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Earthwatch internship

The Early Career Scientists Internship Programme is now open for applications. The closing date is Friday 4 March 2022.

For more information about the Internship email: wildaboutjersey@gov.je or watch the Next Generation Internship video on YouTube

The Early Career Scientists Internship Programme 

The Government of Jersey's Natural Environment Team and Earthwatch Europe have partnered to provide the Early Career Scientists Internship Programme. 

The programme is for Jersey undergraduate students over the age of 18 who are studying for a bachelor’s degree in either science, geography, environment or agriculture studies. 

The Internship is a paid,  8-week Jersey-based summer internship. Interns undertake an allocated environmental research project. The programme also includes participation in an Earthwatch Science/Education Camp during end June / July 2022 (dates to be confirmed).

The Early Career Scientists Internship Programme contributes to the Government Plan 2020 to 2023, putting children first and protecting and valuing our environment. 

The programme helps to develop local skills and provide valuable research on Jersey environmental projects. It also enables future environmental leaders to realise their potential and ensure long-lasting, positive impacts on our community and the planet. 

Application criteria

  • you must be over the age of 18 by June 2022
  • you must be a registered student undertaking a Bachelor's degree in either science, geography, environment or agriculture studies
  • you must be Entitled or Entitled for work in Jersey
  • you must be available to participate in an Earthwatch Science/Education Camp during end June / July 2022 (dates to be confirmed)
  • the closing date for applications is 4 March 2022

Support and advice for completing your application is available from Skills Jersey. Email skillsjersey@gov.je

Projects

The internship programme aims to inspire the next generation and help them understand human impacts on the environment, and what actions they can take to protect our natural world.

The research projects and training and will be focused on one of Earthwatch’s key environmental focus areas:

  • creating thriving places to live and work
  • enabling sustainable agricultural land management
  • enhancing the health of our coasts
  • reducing pollution in our water bodies

Earthwatch Europe

Earthwatch is an environmental charity with science at its heart. They 

  • connect people with the natural world
  • monitor the health of our natural resources
  • inform the actions that will have the greatest positive impact

They work together with scientists, businesses, civil society and policy-makers to drive the change we need to live within our means and in balance with nature. To find out more visit their website Earthwatch Europe.

Previous projects carried out by Next Generation Interns

2019 Pollinator Project

Piloting Jersey’s Pollinator Project that tested the UK Pollinator Monitoring Scheme and its feasibility in to be carried out in Jersey. The research provided valuable data on how Jersey moves forward when monitoring pollinators locally, specifically focusing on insects such as hoverflies, beetles, flies, butterflies and moths. The methodology was also adapted to be shared with schools so that they can get involved in real citizen science measuring the success of managing, creating and restoring habitats for pollinators.

2019 Young people and the climate emergency

Young people and the climate emergency consulted with young people aged 15 to 21 on their views of climate change. An online survey was created, as well as holding face-to-face sessions. The research findings feed into Jersey’s plan to address climate change emergency, which was recently declared by the States Assembly. The young people’s consultation is the first step in responding to climate emergency.

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