The Marine Futures Internship Programme offers a unique opportunity to candidates who are passionate and enthusiastic about the marine environment. The Marine Futures Intern 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 (known as the partner organisations). 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 whilst on the programme that will allow them to gain a range of skills and experiences including: working in different office environments; writing for different audiences; working with local communities to raise awareness about environmental issues; undertaking surveys and field work; the use of social media in the workplace; and delivering media interviews and presentations.
The Marine Futures Intern will also get the chance to undertake an independent research project, looking into a practical solution to a challenge currently facing the offshore wind sector and how this could be developed into an opportunity for net gain for the natural environment. This will involve working closely with different teams (from engineering, to environmental and concept) across the partner organisations.
For more information visit the Cumbria Wildlife Trust website