• Cook Islands
2 to 52 weeks
Animal Science Life Sciences

Program Details

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Price Details
Project Fee includes airport pickup, orientation to the island, in-country support and integration into the project. Accommodation is on a first-come, first-served basis. If there is no availability, we will arrange accommodation at a nearby guesthouse for $20+ per night.
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Aug 07, 2018
Aug 27, 2014
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About Program

Global Nomadic works with a local organization in Rarotonga, Cook Islands to bring you a meaningful internship working with stray dogs. Ever since dogs have been introduced to the Cook Islands, its been proven difficult to control the population which has largely gone out of control. The current solution to the problem has been for police to shoot stray dogs as they see fit. By joining the Global Nomadic veterinary internship in the Cook Islands, you will have the opportunity to be part of an alternative solution by helping spay and neuter stray dogs. In addition to solving the problem of stray dogs, the organization also provides free veterinary health care to residents of the Cook Islands.

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Program Highlights

  • Global Nomadic's veterinary internship is extremely affordable, and gives you serious chance to make an impact.
  • Interns will have serious duties spaying and neutering dogs, and should look at this opportunity as a means to grow and learn more about the veterinary field.
  • The local organization Global Nomadic works with in the Cook Islands is reputable and has been previously checked.
  • The internship is extremely affordable and a great way to grow your career!
  • You will be provided with complete support before, during and after your internship in the Cook Islands.

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Yes, I recommend this program

Don't Use Global Nomadic

I went through Global Nomadic to become a volunteer at the a local nonprofit...this was unecessary as GN did nothing to support my stay and I could of just went through the volunteer organization's website! Save some bucks and forget GN! I LOVED MY TIME OTHERWISE!

What would you improve about this program?
If I didn't have to pay Global Nomadic things would of been better.
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Response from Global Nomadic

I am glad that you had a good experience with this amazing organisation that we support (at no cost to themselves). We spend a lot of time, effort and resources finding, vetting and visiting each project we work with. I am glad that our efforts helped you to find and work with this organisation, and that this organisation benefited from your participation, not to mention from us helping them to find good interns and support their work.

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