Conservation & Education Intern
WildlifeDirect (WLD) is an internationally recognized as a high-impact Kenyan-based organization. WLD seeks to change hearts and minds, and laws so that Africa’s wildlife endures forever. The mission of WildlifeDirect is to connect people to nature and wildlife so that they treasure it and act to conserve it. The strategy of WildlifeDirect is organized around two pillars of work: the first pillar is to change the narrative of conservation in Africa by producing African positive films and developing the capacity of African storytellers. The second pillar involves creating a community of champions for nature through education and outreach in schools. We forge partnerships with schools and organizations to ensure access to our content, to train educators and mentors through creative experiential activities that leave children inspired, filled with curiosity, in action, with a true sense of agency and demonstrating results for nature conservation. WildlifeDirect is a bold and forward-thinking organization that achieves its goals through direct action and strategic partnerships. Our people are professional, bold, passionate, forward-thinking and determined.
WildlifeDirect seeks a dynamic, self-motivated Conservation and Education Intern to support the Conservation Education Team in a variety of tasks related to the unification of our education programs, organizational reviews, stakeholder analysis, and more.
- Assist in collecting and analyzing data for the Program Insights Report and other strategic initiatives.
- Participate in stakeholder interviews and document findings.
- Support in the implementation of the unification plan for the educational programs.
- Engage in research activities to support organizational review.
- Assist in drafting reports, preparing presentations, and other documentation.
- Lead screening events at the field lab.
- Assist the department in curriculum development and curating modules for the field lab.
- Coordinate databases for schools.
- Assist in the successful implementation of the conservation education program in schools, Wildlife Warriors Field Lab and other outdoor settings.
- Offer relevant support to schools, teachers, educators, and relevant stakeholders to ensure smooth execution and maximum impact.
- Coordinate communications with schools, educators, teachers and accredited partners.
- Documenting learning activities during school visits
- Support the education and field lab team in organising outdoor activities and trips to the parks and field lab.
- Submit daily time sheets of work done and weekly reports of activities completed, planned for, etc.
- Any other activity as may be requested.
- A recent graduate of a related field (e.g., Conservation Biology, Environmental Education, Strategic Management).
- Strong analytical and research skills.
- Excellent communication and writing abilities.
- Demonstrated interest in conservation, wildlife, and community outreach.
- Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
- Proficient in Google Suite and other relevant software.
- Certificate of Good Conduct.
- Gain practical experience in conservation education strategy.
- Work alongside industry professionals.
- Opportunity to make an impactful contribution to conservation efforts.
- Potential for job extension or permanent role upon successful completion.
- A stipend will be provided.
Selection is on a rolling basis. Interested candidates should send a cover letter detailing their interest in the position and relevant experience, along with their resume, to firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday 29th September 2023.