GTF Updates

Opportunity for paid field internships in Uttarakhand

Applications are invited for paid field internships

Duration: 2-3 months (can be extended based on requirement)

Number of openings: 2

Terms of Reference

Essential Qualification: (At least) A bachelor’s degree in Botany, Zoology, Wildlife, Environmental Sciences, or related fields.

Desirable Qualification:

  1. Basic knowledge about the local flora, fauna and natural history of the project landscape would be ideal but not mandatory.
  2. Candidates with prior experience in conducting forest surveys/sampling, data collection and interpretation will be preferred.

Requirements:

  1. Potential candidates should be physically fit and possess the ability to work across difficult or rugged terrains with sub-optimal field conditions with limited resources/connectivity. Prior experience in ecological sampling would be desirable.
  2. Candidates with a prior experience of working in the respective landscapes and knowledge of local language would be an added advantage.
  3. Good communication skills
  4. Since this is a continuous field work position, the intern will be posted full-time on field and has to virtually report/communicate to the headquarter at least once a week

Activities/Responsibilities:

  1. Travel to field sites for primary data collection (ecological and socio-economic data) and interaction with stakeholders across various districts of Uttarakhand.
  2. Collection of secondary data pertaining to villages, reserve forests, policies etc. of the underlying districts.
  3. Assist in report writing.
  4. Compiled information in the form of a report on the above activities to be submitted to the Senior Coordinator, GTF

Remuneration: The GTF will provide a monthly stipend of Rs.12,000/- and a certificate post completion of internship and submission of report. Basic food and accommodation, travel allowance, and other field logistics will be taken care of by the GTF/Project, however field gear and other personal requirements/equipment shall not be provided.

Application procedure: The following to be e-mailed to research@globaltigerforum.org with the subject line ‘Application for field internship in Uttarakhand”

  1. Copy of your updated Curriculum vitae (CV)
  2. One-page Statement of Purpose (SOP)

Application deadline: 10th January, 2022

Please note: All applications will be reviewed, but only shortlisted candidates will be notified further.