Made possible with Grant Funding from the Craters of the Moon Trust
Goals for the Internship Programme:
This programme is a community partnership involving Project Tongariro, DOC, Craters of the Moon Trust, Ngati Rongomai and the Universities of New Zealand. The programme will provide measurable local benefits while ensuring kiwi students continue to have an opportunity to gain practical conservation experiences while working locally. It is also an opportunity to give time and energy, and to learn from a long-standing and successful not-for-profit conservation organisation.
Project Tongariro aims to support the students by helping them to develop the following personal and professional competencies:
Key relationship management
Conservation Industry knowledge
Project Tongariro also wishes to achieve the following:
A cooperative and enthusiastic working relationship with the intern’s University
Increase our knowledge of current academic preparation
Increase awareness of new and innovative ideas in conservation
Gain assistance and expertise in related fields
Develop and/or create new programmes or projects
Survey and evaluate potential employees
Other tasks associated with the Internship
Pest management (trap checking, tracking tunnels)
Marshalling and assisting at recreational events
Other tasks associated with Project Tongariro and Department of Conservation projects as appropriate
It is expected that interns will task manage themselves and will be responsible for delivery of the work. Project Tongariro and Department of Conservation will provide supervision and guidance through weekly meetings, and where required in the field. The supervisors will be contactable at all times.
Students will be required to spend time in the field, including sometimes arduous conditions and must be prepared to work in mountain and alpine conditions. The student may also spend time away from their base location overnight during some projects.
Health and Safety:
Interns will comply with Project Tongariro and Department of Conservation Health and Safety policies and procedures. They will follow set guidelines and supervisor’s instructions, and will take all practicable steps to ensure their own safety and the safety of others.
Personal Qualities, Characteristics and Attributes:
Interns must show all/or most of the following attributes
Experience and confidence in conservation activities, working with projects and multi-disciplinary teams.
The capacity to cooperate with others and to communicate ideas effectively across a broad spectrum of interests.
A genuine interest in the interpretation and management of natural and historic resources.
Proven communication, and public awareness skills.
For enquiries - please contact
Kiri Te Wano - Conservation Coordinator Project Tongariro
M: 027 628 8009