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Internship Opportunity - Marine PREDICTS Model Internship ITN043

Science | Fixed term, full-time,

Unpaid for experience

Closing date: 2017-08-22

We are looking for a motivated and enthusiastic intern to work across both the Science and Marine Programme. This is a great opportunity for an undergraduate or postgraduate student to gain experience in testing the feasibility of developing a marine PREDICTS model.

UNEP-WCMC is a not-for-profit organisation devoted to promoting for public benefit the conservation, protection, enhancement and support of nature and natural resources worldwide. We do this by collecting, storing, processing, analysing, interpreting and sharing data that increase our knowledge and understanding of biodiversity and the conservation of nature. Good data are the foundation of informed decision-making and we work with many partners to help them develop their knowledge and capacity to make good decisions.

The internship will be jointly hosted between UNEP-WCMC’s Science and Marine Programme.

The purpose of this internship is to help to develop a database on anthropogenic impacts on mangrove biodiversity.  The intern will investigate the availability of ecological community composition data in mangroves under varying anthropogenic pressures.  The work will help to form the framework of this new project and will provide guidance as to the feasibility of extending the project in the longer-term.

If you are interested in this exciting opportunity please send your CV and a short covering letter by clicking on the link below by 22nd August 2017. Please note, no application form is required for this post.

Interviews will be held the week commencing 28th August. The internship will start on 11th September 2017, for a minimum of 3 months. 

Please note this is not a UN post and we can only accept applications from those eligible to work in the UK.

The UN Environment World Conservation Monitoring Centre strives for a sustainable world for biodiversity and people. The Centre works towards this vision by providing strategic leadership, technical expertise, and project support to increase capacity and inspire decision makers to manage biodiversity and ecosystem services for people and the planet. The Centre has close relationships with the UN system and other partners in the public and private sector, which combines with the Centre’s extensive understanding of science and policy to produce knowledge on biodiversity and ecosystem services that makes a world of difference.