[MARMAM] Marine mammal Research Internships, Anglesey, UK

Jenny Bond jenny.bond at seawatchfoundation.org.uk
Tue Feb 27 03:50:05 PST 2024


Sea Watch Foundation Research Internships

Limited places available 10th April - 19th May only.

This position will suit volunteers who have a strong interest in marine 
conservation, are comfortable in a rural location and recognise the 
importance of raising awareness of the marine environment by involving 
the public from all age groups. This position can be very varied, so 
applicants will need to demonstrate their ability to deal with varied 
tasks from public outreach to boat based survey and scientific data 
collection. They will be encouraged to take initiatives with education & 
outreach activities in the region which due to its natural beauty 
receives large numbers of visitors during the summer.

Sea Watch Foundation » Anglesey Internships [1]

The interns will learn skills in the following areas:

-Land-based marine mammal and seabird surveys
-Marine mammal and seabird boat surveys
-Photo-identification
-Data entry and processing
-Raising public awareness
-Delivering environmental education initiatives and events

The internship will be based on the Bodorgan Estate, Anglesey. 
Accommodation will be provided in a house shared with the other interns 
and the Intern Coordinator. The interns are responsible for their own 
travel and living costs including utility bills (£40 per week).

Important skills/qualifications

Essential:

  	* a strong interest in marine conservation and education
  	* outgoing personality, confidence
  	* excellent verbal and writing skills
  	* ability to work and live cooperatively with other volunteers in an 
isolated location
  	* must have initiative, motivation, the ability to bring their own 
ideas and personality to the position and be able to think on your feet
  	* strong commitment to volunteering work
  	* work independently, in an organised and reliable manner and to 
manage a variable workload.
  	* the ability to get on well with others in a small team and within 
shared accommodation
  	* should always represent SWF professionally

Desirable:

  	* a background in marine biology/environmental science or similar
  	* a strong interest and some knowledge of British marine mammals and 
birds
  	* good IT skills (Office package)
  	* willingness to work long hours, sometimes outdoors in very 
changeable Welsh weather
  	* one's own transport (travel costs within the project will be 
covered)
  	* Welsh language

International applications are welcome but it is the applicant's 
responsibility to ensure visa requirements are met and we ask applicants 
to highlight their chosen visa option in their application. Please note 
that Sea Watch Foundation is unable to sponsor visa applications for 
Research Interns.

To apply:
Please send your CV and a cover letter reporting any relevant experience 
you have and outlining why you would like to apply, as well as contact 
details of two referees,to:

Jenny Bond (Project Manager) jenny.bond at seawatchfoundation.org.uk  and

Prof. Peter GH Evans (SWF Director) - peter.evans at bangor.ac.uk

Please specify "ANGLESEY RESEARCH INTERN APPLICATION" in your subject 
title.

Applicants will be interviewed via Zoom

-- 
Arweinydd Prosiect Er Llesiant ein Môr/
Wellbeing for our Seas Project Lead
Sea Watch Foundation

In partnership with the Bodorgan Estate, part funded by Welsh 
Government's Landfill Disposals Tax Communities Scheme, administered by 
WCVA.



Links:
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[1] https://www.seawatchfoundation.org.uk/anglesey-internships-4/
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