The North York Moors National Park Authority is committed to supporting people from a diversity of backgrounds into careers with us. Our award winning and extensive programme for apprentices supports those interested in customer services, administration, planning and land management. More information is available here.
We support students currently studying at University though our internship schemes. These include:
An Annual Research Student Internship with the Conservation Team
For someone studying a degree in biology, environmental science or closely associated discipline, this year long experience is embedded in our conservation team supporting our work both out at sites and undertaking desk based projects. Last year’s role description can be found here (please note though it changes annually). We currently plan to next recruit for this post over the winter period of 2017/18.
Summer Internship Opportunities
Each summer we have between two and four student placements with our project teams. These are usually advertised around Easter. During summer 2017, students supported our Land of Iron project:
- collecting biodiversity data and undertaking vegetation and wildlife surveys
- helping to plan and deliver community archaeology digs
- supporting the industrial heritage interpretation work we are doing
Education and Youth Engagement Internship
In 2018/19 we are providing an internship within our Park Services team. The placement will support the work of our education team, which provides learning experiences for 18,500 people each year. This varied role includes supporting practical conservation tasks with young people who are not successfully engaging with the formal curriculum as well as field studies outdoor learning activities. The role description and application process can be found here.
Volunteering with Us
In addition to some of our internships being volunteer placements, we also have a wide range of volunteers who support the work of the National Park. Many of our 600 volunteers value these opportunities as a way to gain new skills and increase their employability. Our current volunteer vacancies are outlined here.