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Tuesday, 10 February 2015

Southern IFCA is offering an exciting internships for 2015 = apply now!

Southern IFCA is offering an exciting opportunity for five volunteer internship placements during summer 2015. The successful applicants will lead the delivery of individual projects directly informing inshore fisheries management as part of the Authority’s ongoing duties. 


The Southern Inshore Fisheries and Conservation Authority (IFCA) are tasked with the sustainable management of inshore sea fisheries resources in the Dorset, Hampshire and Isle of Wight areas. Southern IFCA is offering an exciting opportunity for five volunteer internship placements during summer 2015. The successful applicants will lead the delivery of individual projects directly informing inshore fisheries management as part of the Authority’s ongoing duties. 

Internships will last for a period of six weeks between June and September, depending on the project, with an approximate commitment of 20 hours per working week. Working hours and location will be flexible; however volunteers will be required to work from the Southern IFCA office for a minimum of one day per week. Volunteers will be supported by a project mentor and as part of the placement Southern IFCA will provide training opportunities in key areas the enable volunteers to develop their experience and understanding of inshore fisheries management. 

The five projects identified are: 


 The Solent Native oyster (Ostrea edulis) stock assessment;  Sandown Bay Black bream (Spondyliosoma cantharus) nesting survey;  Poole Harbour Peacock worm (Sabella pavonina) mapping;  Poole Harbour bivalve stock assessment; and  Assessing long term trends in shellfish landings. 


Information about the five individual project opportunities, together with the experience, knowledge and skills required can be found in the individual project role profiles. The Southern IFCA Policy and Guidance for Engaging Volunteers describes what volunteers should expect from Southern IFCA and how volunteers should conduct themselves whilst involved with the Authority. 

To apply for the placements applicants should send a copy of their CV together with a letter outlining which project(s) they would be interested in applying for and explaining in no more than 1000 words why they would be suitable for the role. Applications should be sent to the Southern IFCA office by email or post by 12 noon on Thursday 27th February 2015. Full information on the interview arrangements will be sent to those candidates who have been 


Please click here for details(below). For policy guidance for volunteers please click here

Closing date for applications is 27 February 2015.