The Galloway Fisheries Trust (GFT) has a six-month, paid internship post available, starting in March 2023. The Intern will work with GFT staff on a variety of projects, getting experience on everything from practical river and fish population management skills, through to planning and delivering their own fisheries projects.

The aim of the Galloway Fisheries Trust is to restore and maintain aquatic biodiversity, particularly native fish, in Galloway by means of practical, responsible and sustainable approaches to land, water and fishery management, for the benefit of the community as a whole. An environmental charity, GFT was set up in 1988 and now undertakes a wide range of work which covers most of Dumfries and Galloway’s rivers and still waters.

GFT is developing an amazing reputation for work experience and staff development. Previous GFT interns are working in a range of jobs now including Jack at the Forth Foundation, Courtney at the Wessex Rivers Trust and Abbie is an Environmental Educator in the Bahamas. Dan secured a permanent role with GFT and Alyx – just finished the previous intern role – has been retained for an extended role within GFT also.