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Internships at Suffolk Wildlife Trust

Suffolk Wildlife Trust offers internships in environmental education and conservation.

I love working with such a variety of ages and abilities; it really is such a fantastic experience.

You will benefit from an individual tailor-made programme focusing on both personal and career development.


You will work as part of a team who will help you to gain experience and acquire new skills while training on the job.


Our placements have found this to be an invaluable experience and have gone on to get full-time jobs with Suffolk Wildlife Trust, Natural England and the RSPB.

Environmental Education

Education placements are for 6 months, with a minimum of three days per week, usually from March to Spetember and are based at each of our six education sites around the county as well as Ipswich Wild Spaces and Coastal Outreach. Each centre has a busy schedule of events, school visits and outreach community work. You must be passionate about wildlife and want to inspire people about Suffolk’s wildlife and wild places. You will be able to attend in-house courses and there is an option to occasionally get involved in some practical work. Closing date for applications for 2018 is 31 January.

Please contact us for more information.


We offer a variety of placements in different locations across Suffolk working a minimum of three days per week full time. You will work alongside our reserves teams and volunteers assisting in the practical management of nature reserves. You will receive on the job training in the use of hand tools, brushcutter, chainsaw and tractor appropriate to the tasks. You may also get the opportunity to undertake species surveys and work with livestock.

‘My time as a work placement was both hugely enjoyable and an invaluable experience. I had graduated the previous year and was unsuccessfully job hunting. Prior to the placement I was getting no response to my job applications. After the placement I was getting interviews for most of the positions I applied for, eventually leading to a seasonal contract with the Trust on the Sandlings Team, followed a few months later with the assistant warden position here at the Valley Fens'. Richard Young, former intern, now Valley Fens Warden.

Please contact us for more information.