Non-residential Internship x2


Canterbury and Seasalter, Kent

Volunteer • Part Time

Sectors: conservation & wildlife, ecology

Closing date: Monday, 11th July 2022  

We are looking for 2 enthusiastic and dedicated interns to join the Swale reserves team for the winter season. We manage two SSSI nature reserves - Blean Woods; a semi-natural ancient woodland site on the outskirts of Canterbury, and Seasalter Levels; a grazing marsh site to the west of Whitstable. Key species include the heath fritillary butterfly, nightingale, nightjar, lapwing & redshank.

You will gain experience of practical habitat management across both sites as well as ecological surveying, leading volunteer work parties, invasive species control, livestock handling and infrastructure maintenance. You will have a dedicated mentor to guide your personal development throughout the internship and skills training will be provided. 

The aim of our internships is to help build skills and to help people gain the experience necessary to help take steps towards a career, primarily in conservation. We are looking for individuals who are interested in saving nature and with the energy to learn. We are not looking for experts in conservation, or even people with lots of experience, if you are new to the sector, changing careers or looking for a new challenge, this could be for you.

For a full role profile & application form, please email Rob Dixon at [email protected].

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