We’re hiring: Science Internship

Are you ready to apply your skills and passion for a greener future?

🔎 We’re looking for an undergraduate or recent grad who is passionate about making a real difference in the world of sustainable agriculture. If you have a passion for sustainability and a knack for science, then our Cool Farm Science Internship awaits you!

This is your chance to dive into applied science and contribute to our innovative carbon calculator. Ideally you will be based in Kent for in-person mentoring and collaboration, but virtual participation is available.

Let’s make farming part of the solution to climate change together! 🌍💪

What are we looking for?

We are looking for someone to support a specific science project at Cool Farm, contributing to our efforts in making farming part of the solution to climate change. The exact project will depend on the interns skills and interests, but will contribute to the development of our new GHG calculator the Cool Farm Platform. This platform assists farmers in transitioning to sustainable practices and models on farm GHG footprints. Tasks will involve developing the equations and methods to model GHG emissions, coding, user interface design, and user testing.

Our commitment to diversity and inclusion

We actively invite applications from individuals represented by the criteria for broader participation outlined below, reflecting our dedication to enhancing diversity and inclusion and expanding opportunities in sustainability and environmental science careers.

  • Individuals from ethnic groups that are underrepresented.
  • Individuals with care experience.
  • Individuals who have been recognised as refugees in the UK.
  • Individuals estranged from both of their primary caregivers (for example, both parents or carers).
  • Individuals who were eligible for the 16-19 Bursary/Pupil Premium and/or those who received Free School Meals.
  • Young carers, who are the main caregiver for a parent or sibling.
  • Individuals who have faced disruptions in their education due to factors such as health issues, family circumstances, or homelessness.

As this role can be fully remote, the internship can be adapted to your requirements for example allowing part-time hours, or to be fully based working from home. We aim to create flexibility in the role to suit our colleagues’ needs.

What can we offer you?

  • You will be coached and supported by our science and methods manager and supported by the full Cool Farm secretariat
  • Opportunities to support the development of tools for carbon and GHG reporting.
  • Lead a project developing updated emission factors or methodology for our GHG calculator.
  • Collaborate with the science team on project design and implementation.
  • True work-life balance as part of Cool Farm’s culture.
  • Enjoy a supportive and fun team environment!

Key attributes we’re looking for:

  • Open to undergraduate students or recent graduates (graduated in the last 12 months) from all scientific disciplines, including ecology, modelling, mathematics, and computer science.
  • A strong interest in sustainability and environmental science.
  • Ideally based in Kent for in-person mentoring and collaboration, but virtual participation is available.
  • Must be based in and eligible to work in the UK. Eligibility checks will be undertaken.

Take a look at our application process:

  • Interested candidates should continue with this application form Cool Farm Science Internship.
  • Deadline is 07 April 2024. 
  • Two people will read the applications and the first page of the application will be hidden from those selecting candidates for interview.
  • Interviews will happen in April, with the position filled by May 3rd at the latest.
  • Interviews will be virtual and approximately 1 hour long. We will send the main questions before the interview so candidates can prepare.

We are striving to make this application process as accessible as possible. In the interest of accommodating diverse backgrounds and abilities, if you require any accommodations or assistance during the application process, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us.

Additionally, as we would like to assess your writing skills, this application is written-based.For more information about Cool Farm, please see our website (https://coolfarm.org/) or contact us methods@coolfarmtool.org

Join us in making a difference in the world of sustainable farming!

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