24.01.2023 - 11:39 / dailyrecord.co.uk
Galloway Fisheries Trust is on the lookout for its next intern.
Previous interns with the organisation, which aims to maintain the area’s aquatic biodiversity, have secured permanent roles as far afield as the Bahamas, while two have landed permanent roles with the group.
The latest intern will work with staff on a variety of projects, getting experience on everything from practical river and fish population management skills through to planning and delivering their own fisheries projects.
The trust’s senior biologist Jamie Ribbens said: “These internships are a wonderful opportunity for someone keen to work in protecting and enhancing the environment. Over six months the intern has the opportunity to be involved in working closely with experienced biologists to deliver a varied work programme.
“The hands-on experience and training programmes provided are an excellent way to enter into the conservation job sector. In fact all of the previous interns now have jobs in the environmental sector which is wonderful.
“We would like to thank our funders, The Holywood Trust and Galloway Glens, as without their support we could not provide these internships.”
This is the fourth and final intern role at the trust supported by the Galloway Glens Scheme, with match funding from the Holywood Trust.
Galloway Glens education and community engagement officer Jan Hogarth said: “Galloway Fisheries Trust has a brilliant record of supporting these incredibly valuable conservation and ecology internships. They provide high quality mentoring, training and valuable practical experience that ensure their young people have the skills, knowledge and experience to go on to have a successful career in conservation.
“Young people who have