Closing date: Tuesday 15 September 2020
Salary: £9.30 per hour (Real Living Wage) plus 9% pension contribution
Contract type: Internship / Working hours: Full time
Location: Kendal, Cumbria, (initially home-based)
Wind Farms off Walney Island ©Emily Baxter
The Marine Futures Internship Programme offers a unique opportunity to candidates who are passionate and enthusiastic about the marine environment. The Marine Futures Intern will gain skills, knowledge and experience across a variety of sectors in this exciting field to help direct and shape their future career ambitions.
The opportunity: The Marine Futures Internship Programme offers a unique opportunity to candidates who are passionate and enthusiastic about the marine environment. The Marine Futures Intern will gain skills, knowledge and experience across a variety of sectors in this exciting field to help direct and shape their future career ambitions.
This internship is funded by The Crown Estate and project managed by the North West Wildlife Trusts. The programme is run in partnership with The Crown Estate, the North West Wildlife Trusts, Ørsted and Natural England. Each partner organisation provides opportunities for the intern to develop skills in specialist areas including, marine conservation advice, sustainable fisheries, renewable energy development, marine policy, and community engagement.
The successful intern will follow a varied schedule that will allow them to gain a range of skills and experiences including: working with a variety of teams across different sectors; writing for different audiences; working with local communities to raise awareness about environmental issues; undertaking surveys; the use of social media in the workplace; delivering media interviews and presentations; and participating in online meetings, training and webinars.
The intern will also get the chance to undertake an independent research project, looking into a practical solution to a challenge currently facing the offshore wind sector, and how this could be developed into an opportunity for net gain. This will involve working remotely with different teams (from engineering, to environmental and concept) across the partner organisations.
What we are looking for: An intern who can build on their existing skills and knowledge to make the most of this unique experience. Applicants should have a good understanding of current marine issues and some experience of working or volunteering within the marine sector. Most importantly, we are looking for candidates who are passionate and enthusiastic about the marine environment and have a willingness to learn. Applicants should have the ability to be home based for the foreseeable future with an internet connection that supports training and delivery of the post requirements. Due to current COVID-19 working restrictions, we are looking for someone who is self-motivated and able to manage their own workload, with the ability to work independently, as well as within a remote team. A full driving licence and access to a car with business use insurance is desirable.
Location: Kendal, Cumbria (initially home based)
The internship will be based in Kendal, Cumbria. Although initially home based, induction, training and work will be a mixture of online, and in the office or field where this can be done in line with COVID-19 procedures. Training and meetings with partner organisations will be online at first but travel across the North West and further afield might be required at times.
Salary: £9.30 per hour (Real Living Wage) plus 9% pension contribution.
Duration: Full-time (35 hrs per week) fixed-term for 6 months – 2 November 2020 to 30 April 2021.
Closing date for applications: Midnight Tuesday 15 September 2020. Please apply using the application form below and do not include a CV. Applications received after the deadline will not be considered.
Interviews: Week commencing 28 September 2020 – interviews will be held in person taking into account social distancing and relevant COVID-19 procedures.