Vacancies

We have multiple projects running throughout the year and each of these depend on the participation of volunteers, interns, and paid staff. For more information on our various projects, check out the Research pull-down menu in the navigation tab above.

Specific requirements for current vacancies will be listed below and advertised by our Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter pages. So please do follow us to keep up to date! 

If there is a position you are interested in, please send us your CV along with a covering letter (300 word maximum) outlining why you wish to pursue a position with us and what relevant skills you can bring to our team. Please send all applications to vacancies@blueresources.org, using the appropriate reference specific to the vacancy in your subject header. 

If you are interested in volunteering with us at any point, feel free to drop us an email even if there is no vacancy currently listed and we will look at the feasibility of including you in one of our programs. 

We look forward to reading your applications, and hopefully welcoming you to our Blue Resources Trust team!



1. Internship - Shark & Ray Fisheries Project

Fisheries survey

Blue Resources Trust (BRT) is seeking a motivated, dynamic, and independent individual to join our small team of environmentalists and marine biologists working to study, conserve, and manage marine resources in Sri Lanka.

Recent graduates or early-career researchers with a passion for marine conservation are encouraged to apply.

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • An undergraduate science degree. Students in their final year may apply to carry out this research as part of their thesis.

  • Knowledge of English, Sinhala and/or Tamil.

  • Knowledge and interest in marine conservation, fisheries research, and shark and ray biology.

  • Ability to work independently and in a culturally diverse team.

  • Experience in photography, scientific data collection, and data entry are desirable.

  • Availability for a minimum of six months.

Interns will be trained during a one-month probationary period.  A stipend to cover accommodation, food, and travel will be provided. While no other remuneration is currently available, high-performing candidates will be short-listed for a fellowship.

HOW TO APPLY:

To apply, please email vacancies@blueresources.org with the following:

1.    CV (please include 2 referees)

2.    A cover letter (300-word maximum) telling us why you want to apply for this position, and a short description of your previous related experience(s).

Note: When emailing us, please state the position you are applying for, your name, and qualification in the SUBJECT header of the email:

BRT FRA_[FULL NAME]_[highest level of education]_[date available to start]. E.g. BRT FRA_SIRIPALA FERNANDO_BSc Geography_20th November 2017 

Short-listed candidates will be contacted for interview as applications are received.


2. Social Media Volunteer

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Blue Resources Trust is looking for a Social Media Volunteer to support our team. Candidates with a keen interest in natural sciences are encouraged to apply. This is an unpaid, part time position.

WHAT WE ARE LOOKING FOR:

  • General awareness of the current status of environmental issues in Sri Lanka and globally, with an emphasis on marine science

  • Time and ability to draft up to fifteen unique social media posts per month across Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter - you will be responsible to coordinate with the research team and join weekly Skype meetings in order to create updates on the work and collaborations of BRT

  • Sinhala and/or Tamil typing skills preferred

  • Ability to edit photos (Lightroom or similar), and create short videos depicting our work

  • Ideally situated in Sri Lanka to visit our field sites

WHAT WE CAN OFFER:

BRT Fisheries Research
  • The opportunity to learn from and interact with a variety of experts in environmental research and sustainability (we have both national and international collaborations through our ongoing work)

  • Experience in marine research and conservation efforts

  • The opportunity to showcase your photography and videography

  • The possibility to participate in the field programs of Blue Resources Trust

HOW TO APPLY: 

To apply, please email vacancies@blueresources.org with the following:

1.    CV (please include 2 referees)

2.    A cover letter (300-word maximum) telling us why you want to apply for this position, and a short description of your previous related experience(s).

3.    Any examples of websites or social media accounts that you have managed in the past, and/or any videos or other material that you have created.

Note: When emailing us, please state the position you are applying for, your name, and qualification in the SUBJECT header of the email:

BRT SOCIAL MEDIA_[FULL NAME].

BRT Shark and Ray Conference

For example: BRT SOCIAL MEDIA_SIRIPALA PERERA

 

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Short-listed candidates will be contacted for interview as applications are received.


We look forward to hearing from you!