Press Office Internship

We are seeking an enthusiastic and self-motivated individual with excellent communication skills to help generate press coverage for our annual conference, which brings together 1,200 scientists from around 60 countries to discuss the latest advances in ecological research.


Organisation British Ecological Society
Salary £10.20 per hour (London Living Wage)
Location London (with some travel to events, including, but not restricted to Birmingham for an annual conference)
Hours 2-3 days a week (ideally between Wednesdays and Fridays)
Contract Fixed-term contract – 3 months
Closing date        9am BST on 5 September 2018
Interview date   18 September 2018
Start date   w/c 22 October 2018


This is an excellent opportunity for someone with demonstrable knowledge and genuine interest in media relations and science communication to learn and develop a wide range of skills, including writing for different audiences, networking and event management.

You will have an opportunity to attend the British Ecological Society annual conference in Birmingham from 16-19 December 2018.

The successful candidate will be educated to degree level or equivalent in ecology, environmental science or a related subject. You should also be organised, possess excellent writing and editing skills, and have an eye for detail.

About the British Ecological Society
Founded in 1913, the British Ecological Society (BES) is the oldest ecological society in the world. The BES promotes the study of ecology through publishing a range of scientific literature, organising and sponsoring events, education initiatives and policy work. The society has around 6,500 members from nearly 130 different countries.

For further information and a full job description, please see below.

Submit your CV and covering letter via email to HR.

Please include details of when you would be available to start and the days on which you would be available to work (between Wednesday and Friday). We are interested in every qualified candidate who is eligible to work in the United Kingdom. However, we are not able to sponsor visas.

Interviews will be held on Tuesday 18 September 2018 at the BES, Charles Darwin House, 12 Roger Street, London WC1N 2JU.


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Please note that due to limited resources, it is not possible for the BES to acknowledge receipt of applications. If you do not hear from us within two weeks of the closing date, please assume that your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion.