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WCS Indonesia

We stand for Wildlife

In 2021

WCS and Padi are offering a series of virtual internships spanning a wide range of issues.

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About WCS Indonesia

Wildlife Conservation Society, is a New York-based conservation organization with goal to conserve the world's largest wild places in areas that have more than 50% of the world's biodiversity.

Indonesia is the second most bio-diverse country in the world. WCS-Indonesia Program has worked in Indonesia since the 1960s, with a formal country program since the mid-1990s. In recent years WCS has become one of the leading actors in both tiger conservation and the fight against wildlife crime. Current programs include a significant focus on the megafauna of Sumatra, the unique biodiversity of Sulawesi, establishing marine protected areas around Aceh, Java, West Nusa Tenggara, Sulawesi, and North Maluku, as well as improved fisheries management.

With over 170 employees throughout Indonesia, WCS-IP works through layered conservation efforts to safeguard wildlife, from wildlife protection in its habitat to technical support in enforcing environmental law.

Work Desk
The 2021 WCS-Padi projects are open to both graduate and undergraduate students. 
To apply, please send your resume and cover letter at
Applications are accepted on a rolling basis
1. Wildlife Trade & Policy program

Conduct an academic study on Emerging Infectious Diseases (EID) in Indonesia and a review of environmental and health policies.

2. Science Unit

Conduct literature review and list case studies of conservation intervention impact evaluation - global; quantitative & qualitative approaches. 

3. Sustainable Landscape Program 

Support in developing a powerpoint presentation (and possibly an infographic) that summarizes three Aceh consultancies – sustainable economic development, flooding and food security analysis.  

4. Infrastructure Program

Developing article on bearded pigs for the IUCN Wild Pig SG Newsletter 

5. Wildlife Trade & Policy program

Literature review on

1) Prosecution against corporate crimes in IWT (global);

2) Modus operandi of wildlife smuggling in airports and seaports, and different government's efforts to tackle IWT in the ports (global);

3) Trends of IWT during the pandemic (online or conventional) 

6. Marine Program

Literature review on gender studies in fisheries under MPA management.

7. Wildlife Trade & Policy program

Indonesia-focused work on the post-2020 global biodiversity framework.


The "framework" is a document that contains the proposed global indicators planned to be set up by the CBD secretariat to measure the progress of the implementation of the new biodiversity framework.


There is a need to check the availability of Indonesian data from each of the global indicators that will be determined, so Indonesia can prepare or propose similar alternative indicators. 

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