Position Announcement: Junior Conservation Associate (Mawlamyine University)

Announcing an opportunity to be more involved with Myanmar Coastal Conservation Lab @ Point B Design + Training! The 6-month position of Junior Conservation Associate is similar to a student internship – up to 3 students (any level) from Mawlamyine University will be selected to be involved in research, training, and conservation campaigns.

Please read information below, or in the Call for Applications (pdf).

Applications can be downloaded here, or you can come by Point B to fill the forms there:


Position Announcement:


Myanmar Coastal Conservation Lab @ Point B Design + Training


We are seeking up to 3 Junior Conservation Associates from Mawlamyine University to work with us on conservation-related research, training, and campaigns, for the Gulf of Mottama Project (GoMP). GoMP works for the sustainable development, natural resource management, and conservation in the Gulf of Mottama area; a major part of this project is building local capacity for research and supporting research that can inform management and conservation


These positions will last for 6 months (January-June 2019). Conservation Associates (CAs) will work through the Myanmar Coastal Conservation Lab @ Point B Design + Training, to be advised by Point B staff as well as the GoMP International Advisor.

Activities & Responsibilities:

The work schedule will be flexible and will allow students to fulfill their academic duties (for example, there will be no activities during exam months).  Master’s and PhD students will be able to link their thesis/dissertation research to their activities in this position.


CAs will gain research experience through assisting in fieldwork and data management on marine mammals, mangroves, fisheries, and coastal communities – as relevant to their interests and ongoing thesis work.


CAs will participate in trainings on key conservation & research skills. These include opportunities for local and international learning exchange trips.

They will gain experience through co-teaching training activities for fellow students.


CAs will co-develop campaigns to link research to education and awareness-raising. Focus areas for 2019 campaigns are: plastic pollution and marine mammals.


Open to interested students (Bachelor’s and graduate) from any department. Applicants should have:

  • Passion for conservation research & action
  • Good work ethic, reliability, willingness to commit time to the position
  • Eagerness to learn

To apply:

  • Application forms available at Point B Design + Training
  • Submit application form to Point B Design + Training; due by December 10
  • Interviews will be held on December 14
  • All candidates will be notified of decision by December 16

Any questions? Please send a message to FB page Myanmar Coastal Conservation Lab or ask at Point B Design + Training



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