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]

Winner of Reynolds Wrap Contest Will Get Paid $10,000 to Sample the Country's Best BBQ

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Which American city has the best barbecue is the root of one of the country's oldest culinary debates. As Thrillist reports, Reynolds Wraps is looking for one unbiased individual to travel the United States sampling barbecue ribs to determine which location makes them best—and the aluminum foil brand will pay them $10,000 for their trouble.

The winner of the 2019 Reynolds Wrap contest will take a two-week trip to "some of the most notorious BBQ cities," which last year included Nashville, Memphis, Kansas City, Dallas, and Austin. As Chief Grilling Officer, the smoked meat connoisseur will be tasked with identifying the best barbecue ribs in America, with Reynolds providing travel, lodging, and a $10,000 stipend for them and a guest to make the journey as smooth as possible. In return, the company asks that the CGO share grilling tips, techniques, and photos of their feasts to its website and social channels.

According to Reynolds Wrap, the position is perfect for anyone who doesn't mind "being paid to taste test some of the most delicious BBQ ribs across the country, posting envy-inducing pictures of your food and falling asleep every night dreaming about your next rack of ribs." Anyone can apply by submitting a photo of themselves grilling their favorite recipe along with 100 words pitching themselves for the job to careers@ReynoldsWrapCGO.com. The application deadline is June 19 and the barbecue tour starts sometime in August.

If you're not selected the contest winner, that shouldn't stop you from planning your own barbecue-themed road trip this summer. Here are some of the best barbecue cities in the country and where to eat in each one.

[h/t Thrillist]

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]

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