Advert ID: 20003297
Internships: Yookamurra Intern Program 2019-20
Australian Wildlife Conservancy
Yookamurra Wildlife Sanctuary, South Australia
Australian Wildlife Conservancy (AWC) is an independent, non‐profit organisation dedicated to the conservation of Australia’s threatened wildlife and their habitats. Funded primarily by donations, AWC is taking action to protect Australia’s wildlife by:
AWC offers opportunities for promising graduate students to gain valuable field experience in conservation education and community engagement via its Internship Program.
Currently AWC have 2 x three month internships available, each with an exciting training program designed to introduce graduates with an interest in conservation education, environmental interpretations, and community engagement to a variety of sanctuaries with a host of different ecosystems, flora and fauna, field techniques, and conservation issues.
The internships provide a modest living stipend for the duration of the program, plus travel assistance.
Yookamurra interns will spend 3 months based at Yookamurra Wildlife Sanctuary in South Australia, and depending on the opportunities available could participate in other interpretation programs throughout the AWC south-east region. Basic, self-contained single accommodation is available on-site at each sanctuary location.
To be successful you will have:
An Internship with AWC will give you:
Experience in public education and community engagement across a number of Australian conservation issues including:
Throughout the internship you will be mentored by a team of experienced managers, ecologists and interpretation staff who will provide on‐going assessment throughout the training program. At the end of the training program, progress will be evaluated, and an assessment report provided.
Depending on the opportunities available, the program may extend to include involvement in interpretation activities at AWC’s other sanctuaries throughout the south-east region.
About the Sanctuary:
Yookamurra Wildlife Sanctuary protects over 5,000 hectares of the Murray Mallee region between the Barossa Valley and Murray River, approximately two hours north-east of Adelaide near Sedan, SA. The sanctuary is dominated by Mallee woodlands, Sugarwood shrubland, and open chenopod shrublands.
Approximately 1,100 hectares of the sanctuary is surrounded by a predator-proof fence, from which feral cats, foxes and rabbits have been removed. This area supports several threatened species including the Greater Bilby, Numbat, Brush-tailed Bettong and Burrowing Bettong.
Yookamurra is the only AWC sanctuary which runs a dedicated education program, taking groups from primary to tertiary students. The staff at Yookamurra are also actively involved in community engagement concerning conservation and land management activities, and run a strong volunteer program.
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Email your up‐to‐date resume (CV), together with a one page cover letter (all in one document), to email@example.com
In your letter explain why you wish to apply for an internship and briefly describe how you meet the selection criteria listed above and your preferred intake.
Applications must be received by Monday, 1st July 2019.
Position Description - AWC Intern Program - Yookamurra.pdf