June 23, 2020 Internship Opportunity

Community-based Conservation Program

NTFP-EP Asia is looking for an Intern for its Community-based Conservation (CBC) Program for a period of six (6) months from July to December 2020 with duty station in Quezon City.

NTFP-EP Asia is a collaborative network of non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and community-based organizations (CBOs) 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.

If interested, apply on or before 10 JULY 2020:

  1. Email your application letter and CV to applications@ntfp.org addressed to THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR with the subject “CBC INTERN (Name of applicant)”
  2. Fill-up a form in this link:  https://forms.gle/ZKVHRYP1K58iS8Rq5
    Note: All internships are scheduled to start on the second/third week of July.


The applicant should have a working knowledge on community conservation, indigenous peoples and non-timber forest products and adept at communications and coordination, including research assistance and support to events in various platform. Those interested in gaining valuable experience with an established organization focused on environmental and development work are encouraged to apply.


  1. Providing assistance to the creation of a pollen atlas for Asian native bees
  2. Backstopping the Madhu Duniya Secretariat for work related to forest honey and other knowledge exchange and capacity building activities of the network
  3. Assisting in the creation of the participatory resource monitoring tool kit
  4. Conducting data-gathering through interviews and secondary-data review
  5. Literature review on community-based conservation related themes such as, but not limited to, participatory resource monitoring and sustainable harvest protocols
  6. Writing reports and assisting in documentation
  7. Contributing content on community-based conservation for NTFP-EP’s website and/or social media channels
  8. Attending talks, meetings and webinars related to community-based conservation
  9. Coordination with partners and stakeholders of the NTFP-EP network;
  10. Any other tasks deemed necessary to achieve the program objectives of NTFP-EP for its community-based conservation initiatives

Qualifications and skills

  • 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 good grasp of MS Office applications and social media platforms
  • Ability to collaborate well and to deliver work in a timely manner
  • Well-organized and dependable
  • Can represent NTFP-EP with professionalism and courtesy
  • Comfortable coordinating with various stakeholders
  • Has interest and passion for conservation, indigenous peoples and forests
  • 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

Allowance and certification

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

Only short-listed applicants will be contacted for interview.

NTFP-EP values people from diverse backgrounds and works to create an open atmosphere of trust, honesty and respect. Harassment or discrimination of any kind in unacceptable, including cases involving race, color, religion, gender, age, national origin, citizenship, disabilities, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any other similarly protected status. This principle applies to all aspects of employment, from recruitment to termination and other terms and conditions of employment. This policy complies with applicable state and local laws governing non-discrimination in employment.

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 all applicable laws governing non-discrimination in employment in the Philippines and/or in the CLMV country where the employee or applicant is based.

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