Vacancies and Internships

 

 

 

Internships (Ghana)

 

Based in Accra, WAPCA internships are open to fluent English-speaking individuals of all nationalities for a duration of 3-6 months.  A 'hands-on' internship with WAPCA will provide an excellent opportunity for you to develop a range of skills required for working in the conservation sector, along with the chance to experience lively, colourful and friendly Ghana!   

Required tasks may include:

 

Communication

- Regular updates to the WAPCA website

- Preparing social media publications for our Facebook and Instagram accounts

- Press and media relations (where required)

- Designing leaflets, posters and other creative aspects

Education

- Assisting the coordinator with planning and implementing appropriate conservation education strategies 

- Creating educational resources 

- Organising events and logistics at the zoo, i.e. Mangabey Awareness Day

Fundraising

- Finding grants for which we are eligible to apply

- Writing grant proposals and securing funding

- Building up a network of corporate partners, in and outside of Ghana

Animal Care

- Carrying out animal husbandry and welfare at the Endangered Primate Breeding Centre, Accra Zoological Gardens

- Assisting with care of any seized animals from the illegal wildlife trade

- Providing enrichment to our collection of primates

Successful candidates will have:

- An MSc in conservation, biodiversity, public policies 

- Knowledge of NGOs and their management practices

- A strong interest and curiosity towards the protection of natural environments and       threatened species, ideally regarding primate conservation

- Proactivity and voluntarism, with the ability to integrate well within multi-cultural teams

- Excellent organisational skills, adaptability and creativity

- Computer skills: Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel and Powerpoint; familiarity with graphics and website design

- Previous experience in a similar position (strongly desired)

Type of Contract: Internship agreement

Location: Achimota Forestry Commission Depot and Accra Zoo, Ghana

Working hours: Monday to Friday, 10 am - 5 pm.  You may be expected to work some weekends where necessary.

To apply: Please send your C.V. with a cover letter to andrea.dempsey@wapca.org

 

Please note, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. 

Regretfully, as we are a non-profit governmental organisation, we cannot offer financial assistance for internships, aside from work-related expenses.  Ghana is a politically stable country that is safe for travel. 

Research

 

We offer fieldwork placements for undergraduate and postgraduate students.  If you would be interested in studying West African primates and/or their habitats, please look at our current opportunities, our Research page or email: nuria.badiella@wapca.org

Vacancies

Unfortunately, we do not have any current vacancies for paid employment.  Please check back soon!