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Intern (Research and Analysis Support), Thailand Programme

Vacancy #:   6420
Unit:   Thailand Country Programme
Organisation:   International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN)
Location:   Asia Regional Office, Bangkok, Thailand
Reporting to:   Head of Office, Thailand Programme
Work percentage:   100%
Grade:   I
Expected start date:   01 June 2023
Type of contract:   Fixed-term (2 months)
Closing date:   20 May 2023

This internship aims to offer students undergoing graduate or post-graduate studies and recent graduates a meaningful work experience by supplementing their learning through a practical and on-the-job training approach. In doing so, the intern’s knowledge is supplemented through a practical learning experience while IUCN derives some level of advantage from the young professional’s services as well as the possibility of gaining new perspectives from the intern.
Research and Analysis Support:

• Assist to compile information and prepare documents and reports on Forest Landscape Restoration (FLR) and Sustainable Land use Management (SLM) related to the AFOCO projects.
• Assist to conduct GIS desktop review of 10 year-baseline data of forest cover in the target areas, identifying changes and underlying threats of forest loss at Palaew Luang Subdistrict, Nan Province.
• Review the environmental and social management plan related to the Urban Resilience project.
• Research and develop a list of research topics for business and biodiversity in Thailand.
• Assist the analysis on the return number of recyclable materials related to the projects.


The selected candidate will undergo a general orientation training on:

• Different projects of Thailand Programme;
• Institutional functions of the Secretariat in Thailand Programme;
• Policies and standards for external stakeholder engagement; and
• Communications style guide, branding and quality-assurance checks.

In performing the assigned duties, the intern will have the opportunity to interact with key units and teams at Asia Regional Office. Overall, he/she will learn communication skills, methods and tools to influence decision-making and work with key stakeholders in nature conservation for sustainable development.
  • Be enrolled in an undergraduate or a graduate university programme (e.g., Bachelors or its equivalent) and not have graduated from it

• Be in a “gap year” between studies with a clear goal of returning to complete or initiate studies at the end of the “gap year/period”. People who have graduated from university are not eligible for an internship.

• Have a demonstrated ability to successfully interact with individuals of different cultural backgrounds and beliefs, which include willingness to try and understand and be tolerant of differing opinions and views.

• Proficient in written and spoken English and Thai

• Ability to travel to other provinces for work

Applicants are requested to apply online through the HR Management System, by opening the vacancy announcement and pressing the "Apply" button.

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