Coast Explorer Intern

Kent Wildlife Trust

Coast Explorer Intern

Location: London and Kent

It is anticipated that the successful intern will be based out of The Crown Estate’s St James’s
Market office, as well as Kent Wildlife trust Consultancy’s office near Maidstone, with travel
across Kent required at times. Induction, training and work will be a mixture of online, and in
the office or field.

Salary: £23,302.50 per annum (pro rata based on the London Living Wage

Duration: Full-time (37.5 hrs per week) fixed-term for 6 months from 6th June
– 6th December 2023.

The opportunity: The Coast Explorer Internship Programme offers a unique
opportunity to the candidate who is passionate and enthusiastic about the marine environment.
The Coast Explorer Intern will gain skills, knowledge and experience across a variety of
sectors in this exciting field to help direct and shape their future career ambitions.

This internship programme is funded by The Crown Estate and project managed by Kent Wildlife
Trust Consultancy Services. The programme is run in partnership with The Crown Estate, Kent
Wildlife Trust Consultancy Services, Vattenfall and Canterbury City Council. Each partner
organisation provides opportunities for the intern to develop skills in specialist areas
including, marine conservation, climate change, renewable energy, social sustainability, seabed
leasing and marine planning.

The successful intern will follow a varied programme that will allow them to gain a range of
essential skills including: team work, creativity, leadership, listening, communication
(written and verbal), aiming high, problem solving, and staying positive. These skills will be
developed through a variety of work-based experience and training – from undertaking research
projects and communicating research outcomes, to learning about renewable energy development
and environmental issues, and from undertaking scientific surveys and using GIS, to
understanding environmental casework and delivering marine awareness activities. The successful
intern will work with a variety of teams across different sectors and develop key contacts and
networks that will help with their career development.

Many past interns from the Coast Explorer Internship Programme have successfully secured
employment in the marine sector! From Marine Conservation Officers, Marine Consultants, Coastal
Surveyors, GIS Officers and Environmental Instructors.

What we are looking for: An intern who can build on their existing skills and
knowledge to make the most of this unique experience. Applicants should have a good
understanding of current marine issues and some experience of working or volunteering within
the marine sector. Most importantly, we are looking for candidates who are passionate and
enthusiastic about a career in the marine sector and have a willingness to learn. An essential
skill we will be looking for is the drive to network and communicate well to develop
relationships in their career, someone who is motivated to find out more about the industry and
be motivated to develop their role. Due to hybrid working restrictions (i.e. home-based and
office working), we are looking for someone who is organised, self-motivated, and able to work
well within remote teams. A full driving licence and access to a car with business use
insurance is considered essential for this role due to the nature of travelling around Kent.

Closing date for applications: 8th April 2023. Please apply via the
Kent Wildlife Trust page under the Coast Explorer Internship job listing. There will be an
applicant information form, which you must fill in as well as submitting:

CV and covering letter, outlining your interest in the internship, relevant skills and
experience. It must also address the following questions:

  1. What do you hope to gain from taking part in this internship?
  2. How do your experience, knowledge and skills make you a suitable candidate for this
  3. Why do you think it is important to consider multiple users and uses of marine and coastal

Applications received after the deadline will not be considered.

Interviews: Week commencing 1st May 2023. Reasonable travel expenses will be
reimbursed by The Crown Estate. If you feel that you would require overnight accommodation in
order to be able to attend an interview, please contact us after being invited to interview to
discuss prior to booking.

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