We are recruiting for an Intern to join our team 

The Ecological Continuity Trust (ECT) was formed in 2008 as a direct response to the loss of long-term experiments (LTEs) throughout the UK. We support LTEs by providing much needed funds through our grants scheme and emergency repairs. We have also established a network of key stakeholders in an LTE User Group that champions LTEs and the valuable science they produce, find out more here

The role is a fixed-term contract, working two days a week, paid at the London living wage. Home working arrangements will be considered.

We are seeking an enthusiastic, self-motivated individual with excellent communication skills and with the ability to assist in promoting the ECT as follows:

The ECT Intern will be an integral part of the ECT’s activities and will:

  • Lead on a developing the ECT website, creating new and engaging content  
  • Track web-use statistics with a view to increase visitors by 20%
  • Lead on managing the ECT twitter account, with a view to increase followers by 15%
  • Summarising long-term experiment developments for a general audience through the ECT Blog and for British Ecological Society (BES) members through the BES Bulletin
  • Develop and disseminate the ECT newsletter
  • Visit long-term experiments and engage with key stakeholders
  • Represent the ECT at external meetings where appropriate
  • Assist with general administration as required by the Engagement Officer

The successful candidate will be educated to degree level or equivalent in ecology, environmental science or a related subject. They will have excellent IT skills and a demonstrable knowledge and genuine interest in field ecology/experimentation. 

This is an excellent opportunity for the post holder to develop a wide range of skills including science communication, web content development, writing for different audiences, networking and event management. There is scope for refining the tasks undertaken according to the experience and skills the intern would like to develop.


Please submit your CV, a covering letter no more than two sides of A4, and a 100-word answer to the following question: ‘Why are long-term ecological experiments important?’. Please email this to jessica@britishecologicalsociety.org with ‘ECT Intern Application’ in the subject line.

Application deadline: Sunday 18th June, 23:59

Interview date: Thursday 22nd June