Internship with NUS Toddycats
About the Toddycats NUS Toddycats are volunteers with the Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum at the National University of Singapore. We expose, develop and apply individuals who are keen to contribute to nature and the environment in Singapore to programmes in conservation, education and outreach. This is an immediate means to contribute socially and meaningfully towards the nature and environment in Singapore.
NUS Toddycats are an entirely volunteer group who lead and support activities such as nature guiding at exhibitions and field sites, the organisation and management of public seminars and symposia, coordinate coastal cleanups and initiate dialogues and other engagement through active partnerships.
Objectives The NUS Toddycats Internship aims to secure a motivated intern who will organise and coordinate support for the diversity of activities offered by the group. In doing so, the intern will be exposed to and acquire skills and work experience in a range of activities including administration and digital organising tools, project and events management, volunteer engagement, and communication for conservation. The intern will also participate in staffing the coordinator at various working groups and stakeholder engagements.
Scope of Internship The NUS Toddycats intern will pro-actively support operational and volunteer management needs of the coordinator and project managers with existing projects which include volunteer recruitment and engagement, nature guiding at field sites, roadshows and seminars, field surveys and coastal cleanups, and liasing and planning for Toddycats participation in various events and stakeholder meetings. For some idea of the projects, see the Toddycats “About” page.
Candidate Criteria The candidate must be passionate about learning through service. We are looking for candidates who possess strong initiative and good work ethic, are able to work across multiple platforms (e.g. Google Docs, Microsoft Office, social media), are able to undertake tasks independently amidst a group structure and communicate effectively. Some of these skills can be developed, but a strong desire to learn and a passion for the environment are critical!
It is crucial the internship is the sole commitment of the intern during this period.
Internship development NUS Toddycats is committed to the development of the selected intern through skills training in project management, digital tools and a workplace readiness toolbox, volunteer engagement and understanding the conservation landscape.
Period of internship Dec 2018 or Jan 2019 – July 2019 (minimum of three months) This is an unpaid internship but a meal and transport allowance is provided.
Reporting Officer The NUS Toddycats intern will report directly to the coordinator, N. Sivasothi and will liase with project captains for specific roles.
To apply, please write to email@example.com with your CV.