Internship openings at Sungei Buloh Wetlands Reserve Communication, Education and Public Awareness team

Advert from NParks

Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve (SBWR) is a branch under the Conservation Division in NParks which is responsible for safeguarding our Nature Reserves and Nature Parks.

SBWR is seeking interns who wish to have a unique opportunity in experiencing various management practices to preserve the ecological health of Singapore’s most famous mangrove and wetland reserve. More specifically the intern will join our Communication, Education and Public Awareness (CEPA) program team.

The job scope includes:

  • Assist or lead signature outreach events and programmes unique to SBWR
  • Design outreach collaterals for various public and educational groups
  • Public and volunteers engagement to raise awareness for wetland conservation
  • Logistics preparations

This internship is suitable for someone who has deep passion for nature conservation, enjoys engaging people, a team player, and has an aptitude for developing outreach activities and materials creatively. Ideally the internship is for five to six months (eg. LSM4299 students), but we can consider other internship duration.

If you have desire in contributing to the conservation cause, please contact Robin Ngiam (ngiam_wen_jiang@nparks.gov.sg) or Florence Sim (florence_sim@nparks.gov.sg) for an interview.  

Honours Year Internship with NParks Community in Nature (Dec 2019 – mid June 2020)

Job Scope

The successful applicant is required to support programmes that promote collaboration and partnerships in conserving Singapore’s natural heritage. Examples of programmes include NParks Community in Nature (CIN) Biodiversity Watches, Festival of Biodiversity and CIN school programmes.
Responsibilities include:

  • Developing, organising and conducting outreach programmes.
  • Creating suitable materials for these programmes.
  • Assisting in research and field trips.
  • Managing logistics and other administrative duties.
  • Processing of data collected by citizen scientists.

Any Other Requirements (e.g. to indicate preference for students’ course)

  • Strong background in biological sciences or related discipline.
  • Good interpersonal, written and communication skills, with the ability to influence and motivate others.
  • Familiarity with online medium, audio and visual equipment, for the development of educational materials.
  • An organised, creative and resourceful team player who can meet deadlines.
  • Keen interest in nature conservation and outreach and enjoys working in an outdoor environment.
  • Proficiency in nature photography, film production or design-related media (e.g. Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator) is a plus.

Apply with the following documents to CIN@nparks.gov.sg with the subject: 2020 FYI Application

  1. CV
  2. Cover letter
  3. Photography, film or design-related portfolio, if any

More information available in this document: BIP-FYI-Internship-info_2019_2020.pdf

Job: Full-time or part-time position of Research Assistant (Oct – Dec 2019) at CIL (possible extension)

The Centre for International Law, NUS, is looking for a Research Assistant for a multi-disciplinary research project on marine international law and policy, marine sciences and pollution from marine plastics

Full-time or part-time position of Research Assistant

This is a 3-months position starting 1 Oct 2019-31 Dec 2019 to support completion of the research project under a grant from UN Environment through the Coordinating Body for the Seas of East Asia (COBSEA).

This grant is designed to support the development of an East Asian Seas Regional Node (RNSEA) of the GPML (Global Partnership on Marine Litter). It is based on a initial research project which resulted in a report: “A review of research on marine plastics in Southeast Asia: Who does what?” [link]

This position will involve:

  1. Support to the development of deliverables in the project with particular tasks to be defined for each by the team;
  2. Study of different research streams and proposals to combat pollution from marine plastics;
  3. Liaising with marine scientists and network design experts;
  4. Organisation for and participation to SEA of solutions in Bangkok, November 2019

This position is opened to 4th-year students and graduates with the following skills and experience: 

  • Preferred degrees: Bachelor or graduate degree including the study of international public law, public policy and public affairs, international relations, marine sciences and/or geography in the context of environmental sustainability;
  • Rigourous research and analytical skills;
  • Excellent communication skills / simple drafting style suitable for policy reports to be read by non-experts;
  • Solid experience in policy analysis in the context of issues of sustainability, climate change and marine conservation;
  • Ability to work independently and understand the needs of different stakeholder groups.

There is a possibility of extending this 3-months long position to one year or more for other projects in marine environmental law, policy and science. Send your CV and statement of interest to younalyons@nus.edu.sg, project lead.