Internships & Volunteer positions


Ningaloo Turtle Program


Ningaloo Coast World Heritage Area (near Exmouth), WA

The Ningaloo Turtle Program (NTP) is a volunteer turtle conservation program run by the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions (Parks and Wildlife Service) and the local Exmouth community.

Green, loggerhead and hawksbill turtles nest in the Ningaloo Coast World Heritage Area. These are threatened species and the data collected by the NTP is used to inform management and conservation while minimising human and predator impact on their survival.

Each summer during the turtle nesting season, the NTP recruits interns and volunteers from all over Australia to help us with the program. Participants are trained in turtle track monitoring techniques, turtle interaction protocols and turtle rescues. Volunteers each walk a section of beach at sunrise to record turtle activity.

The NTP is currently advertising for:

3 x Team Leader Volunteer Internship positions (8 weeks)

  • Please see the Team Leader JDF and Team Leader Information Sheet (see below).

1 x Communications Internship position (8 weeks)

  • Please see the Communications Internship JDF and Communications Internship Information sheet (see below).

12 x Volunteer positions (5 weeks)

  • Twelve volunteer positions are available to undertake 5 weeks of training and turtle monitoring with the Ningaloo Turtle Program. There is a participation fee of $1300 to be paid prior to arrival.
  • Please see the Volunteer Information Sheet and Volunteer Advert (see below).

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