ASCENSION ISLAND GOVERNMENT
TITLE: Conservation Intern
REPORTS TO: Conservation Team Leader and Nursery Officer
JOB PURPOSE: The British Overseas Territory of Ascension Island hosts a unique assemblage of animals and plants in a dramatic volcanic landscape. It is home to one of the world’s largest nesting populations of green turtles, over a million seabirds, plant species found nowhere else on earth and a marine environment that abounds with fish. The Ascension Island Government Conservation and Fisheries Directorate are responsible for protecting and managing this biodiversity.
Conservation Interns will be involved with all aspects of the conservation programme on Ascension Island. Duties will include:
Health and Safety: Carrying out all work in a safe and responsible manner, including fieldwork in hazardous and remote locations, and some evening/night time work.
Continuous Development: Continuous development of knowledge through study and involvement in scientific programmes.
SKILLS / KNOWLEDGE / EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED
AIG will provide:
This Job Description indicates only the main duties and responsibilities of the post. It is not intended as an exhaustive list.
The Ascension Island Government (AIG) reserves the right to amend this Job Description from time to time, according to operational needs. Any changes will be discussed with you and confirmed in writing. Please note that you share with AIG the responsibility for making suggestions to alter the scope of your duties and improve the effectiveness of your post.
Please sign, print your name, and date below to indicate your acceptance of this Job Description and to acknowledge that you will be representing Ascension Island Government Conservation Department on-island and thus should act in an exemplary manner both when carrying out work related-tasks and also when residing in government accommodation.
Updated: July 2021