Subject: Seeking Wildlife Trafficking and Conservation Technology Interns
Are you passionate about carnivore conservation and research? Do you have skills that you want to share or hone for an emerging non-profit? Join the S.P.E.C.I.E.S. team!
These positions are ideal for zookeepers, graduate students, and other conservation-oriented professionals looking to share their skills while adding non-profit experience to their resumes. We also accept students looking for projects. Both positions are remote and unpaid.
Submit information or questions to firstname.lastname@example.org, and visit our website at www.carnivores.org.
Wildlife Trafficking Intern
We are looking for an intern to help us collect information on wildlife crime for species of highest priority to us. We are hoping to use this information to call greater attention to the threats these species face, improved regulation in illegal trade, and identification of critical regions for increased enforcement.
Conduct research via the internet, using reports and peer-reviewed documents, and by gathering data from partner agencies and range country governments Collaborate with our partners in gathering and reviewing data Collate available information on illegal trade, both in animal parts and live animals, into a comprehensive report to present to CITES Work in cooperation with several institutional partners to produce practical and information that can be applied to international regulation and enforcement, including information on trade hubs, routes, frequency, and locations
Education, skills and experience
Undergrad degree or higher in relevant field (biology, ecology, etc.); Excellent research skills with keen attention to detail; Ability to work independently, with some supervision; Organized and rigorous in work with attention to detail Able to synthesize data in a concise and meaningful way; Excellent writing skills; Flexible, eager to learn, and excited about carnivore conservation.
Conservation Technology and Innovation Intern
We are looking for an intern to work at the interface between S.P.E.C.I.E.S.
and several of our institutional partners to collate and collect information on emerging technologies and innovation to be applied to wildlife monitoring and research, the resolution of human-wildlife conflict, and the disruption of illegal wildlife trade.
Conduct comprehensive research on the available foundational technology available for wildlife monitoring in the field Build upon our understanding of how technology innovation can be used to mitigate and resolve human-wildlife conflict in the field Determine technologies that can be used to improve monitoring of or reduce illegal wildlife trafficking Communicate and work with S.P.E.C.I.E.S. team members and our partner, ConservationXLabs, to identify and potentially integrate potential technologies into our research projects
Education, skills and experience:
Undergrad degree or higher in relevant field: biological sciences and/or engineering/ technology background preferred, but mixed educational backgrounds welcome to apply Keen interest in conservation technology and innovation; Excellent research skills with keen attention to detail; Ability to work independently under some supervision; Organized and rigorous in work; Able to synthesize data in a concise and meaningful way; Flexible, eager to learn, and excited about carnivore conservation.