Apply Now: Paid Intern for Research Project at Center for Wildlife Studies

Navigating the Anthropocene: understanding the human dimensions of mammal occurrence and conservation in a multi-use montane landscape of Darjeeling hills, West Bengal


We are seeking two interns to work as translators/transcribers for a Doctoral research project.

  • These interns will be responsible for translating/transcribing recorded interviews from Hindi and Nepali into English.
  • There is also an opportunity to assist in conducting interviews in villages for those interested in fieldwork.
  • The interns will report to our Doctoral Fellow, Shreya. Interns will have the chance to learn about the scope of human-mammal interactions in the Darjeeling hills, develop skills in techniques used for data entry, organization and participate in data collection through systematic interview design.
  • Upon successful completion, CWS will provide a certificate of internship.


  • Translation of completed interviews and conversations from Nepali/Hindi to English.
  • Maintaining a database of completed tasks and ongoing work.
  • Conduct interviews in villages of Darjeeling, Kalimpong and Kurseong in West Bengal if interested in the field component


  • A Bachelor’s degree in wildlife conservation, environmental science, social science or any related field.
  • A good working knowledge of written and spoken Nepali, Hindi and English.
  • High organizational skills and ability to work independently and remotely.
  • Must be available full-time/part-time for 3 months beginning May 2024
  • Preferably have a two-wheeler license and ability to drive in the hilly terrains if interested in the field component


Send in your application with a short brief (about 300 words) on the reasons you are interested in this project and why you believe you fit this position. Please send the brief, along with your CV and one English writing sample to with the subject line “Application: Internship 2024”.

  • Applications will be open until we find a suitable candidate.

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