WHAT DOES THE PROJECT DO?
Frontier was established in 1989 and is a non-profit conservation and development non-governmental organisation (NGO) dedicated to safeguarding biodiversity and ecosystem integrity and building sustainable livelihoods for marginalised communities in the world's poorest countries. The early projects were located in Tanzania, one of the world's poorest countries, where field teams carried out groundbreaking surveys in remote forest, savannah, and marine environments building a comprehensive picture of areas of international importance for biodiversity conservation.
Originally focused largely on scientific and conservation research, Frontier's mandate rapidly evolved to encompass community development, capacity building, ecosystem protection, sustainable economic growth, and the development of civil society. This reflected a fundamental belief that the only way to create a mutually-beneficial relationship between man and the environment is to address both human and environmental needs. Today, Frontier projects run the gamut of community development, educational, wildlife rescue and rehabilitation, humanitarian and research and conservation projects in 50 different countries worldwide. The holistic approach originally pioneered by Frontier has subsequently been adopted as an example of best practice by conservation workers and development professionals in government agencies and NGOs worldwide.
Today Frontier continues to operate over 300 volunteering projects worldwide, making a positive impact upon thousands of local communities and conserving the world's most endangered species.
WHAT WILL I BE DOING?
Throughout the duration of your internship you will be based at our head offices in London, helping to support our ongoing work. There are two internship schemes available and all placements will be dependent upon your own previous skills and experience as well as the prior approval of your most up-to-date CV.
Internship placements available:
Media, Marketing and Online Journalism
Conservation & Research
Overseas Operational Support
The kinds of activities that you may find yourself involved in include (but are not limited to); writing articles for a wide range of social and published media, carrying out vox-pops interviews, video editing, events management, coordinating field re-supply or even amalgamating scientific data to produce reports. You will be involved within a wide range of activities supporting the continuation of our worldwide volunteering programmes, allowing you to develop your own transferable skills and experience within a UK-based international non-profit organisation, whilst fully immersing yourself within London life.
Find out more about life as an intern at Frontier.
Please be aware that the cost of your daily travel from your accommodation to our Shoreditch based office is not included in the cost of your project.