Non-Timber Forest Products Exchange Programme


December 6, 2021

NTFP-EP Asia is looking for 3 INTERNs who will support its thematic programs, the Tenure Rights & Governance (TRG) and the Community-Based Conservation & Indigenous Food and Health (CBC-IFH).

NTFP-EP Asia is a membership network with over 100 partner non-governmental organizations and community-based organizations working with forest-based communities to strengthen their capacity in the sustainable management of natural resources in the Philippines, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Vietnam, and Cambodia. Click here to learn more.

NTFP-EP provides 3-12 months internship opportunities for those looking to gain valuable pre-employment or on-the-job training experience with an established organization like NTFP-EP Asia that is focused on environmental and development work in South and Southeast Asia. The Interns will have hands-on exposure to thematic issues that impact upon the rights and livelihoods of indigenous peoples and local communities. S/he will gain insights into different program interventions that contribute to address such issues and will have an opportunity to apply her/his skills and interests to tasks that may be assigned. The interns easily become an active contributor to NTFP-EP’s programs and the benefits fall on both the intern/s and NTFP-EP for the duration of this exciting opportunity.

If interested, apply on or before 10 December 2021 (Friday):

  1. Email your application letter, CV and sample works (if applicable) to addressed to The TRG (or CBC-IFH) LEAD with the subject “Thematic Area (TRG or CBC-IFH) – Name of applicant”
  2. Fill-up a form in this link:


The Interns will report directly to the Program Officer of TRG (or CBC-IFH) and will work with other members of the team, other staff, and partners. This will be a six (6) months appointment to begin immediately. Duty station is in Quezon City but due to the ongoing pandemic, the internship will be under a work-from-home arrangement.


A modest monthly allowance will be provided for the duration of internship. NTFP-EP can provide certification for the internship period should this be required.


A. Skills/Interests

  • Current course of study or has ample background in forestry, environmental or social science, development communication, community development, or related fields/discipline
  • Good oral and written communication skills
  • Has a multi-media skills and a good grasp of MS office applications and social media platforms
  • Ability to collaborate well and to deliver work in a timely manner
  • Well-organized, dependable and can work with minimal supervision
  • Can represent NTFP-EP with professionalism and courtesy
  • Comfortable coordinating with various stakeholders
  • Has interest and passion for conservation, indigenous peoples and forests, tenure rights, governance, climate change and sustainable development
  • Available at least 2-3 days a week, up to 24 hours a week (96-100 hours a month), but can be flexible around events, if any.
  • Can work online on weekdays for a few hours each week, preferably between the hours of 9:00 am – 6:00 pm

B. Responsibilities for each Thematic Program:

Tenure Rights & Governance (TRG)Community-Based Conservation (CBC) and Indigenous Food and Health (IFH)
Provide support to the Tenure Rights & Governance (TRG) projects particularly the Mekong Region Land Governance (MRLG), ASSERT Community-Based Forest Management (CBFM) in Nationally-Determined Contributions (NDCs) and Green Livelihoods Alliance (GLA) projects.

Backstop the NTFP-EP Asia TRG staff in the following: training/capacity building activities, communication and knowledge management activities planned within the scope of the active projects

Assist in content development of the ASSERT CBFM / SULONG CBFM social media page and related web contributions for the TRG theme

Write monthly reports & assist in documentation of TRG meetings & activities

Contribute content on TRG & its projects for the NTFP-EP’s website &/or social media channels or group pages administered, eg. SULONG CBFM

Attend talks, meetings & webinars related to TRG, climate change & NDCs;

Support coordination with partners and stakeholders of the NTFP-EP network, CBFM POs in the Philippines particularly the Palawan & Sierra Madre landscapes, CSO Forum & others

Perform any other tasks deemed necessary to achieve the program objectives for its TRG initiatives and as may be assigned by the Supervisor from time to time, including requested support to NTFP-EP Country Offices.
Provide support to the Community-based Conservation (CBC) and Indigenous Food and Health (IFH) thematic programmes of NTFP-EP Asia supported by various donor projects;

Backstop the Madhu Duniya Secretariat and the network on wild foods, biodiversity and livelihoods on knowledge exchange & capacity building activities, of these networks

Assist in research and review of related literature on CBC and IFH related themes

Write monthly reports and assist in documentation of CBC and IFH meetings and activities

Contribute content on CBC, IFH and its projects for the NTFP-EP’s website, newsletter, &/or social media channels

Attend talks, meetings and webinars related to CBC and IFH

Support coordination with partners & stakeholders of the NTFP-EP network;

Perform any other tasks deemed necessary to achieve the program objectives of NTFP-EP for its CBC initiatives and as may be assigned by the Supervisor from time to time, including requested support to NTFP-EP Country Offices.

Only short-listed applicants will be contacted for interview.

NTFP-EP is an equal opportunity employer and values the diverse backgrounds of all its applicants. It follows the principles of honesty, trust and respect. It does not tolerate harassment or discrimination of any kind, such as cases involving gender, race, color, age, religion, citizenship, disabilities, sexual orientation, senior citizen status, or any other protected status. This policy follows applicable laws of the state governing non-discrimination in employment.