The purpose of this internship is to evaluate and promote the Conservation Leadership Programme (CLP) Internship Scheme to achieve three key objectives: 1) evaluate the effectiveness of past CLP internships, 2) communicate the impact of the CLP Internship Scheme, and 3) help develop the Scheme and increase donor interest and investment. CLP has a long history of supporting successful internships hosted by our partner organisations (FFI, BirdLife International, and WCS) but this has yet to be properly evaluated or widely communicated. Over the course of this threemonth placement, the intern will also be fully integrated into the CLP Management Team and CLP Partnership, taking part in bi-weekly meetings and regularly interacting with BirdLife, FFI and WCS staff.

Specific Responsibilities:

  • Evaluate how the scheme has benefited them professionally (e.g. learning new skills and building networks)
  • Identify any successful outcomes and accomplishments (e.g. a permanent role at the host organisation or a conservation impact)
  • Detect potential areas to develop/improve for future internship schemes
  • Based on the interview responses, the intern will draft articles to be published on the CLP website and potentially in partner organisation channels
  • Source relevant images and video content to accompany the articles
  • Produce promotional social media content
  • Help the CLP Management Team develop additional resources, such as a set of guidelines for establishing inclusive and impactful internship programmes, and to inform our own planning for the next tranche of internship funding we receive (e.g. professional development resources)
  • Share findings with relevant FFI and partner staff, and other stakeholders (e.g. donors)

Person Specifications:

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills (written and verbal), including ability to liaise across teams and cultures
  • Ability to plan, organise and prioritise workload
  • Fluent written and spoken English
  • Keen interest in and knowledge of biodiversity conservation
  • Relevant experience in producing communications content and using related software
  • Use of MS Office Software Suite
  • Entitlement to work in the UK
  • Stable internet connection at home
  • Willingness to come into FFI Head Office in Cambridge, UK, on a weekly basis
  • Access to a personal laptop

How to Apply

Applications consisting of a consisting of a cover letter and a full CV should be submitted via email to: henry.rees@fauna-flora.org Please mark your application “[YOUR NAME] – Conservation Leadership Programme (CLP) Internship’ and indicate in your cover letter where you saw this position advertised. The closing date for applications is Sunday, 19 September, 2021 Interviews will be held in the week commencing 27 September 2021. Due to the Covid-19 outbreak, we anticipate that interviews will be held remotely. Regrettably, due to limited resources and the high number of applications we receive, we are only able to contact short-listed candidates. If you do not hear from us within four weeks of the closing date, please assume that you have not been successful on this occasion.