Marine Future Interns x2

Cumbria Wildlife Trust

Location: Kendal, Cumbria

The internship will be based in Kendal, Cumbria. The role is a mixture of working from the
Cumbria Wildlife Trust office in Kendal, fieldwork across the North West coast and some travel
to London, in addition to some optional homeworking. Meetings and training with partner
organisations will be a mix of online and in person.

Salary: £10.90/hour, plus 9% pension contribution and paid holiday leave.

Duration: Full-time (35 hrs per week) fixed-term for 6 months from 5th June –
5th December 2023.

The opportunity: The Marine Futures Internship Programme offers a unique
opportunity to candidates who are passionate and enthusiastic about the marine environment. The
Marine Futures Interns 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 the North West
Wildlife Trusts. The programme is run in partnership with The Crown Estate, the North West
Wildlife Trusts, Ørsted and Natural England. Each partner organisation provides opportunities
for the intern to develop skills in specialist areas including, marine conservation advice,
sustainable fisheries, renewable energy development, marine policy, and community engagement.

The successful intern will follow a varied schedule that will allow them to gain a range of
skills and experiences including: working with a variety of teams across different sectors;
writing for different audiences; working with local communities to raise awareness about
environmental issues; undertaking surveys; the use of social media in the workplace; delivering
media interviews and presentations; and participating in online meetings, training and

The two interns will also get the chance to undertake a joint research project, looking into a
practical topic of relevance to all partner organisations. This will involve working with
different teams across the partner organisations.

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 the marine environment and have a willingness to learn. We are looking for
someone who is organised, self-motivated, and able to work well within a team both remotely and
in person. A full driving licence and access to a car with business use insurance is desirable.

Closing date for applications: Midnight Monday 3 April 2023. Please do not
include a CV. Applications received after the deadline will not be considered.

Interviews: 27th and 28th April 2023.

Further details on the programme and an application pack can be found on our website here.

Only short listed candidates will be contacted. If you have not heard anything within 14 days
of the closing date, please assume your application has not been successful.

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