[vc_row][vc_column][vc_separator][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Position Title: Junior Field Scientist

Job Type: Internship

Location: Malapascua Island, Daanbantayan, Philippines.

Closing date for applications: 25th March 2022

Contract duration: 3 months

Start date: 1st May 2022

[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_separator][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Organisation overview:

People and the Sea is a marine conservation NGO based in the Visayas region of the Philippines. We adopt a holistic approach in working with coastal communities to facilitate sustainable marine resource management and socio-economic development.

We employ a science-led, collaborative approach to supporting long-term initiatives within the communities most heavily dependent on marine habitat services. We achieve this through facilitating participatory engagements in coastal resource management processes and promoting dialogue between stakeholders to minimize conflicts and improve environmental and social benefits.

The comunity is at the centre of our goals. Each project starts with initial financial support from People and the Sea to evaluate real market conditions and provide the necessary training while assessing whether the project can be sustainably managed by the community itself.

[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_separator][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Summary Job Description:

We are looking for energetic and motivated young biologists to assist us with our scientific programme! Through the pandemic, our focus has been to develop and improve our community-level initiatives, and we are now ready to restart some of our scientific operations as well. We are a small team working closely with the community and local private stakeholders with the aim of improving the island’s marine resource management and community resilience.

You will be assigned to one of several scientific programmes we will be restarting in 2022 such as reef restoration, seagrass monitoring or crown of thorns management. Your first month will include full training required for the programme you are assigned to, as well as an introduction to the rest of our current activities, after which you will be working with the team and local stakeholders on your project. Your training and project will be directly managed by our Programmes Manager, but you will also be working closely with the rest of the Malapascua team.


[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Internship Details:

The internship will provide excellent training for anyone considering a future in environmental conservation. This is a full-time position with one meal per day and accommodation package. Work schedule could be flexible and include a variety of activities during the week. The accepted intern can also expect the development of the following skills:




Additional (non-compulsory)


[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Application Process

If you wish to apply for this vacancy please send your CV and a cover letter to: [email protected]

Please state in the subject line “Application: Junior Field Scientist”.

Deadline for applications is Midnight March 25th 2022.

Interviews will be conducted by Zoom between the 28th of March and the 2nd of April.


Download the Field Scientist Job description, and exciting opportunity to join our marine conservation team on Malapascua.