During your Environment and Biodiversity Conservation internship you will experience a variety of fields such as invasive species management, habitat management, wildlife studies, proposal writing and eco-tourism to educate guests about wildlife in the area. Personal and professional development is a cornerstone of your internship with ongoing support on your journey.
If you have a specific research interest or conservation project that you would like to conduct in the area, you have the opportunity to plan and conduct it as part of your internship. Our research centre and remote satellite research stations in the Chilcotin Ark in British Columbia, Canada are the ideal place to facilitate your project.
Practice conservation and stewardship in all areas of work
Liaise with government authorities, organizations and associations
Research, create and manage hands-on conservation projects
Implement of the foundation’s mission and objectives, involving all community partners in this
Coordinate stewardship and resource management projects
Develop citizen science projects for the collection of wildlife data, use these to educate guests and the public about conservation, both on trips and at the ranch
Collect data on wilderness trips and analyze these
Respond to consultations and referrals and organize meetings with relevant stakeholders
Organize recruitment for research
Convey progress, issues and challenges to the board of directors
Project manage ongoing stewardship and resource management projects, plan future projects and secure funding for the foundation’s projects
Complete land plans with wildlife management
Research wildlife studies that support regulation and management of wildlife
Learn about and implement our Six Principles of Nature Connection, Nature Conservation, Personal Development, Self-Sufficiency, Empowerment and Consciousness and Awareness
You can find out more information about your role, responsibilities and benefits here:
Take a look at Chilcotin Holidays’ website to see the ranch and more of what you’ll be getting involved with:
If you are joining us from outside Canada, you will need a valid working holiday visa or a co-op visa, through the International Experience Canada program. Find out more on our hands on opportunities page:
Join us on the trail to empowerment towards a greater sense of self-confidence, courage and initiative. Find a greater connection with nature and yourself. Develop your leadership skills in a unique environment where you can evolve with a positive mindset by facing challenges and pushing yourself out of your comfort zone.
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