EVS Research Intern
Antonio graduated in Biological Sciences with a specialization in terrestrial ecosystems in 2010. In 2012 he completed a Masters in Animal Biodiversity. He has been working on projects connected with seabirds both for his Bachelor and Master thesis, firstly with Cory’s Shearwaters and secondly with Common Terns. During his researches he has been trained in handling seabirds and working at night at cliffs in order to gain practical fieldwork skills. He has been a Research Intern with Birdlife Malta since February 2013, primarily conducting fieldwork with Malta’s three breeding tubenoses: the Scopoli’s Shearwater, the Yelkouan Shearwater, and the European Storm Petrel.
EVS Education Intern
Bastien achieved a Degree in Sociology in 2012. He was the Social Coordinator for groups of teenage language students in in Malta and England, and worked with an outdoor center in France, where he organized activities for children. Bastien has also worked in collaboration with LPO, the French BirdLife association, to develop awareness activities for children. At BirdLife Malta, he works with teachers in Maltese primary schools, to propose and explain the activities that BirdLife Malta has developed as part of its Dinja Wa?da environmental education action guide.
EVS Communications Intern
Michela read a degree in Cultural Heritage Conservation and a Masters in Unconventional Marketing and Interactive Communication in Milan. She started working in public relations and communication agencies where her tasks consisted both in the traditional communication to unconventional marketing for social media. Her passion for nature and wildlife and the wish to test herself in a new adventure lead her to apply for the communications internship with BirdLife Malta.
Hannah has a degree in Zoology and an MSc in Biodiversity & Conservation. For her master’s thesis she studied a reintroduced parrot in the Cook Islands. She has spent time volunteering at a game reserve in South Africa, at Flora & Fauna International in Cambridge and as a research assistant in Borneo. From 2009 she worked for Natural England, where her work involved monitoring and advising on the management of protected sites and working with farmers to put in place land management practices that are better for wildlife. Hannah joined Birdlife Malta as a Conservation Intern in February 2013 and works mainly on the monitoring of illegal hunting and trapping.
Thomas graduated with a degree in Environmental Management in 2008. He has since spent time volunteering on numerous conservation and land management projects in Iceland, sub-arctic Canada, Hungary and the UK, working for organizations such as RSPB and US Geological Survey, along with several others. He volunteered briefly with Birdlife Malta in spring 2009, before returning as conservation intern in early 2013.