Location: South Kensington, London
Duration: Ideally a minimum of 3 days/week for 3 months, although there is some flexibility
Salary: Unpaid (some travel and subsistence costs covered)
Deadline for application: 5pm Wednesday 5th February 2014
Start date: ASAP
Synchronicity Earth is a dynamic and exciting organisation, seeking to change the face of funding for wildlife conservation and striving for a planet in which all life is truly valued.
Our mission is to be effective funders at the intersection between the environment and social justice; to increase awareness and understanding of the interconnections between all life and to help facilitate the right system change to create a better world.
We are a research-led organisation that acts in an open and cooperative framework. We support projects on the ground, focusing on tropical regions, as well as international groups working at the policy level.
Our work includes in-depth scientific research, evaluation and monitoring, partner relationships, funding and fundraising, finding and creating synergies and shifts in thinking and holding awareness-raising and fundraising events.
We are looking for an intern who wants to join our team to gain valuable research, events and networking experience in the conservation sector.
The intern will assist with one of the biggest conservation events of 2014 celebrating diversity of life and 50 years of the IUCN Red List. This will involve research and production of information on important biodiversity areas and species, sourcing of images and helping to organize other aspects of the event.
There may also be opportunities to work in other areas of the organisation, such as learning about the funding and evaluation processes.
The internship will allow you to develop your research skills and insights into the conservation world by working alongside a highly qualified, multi-disciplinary team.
Requirements and Qualifications:
Candidates will be expected to have an undergraduate degree in a conservation-related subject; strong research skills; competency in the use of Microsoft office packages, an interest and passion for tropical conservation; and the ability to work independently using their own initiative and in a small team. A relevant Master’s degree is an advantage.
This is an unpaid position with a daily subsistence allowance (c £5) and a monthly travel allowance for within London (nominally £100).
If you feel you would like to undertake an internship for a small, yet ambitious organisation where you can really make a difference, please send your CV and a short covering letter to firstname.lastname@example.org by 5pm Wednesday 5th February 2014.