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Nature Conservation Internship
FULLY Funded Internship

Application Closed

During this training program, you will have an exciting chance to contribute to the preservation of the marine and terrestrial ecosystems in the Red Sea as a valuable member of the RED SEA PROJECT™ Research Team.

As part of your role, you will receive comprehensive training in identifying desert plants, as well as marine wildlife including turtles, fish, corals, and various invertebrates. This knowledge will enable you to actively participate in conservation efforts within these ecosystems. In addition, you will learn about coral baseline surveying, a crucial skill in marine conservation. This globally accepted approach will equip you with the ability to assess and monitor the condition of megafauna and marine ecosystems.

One of the valuable aspects of this training program is the opportunity to work closely with local experts in an educational environment. This collaborative experience will enhance your understanding of the region's unique ecosystems, as well as the challenges and best practices in conserving them. By engaging with these experts, you will gain practical knowledge and valuable insights into the conservation efforts specific to the Red Sea.

Overall, this training program offers a comprehensive and hands-on learning experience, allowing you to make a tangible impact on the conservation of the Red Sea's marine and terrestrial environments. It is an excellent opportunity to develop your skills, broaden your knowledge, and contribute to the ongoing efforts in safeguarding these precious ecosystems.

Who can apply:

  • UK Passport holders

  • Undergraduate BSc or Master Students in the fields of Zoology, Marine Biology and/or Ecology, Environmental Management, Agriculture or Natural Sciences.

  • Fully vaccinated persons. If accepted into the program you must provide a copy of your COVID-19 vaccination record.

  • Each applicant must have a letter of reference from at least one previous or current professor, supervisor, employer, or other non family-related individual who you have worked or studied with for a significant period of time. This person should be able to speak about previous experiences and personal characteristics that make you a strong candidate for the internship.

Additionally, priority will be given to:

-Candidates with an annual household income equal to or lower than £25,000 (GBP)

-Candidates in receipt of Universal Credit or income-related benefits

-Care leavers

-Candidates with care responsibilities

Please include an introductory paragraph in your cover letter explaining why you believe you are suited to the role you are applying for.

We thank all applicants for their interest, however only those candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.

All applications will be treated confidentially.

Programme Focus:
  • Safety at work, Emergency First Response, Primary and Secondary Care CPR and Emergency Oxygen Provider Training.

  • Marine Ecosystems of the Red Sea and Biodiversity

  • Desert Ecosystem and Indigenous Desert Plants

  • Megafauna, Fish and Coral Identification

  • Coral Reef, Megafauna and Seagrass Survey Techniques

  • Coral Health Assessment

  • Research Methods and Data Management

  • Cultural Exchange

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In early August 2021, I discovered The RED SEA PROJECT™ . As a keen environmentalist, studying geography at university and having worked with several different organizations, from the IUCN, Think Pacific on the marketing strategy for The Fiji National Ocean Plan and My Carbon Zero, an NGO tackling carbon emission, I was excited at the opportunity of going to work in the field of marine conservation.... Read More

Location

RED SEA PROJECT™ | Red Sea, Egypt

Duration and Dates

3 Weeks

Exact dates will be communicated after the acceptance.

Requirements and Fees
  • Participants need to be 18 years or over, with a good level of fitness and agility to participate in this program.

  • Participants should be comfortable in the water as surveys include snorkelling and freediving.

  • Participants must complete the RED SEA PROJECT™ paperwork and agree to terms and conditions.

  • Participants will be required to attend a video call interview if selected.

  • Participants will be required to provide a copy of your COVID-19 vaccination record.

  • Participants flights, visas, food and board will be funded by the programme.

  • Participants will need to provide their own snorkelling equipment and underwater camera or rent them locally.

By applying to this program you agree to terms and conditions of RED SEA PROJECT™

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