Science Intern - State of the World's Birds (Volunteer)

Application Deadline: 
15 Oct 2017
Science Intern – State of the World’s Birds (Volunteer)
 
Application deadline: 15 October 2017
 
BirdLife International is seeking an enthusiastic volunteer to support the update and production of State of the World’s Birds, one of BirdLife’s flagship publications, and the accompanying web content. 
 
BirdLife is the world’s largest conservation partnership and a globally recognised leader in bird conservation science. Through our network of 120 national Partners and our unique local-to-global approach, we deliver high impact and long-term conservation for the benefit of nature and people.
 
Since 2004, BirdLife has provided a comprehensive overview of current and emerging conservation issues via the State of the World’s Birds website (http://datazone.birdlife.org/sowb). Presented in a clear and exciting way, it is a synthesis of the work and knowledge of both the BirdLife Partnership and other leading researchers and conservationists from around the globe. The successful applicant will help to update and compile content for the website and report.
 
Selection criteria: 
Applications are invited from dynamic, self-motivated candidates who meet the following criteria:
 
Essential 
• University degree in ecology, biology, zoology, environmental science or a related discipline. 
• Excellent research, writing and data management skills.
• Competency with Microsoft Office, especially Outlook, Word and Excel.
• Good knowledge of Web of Science, Google Scholar or other academic databases.
 
Desirable 
• Previous experience in data assimilation and management for a conservation project.
• Previous experience of compiling case studies and reports.
• Good general knowledge of birds and conservation.
• Web management skills, GIS skills, languages and other relevant experience will be considered.
 
Relationships
The successful candidate will report to the Senior Global Science Officer. The role will require liaising with a number of staff in the Science, Policy and Information Management Department, the Conservation Department, Regional Secretariats, national Partners, and other collaborating researchers and conservationists.
 
Location
The position will be based at BirdLife’s Global Secretariat Office in the David Attenborough Building in Cambridge, England. 
 
Conditions 
The duration and working hours for this voluntary position are flexible and open to discussion. Ideally, the successful candidate would be available for 3-5 days per week for a 3-6 month period, starting as soon as possible.
 
Applications
To apply, please send (1) a covering letter, responding to the selection criteria, and (2) your curriculum vitae, to volunteer@birdlife.org by 23:59 on 15 October 2017.
 
Interviews
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Interviews will be held between 17 and 20 October 2017.