Countryside Policy Intern – South West Lakes Trust

Universtiy of Exeter Internships, UoE Internships, SCP, SBP, GBP, A2I

What were your main duties and responsibilities during the course of your internship?

I devised a successful management plan to collate agri-environmental scheme land features of the Trust’s reserves. This included surveying sites throughout Cornwall and Devon to identify potential future applicable land and ensure adherence to Natural England cross compliances.

What would you say was your biggest achievement over the course of your internship?

I gained insight knowledge into how government environmental schemes run financially, and I also learnt the eligible and ineligible features that dictate potential income for land owners.

What benefits did your internship bring to your employer?

I was able to devise a workable and functioning system to collate the organisations reserve features – 5 sites I completed myself which has reduced a large workload and made future land development and information details faster to acquire.