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Go APE in one of the world’s wildest places

APE programmes are broadly focused on the conservation of the orang-utans of Malaysia, through orang-utan welfare and conservation programmes. There is also an emphasis on endangered animals of Malaysia including the sun bear, pygmy elephant and sea turtle. All this conservation and education work is entirely funded by volunteer contributions and coordinated by our exceptional programme coordinators.

As marketing intern, you will help the APE team with their website (content creation), social media and newsletter. You will receive training and a full induction after your arrival in Kuala Lumpur, where the APE offices are based.

What's in it for you

Training and mentoring by a professional coach
Reference Letter
Help for CV and job search
Free food
Free wifi
Subsidized accommodation

Mount Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysian Borneo



After approx. one month, you will head over to Sabah in East Malaysia (Borneo) where you will be immersed in APE’s amazing conservation programmes including reforesting parts of the famous orangutan habitat on the shores of the Kinabatangan river. Another signature programme is the welfare and enrichment for the Borneo sun bear. You will stay in Borneo for one whole month and then head back to the KL office to complete your marketing campaigns.

See the sights of Kuala Lumpur whilst based at our marketing intern accommodation. Develop both marketing and conservation skills to enhance your CV plus enjoy a wealth of additional benefits.

Skills for your CV, with training and mentoring from your personal Marketing Coach.

Excellent communication skills to influence and inform
Content creation for specific target audiences, including bloggingWebsite maintenance using WordPress
Social media marketing and management
Competency to create email campaigns in MailChimp
Knowledge and implementation of SEO (Search Engine Optimisation)
Setting SMART goals and monitoring progress
Efficient time management and working to set deadlines
Practical experience in conservation

What we need from you

Strong interest in conservation and acquiring professional marketing skills
Highly organised and ability to work to a schedule
Team player but also comfortable working independently
Good attention to detail
Flexible and adaptable. Ability to use initiative
IT competency and use of own laptop
Good level of English, verbal and written


Full INTERNSHIP DESCRIPTION with job responsibilites

What you need to pay for

Flights to and from Malaysia
Accommodation fee (subsidized) of £200 for 3 months
Local transport to and from APE offices
Personal Travel insurance including medical cover
Visa costs & Vaccinations
Non-work related travel in Malaysia
Additional food and drinks for your personal use


Please send your CV and motivation letter to

Next intake: February 2019

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