Sponsored Marketing Internship for Conservation

Biodiversity Business

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Volunteer • Full Time

sustainablemarketing.academy barbara@biodiversitybusiness.org 07942980009 Barbara de Waard

Sectors: conservation & wildlife, marine conservation

Closing date: Sunday, 21st October 2018   2 days left

Do you have a passion for communicating about conservation?


This opportunity is offered to a young conservationist or recent graduate with a strong interest in wildlife conservation to acquire professional marketing skills, through work experience and study, to further their career in conservation communications.

The internship is on a VOLUNTEER basis. You will work for a wildlife NGO and study for a marketing qualification. 


As a marketing intern, you will work on communications projects with a focus on saving endangered species and their habitats. These projects are coordinated by Biodiversity Business, a social enterprise dedicated to creating shared value for biodiversity and business. You will be involved in marketing communications such as preparing marketing materials (online and offline), assist in the creation of marketing campaigns, handling social media, collecting and analyzing of marketing data.

Since most of the conservation projects are based in South East Asia, you also have the option of going there to gain valuable field experience. (Travel for intern’s own account plus a subsidized accommodation fee).


The internship is sponsored by Cambridge Marketing College, the leading marketing college in Europe providing professional qualifications and courses in marketing and PR. The intern will be enrolled to gain the CIM Chartered Institute of Marketing Certificate in Professional Marketing. This is an internationally recognised CIM qualification. The course taught by Cambridge Marketing College is the degree level qualification for those relatively new to marketing and introduces delegates to the fundamentals of marketing, digital marketing and marketing communications. The course consists of three modules: MARKETING, DIGITAL MARKETING and INTEGRATED COMMUNICATIONS.


The internship will start from Janaury 2019, and you will need to commit about one year to finish the course. Full mentoring and supervision by a qualified CIM tutor will be provided.

After taking one exam in early April, you can travel to Malaysia and stay for 6 months ( can be extended by mutual agreement). The rest of your course is assessed by written assignments via distance learning. Your base will be in the exciting capital Kuala Lumpur, but you will also spend considerable time travelling to our Marine and Rainforest projects.

Travel to and from Kuala Lumpur is for your own account plus a subsidized accommodation fee of £400 for 6 months. Food will be provided at the project sites and any internal travel expenses for work will be refunded.

Applications via CV and cover letter to Barbara@biodiversitybusiness.org

Closing date: 21st October 2018

Please mention environmentjob.co.uk when responding to this ad.