Working hours: 36 hours per week (flexible hours available)
Closing date: Midnight on 1st June 2022
Interviews: Week commencing 13th June 2022
To apply: Email a CV and covering letter to
Internship duration: 3 months
Start date: 4th July 2022

Main duties
Support the ReMEDIES Project team at the Ocean Conservation Trust and partner organisations.  Complete both practical and academic tasks relevant to the project objectives, including, but not limited to, seagrass cultivation tasks in the lab such as water changes, planting out trays, and cleaning, assisting on board boats during collection dives, such as carrying tanks and organising the harvest yield, and supporting at outreach events such as boat shows, and stakeholder engagements.

This is an unpaid position, but expenses will be paid where necessary i.e., travel and subsistence when remote working, or on residential elements of the internship.

Qualifications required
The project is looking for a diligent and passionate individual, committed to developing their professional skills in the field of conservation through active involvement in the UKs largest Seagrass restoration project.  Academic qualifications relevant to the field are desirable, but by no means required. 

Location and remote working
The National Marine Aquarium in Plymouth will be the location for the majority of the internship tasks, however there will be some elements requiring travel to other offices in Devon at various points during the internship.  Most days will be contact time, but there may be opportunities for remote working during the research elements of the programme.

Teams involved on the programme
The OCT ReMEDIES team, Natural England team, Plymouth City Council, OCT Husbandry team, and the RYA.

Supervision, support and mentoring
The intern will be reporting to the ReMEDIES project delivery team as their main supervisors, mentoring and support will be provided by the ReMEDIES team and partners during different phases of the programme.

This internship is primarily for professional development and work experience; to encourage the successful applicant to refine their talents in the field, and gain project skills, with the potential of becoming valuable members of the conservation community workforce, this position is not designed to develop into a permanent position.

Due to high numbers of applications, it is not always possible to respond to all candidates. If you do not receive an invitation to interview by Thursday 9th June, your application has not been successful this time.