Unique opportunity for BEES science students to undertake remote internships with conservation not-for-profit organisation, Para La Tierra. Placements will be available over the upcoming summer 21/22 period and throughout all three terms in 2022.
Opportunity Type: Science or free elective (Science Work Placement 6 UOC).
Ideal for: science students studying Ecology, Biology, Geography and Environmental Management who are interested in research, conservation or community engagement careers.
Deadline: 11:45pm, Monday 22nd of November
Para La Tierra is dedicated to the conservation of fragile habitats in Paraguay through scientific research, community engagement, and environmental education. They are based in the beautiful city of Pilar - The City of Birds - and work across Southern Paraguay, from the expansive Ñeembucú Wetland Complex to the endangered Atlantic Forest.
Para La Tierra specializes in training students and graduates in the skills they need to take the next step in their career, either towards higher education or into the job market. Over the past decade, they have hosted over 1,500 interns, each of whom has made a tangible contribution to the conservation of the fragile species and understudied ecosystems of Paraguay.
This summer, Para La Tierra is offering the opportunity to undertake one of three projects, depending on your career goals. All three projects will be conducted remotely, with full support from the Para La Tierra team. Spanish language skills are not required.
3 projects are available. Interns may choose the project they would like to work on, depending on their interests.
Cost: $500-$550 USD (UNSW will offer scholarships to cover this cost).
This includes weekly one-on-one coaching through the project development process, through emails and Zoom meetings, access to a short-list of relevant scientific literature, co-authorship on any publication arising from your work, a certificate of completion and a contribution to PLT’s conservation and education projects.
Course fee: Normal tuition fees for a 6 UOC course will apply for enrolment into the Science Work Placement Course (Standard international or domestic CSP rates).
Applications are open to science students studying Ecology, Biology, Geography and Environmental Management. Students must also meet the below requirements for the Science Work Placement course:
- have completed a minimum of 48 units of credit;
- have a credit WAM (65 or above);
If you have any questions about the above eligibility requirements, please contact email@example.com.
How to Apply
Please submit your application via this online form. You will be asked to submit a brief Resume and Cover Letter. The Cover Letter should be no more than 1 page and address the following questions:
- Why are you interested in this opportunity with Para La Tierra?
- What do you hope to gain during the work placement?
- What relevant skills and experience do you bring to the internship role?
You will also be asked to select your project preference and academic term that you'd like to undertake this work placement.
The UNSW Careers Team also provides lots of resources to help you with job applications.
APPLICATIONS CLOSE 11:45pm Monday 22nd of November 2021