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Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust


Graduate Conservation Internship temporary full-time position (37.5 hrs/pw)        


This is a fantastic opportunity to work within a small Uplands team, based in the North Pennines AONB, where you will be able to gain valuable and extensive experience working alongside staff on a variety of projects. You will primarily be involved in assisting with data collection for long-term monitoring and research projects on red and black grouse and other ground nesting birds; including grouse-parasite interactions, the ecology of breeding waders and black grouse restoration.


Specifically, activities will include;

  • Assisting with the licensed capture, handling, radio-tagging and tracking of study species, mainly grouse, but also colour ringing waders
  • Conducting habitat and bird surveys on heather moorland and its fringes 
  • Analysing in the lab samples of strongyle worms and other parasites of red grouse
  • Measuring responses of moorland vegetation to methods of blanket bog restoration


Skills required

Ability to use QGIS and/or ArcGIS

A full driving licence is essential

Good upland bird identification skills


We offer a standard stipend of 100 per week, free accommodation, plus paid bills. We have accommodation available, to be shared with our current placement student, in the form of a two-bedroom first floor flat in the village of Middleton-in-Teesdale.


To apply please send a CV and letter explaining why you are interested in the internship and arrange to have a reference sent to the contact below. Interviews and offers will be made on a first come first served basis upon receipt of applications. The internship will commence as soon as possible and is available to last until August 2020.


For more information please contact: 

Sarah Grondowski 

Uplands Team Support Officer

Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust

The Coach House, Eggleston Hall

Barnard Castle

County Durham                              

DL12 0AG

Email: sgrondowski@gwct.org.uk




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