In the middle of studying Geography at the University of Portsmouth, Abby Cox, 20, has chosen to spend her placement year as a Research & Development Intern with us. Coming from a strong conservation background, we’re excited to have Abby on board. She talks to us about what she’s been up to…
What is your background?
I am currently on my placement year with Frontier as part of my Geography degree at the University of Portsmouth.
Why did you choose Frontier?
I chose Frontier for my placement year because of their successful conservation work around the world. I have previously had work experience with WWF which increased my passion for conservation and the work of non-profit organisations, so I’m glad that I am able to complete my placement year with Frontier, who have many great conservation projects around the world.
What are your duties?
I help to read and edit science reports sent to us from our research projects. I also help to write grant applications to obtain funding for our current and future overseas projects.
What interests you within the conservation field?
I am interested in the conservation of marine and forest environments. I also have an interest in how people affect the environment and wildlife and the ways in which human impacts can be reduced.
What does the future hold?
In the future I would love to travel and experience more countries to learn about different cultures, hopefully picking up more conservation experience along the way to help me to pursue a career in this field.
Who would you recommend this internship to?
Anyone with a passion for conserving and protecting the environment and is interested in how non-profit organisations run day to day.