The Galloway Fisheries Trust Seek New Intern

The Galloway Fisheries Trust (GFT) has a six-month, paid internship post available, starting in March 2023. The Intern will work with GFT staff on a variety of projects, getting experience on everything from practical river and fish population management skills, through to planning and delivering their own fisheries projects.


The aim of the Galloway Fisheries Trust is to restore and maintain aquatic biodiversity, particularly native fish, in Galloway by means of practical, responsible and sustainable approaches to land, water and fishery management, for the benefit of the community as a whole. An environmental charity, GFT was set up in 1988 and now undertakes a wide range of work which covers most of Dumfries and Galloway’s rivers and still waters.


GFT is developing an amazing reputation for work experience and staff development. Previous GFT interns are working in a range of jobs now including Jack at the Forth Foundation, Courtney at the Wessex Rivers Trust and Abbie is an Environmental Educator in the Bahamas. Dan secured a permanent role with GFT and and Alyx – just finished the previous intern role – has been retained for an extended role within GFT also.


For more information about this latest Intern position, and how to apply by 25th January, visit: https://www.gallowayfisheriestrust.org/news.php?nID=1021.  


Launching the search for the latest Intern, Jamie Ribbens, Senior Biologist at Galloway Fisheries Trust, said:

“These internships are a wonderful opportunity for someone keen to work in protecting and enhancing the environment. Over 6 months the intern has the opportunity to be involved in working closely with experienced biologists to deliver a varied work programme. The hands-on experience and training programmes provided are an excellent way to enter into the conservation job sector. In fact all of the previous interns now have jobs in the environmental sector which is wonderful. We would like to thank our funders, The Holywood Trust and Galloway Glens, as without their support we could not provide these internships.”


This role is the fourth and final role to be offered, supported by the Galloway Glens Scheme, with match funding secured from the Holywood Trust.


The Galloway Glens Scheme is an initiative of Dumfries & Galloway Council’s Environment Team, funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund. Seeing the latest intern position supported through the Galloway Glens Scheme being advertised, Jan Hogarth, Education & Community Engagement Officer, said:

“Galloway Fisheries Trust has a brilliant record of supporting these incredibly valuable conservation and ecology internships. They provide high quality mentoring, training, and valuable practical experience that ensure their young people have the skills, knowledge and experience to go onto have a successful career in conservation. Young people who have had internships with Galloway Fisheries Trust speak very positively of the experience and the opportunities the internship has provided for them going forward.”

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