Careers Resources

Careers Resources

Environmental Work Experience

Countryside Jobs Service

Weekly jobs bulletin with a huge range of graduate jobs and work experience opportunities in the environment. Click on the link below to gain access to the current issue and back issues. Please note, that a University IT username and password is required. If you are a graduate of the University of Aberdeen, email to be sent details of how to access the bulletin. A printed version is available for reference-use in the Careers Service.

You will find this book in the Careers Service library on the second floor of the Hub.

Environmental Placement Programme

The Environmental Placement Programme (EPP) places students within Scottish businesses to undertake projects with an environmental focus. The placements are open to undergraduates in years 2, 3 and 4, first year taught postgraduates, as well as recent graduates. Part-time and full-time placements are available year round but primarily run from March until September.

Organisations for Volunteering in Conservation

This document contains a list of organisations who may be able to provide volunteering opportunities in Conservation in the Aberdeen area.

National Trust for Scotland

Information on historic properties, collections, archaeological sites and the Scottish landscape - site includes information on events, current projects, jobs and volunteering opportunities.

Woodland Trust

Advertises current voluntary opportunities.

Change Agents (formerly Student Force for Sustainability)

Voluntary and paid environmental work experience in Central/Eastern England.

Natural England

Voluntary opportunities in nature conservation.

National Trust

Information on historic properties, collections,archaeological sites, countryside and environment in England. Site includes information on training, volunteering and events.

Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH)

Charity working to secure the conservation and enhancement of Scotland's natural heritage. Website includes current vacancies and volunteering opportunities.

Scottish Environment Link

Scottish Environment LINK is the forum for Scotland's voluntary environment organisations. Incorporating over 30 member bodies, it represents a wide range of environmental interests with the common goal of contributing to a more environmentally sustainable society.

North East Scotland Biodiversity Partnership

Organisation formed from a wide range of statutory and voluntary agencies and individuals with a common interest in conserving biodiversity. Useful contact point for finding out about voluntary opportunities in the local area.

Hebridean Whale and Dolphin Trust

Voluntary opportunities in marine conservation and working with marine mammals.

Aberdeen Greenspace: Volunteer Conservation Projects

Local environmental charity working with communities to improve greenspaces.

Cetacean Research and Rescue Unit

Offers summer field placements in Gardenstown where you will learn about the whales and dolphins of the Moray Firth.

Friends of the Earth Scotland

Opportunities for gaining environmental work experience, paid and unpaid.

The Conservation Volunteers (TCV)

Large practical conservation charity, involving volunteers in projects to protect and enhance the environment.


Leading environmental charity offering graduate volunteering programme.

Water Recovery Group

A voluntary organisation which organises camps for the restoration of derelict canals in Britain.

Love the Oceans - marine conservation volunteering

Non-profit organisation offering volunteering opportunities on marine conservation projects in Mozambique.

Wildlife Sense - volunteering with a sea turtle conservation project

These volunteering opportunities offer you the chance to help to protect the endangered sea turtles of Kefalonia, Greece while getting hands-on field research experience.

Oceans Research - internship projects

Marine and terrestrial research projects in South Africa for students to gain practical experience.

Archelon - Voluntary Sea Turtle Conservation Projects in Greece

Archelon is a well-established sea turtle protection society. Volunteers are required to work on the island of Zakynthos, where they will assist with protection measures for the preservation of the sea turtles.


Search for current marine conservation internship and volunteering opportunities across the globe.

Archipelagos Institute of Marine Conservation - voluntary placements

Located on islands in the eastern Aegean Sea, these internships address a number of key conservation and scientific issues, which relate to the protection of the rare biodiversity in the region. All internships are geared at developing your leadership and role model skills, allowing you to develop a variety of key skills.

Atoll Marine Conservation Volunteer Programme

Voluntary projects working alongside Marine Biologists at the Atoll Marine Centre in the Maldives.

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