• Indonesia
    • Bali
3 to 16 weeks
Animal Science Biology Life Sciences Veterinary

Program Details

Non-Monetary Benefits
Year Round
Bahasa Indonesian
Weekly Hours
Age Min.
  • Some prior experience with domestic animals preferable


Price Details
Price includes fast boat rides to and from Nusa Penida island; accommodation in our century old teak-wood bungalows which are situated at our headquarters overlooking the sanctuary; three meals a day are also included. We also provide transport for visits to villages to perform mobile sterilization clinics. No visit to the island is complete without an introduction to Balinese culture; religion; cuisine & language so we will also include that in your induction. Participants get the chance to learn and ask questions from the vet and dog trainer/behaviorist.
What's Included
Accommodation Some Meals Transportation Wifi
What's Included (Extra)

Meals are covered 6 days a week.

What's Not Included
Activities Airfare Domestic Airfare Some Meals SIM cards Travel Insurance Visa
What's Not Included (Extra)

Spending money, meals on the 7th day (day off) meals can be purchased at our restaurant. Snorkeling; diving; island tours are not included but we can arrange them. We are a rabies free island however if interns choose to have a rabies vaccination prior to arrival this will be at their own cost.

Aug 09, 2022
Nov 12, 2022
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About Program

Join us to experience veterinary medicine practiced in the field as we go out to villages to perform sterilizations of locally owned dogs and cats with our mobile clinic. We also dart street dogs requiring medical assistance and sterilize them.

We aim to reduce the numbers of unwanted litters that are consequently dumped. Those that survive go on to predate livestock which results in human animal conflict. We also seek to improve the quality of health and welfare of domestic animals by further educating local pet owners.

We work mainly with Bali Heritage dogs which are one of the oldest recorded dog breeds, we run a small sanctuary where participants will get hands on experience observing, interacting with and handling them.

Our program focuses on veterinary medicine; dog behavior; dog training and basic animal husbandry and is suitable for anyone wanting to take up a career in veterinary science or anyone wishing to become a dog trainer/handler or dog behaviorist.

This program is currently not being promoted on Go Overseas by its provider. Check with Paws Of Nusa Penida for the most up-to-date information regarding the status of this program.

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Program Highlights

  • Certificate of Completion
  • Interns shadow the Vet
  • Learn the basics of dog training & behavior
  • Spend time with the Bali Heritage dog
  • Learn about Balinese culture, religion, cuisine & language

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October 2022

I’ve done a 4 week internship at paws of Nusa penida. As a third year vet student I don’t get to practice a lot of practical veterinary skills yet. This internship is the perfect internship to practice those skills.

One of the highlights was the sterilization days. Dr Hendry and his team came over from Bali. I got private lessons from dr Hendry about any subject I wanted.
Besides sterilization days I went with dr Keke to sterilize or check up on dogs and cats where ever we could find them. This way I got to see parts of Nusa penida you would never see as a tourist. We went to a shop next to a busy road, people’s homes and restaurants. Places you wouldn’t normally expect to be doing sterilizations.

Jacquie looks after the dogs and cats of Nusa Penida very passionately. On top of that she’s an amazing host. Always happy to help plan trips or recommend things to do.

The accommodation is just fabulous. I had a private room with bathroom and double bed.

  • Culture exchange
  • Valuable study related lessons
  • Life long friends
  • Not always a senior vet present
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