Pollinator Internships for 2024

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Summer Internship Opportunities

• Do you care about protecting our island’s vital pollinating insects?
• Are you interested in learning valuable research, conservation, and
communication skills?
• Are you organised, enthusiastic and able to work flexibly?

The Pollinator Project are offering multiple fantastic summer internship opportunities. These would be an ideal opportunity for someone looking to gain experience working with a conservation charity.

There are 3 specific roles you can apply for:

1) Research Field Assistant, in partnership with the University of Bristol
o Learn advanced survey techniques and work alongside researchers
from the University of Bristol to carry out a bumblebee DNA survey on
Guernsey and Sark. Be part of a long-term, pan-island research project
monitoring the health of pollinator populations and the impact of
pesticides.

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2) Ecology and Conservation Assistant
o Learn a variety of survey, research and natural history skills, working
with Pollinator Project team experts. This is an opportunity to
experience and support the diversity of work we do as a charity to help
pollinators on the Channel Islands. Take part in surveys, represent the
charity at events or get stuck into some data analysis – we can tailor this role to suit you.

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3) Pollinator Content Creator
o Looking to use your skills for communication and creative media? Work
with our Pollinator Project Communications Leader to create a mini
comms project using social media, film, photography and any other
creative skills you can bring.

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All roles will be supported by a mentor and the wider Pollinator Project team. Any
necessary training will be provided, though relevant experience is welcome. We
particularly invite applications from students or career switchers looking to enhance their CV. Please let us know if you have specific skills or ideas that you want to develop within an internship.

All interns will be awarded an ex-gratia payment of £500 on completion of their
internship. Reasonable local expenses will be covered.

How to Apply
Please email Dr Miranda Bane at miranda@pollinatorproject.gg with your CV and/or a cover letter stating which internship you are interested in and why you would be a good fit for the role.

Deadline for applications: Friday 14th June 2:00pm
Interviews will be online or via telephone the following week.