Internships

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Internship program

Each internship is designed to provide an exciting training program, and to introduce conservation biologists to a variety of sanctuaries with a host of different ecosystems, flora and fauna, field techniques, and conservation issues.

The intern will be mentored by a team of experienced ecologists, who will provide on-going assessment throughout the training program.

At the end of the training program, the intern’s progress will be evaluated, and an assessment report provided.

 

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Internship details

The internships provide a modest living stipend for the duration of the program, plus travel assistance.

We are offering 21 internships across our network of sanctuaries, which range from 4.5 to 6 months in duration.

Basic self-contained single accommodation is available on site at most sanctuary locations. However, AWC provided accommodation may not be available at some locations. An additional accommodation/travel allowance may be provided to the intern to support other arrangements. This will be discussed further with the successful applicants.

  • North-west Interns will spend six months at Mornington, Marion Downs, Tableland, Charnley River-Artesian Range, Yampi Sound Traning Area  (WA) with possible trips to other NW managed and partnership properties. Note, there will also a possibility of a few weeks at Newhaven (NT) during the program. This will be discussed further with the successful candidate.
  • North-east Interns will spend five months based in Cairns with trips to Brooklyn, Piccaninny Plains, Mt Zero-Taravale, Bowra and Curramore (QLD), Pungalina Seven-Emu, Bullo River Station and/or Wongalara (NT).
  • South-west Interns (Karakamia, Paruna and Faure Island) will spend six months at Karakamia, Paruna and Faure Island with the possibility of brief visits to Mt Gibson (WA).
  • South-west Interns (Mt Gibson) will spend six months based at Mt Gibson (WA), with possible trips to one or more of the south-west sanctuaries.
  • Central and South Interns (Yookamurra, Kalamurina, Buckaringa, Dakalanta and Kangaroo Island) will spend five months based at Yookamurra (SA), with trips to one or more of the central and south sanctuaries.
  • Central and South Interns (Newhaven) will spend five months based at Newhaven (NT), with possible trips to one or more of the central and south sanctuaries.
  • South-east Interns (Mallee Cliffs, Pilliga and Scotia) will spend five months based at Mallee Cliffs NP, the Pilliga and Scotia (NSW).
  • South-east (North Head) Interns will spend five months based at North Head (Sydney, NSW), with possible trips to one or more of the other NSW sanctuaries.
  • National Science Intern will spend 6 months in an office-based environment (predominately) with possible trips to AWC sanctuaries or partnership sites. This placement is still to be confirmed. Further details will be discussed with the potential candidates.
Sabrina Post Release Monitoring Of Bilbies In The Pilliga Alex Taylor © Alex Taylor/AWC

Applications

Applicants must be an Australian citizen/permanent resident or have a suitable visa that allows participation in this program.

Candidates are encouraged to apply for as many regions as they wish.

Applications for our 2023 Internship Program are now open.