About World Wide Fund for Nature, Singapore (WWF)
WWF-Singapore is a Singapore-registered charity, a network member of WWF International – one of the world’s largest and most respected independent conservation organisations. WWF-Singapore protects critical natural resources for people in Singapore, supports a global network that spans over 100 countries, and supports in-situ conservation with partner offices in the region. To meet key conservation goals for food, forests, oceans, freshwater, wildlife, food and climate and energy, WWF-Singapore addresses issues important to Singapore and the region, including: deforestation, peatland degradation and fire; wildlife crime, markets and illegal wildlife trade; sustainable fisheries and resilient coral reefs; free-flowing rivers and sustainable infrastructure; and responsible environmental footprint. We achieve this through investing in field projects in key regional landscapes and seascapes, and by leading innovative market transformation initiatives, sustainable finance and nature based solutions, policy and advocacy, and education and outreach.
Position title: Schools and Youth Intern
Reports to: Education Executive
Type of contract: 3 to 6-month contract (minimum 3 months)
Date: February 2021
I. Position summary
The intern will report to the Education and Outreach Unit and provide desk-based research, project management and administrative support for WWF-Singapore’s Schools and Youth Programmes.
II. Major Duties and Responsibilities
Schools and Youth projects
Support the development of a pipeline of key and high impact school and youth projects through the following functions, but not limited to:
Project management, review of feedback reports and proposals
Assist in monitoring inquiries and responding to or escalating them as necessary.
Research activities to highlight key information related to school and youth programmes and produce relevant statistics and develop education content.
Presentation development and communications materials
Support external partnership activities (e.g. NParks, Science Centre, etc)
Engage with other teams within WWF Singapore to develop education content, communications and outreach
Literature reviews, data-base management 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.
III. 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 details.
Understanding and experience in education, 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 is a plus