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Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) Yankari Game Reserve 2021 Internship For Young Nigerians

With funds from the Conservation Leadership Program (CLP) the Nigeria Program of the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) is seeking an ethical and responsible Nigerian for an internship in Yankari Game Reserve.  

The position will report to the WCS Yankari Landscape Director and will be based in Yankari Game Reserve.  The intern will be provided with training and field experience.

The intern will spend time in both the field and the office, the main activities that the intern will be involved in several assignments 

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About Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS)

WCS envisions a world where wildlife thrives in healthy lands and seas, valued by societies that embrace and benefit from the diversity and integrity of life on earth. WCS saves wildlife and wild places worldwide through science, conservation action, education, and inspiring people to value nature. The conservation of more than 50 percent of the world's biological diversity while ensuring a positive impact on millions of people globally. Our mission and vision statement are based on WCS’s core values.  WCS strongly believes that: Nigeria’s wild species and... read more


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WLC Internship Programme


Aim and Benefits of WLC Internship Programme

The intern will spend time in both the field and the office, the main activities that the intern will be involved in include:

  1. Assist management and supervision of SMART-based ranger patrols.  The intern will also help with the download of data from SMART devices in the field, with data analysis and report writing. 
  2. Support the ongoing camera trapping project, with a focus on lions, including the placement of camera traps, battery replacement, data retrieval, storage and analysis.
  3. Provide support for school visits as part of the WCS conservation education program at Yankari.
  4. Assist the monitoring of collared elephants and lions, including learning radio telemetry techniques.
  5. Support storeroom management including fuel and patrol rations.
  6. Support the management of the operations room, including answering and logging radio calls from rangers and phone calls from elephant guardians. 

Requirements for WLC Internship Programme Qualification

In order to be eligible to apply for the internship, applicants must:

  1. Bachelor’s Degree in biological science or related field.
  2. Must be a fluent Hausa speaker.
  3. Commitment to, and enthusiasm for, conservation and sustainable development.
  4. Willing to undertake long-distance camping patrols with rangers on foot, and ability to withstand tough field conditions.
  5. Strong levels of physical fitness and resilience with an effective “roll up the sleeves” work ethic.

Note

  1. Applications sent later than the closing date, which do not comply with the application instructions will be disqualified.

  2. Please note that any successful candidate will be subject to a background investigation.

  3. Wildlife Conservation Society is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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Application Deadline

March 15, 2021


How to Apply

Applications should consist of a CV and cover letter and should be sent to [email protected] not later than the 15th of March 2021 as one single Word document. 

For more details, visit WLC website



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