Overview

Operation Wallacea has been leading remote expeditions for university and school groups wanting to get involved in real biodiversity and conservation research for more than 25 years. By doing so we have become experts in planning, training, and delivering complex projects. The work placements we are proposing offer university level students with an interest in R coding, science, geography and photography, and business & marketing the opportunity to work alongside our team of internationally-renowned scientists, business development, marketing and expedition management experts.

Placements are run entirely online, allowing students to work from the comfort of their own homes whilst recreating a genuine work-from-home environment via a carefully managed daily schedule, regular deadlines, and constant contact with managing staff via remote working software including Microsoft Teams. Our placements are designed not only to give students an insight into working life, but to develop a range of core skills that are both directly relevant to careers in STEM and transferable to many other career paths, as well as linking closely to essential work experience skills.

If you want to hear more about our expeditions as well as the other opportunities we offer you can join a free webinar at https://www.opwall.com/free-webinar/ or send us an email at universities@opwall.ac.uk

About Operation Wallacea

Operation Wallacea has run biodiversity research expeditions for the last 25 years to a series of sites (mainly biodiversity hotspots) worldwide (www.opwall.com), helping university students from around the world gain valuable experience and get their hands dirty with real biodiversity research.

Our network of academics and researchers separate Opwall from other volunteer organisations, allowing a truly research orientated project, and our volunteer funded model allows the volunteers who join us to take part in long-term projects covering large bio-geographical scales that can incorporate more than one ecosystem. You can find out more about peoples experiences and our projects at the Opwall Blog.

In the last two years we have also worked extremely hard to develop and offer as many opportunities as we can to help volunteers get involved in conservation. We have introduced a number of European sites including two projects in the UK which focus on rewilding and developing skills for a career in UK conservation, and for those students looking to develop their skills at home we now offer virtual internships in skills such as introductions to R coding, wildlife photography, science and geography and project management.

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