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Thursday
Oct062016

Project Development Intern - Alannah Burdon

I studied Nursing in Dublin, Ireland for three years before I realised that it wasn’t for me and I wanted a change in career. So I postponed my final year in nursing and chose to travel to Costa Rica to work on a conservation park focusing on Jaguar tracking and research. I don’t think anyone could've fallen in love with conservation work as I did there. Waking up at 4am to the sounds of Howler monkeys in the trees and going out into the jungle trying to see if you could spot jaguar eyes in the ferns nearly every day was a new adventure. After 4 short weeks I already knew that this was the job for me.

I returned to Ireland and left nursing to pursue an internship with Frontier, as I knew that they not only have their own projects but they also work with loads of different organisations all over the world, leaving them with hundreds of projects in both wildlife conservation and community work. I thankfully got the job and now work as the project development intern in the London Office. I hope to use the skills and knowledge that this internship can teach me and soon I might be able to apply this knowledge and go out into the wild with Frontier.

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