Field and Science Intern (Marine)

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Position title: Field and Science Intern (Marine)

Duration: May 2024 to August 2024
Reports to: Head of Department

Location: Singapore


About WWF-Singapore

World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) is one of the world’s largest and most respected independent conservation organisations. WWF’s mission is to stop the degradation of the earth’s natural environment and to build a future in which humans live in harmony with nature. As one of WWF’s international hubs, WWF-Singapore supports a global network spanning over 100 countries. WWF Singapore works closely with local stakeholders towards a greener and more sustainable Singapore and the region around us. We work to address key conservation areas, such as climate change, sustainable finance, deforestation, illegal wildlife trade, marine conservation, and sustainable production and consumption, through collaboration, education and outreach efforts involving the community, businesses, and governments. For more information, please visit wwf.sg.

  • Position summary

The intern will report to the Field and Science team within the Conservation department and provide both project implementation and management support for WWF-Singapore’s marine field projects in Southeast Asia.

Major Duties and Responsibilities

  • Assist in the implementation of local marine projects, including but not limited to:
    • Supporting for field activities
    • Data and video analysis
    • Organization of public outreach events/booths
    • Delivery of ocean-themed educational school and/or public talks
    • Liaising with project partners
    • Logistical support
  • Assist in the management of local and regional marine projects, including
    • Review of progress reports
    • Administrative support (e.g. project tracking)
    • Impact reporting
  • Support donor reporting for local and regional marine projects
    • Pulling relevant project information and impact metrics
    Support fact-checking of donor reports
    • Developing science communication content for marine projects/topics
      • Planning and identifying key stories for marine projects
      • Developing content for social media, website, talks and other educational initiatives
      Updating and consolidating oceans-related facts and figures for the Oceans content repository
      • Others
        • Presentation development and communications
        • Literature reviews and data mining from websites or documents from various sources
        • Perform other related duties as needed to ensure the efficient and effective functioning of the team.

      Expected competencies:

      • Undergraduate students/ Bachelor’s degree in environmental or biological sciences or related field
      • Advanced written and verbal English skills, along with the maturity to work in a global, multi-cultural environment
      • Good organisational skills with a high degree of attention to detail.
      • Understanding and experience in sustainability, conservation and related topics
      • Experience in project management and collaborations with external partners would be ideal
      • Flexibility and ability to work on other projects as needed
      • Passionate about conservation and driving real impact
      • Fluency in Southeast Asian languages is a plus

      This job description covers the main tasks and conveys the spirit of the sort of tasks that are anticipated proactively from staff. Other tasks may be assigned as necessary according to organizational needs.

      Interested candidates should email a CV and a cover letter to the HR Department (Email: hr@wwf.sg). Please indicate the position ‘Field and Science Intern (Marine)’ being applied for in the subject line.