Student ExchangeThe UKWCT is passionate about helping young people to find a career in conservation. Therefore, as an extension to our own work experience programme, we have set up a student exchange programme with working projects in Europe that have the conservation of the European wolf as part of their mandate.
Since 2008 the UKWCT has sent a number of students out to Bulgaria to work with the Balkani Wildlife Society at their Large Carnivore Centre in the Pirin Mountains (Read about some of their experiences from their student reports - 2007 and 2008).
To qualify for this programme, students will preferably have completed work experience with the UKWCT. The application process is hard and involves submitting an application form, attending an interview and possible some training at the Trust before going out to the project. Places are strictly limited with only a few students going each year.
The conditions in Bulgaria are tough and demanding. The centre is isolated and the work hard. For an insight into the experience read the Student Handbook.
All costs have to be covered by the students themselves. The students have peace of mind knowing they are volunteering for an organisation known and approved by a British organisation. This is an experience for those serious about a career in conservation.
For further details contact Vicky Hughes, Education Officer at firstname.lastname@example.org.