A Luxury Resort in the Maldives Needs an Intern to Look After Its Sea Turtles This Summer

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Located roughly 500 miles from Sri Lanka in the Indian Ocean, the Maldives is a popular vacation destination. A luxury experience on the tropical island usually comes with luxury prices, but this summer, one lucky visitor will get an all-expenses-paid stay at the Coco Palm Dhuni Kolhu resort. In exchange, they'll be asked to look after the resort's sea turtles, Departures reports.

Coco Palm Dhuni Kolhu is seeking a summer intern to work at its turtle rescue center for 14 days in August 2019. During that time, they'll be responsible for feeding the animals, cleaning their tanks, and being present for surgeries. They may also have the opportunity to help release rehabilitated turtles into the ocean and go on rescue missions to collect vulnerable specimens in need of care. In their free time, the intern will be expected to post about the gig on social media.

The internship is unpaid, but it comes with many valuable perks that aren't offered by typical summer jobs. Flights, meals at the hotel's restaurant, and accommodations in a villa will be provided. When they're not working with turtles, the intern can take advantage of some free activities offered by the resort, such as a sunset cruise, a beach BBQ, and a snorkeling tour of the Baa Atoll.

If you're 18 or older, you can apply for the internship by submitting a two- to three-minute video and a 500-word cover letter explaining why you're the best person for the job. One candidate will be selected to fly out to the resort at a negotiable date some time in August.

[h/t Departures]

You Could Live Like Royalty on an English Island as St. Michael's Mount's New Gardener

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St. Michael's Mount, a wind-battered, rocky island off the coast of Cornwall, England, isn't the first place one might expect to find an exotic garden. But flourishing among the cliffs and bedrock of the island's castle are plants that would normally only be found in warmer climates. As Atlas Obscura reports, the site is currently seeking an expert horticulturalist to care for it all.

A walled garden was constructed on the castle grounds in 1780, and plant life has been maintained on the island ever since. The harsh terrain actually gives flora an advantage: Rocks absorb heat from the Sun during the day and release it at night, allowing plants like aeoniums, agave, and aloe to thrive.

In addition to having an extensive knowledge of plants, the castle's new gardener should possess physical stamina. The job description states that navigating the steep slopes "would challenge the most agile mountain goat" and that scaling the castle battlements "isn't for the faint-hearted." But for a passionate horticulturalist with lots of ambition and management experience, the job could be a perfect fit. It's also an opportunity to live like royalty on a secluded island: Whoever is hired for the role will be lodged in a Victorian terraced house with views of the medieval castle.

To apply, you can send your cover letter and resume to enquiries@staubynestates.com. The application window closes Friday, June 7, and the last round of interviews will be held on June 27.

[h/t Atlas Obscura]

Mattress Firm Is Hiring a 'Snoozetern' to Sleep All Summer

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If your summer plans already include laying in bed all day, you may be the perfect fit for the Mattress Firm's new job opening. As WAVY reports, the company is looking for a "snoozetern" to test mattresses at their Houston, Texas headquarters by sleeping in them.

The Mattress Firm's intern will be paid to spend 30 hours a week lounging in bed this summer. Job duties include assessing "the optimal head and foot positions" for reading, eating, binge-watching, and of course, sleeping in bed. When they're awake, the snoozetern will also be responsible for creating written and video content for Mattress Firm's website and social media platforms.

The ideal candidate is 18 or older, has housing and transportation access in the Houston area, knows how to use video editing software, and is "passionate about sleep and comfort." Mattress Firm will select three to five finalists out of the applicants to create a short video pitching themselves, and from those candidates one will be picked for the job.

To apply, head to Mattress Firm's website and submit your resume and relevant information. But you'd better hurry: Applications are due May 3, and the intern will be selected by the middle of May.

[h/t WAVY]

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