We rebuild tropical fisheries with coastal communities

Blue Ventures (BV) develops locally led approaches to marine management that benefit people and nature alike. By listening and responding to basic needs, we design our models to catalyse and sustain marine conservation, unlocking the potential of coastal communities to manage their resources. We work in places where the ocean is vital to local cultures and economies, and are committed to advancing the rights of small-scale fishers throughout the coastal tropics.

Summary job description

We are currently recruiting a Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Intern to support our busy Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) team. At Blue Ventures the MEL team supports staff in the field to measure the impact of their work and adapt to improve what they are doing. This includes providing advice on monitoring plans and methods, developing tools for data management and analysis, and assisting with communication of results to a range of audiences.

This position will provide a broad range of assistance to the MEL team with tasks including data management and analysis, research and report writing, and helping to build data tools for teams. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to put their studies into action, gaining a wide range of experience in MEL skills and an insight into the workings of an international NGO. Reporting to UK-based MEL Officers, this is a flexible role based in in Blue Ventures’ Bristol office.

The successful candidate will be a motivated and proactive student or recent graduate with an interest in small-scale fisheries, marine conservation and rural development. You will have relevant experience in data handling and analysis, report writing and research.

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Application Process

In the first instance applicants should apply via the advert hosted by their own university’s careers service. If this is not an option, applicants should apply online via Blue Ventures website (https://blueventures.org/about/careers/), by 12th April 2020.

Please Note:

This position is contingent on gaining part funding. Blue Ventures has a relationship with a number of universities and has secured funding via the following schemes:

  • University of Bristol – SME Internship Scheme
  • UWE – Undergraduate Internship Scheme
  • Bath Spa University – Summer Placement
  • Cardiff University – Santander Internship
  • Swansea University – University Funding
  • Essex University – Essex Interns
  • University of Reading – Reading Internship Scheme

Therefore applicants should also contact their careers service directly to confirm their eligibility for the relevant scheme.

Applicants that are not eligible for these schemes or from other universities are welcome to apply if they are able to secure funding, and details should be included in their covering letter.

Please note that applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and first-round interviews may be conducted with short-listed candidates before the application deadline.

All shortlisted candidates will be contacted within two weeks of the closing date.