Friday, 5 August 2011

Our e-communications intern has been working with us for a few weeks now, so we thought it was about time everyone got to know her a little bit better

“My name is Holly and since I was lucky enough to be appointed the new e-communications intern at the Bat Conservation Trust, I’ve had an eye-opening time. The job is everything I thought it would be, and everyday I’m learning more about just what it takes to keep an organisation like this running. The main roles of my job are updating and editing twitter and Facebook, as well as the website and blog. Todays’ job is to write a blog about myself – so here goes!

As a Masters student studying conservation, the experience I am getting from BCT is invaluable. It’s great to see how a conservation organisation works, from the legislation to the marketing, and I’m learning more about bats every day! My favourite bat is definitely the brown long-eared bat. I have a Chihuahua at home and they look quite similar! I probably won’t try taking a brown long-eared for a walk though…

I’ve always been interested in animals and am a very active person, so a career in conservation seemed like the best road for me to go down. A combination of travelling and studying made me realise this is definitely the route for me, so here I am with my first efforts at saving the world!

I’ve been working here for two weeks now, and have enjoyed every minute. Sitting in the corner tinkering with the website and networking pages and keeping my eye out for any interesting news or updates, it’s been a rewarding experience so far. With lunchtime picnics in the park and inter-departmental games of French boules, I couldn’t wish to work with a nicer group of people, and the passion shared by everyone is inspiring. So far I have edited some of the Facebook and website pages, and even been drafted in to read leaflets onto CD for the visually impaired. I’m hoping to get the chance to take part in some of the conferences that are being held, and am ready to get stuck in to anything else that might be passed my way!

I’m looking forward to the rest of my time here, and am excited about what it will bring. If you have any ideas for the website, Facebook or blog pages please let me know at and I’ll see what I can do to make sure you all get what you want out of them! In the meantime, keep checking our website and Facebook for updates and events, and make sure you follow us on twitter to keep up to date with what’s happening at BCT!”

Holly Watson
E-communications Intern