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Australian Wildlife Conservancy (AWC) is a global leader in conservation, providing hope for Australia’s wildlife with a science-informed, land management partnership approach which delivers high impact results. We protect endangered wildlife across 12.5 million hectares in iconic regions such as the Kimberley, Cape York, the Top End and Kati Thanda-Lake Eyre.  Recognising that ‘business as usual' for conservation in Australia will mean additional extinctions, AWC is developing and implementing a new model for conservation.AWC’s mission - to deliver effective conservation for all native animal species and their habitats - is highly reliant on all AWC working collaboratively with each other under a model called OneAWC.OneAWC is defined as ‘a cohesive, engaged, collaborative, high performing group guided by strong, effective leaders. A group of people who all understand AWC’s mission, vision and their role in contributing to the achievement of mission and vision, all connected and working towards a common purpose, guided by a set of shared values’. The delivery of AWC’s mission is highly reliant on all of AWC working collaboratively with each other.AWC’s science program plays a fundamental role in helping AWC meet its mission. AWC ecologists:Measure and evaluate the ecological health of AWC’s wildlife sanctuaries and partnership sites;Conduct research on key issues relevant to the conservation of wildlife;Plan, implement and monitor reintroductions,Contribute to conservation and land management strategies, and report on their outcomes andAssist with AWC’s communication and fundraising activities which may include participation in supporter events, media and webinars.AWC offers opportunities for promising graduate students to get involved in the science program and gain valuable field experience in conservation research via the Ecology & Conservation Internship Program.In 2023, AWC will offer up to twenty-one internships of 4.5 - 6 months duration, across its network of sanctuaries. Each internship has been designed to provide an exciting training program. The program is designed to introduce conservation biologists to a variety of sanctuaries with a host of different ecosystems, flora and fauna, field techniques, and conservation issues. The internships provide a modest living stipend and travel assistance for the duration of the program. A relocation allowance is also provided at the beginning and end of the internship placement.To find out more information about the internship placements on offer and key contacts, please refer to the ‘2023 AWC Ecology & Conservation Intern Program Information’ document.For general queries, please email intern@australianwildlife.orgHow to apply:To submit an application, click ‘APPLY’ to complete an online application form. AWC highly encourages applicants to apply for as many regions/intakes as desired.   Applicants will have the opportunity to select regions and intakes via the form.Your application will need to include two separate documents to be uploaded. Applications that do not meet these requirements will not be accepted.Your CV or resumeTwo-part covering letterExplaining your interest in applying for the internship program (max. one page)Briefly addressing each of the selection criteria listed in the ‘2023 AWC Ecology & Conservation Intern Program Information’ document (max. two pages)Applications must be submitted by Saturday 1 October 2022Please note:Applicants must be an Australian citizen/permanent resident or have a suitable visa in place in order to apply for the internship program. Sponsorship is not available.If you apply for this role, AWC will include you in its ongoing updates and communications about its events, activities and fundraising initiatives. You may opt out of these communications at any time.Any application submitted to AWC will be handled in accordance with our Privacy Policy, available at By providing us with your contact details, your consent to receive communications and direct educational material will remain current until you advise us otherwise.Applicants must be able to comply with AWC vaccination policy which is available on request.2023 AWC Ecology & Conservation Intern Program Information 25 AUD Perth 6000