This is the second year that the WRT rivers team is hosting summer interns to carry out electrofishing and other river and fisheries work. If you are free over the summer, and want to gain a qualification and valuable work experience in the field, then we are delighted to be able to offer you our internship programme for the summer of 2018

 

Offer to students

  • Up to 8 weeks of fieldwork over June/July/August/September
  • We will agree a programme where you will be carrying out electrofishing and other related activities when you commence your placement
  •  Achieve a formal qualification in Electrofishing
  •  Travel expenses (we pay mileage)
  •  8 weeks of professionally relevant field experience in a variety of river ecological tasks
  •  Opportunity to get to know and understand the work of a river and fisheries officer in the field in depth
  •  A reference from WRT
  •  Opportunity to take part in consultancy work experience in addition to Trust electro-fishing
  •  Training in the following:
    • IFM (Institute of Fisheries Management) qualification in Electro fishing Principles of electricity in water
    •  Biology of fish (reaction and targeting)
    •  Set up of electrofishing equipment to target different fish species
    •  Legislation related to fish handing
    •  Obtaining permissions to remove a fish from a watercourse
    •  Species identification
    •  Electro-fishing methods for different situations
    • Health and Safety training for in river working, Risk Assessments
    •  First Aid training
    • Use of PPE (Personal Protective Equipment)
    • Habitat identification
  • For more information and how to apply please click here