Internships at Suffolk Wildlife Trust

Ellen Shailes by John FergusonRedgrave and Lopham Fen Intern, Trimley Marshes Intern, now Broads Reserves Assistant based at Carlton Marshes

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.


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Environmental Education Voluntary Internships

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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.

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