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Internship Opportunity - Science Communications Intern (ITN064)

Science | Fixed term, full-time,

£8.21 per hour

Closing date: 2019-05-26

We are looking for an intern with a flair for writing communication materials to join our Science Programme.

The UN Environment World Conservation Monitoring Centre confronts the challenges faced by our world’s biodiversity with knowledge, innovation and leadership. In partnership with UN Environment and based in Cambridge, the UK’s conservation capital, we connect science, policy and society. Our access and influence empowers decision makers to create positive and sustainable impact for people and nature. 

This placement will provide input to communications activities in the Science Programme, primarily focusing on two key projects: the Development Corridors Partnership (DCP) and the newly launched Trade, Development and the Environment (TRADE) Hub. The DCP project looks at the impacts of development corridors in East Africa on biodiversity and development. The TRADE Hub brings together organisations from across the globe to help make sustainable trade a force for good in the world. It is specifically investigating the impacts of trade in wildlife, wild meat and agricultural commodities.

The internship will be based around developing communications activities and materials for the two projects. The intern will have the opportunity to contribute to the production of blog posts, website pages, social media content and digital stories, as well as develop and implement their own ideas for effective communications materials and activities.

If you are looking for a rewarding and challenging internship where you can improve your technical skills and exposure to the interface between science and policy, we would like to hear from you.

Please send the following documents by clicking on the link below by 26th May 2019. No application form is required for this post.


Interviews will be held during the week of the 10th June 2019. We are looking for an Intern to start in mid to late June.

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

WCMC is a UK charity, based in Cambridge, which works in collaboration with UN Environment, under the banner of UNEP-WCMC. Our mission is to evaluate and highlight the many values of biodiversity and put authoritative biodiversity knowledge at the centre of decision-making. Since our establishment in the 1970s, the Centre has been at the forefront of the compilation, management, analysis and dissemination of global biodiversity information, and has an outstanding record of achievement.