A 12 week Nature conservation traineeship in South West England, ideal for final year undergraduates, Masters students or recent graduates interested in a career in nature conservation. This can be your internship, work experience, research post, life adventure! SOMETHING FOR YOU, SOMETHING FOR NATURE.
The AMBIOS 12-week immersive course is suitable for anyone with an interest in nature. Whatever field of work you are in this course will be of benefit. Each industry/sector/ job has a role to play in knowing about and making informed decisions with regards to our natural world.
Our experience suggests that graduates looking for crucial experience, career changers who are looking for a way into working in the nature conservation sector or those who are inspired by the natural world and want to broaden their horizons really benefit from this course.
Whether you are aiming to be the next Director of a wildlife NGO or the Environment Minister; a teacher, support worker, countryside ranger; researcher; inspired artist; tree surgeon, biologist, consultant or historic site manager this experience will set you on your way.
Trainees are based at Lower Sharpham Farm in the picturesque Dart River Valley, South Devon, where they will live and work with a team of fellow trainees as well as working with a range of conservation organisations from our extensive network. T
The exact content of the 12 week training course can vary depending on the season, however we aim to provide an introduction to the UK conservation sector and comprehensive and thorough applied English language training. Placements include field trips to local conservation sites; biodiversity assessments, including practical skills in wildlife survey; techniques for the management of rural landscapes; and employability skills. Alongside the practical work, trainees also focus on one of our applied research projects, with the option to look at either Badger (Meles meles) population/TB Vaccination Deployment, Bumblebee (Bombus terrestris) longevity, spatial and temporal use of the farm by bat populations, bird survey data recording and analysis or using trail cameras for public engagement. Data from these project can contribute to your degree modules.
3 month Traineeships available throughout the year, starting in APRIL, JULY, OCT 2020
he course can count toward university credits for students. You can get Erasmus + fudning to help cover the costs of accomodation, foood etc, please contact your university department directly. Or you can self fund your placement.