Salary: £18,525 per annum

Start Date: As soon as possible

Contract Type: Four months

Location: Fauna & Flora International, Cambridge. The current policy offers partial remote working within the UK.

Founded in 1903, Fauna & Flora International (FFI) is the world’s longest established international conservation organisation. Our vision is to create a sustainable future for the planet where biodiversity is conserved by the people living closest to it. We aim to do this through the conservation of threatened species and ecosystems worldwide, choosing solutions that are sustainable, based on sound science and take account of human needs. We have become a trusted entity in the world of conservation. Today FFI is active in over 40 countries.

FFI has been collecting sea turtle data on the Pacific coast of Nicaragua for nearly 20 years. However, over that time, the systems used to collect this data have changed, making comparing data between years, and identifying conservation impact achieved, challenging. This inconsistency in data management is a challenge faced across FFI, and the Conservation Science & Design Team, among other cross-cutting teams, is supporting project teams to improve this.

FFI is offering a paid internship for a four-month period.

This internship will therefore assist both the work of the Conservation Science & Design Team, and the Nicaragua Marine Team. A key component of this internship will be to ensure that historic turtle datasets, including nesting datasets that date back nearly 20 years, are compatible with the current data. Doing so will enable the Nicaragua team to reflect on turtle data trends from over the last 20 years, which can be used to inform FFI conservation interventions and feed into regional databases. This internship will require close engagement with the Nicaragua Marine Team to ensure that anything developed fits their needs and is suitable for their context, capacity and needs into the future. It will also enable the Conservation Science & Design Team to test the use of a data collection and management system in a key project context, learning which could be applied to other FFI projects.

We are looking for an enthusiastic individual with advanced skills in computer applications, as well as fluency in written and spoken English and Spanish. You will be a team player with good organisational and time management skills.

Please 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 education).

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The closing date for applications is Sunday, 27th November 2022.