Wildlife Conservation Society

WCS’s goal is to conserve the world’s largest wild places in 15 priority regions, home to more than 50% of the world’s biodiversity.

This is outlined in our 2020 strategy, which positions WCS to maintain its historic focus on the protection of species while developing an ambitious plan to engage with a rapidly changing world.

The challenges are greater than ever, but with the focus, dedication, and passion of a committed staff-combined with a unique mixture of field, zoo, and aquarium expertise-WCS will continue to set the bar for science, conservation action, and education that has driven our success in protecting wildlife and wild places for over a century. We hold ourselves to the highest standards, adhering to core values of respect, accountability and transparency, innovation, diversity and inclusion, collaboration, and integrity.Main Duties and Responsibilities

The overall goal of the internship: The internship with WCS is to provide hands-on training and field experience to help produce a new generation of biologists to support our work to save threatened wildlife and habitat in Cross River and Bauchi States, Nigeria. At the same time, the internship is expected to provide additional support in the field to assist in the conservation and management of WCS sites in both locations.

Specific internship objectives and work description:

The Intern's primary duties will be to work closely with the WCS Project Coordinators on our sites, assisting the project manager in organizing law enforcement patrols of our sites.
The Intern will be provided with training and field experience to familiarize himself with the new SMART system for law enforcement monitoring.
The Intern will participate in our anti-poaching and wildlife monitoring patrols. By directly participating in patrols, the Intern will assist with supervising and monitoring rangers in the field and recording data using SMART. The Intern will also help our project managers download data from SMART input devices in the field, conduct data analysis, and report writing.
The Intern will support conservation education and livelihood activities in our sites when necessary or as directed by the Project Coordinators.

Essential Qualifications


Candidates must be bona fide; law-abiding Citizens of Nigeria.


Candidates must have graduated from fields relevant to the work and mission Of WCS, and preferably a BSc/HND in
Pure & Biological Sciences/Humanities

Language Requirements:

Applicants in Calabar must speak fluent English, and Bauchi applicants must speak fluent English and Hausa


Candidates must be committed to and enthusiastic about conservation and sustainable development.
They must be willing to undertake long-distance camping patrols with rangers on foot and withstand rugged field conditions.
Must have substantial physical fitness and resilience with an effective “roll up the sleeves” work ethic.
Must adapt to a multicultural environment and have good communication skills.
Must be able to work in remote and rugged terrains with limited or no GSM coverage.


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