Oceans Volunteer x2

Environmental Justice Foundation


Volunteer • Part Time

ejfoundation.org volunteers@ejfoundation.org 0207 239 3310

Sectors: environmental policy & campaigning, marine conservation, sustainability

Closing date: Friday, 28th February 2020   5 days left

EJF, a dynamic environmental and human rights NGO, is seeking two volunteers to support its work on its Oceans Campaign.

EJF works to combat Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated (IUU) fishing through gathering evidence on illegal fishing activities and use this information to inform its campaigning work to improve transparency and global fisheries governance.  

Alongside gathering evidence in the field of potential illegal vessels, EJF's team in London undertakes desk-based investigations into both individual IUU vessels and trends of illegal fishing. 

The EJF Oceans team is looking for two volunteers interested in supporting this work through a structured, three-month internship. Volunteers will receive training in how to identify and document IUU fishing and will then be given areas of responsibility, reporting to and supported by an EJF staff member.  

Successful applicants will be:

  • Organised: Able to manage time efficiently and deal with several projects concurrently
  • Interested and knowledgeable: Though a background in fisheries is not required, the applicants should have a demonstrable interest and engagement in environmental or human rights issues. Interest/experience in environmental law and/or data analysis a plus.
  • Able to conduct research: EJF’s investigative and campaigning works include a large amount of desk-based research.
  • Eager to learn: The first weeks of the internship will be a structured period of training in EJF's methods.
  • IT literate: EJF uses a range of software to undertake its work in this area.
  • Motivated: In recent years, many EJF interns have gone on to join the organisation as staff and work at other NGOs.
  • Knowledge of a foreign language (particularly French, Portuguese or Spanish) desirable

Expenses: This is an unpaid placement. Travel within London (Zones 1 – 4) and daily lunch expenses will be covered. Candidates are required to volunteer three days a week. 

Location: The successful candidates will be based in EJF’s London office. 

How to apply: Applicants should submit a CV and detailed covering letter explaining why they are the right person for this role to volunteers@ejfoundation.org. Closing date for applications is Friday 28 February. Start date: mid-March/mid-April

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