This opportunity is offered to young conservationists or a recent graduate with a strong interest in wildlife conservation to acquire professional marketing skills, through work experience and study, to further their career in conservation communications.
The internship is on a VOLUNTEER basis. You will work for a wildlife NGO and study for a marketing qualification. There is flexibility to do this FULL TIME (6 months) or PART TIME (one year).
Cambridge is uniquely the hub of the largest cluster of conservation organisations in the world. You will be based at the Conservation Campus in the heart of Cambridge, where many members of the Cambridge Conservation Forum are based in the pioneering David Attenborough Building (DAB).
As a marketing intern, you will work on communications projects with a focus on saving endangered species and their habitats. These projects are coordinated by Biodiversity Business, a social enterprise dedicated to creating shared value for biodiversity and business. You will be involved in marketing communications such as preparing marketing materials ( online and offline), assist in creation of marketing campaigns, handling social media, collecting and analyzing of marketing data.
Since most of the conservation projects are based in South East Asia, you also have the option of going there to gain valuable field experience. ( Accommodation and board provided, but travel for intern’s own account).
The internship is sponsored by Cambridge Marketing College, the leading marketing college in Europe providing professional qualifications and courses in marketing and PR. The intern will be enrolled to gain the CIM Chartered Institute of Marketing Certificate in Professional Marketing. This is an internationally recognised CIM qualification and the course taught by Cambridge Marketing College is the degree level qualification for those relatively new to marketing and introduces delegates to the fundamentals of marketing, digital marketing and marketing communications. The course consists of three modules: MARKETING, DIGITAL MARKETING and INTEGRATED COMMUNICATIONS.
Please check that you meet the requirements listed below to ensure your application is accepted
1. You are a recent graduate with a strong interest in conservation OR a young conservationist with practical experience in conservation work.
2. You live within commuting distance of Cambridge city centre.
3. You are available for 20 hours per week from 1 April for three months. About half of this time will be spent at the DAB David Attenborough Building in two 5 hour sessions. The other half is via remote working and study time.
4. You are available to attend the classes for the CIM Marketing module for 8 weeks from Monday 24th April until 12 June from 6pm at the St John’s Innovation Centre, Cowley Road, Cambridge. The module exam will take place on 20 July 2017 from 14.00 to 16.00 hrs.
5. You are willing to provide detailed feedback, both written and verbal, about your experiences during the internship to serve as a guide for future interns. Our aim is to organise this internship on an annual basis and your input, as the first candidate, is vital.
6. For the second part (from July onwards) of the internship, which covers the modules Digital Marketing and Integrated Communications, you can consider travel to our Malaysian project sites. Alternatively, you can propose your own conservation organisation to serve as your chosen organisation for the work-based assignment.
7. You are self-motivated, reliable and a good communicator. The ability to manage your own workload is essential for this multi-faceted internship.
Closing date is 5 pm on 28th February. Shortlisted candidates will be invited for an interview w/c 6th March 2017.
If you meet the above criteria, please apply with your CV and a cover letter explaining why you are the right candidate for this pioneering internship.