Freshwater Biodiversity Assistant Internship

Woking (London), , GB

13 Week Internship

The WWF network is striving to ensure that freshwater ecosystems and their services sustain people and nature. In order to deliver this ambitious goal one of our key aims is, in the medium term, to ensure that protection of freshwater habitats has doubled and good management and restoration of freshwater habitats has stabilised freshwater species populations.

The HSBC Water Partnership (HWP), managed by WWF UK, is a key partnership which aims to contribute to achieving WWF’s freshwater goal to ensure that freshwater habitats and species thrive. WWF’s contribution to the HWP is being delivered in five river basins – the Yangtze, Ganga, Mara, Pantanal and Mekong. This role will support these programmes as well as wider WWF freshwater habitats and species work such as in the Cerrado, Sabah and Myanmar.


Working closely with the Freshwater Specialist, this role will support on-going work to better understand and manage freshwater biodiversity within our priority areas.  This will include:

  • Collating and synthesising the available data on freshwater biodiversity within our priority geographies.

  • Production of short biodiversity reports for our key geographies.

  • Identification of data gaps for biodiversity in key geographies.

  • Identifying key freshwater biodiversity experts who have worked in key geographies

What Skills, Knowledge and Experience are needed?

  • An understanding of ecology and conservation management.

  • Ability to review and condense academic literature and technical information clearly and concisely

  • Good report writing skills

  • Good communication skills

  • Qualification in zoology, biology, ecology, environmental science, aquatic biology or related field

At WWF-UK we are committed to creating an inclusive working environment, where diversity is valued and there is equality of opportunity. We therefore welcome applications from all sections of the community and we offer a range of benefits to encourage a work life balance.