Galloway Fisheries Trust Are Looking For A Paid Intern

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Galloway Fisheries Trust, a conservation charity working on fish populations, their habitats and water quality across the freshwaters of Galloway, is currently seeking applicants for a second six-month paid internship, running from June until December 2021.

The successful applicant will be involved in delivering a range of research, conservation and community engagement projects, including work to enhance riparian and instream habitats on the Black Water of Dee, fish surveys, delivering eel research work and producing educational material for use in local schools. This full time, fixed term intern post is a wonderful opportunity for a recent graduate with a conservation, fisheries or freshwater ecology degree to gain a range of valuable work experience.

For full details and how to apply, visit the Galloway Fisheries Trust website here:

Closing date for applications is 5:00pm on 21st May 2021.

This post is funded by The Holywood Trust and the Galloway Glens Landscape Partnership Scheme and is the second position to be hosted after the recent completion of Abbie Nye’s internship (Abbie’s Story here:

The successful applicant will be embedded within the Galloway Fisheries Trust team. Jamie Ribbens, Senior Biologist at Galloway Fisheries Trust, said:

“This is a wonderful opportunity for a young person to join our team and get involved hands-on with delivering some important conservation projects on local rivers.  Galloway Fisheries Trust have an important role to play in this region to help develop and train young people who wish to pursue an environmental career.”

Helen Keron, the Galloway Glens’ Education & Community Engagement Officer, said:

‘It was wonderful to see the experience that Abbie gained as part of her internship with GFT, and we are delighted to be supporting a second internship with them. Paid internships are a critical way for young people to break out of the trap of not being able to get started in their chosen career because they don’t have any experience, and as such are a priority of the Galloway Glens scheme as we try and support the area’s COVID recovery. This position will be the 4th full-time position we have supported since mid-2020 and we look forward to hearing how the successful candidate gets on!

We are so grateful to intern hosts and everyone involved, particularly the Holywood Trust that match-funded these two positions and the National Lottery Heritage Fund for their ongoing support.”

The Galloway Glens Landscape Partnership Scheme is a suite of projects happening across the catchments of the rivers Ken and Dee from 2018 to 2023. £2.7million of core funding from the National Lottery Heritage Fund will be matched by a variety of partners to bring over £5million of investment into the area over the 5 years. The area stretches from the uplands behind Carsphairn in the north, through the Glenkens, past Loch Ken, through Castle Douglas and out to the sea at Kirkcudbright. 35 headline projects plus more Small Grants projects all aim to connect people with their cultural, natural and built heritage, and to support sustainable modern rural communities. For more information about the scheme, visit


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