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Project Coordinator Intern - Natalie Kinsley

19 Oct 2016 11:45 AM

Since I was young I travelled to many countries in and outside of Europe including Kenya, The Gambia Australia and Madagascar.  I have always had an interest in conservation, ecology and travel and in the past few years my passion to conserve the natural world has grown.

I have taken part in various conservation efforts including various voluntary programmes in Madagascar, Greece and the UK. After graduating from Falmouth University in September 2015 my primary aim is to work in conservation. I began my summer by working as a field assistant for a Greek turtle conservation group helping conserve and protect logger head sea turtles. Then I was delighted to gain the opportunity to be part of the frontier team. I admire Frontier as an organisation and believe they have effectively combined animal conservation, research and maintained a sustainable lifestyle for local communities. Therefore I felt working for them would be perfect for me and I would gain valuable experience.

I have been working for Frontier as their Project Coordinator Intern, in the UK Operations department for 2 weeks now and have loved being part of such a friendly lovely team! The people I have been working with here definitely make the workplace for me. It has been a great experience so far for me and I have learnt many new skills and useful administrative skills and experience. I feel already with the skills I am learning will benefit towards my future conservation career.  As well as my time in the office, I have also helped represent Frontier at events such as school talks and career fairs, something that I have found very rewarding as this gives you the opportunity to talk directly to potential volunteers. So far this internship has given me great experience in understanding the behind the scenes operations of an NGO.

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