International Whaling Commission Internship, International Whaling Commission

Impington, Cambridge, UK

Position Title: International Whaling Commission Internship

Organization: International Whaling Commission (IWC)

Location: Impington, Cambridge, UK

Organization Overview: The IWC was established in 1946 as the global body responsible for management of whaling and conservation of whales. Today the IWC has 88 member countries. The mandate has not changed but many new conservation concerns exist and the IWC work programme now also includes bycatch & entanglement, ship strikes, ocean noise, pollution and debris, and sustainable whale watching.

Position Overview: This Internship is an opportunity to work with IWC’s External Affairs and Statistics Teams
on IWC Document & Knowledge Retention. The intern will manage
 and backdate the digital archives of IWC historical documents and institutional knowledge and audit and collate current and historical document holdings to ensure a smooth and complete transition from paper to digital format. Tasks will involve a combination of scanning, collation, meta data-entry and referencing. The intern will have exposure to sensitive internal documentation and historical documentation from a broad range of topics in the Marine Biology field and will gain experience in digitization methods.


  • Audit and collate current and historical archives


  • Current undergraduate student or recent graduate
  • Passion for cetacean conservation
  • Collaborative working
  • Microsoft Office, including Word, Excel and OneDrive/SharePoint

Start/End Dates: 12 week internship (37.5 hours per week)

Salary/Pay: The UK national living wage rate of £10.50 per hour

Application Deadline: 17:00 UK time on March 27

How to Apply: Please send your CV and cover-letter application to for consideration