal erosion, with the profiling of beaches, the growth of palm trees… The population of giant tortoises is counted each year, as are the young tortoises in our nursery.
Depending on the season, the hours of work vary, as do the assignments available depending on the needs of our partner organization on site. As a participant of the training in Seychelles, you will rotate with the other volunteers on the different projects so that you can acquire the most complete learning possible.
The initiative is honored in such training, and you are once there encouraged to develop your ideas, to make the project complete and best contribute to the conservation of the local ecosystem. This includes the protection of fauna and flora, and the possible actions are numerous! Different responsibilities will be entrusted to you, and you will benefit from the in-depth follow-up of a mentor, responsible for monitoring your progress throughout the training.
Thus, to train in the Seychelles with this local ecosystem conservation project is to allow you to work within an environmental organization while having a positive and sustainable impact on the community.
It works closely with local organisations on long-term projects. They work only under the supervision of the community leaders and at their request.
Sustainable solutions, minimum impact on the environment
- Creating sustainable solutions to support self-sustaining communities.
- Ensuring access to clean water sources.
- Developing micro-enterprises around food, with a particular focus on education and agriculture.
- Supporting local schools with school supplies.
- Providing expertise and ideas on energy and electricity issues.
- Implementation of studies and educational programs on the marine environment.
United Nations member organization
Our partner organisation sits on the United Nations International Commission on Sustainable Tourism. All their initiatives and volunteer projects are led by experts in collaboration with the local population and national governments.