Michigan State University is, without question, one of the premier veterinary schools in the world. If you are in their vet program - congratulations - and allow me to encourage you to snag this internship in the Maldives. (Several hundred miles south of India, in the Indian Ocean)

The Coco Palm Dhuni Kolhu luxury hotel in the Maldives is looking for somebody to help care for their turtles. This internship (or, as they call it - an in-turtle-ship. Yeah, I know - wow) is for two weeks in August, so you'd be back to East Lansing in time for Welcome Week. According to Unilad.co.uk, you'll be working alongside one of the premier turtle surgeons in the UK ("premier turtle surgeon" - if that were my title, I would tell EVERYBODY). You'll be feeding the turtles as well as cleaning their tanks and releasing some of them back into the wild. Here's what the hotel says about the experience on their website:

"The intern will be provided with one return economy flight ticket from passport country or country of residence to the Maldives. One return complimentary seaplane transfer from Malé International Airport to Coco Palm Dhuni Kolhu will also be provided. The intern will be accommodated in a Beach Villa, with full board meals and soft drinks at taken at Cowrie restaurant offered on a complimentary basis. One guided group snorkelling trip, one sunset cruise, one Balinese treatment, and one beach BBQ will be offered on a complimentary basis."

So, I guess you have to get yourself there - but, hey - free vacation in the Maldives.

Go green! Go White!

Here's the application page. You've got until July 1st to apply.

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