Ecology Internship – Bethnal Green Nature Reserve, Tower Hamlets

August 20th 2021,

We are recruiting an Ecology Intern aged 18 – 25 years old from underrepresent groups within the conservation sector i.e. BIPOC, ethnic minorities, people from working class backgrounds & LGBTQ+ communities.

The internship is a paid role offering first-hand work experience in urban wetland development and ecosystem management. Interns will receive training from professional Ecologists working at the Bethnal Green Nature Reserve, East London.

The role will involve

* The translocating amphibians and plants from the existing ponds

* Supporting the removal of the historic pond structures

* Assist with excavating and shaping the new wetland area

* Helping instal the new pond, pond edging and aquatic plants species

* Help document the process and create accessible social media updates


Experience gained

* First-hand knowledge of working in the conservation sector

* Develop an understanding of wetland development and care, specifically in an urban environment

* Experience working in a team environment with a diverse group of people

* Experience making video & photographic content celebrating the value of urban ecology

Wage: £12.50 per hour, x8 hour day (self-employed)

Location: Bethnal Green Nature Reserve, Tower Hamlets

Commitment: x1 day per week, over a 10-week period

Times: 10am – 6pm

Internship period: 20th August – 29th October 2021