Internship for NPAP Impact Research

Internships Jakarta, Indonesia, Indonesia


Program Overview

WRI Indonesia hosted the secretariat of Indonesia’s National Plastic Action Partnership (NPAP), as part of the Global Plastic

Action Partnership (GPAP) which initiated by the World Economic Forum (WEF), as a bold neutral platform responsible for coordinating and facilitating the public-private partnerships working to free the world from plastic waste and pollution. The initiative aims to tackle one of the most difficult and pressing challenges facing our global commons – plastics pollution – in particular the plastic pollution of rivers, deltas and the ocean. The Government of Indonesia has made significant step by committing to reduce plastics pollution to the ocean by 70% by 2025. GPAP is supporting Indonesia to reduce plastic pollution to the ocean through National Plastic Action Partnership (NPAP). The partnership brings together top leaders from government, private sectors and civil society organizations to contribute to achieving national ocean plastic reduction target.


The secretariat of Indonesia’s National Plastic Action Partnership (NPAP), hosted at the World Resources Institute (WRI) Indonesia is looking for a Program Intern to assist the development of members commitment and progress database and support day-to-day activities of the NPAP Secretariat. The role will be based in Indonesia. This position will report to the NPAP Engagement Specialist and coordinate closely with NPAP team at WRI Indonesia and GPAP team at the World Economic Forum.


General Internship Roles

  • Staying up to date on best practices and emerging issues in marine plastic pollution
  • Assist the development of NPAP members commitment and progress database
  • Assist in organizing events and meetings of NPAP secretariat
  • Support day-to-day activities of NPAP Secretariat
  • The intern is expected to work together with the NPAP Secretariat and WRI communication team to develop NPAP communication products (e.g., newsletter, outreach emails)


Learning Outcomes

  1. Broader knowledge on the marine plastic pollution issue especially on the monitoring system
  2. Enhance stakeholder engagement skill
  3. Enhancing communication skill to write and/or create a compelling content that demonstrate a pre-checked fact and storytelling technique for NPAP communication products



  • Fresh graduates or university students, preferably in the fields of public policy, environmental management/engineering, marine science, natural resource management, or a related field from a reputable institution required.
  • Direct hands-on experience in conducting desk and field research, writing reviews and reports related to topics mentioned above.
  • Proven ability to communicate effectively with universities, local government and CSOs.
  • Strong inter-personal skills, working with people from a variety of backgrounds.
  • High attention to details, well organized, and strong analytical skills.
  • Strong team player with ability to work across institutional departments/programs.
  • Strong communication and writing and research skills.
  • Self-motivated and able to work independently and as a team player.
  • High integrity, passion for sustainable development, and good sense of humor preferred.
  • Professional fluency in Bahasa Indonesia and English.



3 (three) months


Internship Terms

This is a paid internship program. Detailed activity plan and arrangement will be discussed with the WRI Indonesia team following signing of the internship contract.



Must have authorization to work in Indonesia to be eligible for this position.


Final candidates might be required to take a writing test and to produce two writing samples when needed.


Qualified applicants should apply online through WRI career portal in order to be formally considered. 


Application close: 1700 (Jakarta Time), April 15th, 2022. We will close the advert earlier when best candidates are identified at earlier dates. 


This is a locally engaged position; Indonesian nationals are encouraged to apply.



WRI Overview

World Resources Institute (WRI) is an independent, nonprofit global research organization that turns big ideas into action at the nexus of environment, economic opportunity and human well-being. We are working to address seven critical challenges that the world must overcome this decade in order to secure a sustainable future for people and the planet: climate change, energy, food, forests, water, sustainable cities, and the ocean. We are passionate. We value our diversity of interests, skills and backgrounds. We have a flexible work environment. And we share a common goal to catalyze change that will improve the lives of people. Our shared ideals are at the core of our approach. They include: integrity, innovation, urgency, independence and respect. The foundation of our work is delivering high-quality research, data, maps and analysis to solve the world’s greatest environment and international development challenges, and improve people’s lives. We work with leaders in government, business and civil society to drive ambitious action and create change on the ground. Equally important, we bring together partners to develop breakthrough ideas and scale-up solutions for far-reaching, enduring impact.


We have been growing rapidly: our staff has doubled in size over the past 5 years and our operating budget is now $100 million. Founded in 1982, WRI has a global staff of 800+ people with work spanning 60 countries. We have offices in Africa, Brazil, China, Europe, India, Indonesia, Mexico and the United States as well as a growing presence in other countries and regions. 


WRI is committed to advancing gender and social equity for human well-being in our mission and applies this principle to our organizational and programmatic practices.


WRI Indonesia is national entity (Yayasan) associated with the World Resources Institute (WRI), a global environmental research organization that turns big ideas into action at the nexus of environment, economic opportunity, and human well-being. WRI work with various stakeholders in the natural resources sector to support policy and management that are both profitable and sustainable. WRI work with leaders in more than 50 countries for more than 30 years, with offices in Brazil, China, Europe, India, Indonesia, Mexico, and the United States.


Launched in early 2014, WRI Indonesia builds on WRI’s 10-year history in the country and strengthens our impact on the ground. In the short-to-medium term, WRI Indonesia aims to expand its presence and portfolio to include projects in the climate, energy, as well as city and transportation programs.


The World Resources Institute ( is an environmental and development research and policy organization that creates solutions to protect the Earth and improve people’s lives. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, it is WRI’s policy to recruit, hire, and provide opportunities for advancement in all job classifications without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, citizenship, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, parental status, protected veteran status, or disability. WRI’s global agenda requires a staff that is diverse – with respect to race, gender, cultural, and international background. Diverse perspectives and experience enhance the way WRI selects and approaches issues, as well as the creativity and applicability of WRI's policy research and analysis. WRI, therefore, encourages applications from U.S. minorities, persons from other countries (especially developing nations), and from women of all backgrounds.