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Internship with NUS Toddycats, Jan – Jul 2021

Internship with NUS Toddycats

Toddycats Logo Sep 2016

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. 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. Projects include:

  • Bird collision mitigation in NUS
  • Roadkill mitigation in Singaore
  • Coastal cleanups in mangroves
  • Community engagement in nature awarenes and habitat enhancement
  • Volunteer engagement and public education

Candidate Criteria The candidate must be passionate about learning through service. They must possess a good work ethic, be able to work across multiple IT platforms (e.g. Google Docs, Microsoft Office, social media), and ready to undertake tasks independently after some coaching. Some of these skills can be developed, but a strong desire to learn and a passion for the environment are critical!

It is critical that the internship is the sole commitment of the intern during this period.

Internship development NUS Toddycats is committed to the development of the intern through skills training in project management, digital tools and a workplace readiness toolbox, volunteer engagement and understanding the conservation landscape.

Period of internship Jan 2021 – Jul 2021 (or a minimum of three months). 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 toddycats@gmail.com with your CV.

Internship with NUS Toddycats, Dec 2018 – Jul 2019

Internship with NUS Toddycats

Toddycats Logo Sep 2016

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 toddycats@gmail.com with your CV.

The post SG50 intern — Han Shen!

We have a new intern! Introducing Han Shen, a recent University of Queensland graduate, who will be with us for the next three months helping out with Toddycats events and LKCNHM communications.

And just in time too, for Pesta UbinBalik Chek Jawa, and Festival of Biodiversity 2016!

As with Sankar and Lynn, we’ve asked Han Shen to write a self introduction. He’s wishing he has a good stint with us!

Hanshen

About Yourself

Hello! My name is Han Shen, I am the new intern with the LKCNHM! I am passionate about all things nature. This love for all things green and wild led me to complete a Bachelor’s degree in Conservation and Wildlife Management at the University of Queensland in 2013. I have been working in Canberra, Australia for the past 2 years monitoring kangaroos, reptiles (skinks, bearded dragons & occasionally snakes), frogs and native grasses as part of the Australian Capital Territory’s (A.C.T) kangaroo research & management program and discovering the intricacies of ecological interactions! I have also volunteered with the National Zoo and Aquarium in Canberra looking after marine creatures, reptiles and amphibians of various assortments! When I am in Singapore, I love to go out with friends and family to track in the far-flung pockets of green scattered all over the island.

What you are looking forward to

I am looking forward to expanding my knowledge on the treasure trove of Singapore’s biodiversity. I am also looking forward to working with nature enthusiasts at the Museum and being able to share and receive new insights on Singapore’s rich natural history. With this experience of working behind the scenes at the museum, I feel that this will equip and further grow my knowledge in environmental outreach and to help people appreciate nature through these events.

What you can see happening in the next few months

I can see myself being very busy with planning for all the exciting and upcoming events such as the Festival of Biodiversity. Likewise, I will be regularly helping to post events, interesting and unique discoveries on the Museum’s social media platforms and blogs. I can see myself running around and being involved with nature walks and other outreach events such as Ubin Day and getting enthused with sharing to the wider community about protecting and treasuring our local natural heritage.

 

 

Internship position open

The Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum seeks a full-time intern to help organise volunteer outreach activities for 2016

Duties and responsibilities

You will assist with the administration, communication, and implementation of outreach events organised by the museum, including event planning, publicity efforts, and logistics support, and volunteer coordination.

They include, but are not restricted to, Love MacRitchie activities, LKCNHM gallery guiding, Ubin Day 2016, Festival of Biodiversity.

Skill sets requirements

The ideal candidate should be interested in nature and the environment in Singapore, and is comfortable interacting with members of the public.

Enthusiasm and the ability to work independently is a requirement, as is basic design skills, experience in web publishing, and familiarity with google docs.

Interview date: From 1 Feb 2016 (to be confirmed)

Internship Information

Duration: 6 months from commencement of position.

How to apply: Send your CV (inclusive of personal statement to) to Dr. Joelle Lai at nhmlcyj@nus.edu.sg by 29 January 2016.

Shortlisted candidates will be invited for the interview.

Meeting the interns!

I’m just back from the Horseshoe Crab workshop in Japan and the SG50 Toddycats (Sankar A & Lynn Ng) & IKEA-ICCS (Becky Lee) Interns have shanghai-ed me for debriefes and discussions with Joelle Lai.

We’re not done after three hours because NUS Toddycats have been active! The projects we talked about include Kent Ridge Heritage Walks (monthly this year), Bukit Timah summit patrol (Apr-May), Op No Release (May), Ubin Day (June), Festival of Biodiversity  (this weekend) and the Biodiversity of Singapore Symposium IV (1st August 2015). 

Phew!