Summer 2022 Internship

Northumberland IFCA is offering an exciting opportunity for a volunteer internship placement during summer 2022. The successful applicants will work upon the delivery of individual projects directly informing inshore fisheries management as part of NIFCA’s ongoing duties.

Internships will last for a period of four to six weeks between July and September, with an approximate commitment of 20 hours per working week. Northumberland IFCA will provide training opportunities in key areas to enable the volunteers to develop their experience and understanding of inshore fisheries management. Internships are unpaid but NIFCA will pay your reasonable out-of-pocket expenses in accordance with the NIFCA Internship Agreement.

Individual project topics will be determined closer to the time of the internship as the scientific needs of NIFCA vary from day to day.

As well as working on their individual projects, interns will have the opportunity to assist with additional environmental survey work and other aspects of our work.

Experience, knowledge & skills

Essential Desirable
2 years (minimum) completed in undergraduate degree (in relevant subject area) STCW-95 Sea Survival Course


Proficient in the use of MS office Sea-going experience
Excellent communication skills both verbal and written Marine species ID skills
Ability to process and analyse comprehensive datasets and produce concise scientific reports Experience using GIS (e.g. ArcGIS) and R statistical software.
Teamwork & collaboration, good interpersonal skills  
Ability to travel to NIFCA office in Blyth daily.  


To apply send a copy of your CV together with a cover letter outlining how you fit the job description. Applications should be sent to by email or posted to the Northumberland IFCA office at 8 Ennerdale Road, Blyth, Northumberland NE24 4RT. The deadline for submitting applications is 11:59pm on  to the Northumberland IFCA office by 11:59pm on Sunday 22nd May 2022.