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.

Honours year Internship @ Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve Dec 2019 – May 2020)

Job opening for a final year intern to support bird conservation work at Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve

Duration: Dec 2019 to May 2020

Duties would include

  • Assist in conducting bird ringing, bird census, data entry and other bird-related activities
  • Assist in data analysation and literature review for a shorebird migration and local movement study
  • Participation in routine works in the Nature Reserve and support other activities such as benthic and invasive mussel surveys

It would be helpful if the student is familiar with GIS software and/or has data analysation skills.

The interest student may contact David Li at david_li@nparks.gov.sg

[Job] Two Student Research Assistants at NUS CIL

The NUS Centre for International Law is looking for two Student Research Assistants for a multi-disciplinary research project on data, law, policy, science and the protection and management of the marine environment.

These positions are created for an 18-months long feasibility study for the development of a Knowledge Organisation System of Marine Environmental data for Southeast Asia (KOSMESEA) to support implementation of marine environmental law and policy. This multi- disciplinary project brings together expertise in marine law and policy, marine sciences and informatics including database systems and technology.

Position 1. Part-Time Student Research Assistant (Marine Science)
The purpose of this part-time (50%) position is to contribute to the following project components:

  • Inventory of databases, data repositories and other specialized platforms for regional data;
  • Analysis of overlaps and gaps with respect to selected taxa and possible alternative sources (including data extraction from published literature);
  • Assistance in collection and organization of unrecorded reports and documents;
  • Assistance in the organization of consultation of biodiversity database coordinators and of a regional workshop.

This is a 6-month renewable position. Candidates should have an undergraduate degree in marine biology and/or marine ecology. They must also demonstrate the ability to work independently while being part of and receiving guidance from a multi-disciplinary team. Send CV and statement of interest to younalyons@nus.edu.sg.

Position 2. Part-Time Student Research Assistant (IT)

The purpose of this part-time (50%) position is to contribute to the following project components:

  • Database architecture research, review and analyses.
  • Proposal for a database architecture for KOSMESEA.

This is a 6-month renewable position. Candidates should have an undergraduate degree but not necessarily in Information Technology (IT). They must have a strong understanding of IT and database architectures (e.g. data warehousing, data virtualization, etc). They must also demonstrate the ability to work independently while being part of and receiving guidance from a multi-disciplinary team. Send CV and statement of interest to hengkek@nus.edu.sg.

Job: Part-Time Student Assistant for Ecological Traits Project (Singaporean only; 6-12 hours/week in Sep–Dec 2019)

Part Time Student Assistant for Ecological Traits Project
Future Cities Laboratory, Singapore – ETH Centre

Job: Part Time Research Assistant for the Ecological Traits Project. Singaporean only

Description: The ecological traits project compare plant functional traits among different ecosystems in Singapore. We seek a motivated Singaporean student who could assist with fieldwork in the rainforests and laboratory analysis of plant functional traits. The fieldwork will be conducted at various sites, with a focus on Bukit Timah Nature Reserve and Central Catchment Nature Reserve. Student will assist with leaf collection in the field. Laboratory work will be conducted at the NUS-Yale Laboratory. Student must be comfortable working in the forests.

Duration: The employment period is from now until December 2019.

Time commitment: The student should expect about 12 hours of work time per week during the non-examination period, with a minimum block of 6 hours required in the field, including traveling time. We are able to accommodate flexible days and time where necessary.

Contact: Please contact Dr. Zuzana Drillet at drillet@arch.ethz.ch or phone +65 85544235 for more details.

Position is opened until filled.

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Job: Manager/Wildlife Management and Outreach @ NParks (deadline: 05 May 2019)

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NParks is “looking for an enthusiastic and self-motivated individual to join our team of wildlife management specialists. With a focus on preventing wildlife related conflicts, the work scope will range from policy and guideline formulations, industry development, direct conflict interventions and public education efforts.”

See the advertisement at Careers@ Gov here

Conservation job vacancy: Asian Species Action Partnership Coordinator (apply by 28 Feb 2019)


“ASAP is an inter-institutional Partnership convened by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Species Survival Commission (SSC), which focuses attention on a region that, without more serious conservation intervention, will see the demise of much of its unique diversity. ASAP was established to address the extinction risk among the most threatened land and freshwater vertebrates of Southeast Asia.

We are seeking a self-driven and motivated individual to support the ASAP Partnership. The successful candidate will be passionate about and committed to conservation, flexible and with personal drive and initiative. They will be expected to have knowledge and understanding of conservation issues in Southeast Asia, and enthusiasm for conserving species, building capacity, and engaging with diverse stakeholders across the global conservation community. They will need excellent communication and relationship skills.”

For more details, visit the ASAP webpage.