Internships

Applications for the 2021 Research Intern, Research Assistant, Education & Outreach and NWDW Assistant positions are now CLOSED

The Cardigan Bay Monitoring Project is based in New Quay, West Wales, and supports the conservation management of the bottlenose dolphin, harbour porpoise and grey seal populations of Cardigan Bay, monitoring their abundance, distribution, reproductive success and population structure using a combination of vessel-based, land-based and acoustic surveys. Sea Watch has been monitoring these populations on behalf of the Welsh government (through funding provided by the Countryside Council for Wales, now called Natural Resources Wales) for over a decade. Cardigan Bay contains Britain’s largest coastal population of bottlenose dolphins, for which two special areas of conservation have been established under the EU Habitats Directive.

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Every year, we recruit seven Research Interns (RI) for every research period (4 x 7 week blocks) as well as an Education and Outreach Assistant (EA), one (more than one candidate can also be chosen) National Whale and Dolphin Watch Assistant (NWDWA) and a Research Assistant (RA). Applications close in January for RI, RA and EA positions, and in March for NWDWA.

PLEASE NOTE THAT INTERNSHIPS WILL BE SUBJECT TO WHATEVER COVID RESTRICTIONS ARE IN PLACE AT THE TIME

Please read individual role descriptions carefully before applying as they differ significantly from each other, each requiring varying lengths of commitment as well as different levels of experience in areas such as research, team management and public awareness work. All roles are unpaid, however, accommodation is provided for the Research Assistant free of charge.

RESEARCH INTERN

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RESEARCH ASSISTANT

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EDUCATION & OUTREACH ASSISTANT

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NWDW ASSISTANT

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