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Wildlife Trade Intern


  • Location: Fauna & Flora, Cambridge Current policy offers partial remote working within the UK
  • Salary: £22,310 per annum
  • Contract period: 3 months
  • Start date: September 2024

The internship would be an opportunity for an individual to gain experience of working on projects to tackle illegal and unsustainable wildlife trade, with a focus on our Combating Wildlife Trafficking Activity project in the Caribbean.

This role provides an opportunity to enhance your quantitative and qualitative research skills by investigating online wildlife trade to support projects. You will be trained to conduct online market surveys and report findings for key reptile species in the Caribbean. You may also have the opportunity to learn about other wildlife trade data sources such as physical market surveys, literature reviews, interview data or CITES analysis to help research new and emerging issues.

There will be opportunities to learn from and network with Fauna & Flora’s wildlife trade project teams globally, to collate findings from market surveys across our projects. There will be a chance to engage with other NGOs working on the topic to understand best practice approaches to investigating online wildlife trade.

You will also have the opportunity to present back your findings and create communications outputs to promote our work through our internal platforms.

Skills gained would include quantitative and qualitative data analysis, reporting, presentation experience, communication skills and you would gain learning and exposure to many of our wildlife trade projects.

Note that this internship has been designed to create a professional development opportunity for people who are new to the conservation sector. Therefore, applicants should have less than two years’ paid or unpaid experience in the conservation sector (not including academic work).

This role is not eligible for sponsorship for a Skilled Worker Visa.

The closing date for applications is 30 June 2024. Interviews are likely to take place during the week commencing 8 July 2024.

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