Wildlife Conservation Internship Grants

Are you a British graduate, or have you recently finished your undergraduate degree at a university in the UK? Are you looking to work in conservation in the UK but finding it hard to get anywhere without any work experience?

Recognising the difficulties that recent graduates often experience in being able to pursue a career in conservation biology People’s Trust for Endangered Species (PTES) offers several student internship awards annually.

Grants of up to £5,000 are awarded to successful students to cover any or part of the living and project costs. The internship should be a discrete project, focussing on a UK species or, where appropriate, assemblage of species. Projects might run for a continual (full time) period of up to six months or intermittently (part-time) for longer. The work must be carried out at either a conservation organisation or within a research group at a university.

The student and the organisation concerned must make a joint application, with the impetus coming from the student, who should approach an organisation to seek support for his/her own research project.

In 2024, priority is being given to projects focusing on less well represented taxa e.g. invertebrates, plants, fungi, amphibians and reptiles or projects that focus on increasing taxonomic and identification skills.

You can find out more about the scheme and how to apply on the PTES website.

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