Conservation Leadership Programme (CLP) - Internships


NGO & Institutes

Location (s):

  • United Kingdom
  • Worldwide


The Conservation Leadership Programme (CLP) was initiated in 1985 in response to the need for additional scientific data on threatened species. The programme focused on sponsoring UK university students to collect data on biological diversity overseas during their summer break. Over time, the programme has evolved to address changing conservation needs, and has become an international capacity building programme supporting young conservationists, the majority of whom are working in their own countries, to undertake applied biodiversity projects in less developed countries.


By working with a CLP partner organisation, interns learn new skills from experienced staff, gain training in office and field working environments, and develop their conservation networks. Completion of the internship boosts intern marketability in the conservation workplace.

Internships are developed to specifically meet the learning needs and interests of individual applicants and their host organisations. Supervisors provide mentoring to orient interns to the organisation and help them achieve learning targets. Interns gain membership to the CLP Alumni Network with access to mentors, professional development opportunities and funding. Internship opportunities are developed by each of the partner organisations. CLP does not solicit or accept applications from the general public.

Opportunity is About:


Candidates should be from:

Description of Ideal Candidate:

Internship candidates are:

  • early in their conservation career
  • committed to pursuing conservation as a career
  • not already employed by a CLP partner organisation


Deadline: The application period is open for one or more cycles a year

Cost/funding for participants:

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