Events Internship

Do you want to develop your skills and gain experience in event management and communication?

Contract: Full-time, 3 months fixed-term
Location: London, within walking distance of Angel and Old Street tube stations, with some hybrid working and travel to Edinburgh for our December Annual Meeting.
Salary: £20,111, pro-rata (London Living Wage)

About you

We are looking for a paid intern to join our events team at the British Ecological Society. 

This is an unrivalled opportunity for someone wanting to develop their skills and gain experience in event management and communications. If you are interested in gaining skills to work within the events industry, you know the importance of good customer service, and are interested in working in the science and environment sector, this is for you. 

About the role

The BES Annual Meeting is Europe’s largest and most influential annual event dedicated to ecology, bringing together over 1200 ecologists from around the world. With the ongoing pandemic, we are faced with the challenge of continuing to support the global community in a safe way. This will involve offering virtual content, alongside our face-to-face event, which provides a great opportunity to gain skills in both in-person and virtual conferencing. 

The Events Intern will be an integral part of the Society Programmes team. You will get the chance to develop your skills in a wide range of areas and gain hands-on experience within events management.

This is a full-time, fixed-term position for three months, finishing after our Annual Meeting in December, and the internship will be paid at the London Living Wage (£11.05 per hour).  


The Society is undertaking a hybrid working trial (a mix of remote and office working) throughout 2022. Whoever is successful in this position should therefore expect to work in both the office and remotely for the foreseeable future. The necessary equipment will be provided by the Society to enable staff to fulfil as much of their role as is viable while working in both working environments.

You will be based at the British Ecological Society office at Wharf Studios, London, N1 7GS. There may be occasional travel to some events, including to our Annual Meeting in Edinburgh on 18 – 21 December 2022. 

For more details on the role and how to apply, click below.

Applicants must have the right to live and work in the UK. Successful applicants will need to provide evidence that they have the right to live and work in the UK. The BES is unable to provide visa sponsorship.