Advert ID: 20006712
Olympic Dam, SA
Arid Recovery offers internships for recent graduates looking to deepen their practical experience in ecology and conservation. This is an opportunity to work with a small team to gain hands-on experience in the spectrum of land management, ecology, research and communications necessary to advance conservation programs.
Arid Recovery is a conservation research initiative based in the South Australian outback and dedicated to the restoration of Australia’s arid lands. Established in 1997, the program is centred around a 123 km2 fenced reserve. Feral cats, rabbits and foxes have been eradicated from a total of 60km2 and five species of locally extinct threatened mammals reintroduced. The remaining 63 km2 of fenced compartments are the focus of innovative conservation research projects.
Arid Recovery is partnered with BHP, the SA Department for Environment and Water, the University of Adelaide and Bush Heritage Australia.
The intern will assist staff in day-to-day operation of Arid Recovery. At various times you will be working with and supervised by the Ecologist, Community Coordinator, Conservation Land Management Officer Field and General Manager. You will do a diverse range of tasks including:
1st March – 30th May 2021
14th June – 12th September 2021
Accommodation and a living allowance ($125 per week, plus $25 per week for fuel) will be provided, as well as a contribution towards your travel to and from Roxby Downs ($600 total). Opportunities for paid casual work (tour guiding, helping on education visits) will be available.
Bringing your own car (for personal use) is advantageous, but not essential.
How to apply:View details
Submit your CV and a one-page cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org by 29th of November, 2020. Late applications will not be considered.
Please include your name in the filename of all documents and specify in your cover letter whether you are applying for the March or June intake. The March internship will be more focused on field skills, survey work and animal handling while the June internship will be more project-based with a stronger community element.
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