With funds from the Conservation Leadership Program (CLP) the Nigeria Program of the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) is seeking an ethical and responsible Nigerian for an internship in Yankari Game Reserve. The position will report to the WCS Yankari Landscape Director and will be based in Yankari Game Reserve. The intern will be provided with training and field experience.
Main Duties and Responsibilities
The intern will spend time in both the field and the office, the main activities that the intern will be involved in include:
1. Assist management and supervision of SMART-based ranger patrols. The intern will also help with the download of data from SMART devices in the field, with data analysis and report writing.
2. Support the ongoing camera trapping project, with a focus on lions, including the placement of camera traps, battery replacement, data retrieval, storage, and analysis.
3. Provide support for school visits as part of the WCS conservation education program at Yankari.
4. Assist the monitoring of collared elephants and lions, including learning radio telemetry techniques.
5. Support storeroom management including fuel and patrol rations.
6. Support the management of the operations room, including answering and logging radio calls from rangers and phone calls from elephant guardians.
Yankari Game Reserve Internship Program 2021 Essential Qualifications
- Bachelor’s Degree in biological science or related field.
- Must be a fluent Hausa speaker.
- Commitment to, and enthusiasm for, conservation and sustainable development.
- Willing to undertake long-distance camping patrols with rangers on foot, and ability to withstand tough field conditions.
- Strong levels of physical fitness and resilience with an effective “roll up the sleeves” work ethic.
Work Location: Yankari Game Reserve, Bauchi State
- Applications sent later than the closing date, which does not comply with the application instructions will be disqualified.
- Please note that any successful candidate will be subject to a background investigation.
- Wildlife Conservation Society is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Application Deadline: March 15, 2021.
How to Apply