Internships

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At Conservation International, our internships offer first-hand exposure to the work of nature conservation efforts in the Asia Pacific region.

Working alongside conservation professionals, you will have the opportunity to make a true difference in protecting nature - through field assignments and corporate roles. The Conservation International University Internship Program is an immersive curriculum that is designed to develop and empower you as you explore your passion for conservation.

As a Conservation International Intern, you will experience the culture of a global non-profit organization, gain experience at the forefront of conservation, solve challenges that come with working in developing countries, implement creative solutions and learn from inspiring leaders. You will have the opportunity to interact with various stakeholders - from government to local community members as well as businesses, to understand how successful conservation happens when people come together.

Internships are available all year round. As a result of COVID-19 precautions, all internships offered in 2022 will be based in Singapore. Applicants will be required to go through a selection process and would need to commit to a minimum period of three months. The University Internship Program is open to students who are currently enrolled in universities or polytechnics in Singapore.

The job description and application process for each internship is found within the links for each position. Please click on the links to find out more:

Bushfire Greenhouse Gas Emissions Mapping Intern

Working with the Terrestrial Conservation Officer and Conservation International’s team in New Caledonia, the intern will support the local government and stakeholders by planning bushfire management projects and monitoring the effectiveness and impact of these programs.

Communications Intern (POSITION FILLED)

Working with the Communications Manager based in Singapore, the intern will have opportunities to learn about Conservation International's work in more than 10 countries in the Asia-Pacific, the role of communications in supporting conservation goals, and interact with people across different areas of expertise.

Communications Intern for Sharks 

Working closely with the Asia-Pacific Communications Director based in Wellington, New Zealand, the intern will support the project’s communications working group to garner attention and communications efforts related to the world’s first leopard shark translocation conservation program.

Freshwater Data Analysis Intern (POSITION FILLED)

Working with the Director of Hydroinformatics based in Singapore and Conservation International’s team in Cambodia, the intern will support data comparison and analysis as well as the integration of methods and various indicators in the ongoing Freshwater Health Index assessments in the Tonle Sap and Mekong Basin.

Geospatial Analysis and System Monitoring Intern (POSITION FILLED)

Working with the Regional Carbon Technical Director based in Singapore and colleagues in the Asia-Pacific Field Division, the intern will support remote sensing monitoring programs and machine learning to generate forest disturbance alerts in Cambodia and the Philippines.

Geospatial Analysis Intern, Cambodia (POSITION FILLED)

Working with the Landscape Program team at Conservation International Greater Mekong and colleagues in the Asia-Pacific Field Division, the intern will support land cover classification map development and build a radar-based forest disturbance alert system within project sites.

Geospatial Analysis Intern, Philippines (POSITION FILLED)

Working with the Regional Carbon Technical Director based in Singapore and colleagues in the Asia-Pacific Field Division, the intern will support land cover classification map development within project sites and build a radar-based forest disturbance alert system for the Mount Mantalingahan Protected Landscape.

Legal Intern (POSITION FILLED)

Working with the Asia-Pacific Regional Counsel, the intern will have opportunities to learn about Conservation International's work in more than 10 countries in the Asia-Pacific and the role of the General Counsel's Office in advancing the organization’s mission and will assist to advise, implement, and monitor best in class delivery of legal services.

Natural Capital Accounting for Climate Intern (POSITION FILLED)

The internship will be focused on countries where Conservational International is currently implementing both Natural Capital Accounting (NCA) and climate projects. Working with the Senior Director of Ecological Economics based in Singapore, the intern will work under the guidance of NCA and climate experts at Conservational International as well as other relevant organizations and specialists to support ongoing natural climate solution projects.

Sediment Trap Mapping and Design Intern (POSITION FILLED)

Working with the Marine Officer and Conservation International’s team in New Caledonia, the intern will support the sustainable management of natural seascapes through a ridge-to-reef approach by performing literature reviews and conducting monitoring and evaluation activities on sediment trap designs.

Sustainable Agriculture Research Intern (POSITION FILLED)

Working with the Director for Sustainable Agriculture based in Singapore and colleagues across the Asia-Pacific, the intern will play a key role in identifying, and defining solutions to, drivers of land conversion within the project’s landscape to further support project strategies related to land use management and stakeholder engagement.

Tonle Sap Spatial Analysis Intern (POSITION FILLED)

Working with the Freshwater Manager and the Conservation International team in Cambodia, the intern will support spatial analysis for vegetation types and fire regimes, as well as define the presence and distribution of emergent trees on the Tonle Sap in Cambodia.

 

 

University internships

Since 2016, 46 students have contributed to our field conservation, science, communications, and research efforts in Cambodia, Hong Kong, Indonesia, New Caledonia, the Philippines, Samoa, Singapore, and Timor-Leste.

 

Conservation International’s internship program offers Singapore’s university students first-hand experience supporting conservation efforts across the Asia-Pacific. Since 2016, 46 students have contributed to our field conservation, science, communications, and research efforts in Cambodia, Hong Kong, Indonesia, New Caledonia, the Philippines, Samoa, Singapore, and Timor-Leste. Learn more at https://www.conservation.org/singapore/programs-and-partnerships/internships