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Wildscreen launch BBC Internship and more as part of their WWF x Wildscreen Internship Scheme 

As part of Wildscreen’s International Storytelling Internship Scheme in partnership with WWF, Wildscreen is providing two new internship opportunities here in Bristol. 

The scheme was set up to help tackle systematic barriers for young people when trying to enter the natural world storytelling and conservation industry, both locally and in the global south. Since August 2022 they have begun to offer placements in twelve internationally renowned production companies and Conservation NGOs across the globe. Through the use of paid internships, six UK based and six internationally based 18-35 year olds will have the chance to get their foot in the door of the natural world storytelling industry as well as having access to one-on-one mentoring and a year’s membership to the Wildscreen Network. 

This month they are offering two internships, Production Management Assistant at BBC Studios based in Bristol, UK and Trainee Natural History Development Researcher at Oak Island Films, a remote role with offices based in Bristol, UK. 

Oak Island Films is a television company based in Bristol, UK and Ottawa, Canada, run by managing director Ted Oakes, an award winning producer with over 20 years experience making award winning television. They are looking for an energetic and enthusiastic Trainee Development Researcher with a passion for wildlife filmmaking and an ability to communicate effectively for natural history TV project development.

BBC Studios is the most awarded Production Company and the biggest independent producer in the UK. The Natural History Unit is the world leader in natural history programming, producing recent titles such as Frozen Planet II, Green Planet and Seven Worlds. They are looking for a positive hard working individual with a can-do attitude and great organisational and communication skills to provide administrative support in a busy production environment.

For both roles Under-represented groups are particularly welcome to apply including individuals who come from a low socio-economic background, LGBTQI+ individuals, people who identify as neurodiverse or living with a long term disability and ethnically diverse individuals.

To find out more about the Wildscreen and WWF-UK Storytelling Internship Scheme, visit Talent Schemes.

Applications for both roles can be found here on our website. 

Application Deadline: Sunday 12th February 23:59 GMT