Are you ready to dive deep into the fascinating world of marine plastic pollution? Here’s your chance to explore the crucial roles played by non-governmental actors and the private sector in combating this global issue. Join us at ERIA’s Regional Knowledge Centre for Marine Plastic Debris, where you will not only gain valuable insights but also play an important role in enhancing our content and making it more accessible to all. As part of the internship, you will kick things off with an introductory meeting to set the stage for your journey. Throughout your three-month internship, you will work closely with and receive guidance from our dedicated Communications Officer and Knowledge Management Associate. It is time to seize the opportunity to start your professional career meaningfully and help shine a light on solutions to one of the most pressing environmental challenges of our time!

Main duties and responsibilities

Help enhance the website content in the ‘Non-Government Actors’ and ‘Private Sector Platform’ sections.
Conduct desk research and summarise additional data on non-government actors and businesses engaged in reducing marine plastic pollution across ASEAN+3.
Conduct desk research and summarise the most noteworthy initiatives by both non-government actors and businesses.
Update the Centre’s contact database.
Create photo and video database.

Recent graduates (bachelor’s degree/S1 holder) or undergraduate students in the final year of social science or marine science field.
Proficiency in English is required.
Individuals seeking professional experience in the non-profit sector, particularly those interested in Environmental/Research areas.

Terms and conditions

Position available: two.
Time frame: three months.
Format: online. Interns will participate in periodic online meetings with the ERIA team, receiving specific guidance on tasks and progress evaluation for further feedback.
Equipment: interns are required to have their own computer and a reliable internet connection.
Remuneration: while the experience is invaluable, please note this is an unpaid internship.
The internship is for Indonesian nationals only.

How to apply:
Send the following to a cover letter, resume, transcript (up until your last semester of study), and a one-page essay with the theme ‘Plastic in Our Ocean’. ERIA only accepts applications submitted through this email address. An incomplete application package and plagiarism in your essay will result in an automatic failure.
When you email us, please write ‘Internship in RKC-MPD’ in the subject field. ERIA only accepts applications submitted through this mail address.

Deadline for application: 8 May 2024