EK's internship program provides the opportunity for students and people looking for more experience, from a variety of backgrounds, to be involved with the scientific, cultural-natural resource management, and advocacy work that we do.
Internships in environmental science assist our Kimberley Nature Projects. These are for undergraduate or postgraduate students in environmental sciences or people with environmental science experience. Internship activities will depend on what is needed for our conservation projects at the time, but could involve biodiversity surveys (e.g. plant transects, fauna surveys), bush regeneration (e.g. seed collection and propagation, revegetation, weeding), research, data management and other tasks. Key personal traits we are looking for include a willingness to learn, an ability to work both independently and as a team, a passion for conservation, an openness and interest in working with Aboriginal project partners, and a tolerance for field work in the Kimberley.
Internships in advocacy may involve skill related to media, communications, research, events organising, fundraising, community engagement or administration. All these elements are essential to the successful running of Environs Kimberley and our advocacy work.
If you would like to apply for our internship program please email a current CV, along with a short accompanying letter identifying which internship stream you are interested in (environmental science or advocacy), and detailing your relevant skills, interests and availability, to [email protected]
A few things to consider:
- The application process - After reviewing your application, EK staff will assess the intersection between your interests, experience and availability, and our upcoming project and organisational goals. This review will happen periodically and may take a little while for us to find the right fit but please be patient and we will be in touch.
- Travel and accommodation - Environs Kimberley is a not-for-profit organisation operating in the remote Kimberley region and costs associated with travelling to, and staying in, Broome can be considerable. We will of course assist where we can but, generally, interns will need to be self-sufficient and make their own accommodation, transport and other arrangements outside of work requirements.
- When to come - Broome has a tropical climate, defined by a wet and a dry season. The wet season generally lasts from November until April, while the dry season runs from May until October. The majority of our on-ground environmental science projects are undertaken in the dry season and this may be the best time to consider an internship with Environs Kimberley.
- Duration of the internship - This is up to you, but we ask that applicants are able to commit at least one month, or a regular period of time on an ongoing weekly basis, to our internship program. If you have a shorter amount of time we have various volunteer opportunities for you to get involved in.
If you have any questions, or would like more information, please do not hesitate to contact us on 08 9192 1922 or email [email protected]
For more info on the kind of work that we do, you can check out our projects or campaigns pages, or see what's happening on our blog.
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