POSTPONED: WWT International Engagement Internship

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Last updated: March 2nd, 2023

We have postponed this internship until later in 2020. Thank you for your interest, and we hope you can apply later in the year. Follow us on Twitter or Facebook or subscribe to our emails to find out when the internship is available again.

The WLI internship is getting a new name in 2020! The role is now called the International Engagement Internship, to include more diverse activities and partnerships.

The WWT staff who lead on WLI, the World Wetland Network (WWN), and other projects, host a capacity-building internship at their head office in Slimbridge, UK. The role lasts for up to one year, and is unpaid, but with accommodation, support for food expenses, and two return flights from the UK to the intern’s home country.

We are looking for a recent graduate in conservation science or early career professional, to spend up to a year with us at our wetland centre at Slimbridge, UK. The successful candidate will be part of the International Engagement Team, supporting development of WLI and WWN, developing relationships with other wetland conservation organisations, researching and developing tools for members to use, and encouraging sharing and communication across our membership. It typically involves website, social media, and translation activities. We will tailor the role to suit the needs and capacities of both WWT and the intern.


The intern will receive accommodation at WWT’s staff/volunteer accommodation, two return flights between their home and Slimbridge, UK, and a monthly allowance to cover subsistence and foodstuffs. It is a great chance to spend time at a world-class wetland conservation organisation, develop skills in international conservation and communication, and bring your own knowledge and expertise to support wetland conservation at a global level.

You can download a role description and an application form, or for more information, please contact the International Engagement Officer, Connor Walsh.

The pandemic of COVID-19 coronavirus has delayed the recruitment and start of this internship. Once we are ready to start recruiting again, we will do so!

About International Engagement at WWT

The International Engagement Team at WWT consists of the ManagerOfficer, and Intern.

Wetland Link International (WLI) is a support network for those working in wetland centres that deliver CEPA activities (Communication, Education, Participation and Awareness) at wetland sites. The network has over 300 members, and forms part of Ramsar’s CEPA programme, as well as working with many leading wetland conservation organisations.

The World Wetland Network (WWN) is a grouping of smaller Civil Society Organisations and Non-Governmental Organisations, working to amplify their voices at the Ramsar COPs every three years. It runs a global citizen science survey of wetlands, among other activities.