Looking to get some quality experience with Europe’s largest conservation charity, engaging with children and delivering environmental education? 

Fancy spending 6 months in a fantastic place, with fantastic people – seeing things you’d never normally see?  Are you a recent graduate or just changing careers and need to gain practical experience in this competitive arena?

We have a volunteer internship at Rye Meads from March – September 2020 for 2-3 days a week. The reserve is accessible by bus or train and reasonable travel expenses will be paid.

We are looking for volunteers to deliver sessions to groups of up to 30 young people of all ages and abilities throughout our summer season. You would mainly be delivering to school groups but will also have opportunities to gain experience working with families and adults.

 You will be part of a lively team who inspire others about wildlife and help them to learn about the world around them. Good communication skills and enthusiasm are essential and some experience of working with children would be helpful. You will be working outside and on the go all day. Being willing to learn new skills with a resourceful and flexible approach will make you a valuable member of the team.


Our internships are designed to offer work experience. However, doing an internship does not, unfortunately, guarantee future employment with the RSPB. Interns are welcome to apply for our paid vacancies, but for obvious reasons, an intern would need to have proven themselves in their current role before their volunteering experience will assist an application for a paid post.

 To register your interest and for more information contact: rye.meads@rspb.org.uk or phone the reserve on: 01992 708383