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Teacher Intern
Malayan Rainforest Station

Project: Malayan Rainforest Station

Location: Merapoh, Malaysia

Job Type: Internship

Application Closing Date: 9th July 2019

Start Date: TBD


As a Malayan Rainforest Station Teacher Intern, you’ll have the opportunity to impart your passion for knowledge and learning on the local Bateq and Malay children, giving them the tools they need for a bright future. These are indigenous people of Malaysia who have a close relationship with the forests in which they live and speak their own Bateq language.

Key Duties and Responsibilities

  • Conduct four weekly teaching sessions for the Bateq, including basic maths, science and language (Malay & English). Provide additional lessons for more advanced students.
  • Develop a syllabus and produce teaching materials and lesson plans accordingly, storing all materials for future use.
  • Continue to develop and expand the relationship with the Bateq, accompanying them on trips into the forest, or delivering activities other than teaching e.g. sports.
  • Work with the local government school to provide English lessons for the Malay students.
  • Collect photos and videos of activities for social media where appropriate and produce blogs about your experience when requested.
  • Help with fundraising initiatives for the project.
  • When required, assist the project manager and other interns with volunteer and research activities including trekking, camping, bushcraft, and caving.
  • Report to your supervisor and collaborate with other interns when necessary, maintaining open communication at all times.
  • Follow agreed on timetables to deliver work in a timely fashion.
  • Display a professional example to local community members, volunteers and colleagues.
  • Follow instructions as delivered by project managers when on site.
  • Ensure the project house is kept clean and tidy, assisting with daily chores on a rota basis.
  • Adherence to all safety measures, protocols, procedures and budgets as directed by MRS and Fuze Ecoteer.
  • Any other duties that may be required including; group events, cover for colleague’s leave and illness, providing adequate notice of travel arrangements (work-related or personal).


  • Strong interest in teaching, experience desirable.
  • Enthusiastic and passionate to share knowledge with students.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Highly organised and the ability to work to a schedule.
  • Team player but also comfortable working independently.
  • Efficient time management skills and ability to work to deadlines.
  • Flexible and adaptable. Ability to use initiative.
  • IT competency.
  • Good level of Malay and English.
  • Love of the outdoors and rainforest.
  • Driving license preferable (manual license desirable)


  • Free accommodation for local Malaysian. Accommodation for just £100 per 3 months (if you’re coming from abroad) based at our house in Merapoh.
  • You’ll get access to communal staff food at each project base where you’ll cook alongside other interns.
  • Exciting experiences with the project volunteers such as caving, bushcraft, and camping in rotation with the other interns.
  • An additional allowance of RM250 per month after 6 months, if you commit to a longer-term internship.
  • All work related expenses (Unfortunately not including your travel to or from the project site the first time).
  • Written reference letter upon completion of internship. We’ll do our best to help you land your dream job.

How To Apply

Applicants will need to include their applied position as an email subject, and submit their CV and Cover Letter as an email attachment to

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