Student Internship

Based in Central Nottingham

2 days per week for 12 weeks (spring/summer 2018) - Flexible

£7.90 per hour

EMEC Ecology is a small and friendly consultancy with a wildlife-focused approach whose profits are donated annually to our parent organisation, the Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust.

We are seeking one student from the University of Nottingham to join us for a period of twelve weeks this spring/summer (two days per week) to help to produce a Biodiversity Action Plan (BAP) for the Sutton Bonington Campus.

Initially, the project will involve carrying out various ecological surveys, including a botanical survey, as well as surveys for invertebrates, bats and badgers. Data will then be analysed alongside pre-existing information held for the site and a draft BAP document will be produced.

The role will offer hands on experience in a range of survey techniques for protected species and habitats, as well as knowledge and understanding of working within a busy consultancy environment. The student will also be liaising with members of the University's Conservation Society to look for opportunities to engage with other students, in the hope that the work of the project can be carried forward in future years.

We are looking for students that are studying or have previously undertaken ecology or a related subject. The ideal candidate will have good interpersonal skills, a high level of literacy and numeracy, excellent attention to detail and will be computer literate. Candidates must have an interest in wildlife, enjoy working outside as well as in the office and have a willingness to work some anti-social hours. Experience of surveys and knowledge of British Wildlife, experience of working in an office environment and knowledge and experience of GIS mapping are all desirable.

The skills and experience gained from such an internship are highly desirable to employers looking to appoint staff in ecology and conservation jobs. We have been supporting placement students since 2013 and graduates have then gone on to secure permanent jobs in the sector.

If you are interested in this role we would love to hear from you. Please send a CV and covering letter to contact Sarah on 0115 964 4828 for an informal chat. Closing date for applications is 20th April 2018 and interviews will be held in Nottingham shortly after. We would like the successful student to start as soon as possible after this date, but the exact start date can be discussed at interview.

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