Career Opportunity /  18 June 2023

WILDLABS Conservation Tech Intern (The Inventory)

Come work with us! WILDLABS and Fauna & Flora are seeking an intern to help develop the movement ecology content on the Inventory - our wiki-inspired database of conservation technology. Accepting applications until Sunday 18 June!

Deadline: 18 June 2023 - the deadline has passed.
Cambridge, UK (Current policy offers partial remote working within the UK)

Join the WILDLABS team as an intern to help us build the Inventory, a dynamic, collaborative, wiki-inspired database of conservation technology! Play a key role in expanding the movement ecology content of the Inventory database through both desk-based research and increasing contributions from various external conservation technology groups. You will be instrumental in strengthening the WILDLABS community by engaging movement ecology contributors and technology providers with the Inventory during its launch process.

Learn more about this internship and how to apply

  • Salary: £20,320 per annum
  • Start Date: August 2023
  • Contract Type: Three months
  • Location: Fauna & Flora, Cambridge, UK (Current policy offers partial remote working within the UK)
The Opportunity:

We are seeking someone with a keen interest in conservation technology and strong interpersonal and communication skills. This paid 3-month position provides the opportunity to contribute to the development of a novel ongoing project to bridge the gap between technologists and conservationists, giving you the opportunity to learn and connect with researchers and technology providers in conservation tech and movement ecology.

You will contribute to the development of the Inventory, a WILDLABS project to build a dynamic, collaborative, wiki-inspired database of conservation technology. This online portal will become a centralised hub for conservationists and technologists to access details of conservation technology projects, products and organisations, as well as encourage cross-sector collaboration.

Your role will be to help expand the movement ecology content on the Inventory, thereby improving the usefulness of the platform to the conservation technology community. You will survey the movement ecology community to map the most popular biologgers and related technologies used in the field, gathering information about these products and identifying key projects and organisations interacting with these technologies. This will provide an opportunity to learn more about the movement ecology space, connect with key stakeholders and grow your network, and to increase your understanding of the current work being undertaken. 

By building on your initial scoping work to map key movement ecology technologies, you will connect with movement ecology specialists to support them to develop and publish trusted reviews of key biologgers and related technologies, and then use what you have learned to write a blog post about your findings. You will have the opportunity to learn valuable networking and writing skills and be able to make long lasting connections with a diverse range of movement ecology specialists across the globe.

How to Apply:

For further details and how to apply, please download our Application Pack.

The closing date for applications is Sunday, 18 June 2023.
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