The Victorian National Parks Association (VNPA) is Victoria’s leading nature conservation organisation and has been at the forefront of conservation campaigning for more than 60 years. VNPA is an independent, not-for-profit organisation, which exists to protect Victoria’s unique natural environment and biodiversity through the establishment and effective management of national parks, conservation reserves and other measures. We achieve this by facilitating strategic campaigns and education programs, developing policies and by running hands-on conservation work, bushwalking and outdoor activity programs which promote the care and enjoyment of Victoria’s natural heritage.
The VNPA is looking for students to take part in our Student Placement Program. This program is independently hosted by the VNPA and presents an exciting opportunity to gain experience in the professional workplace and not-for-profit sector. The VNPA is interested in working with students who have a passion for Victoria’s natural environment and national parks and who are keen to gain more experience in environmental outreach, advocacy and citizen science.
This program provides professional workplace experience with the VNPA and is not an education program. As a not-for-profit, we have insufficient resources to offer placements for discrete, personalised student projects.
Placements are available across a range of disciplines depending on the current needs of the VNPA. Refer to Student Placements for details on the current roles we’re looking for.
Each role has different requirements. Refer to the relevant Role Description for more detailed information. In general:
In general, placements are offered to tertiary students who are:
Refer to Selection Criteria in the relevant Role Description for more information.
Placements are offered in each academic semester. Refer to the Student Placement page for details.
The VNPA offers:
As part of the placement, students need to commit to: