Internships

Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust internGloucestershire Wildlife Trust intern

We run a number of internships, based at our headquarters at Robinswood Hill Country Park.

You'll get hands-on experience and will have valuable insight that will help you choose your career path. Internships at the Trust are an excellent way to try different roles and gain knowledge from our team of experts. 

 

Who can be an intern?

We accept college or university students. We have an ongoing partnership with the University of Gloucestershire, but welcome applications from other colleges and universities.

If you have graduated, we are unable to accept you as an intern, but there are plenty of volunteering opportunities {link to main Volunteering page} available where you can gain the experience you need.
 

How long do internships last?

We usually offer an 80-hour internship, but can be flexible to your requirements.

Will I be paid?

No, our internships are unpaid.

What work will I be doing?

The daily tasks will vary widely, but we encourage interns to help within a particular area of our work.

Below are examples of previous internships we have offered:

Local Environment Record Centre Intern
Working at Robinswood Hill with our Gloucestershire Centre for Environmental Records (GCER) team you'll gain experience in using Recorder 6, GIS Mapping, MapInfo and our species database.

You'll also learn about data flow and how species data is used at local, national and international levels.

Outdoor Education Development Intern
Working with our Community team, you'll develop a set of curriculum-linked outdoor lesson plans and will work with local schools to produce lesson packs.

You'll have the opportunity to receive training on delivering outdoor education sessions.

Green Tourism Intern
You'll be cultivating relationships with tourism businesses and working with tourism centres to promote our events and wildlife walks. We'll encourage you to develop your ideas about how to link nature conservation and the visitor economy in the county.

We may be able to offer other Intern opportunities, such as:

Nature Reserve Management Intern
A part-time internship where you will be able to shadow one of our experienced reserve managers. You’ll learn practical skills such as woodland management, heathland restoration and how to manage the land for the improvement of habitat connectivity.

Evidence and Research Intern
Occasionally we can accept dissertation students and offer a research internship within our evidence team to help you collect data for your dissertation.

The research will need to be in-line with Trust objectives, and we will assess applications on a case by case basis.

We can ordinarily only accept one or two dissertation students a year so please apply at least three months in advance of when you would intend to start.

Past research internships have included deer population surveys, mapping rare plant distributions and phase one surveys.

We may be able to offer other internships relevant to your area of study. Get in touch with our Volunteer Coordinator by email or telephone for more information or to apply.