Unique opportunity for BEES science students to undertake remote internships with conservation not-for-profit organisation, Para La Tierra.
Opportunity Type: Science or free elective (SCIF3199).
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 17th of May
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.
Ecological Data Analysis (research focus)
Projects available on armadillos, microteiid lizards, common stream fish and bat species.
Habitat Management and Conservation
Projects available on wetland and Atlantic forest conservation
Environmental Education (outreach focus)
Projects available on children and adult outreach programs
Program Fee: Para La Tierra is a not-for-profit organisation. Involvement in the remote internship will cost US$220 - US$260 per month, payable to Para La Tierra (note: cost is in US Dollars). The fee varies between projects (see project briefs above for further information). The fee covers weekly one-one coaching, co-authorship on any publication arising from your work, and a small contribution to Para La Tierra's conservation efforts.
Course fee: Normal tuition fees for a 6 UOC course will apply for enrolment into SCIF3199 (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 SCIF3199:
- have completed a minimum of 48 units of credit;
- have a credit WAM (65 or above);
- have space in their program for a science or free elective
If you have any questions about the above eligibility requirements, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
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?
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APPLICATIONS CLOSE 11:45pm Monday 17th of May 2021