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Photography & Picture Library Intern

This exciting internship project involves setting up a new photo library to centralise Trees for Life's photography and film resources. Core tasks include: carrying out online research into software options, consulting with staff, and visiting photographers in NE Scotland, taking a lead role in selecting the most appropriate software, setting up the new photo library and cataloguing images and films, carrying out picture research for our website, printed resources and range of calendars, prints and cards. There is the opportunity to carry out own photography and film work to expand Trees for Life's photo/film resources.

Further details available at SCVO - Creative internships.


  • aged 18 – 30 and resident in Scotland
  • hold a SCQF Level 8+ qualification (equivalent to an HND, first degree, SVQ Level4) All applicants to Arts & Creative Industry Internships must possess a relevant Arts & Creative industry qualification
  • unemployed; either in the first 12 months of a benefit claim (pre-Work Programme) or 2 years+ (post-Work Programme) or unemployed and not claiming benefits (but must make a claim for benefits in order to apply for an internship opportunity)

To apply for an internship:

  1. You need to speak to your Jobcentre Plus Advisor who can check your eligibility and give you an Eligibility Referral form
  2. Complete an Internship Application form  available on SCVO’s website
  3. Submit both these forms to the employer (your Jobcentre Plus Advisor will give you details of where to send these)

Start date: As soon as possible, but no later than 4th May

Salary: £7.85/hr

Location: Findhorn, Scotland

Hours: Full-time

Contract: 13 weeks

Long term volunteering placements

Places for this year's LTV programme are now full, but you can join our waiting list by sending in an application form.

Trees for Life is expanding its Long-term Volunteer Programme and is providing opportunities for enthusiastic individuals to gain experience in practical conservation work at Dundreggan Conservation Estate. Dundreggan is an expanse of wild land near Loch Ness where Trees for Life is working to expand the Caledonian Forest. Set in stunning scenery, Dundreggan is 35 mile SW of Inverness.

As part of a team of volunteers you will work on a range of innovative conservation projects with a focus on native woodland establishment and regeneration. Tasks will include working on our expanding tree nursery, tree planting, fertilising, felling and ring barking non-native trees. There will also be opportunities to join our regular residential groups and day volunteers.

We are offering placements for one to three months from March - October 2015. We will provide accommodation and a weekly food allowance along with relevant training. Volunteers will need to have a good level of fitness as there are long walks across mountainous terrain to most planting sites. Volunteers will be required to work for five days each week and may also be asked to work at weekends.

Please return completed application forms to Kirsty Ellen at or call or email for further details (01309 691292).


Salary: Accommodation plus food allowance

Location: Dundreggan Estate, Glen Moriston

Hours: Full-time

Contract: Temporary

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