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Volunteer interns (unpaid)

JOB TITLE Volunteer interns (unpaid)
DEPARTMENT/SECTION Head office
POSITION RESPONSIBLE TO Operations Manager
POSITIONS REPORTING TO THE JOB TITLE Volunteers and interns
LOCATION Based in Colombo with potential for field work
EFFECTIVE DATE 1 March 2018

Purpose of the position:

The Volunteer interns are responsible for providing field and desk-based research support to Oceanswell. We are looking for individuals who believe in and share Oceanswell’s mission, vision and values.

Key responsibilities:

  • Writing research documents and reports
  • Preparing documents to raise funds for Oceanswell
  • Desk-based research with some opportunity for field work (depending on ongoing projects)
  • Support and contribute to Oceanswell’s social media outputs
  • Organise other activities related to Oceanswell’s education and outreach work
  • The Volunteer Interns may be called upon to perform additional duties not described above from time to time

Minimum skills:

  • Excellent skills in the use of MS Office programmes
  • Flexibility and understanding of new ideas, concepts and issues
  • Ability to work independently in some cases with only general direction and minimal guidance
  • Desire and willingness to learn
  • Desire to work in marine conservation
  • Ability and confidence in communicating with researchers from across the globe
  • Ability to work well with, and contribute effectively to a multicultural team
  • Strong communication skills both written and verbal (English)
  • Ability to work with individuals from all backgrounds
  • Passion for the ocean and conservation
  • Commitment to creating change for the ocean
  • Ability to engage in field-work
  • Ability to work independently and in a team
  • Innovative and creative
  • Good attention to detail
  • Organised
  • Responsible
  • Reliable
  • Approachable

Other preferred but not compulsory skills:

  • GIS skills
  • Statistics and use of statistical programmes
  • Videography and photography skills
  • Database skills
  • Acoustics skills

 

If you are interested in this post please send a cover letter, C.V. and 2 letters of recommendation to info+VI@oceanswell.org. In addition please answer the following questions in no more than 250 words (each)

  1. What do you hope to gain out of this experience?
  2. What skills and abilities do you bring to the project? Will you be willing to share your skills with the rest of the team?
  3. Why should we pick you?

Application deadline is 15 February 2018.