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Earthwatch internship

Applications for the 2021 Next Generation Internship Programme are now closed.

The 2022 Next Generation Internship Programme will open for applications in January 2022, when more information will be available.

To find out more about the programme in the meantime, watch the Next Generation Internship video on YouTube

The Next Generation Internship Programme

The Natural Environment Team and Earthwatch Europe have partnered to provide the Next Generation Internship Programme. 

The programme is for Jersey undergraduate students over the age of 18 who are studying natural sciences. 

Interns undertake an allocated research project and deliver it during an 8 week placement. The programme also includes participation in Earthwatch’s Online Science Camp that starts in the week beginning 19 April 2021. Over 5 weeks, the camp includes:

  • weekly live online interactive sessions
  • pre-recorded videos
  • reading materials
  • weekly group activities and tasks to be completed with other participants

The Next Generation 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. 

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

2019 projects

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.

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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