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Intern – Sustainable Seafood Coalition

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Sectors Hydrology, Hydrogeology, Water Resources
Location England (London & Greater) - UK
Town/City London
Type Temporary / Contract / Seasonal
Status Full Time
Level Voluntary & Interns
Deadline 13/04/2012
Company Name ClientEarth
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Directory Entry : Environmental Jobs with ClientEarth. We work to protect the environment through advocacy, litigation and research. We use the best scientific and policy analysis when choosing strategic directions. Our legal action, whether in advocacy or in cases before courts and administrative bodies, is built on solid law and science.
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Internship Purpose: ClientEarth is seeking an enthusiastic intern to work in our biodiversity programme. You will have a relevant degree in science and/or policy. Knowledge of marine science, issues in marine conservation and EU andUK environmental law will be advantageous. An interest in consumer and market research is also beneficial. The role is based in our main office inLondon and you will have the opportunity to be involved in research on scientific, legal and policy matters for the exciting Sustainable Seafood Coalition (SSC) project. These include identifying and inviting potential new members from the retail, supply and foodservice sectors; aiding scoping research on consumer perceptions of seafood and its labelling; developing and applying the key performance indicators for the coalition; aiding with development of the SSC’s voluntary codes of conduct; researching effective governance models for the SSC.

You will also have the opportunity to attend SSC meetings and to assist with other areas of work within the biodiversity team, including ClientEarth’s work on reform of the common Fisheries Policy.

Key responsibilities

-          Scientific research into sustainable fishing and aquaculture practices;

-          Legal research on proposedCMOand CFP reform;

-          Scoping work on seafood businesses operations, consumer behaviour and influential celebrity chefs and food writers;

-          Implementing potential key performance indicators for the work of the SSC;

-          Technical research leading to basic quantitative and qualitative analysis of seafood sourcing policies;

-          Comparative analysis of structures and functioning of existing voluntary groups and seafood alliances in the EU, and domestic regulations/policies of EU countries on seafood labelling and sourcing;

-          Producing briefing notes for staff;

-          Taking the minutes at SSC working groups and member’s meetings;

-         Opportunityto attend events and conferences to promote the work of the SSC;

-          Liaising with and assisting Biodiversity team;

Required skills and competencies

-          Excellent written and oral communication skills, including ability to write for and present to various audiences – legal, technical experts and lay people;

-          Strong scientific, technical and policy/legal research skills;

-          Ability to digest, analyse and use technical information and data;

-          Strong data collection and data handling skills;

-          General understanding of corporate social responsibility;

-          Self starter who takes pride in their work;

-          Ability to grasp quickly and accurately new and complex concepts;

-          Confident public speaker with excellent phone manner. 

Person Specifications:

-          Hold a degree in science, policy or another relevant discipline;

-          Some work experience in a relevant environment;

-          Academic or practical experience in sciences or other technical fields highly regarded;

-          Positive attitude and a strong commitment to working for the environment. 

Flexibility: Although you will be mainly supporting the work of this specific programme you might be required occasionally to provide ad-hoc support to other programmes.

Internship Arrangements: We ask that interns commit to a minimum of 3 days per week for at least three months. The maximum duration for internships is six months. In instances where interns are not working full time, they should ideally commit to set days each week.

ClientEarth cover interns’ work-related expenses (travel and lunch) via a contribution of £10 for each day spent in the office.

Recruitment is open now and you should send your application as soon as possible and no later than 13th April.

If you have any questions about the role, please contact Melissa Pritchard (mpritchard@clientearth.org).

To apply: Please send us a CV along with the internship form which you can download on the website.

Please send your application by email to internship.uk@clientearth.org. Please include “ClientEarth Sustainable Seafood Coalition intern -London” in the email subject line, and identify the documents you are sending by including “[your name] internship form” and “[your name] CV” in the file name.

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