Sounds great, when can I start?
Internship training posts are filled a year in advance, so all positions for August 2022 -September 2023 are currently filled. Applications for the nest cohort will open on September 1st. You can also keep an eye on our Home page for any announcements of slots opening up during the year or on our Durrell Conservation Academy Facebook Page!
The next available internships will be July 2023- August 2024. Placement 10-12 month in length will start between July and October 2023. Short placements (6-9 months in length) will typically start later in the year or into early 2024. Placements for all departments except the Learning Department* are available throughout the year, subject to availability.
* internships on the Learning Department are only available for 6 months between March-Sept 2023.
How long can my placement be?
Applicants must commit to a 6 -12 month placement. Placements of longer than 9 months will automatically take place in two different departments. There are opportunities to carry out research project while carrying out your internship.
Will I be paid?
Unfortunately not, as we are a charity our internship training programme is unpaid. You will be provided with a uniform and offered free bus travel to the zoo and a free lunch pass to eat lunch at our Cafe Dodo for the duration of your internship. As well as hand on experience, the interns will be provided with a lecture each month given by experts in their fields. Interns must be prepared to cover all other food, travel and accommodation costs for the duration of their placement. Unfortunately we do not offer scholarships for these training placements.
Do you provide accommodation?
We do not, so Interns must arrange this for themselves (approximate cost of accommodation in Jersey is £90-£120/week) and be capable of paying for the duration of the placement for which they have applied. As Jersey is a costly island to live, we do provide a list of affordable places in family homes that are commonly used by Interns each year. The list is short, therefore it may be necessary for Interns to sort their own accommodation out.