Intern (Climate Change) – Malaysia
Position Title: Intern
Hours & Compensation: 40 hours/week. An international intern will receive a monthly stipend, medical health insurance and return tickets.
Position Dates: August 1, 2013 – January 31, 2014.
Application Deadline: July 15, 2013.
Posted On: June 15, 2013.
WorldFish is an international, nonprofit, nongovernmental research organization dedicated to reducing poverty and hunger by improving fisheries and aquaculture. WorldFish is one of 15 members of the Consortium of International Agricultural Research Centers supported by the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR). The CGIAR is a global partnership that unites organizations engages in research for sustainable development with the funders of this work. The funders include developing and industrialized country governments, foundations, and international and regional organizations.
WorldFish is committed to meeting two key development challenges: 1) Improving the livelihoods of those who are especially poor and vulnerable in places where fisheries and aquaculture can make a difference and 2) Achieving large scale, environmentally sustainable increases in supply and access to fish at affordable prices for poor consumers in developing countries.
The Natural Resources Management (NRM) Discipline of WorldFish is currently seeking an intern to support the Aquatic Agricultural Systems (AAS) program in activities related to the “Mainstreaming Climate Change into AAS Roll-Out” project and other climate change-related rpojects as determined by WorldFish. These projects are a mix of development activities and research.
- Assist in developing practical and participatory methods to undertake and appraise community-level climate change adaptation interventions in the WorldFish/AAS hubs
- Literature review and information gathering for report writing, journal papers and workshops
- Assist in fieldwork where necessary
- A Master degree in development, economics, human rights, or related social science and natural resources discipline
- Experience in independent research or practical work experience
- Excellent analytical skills and the ability to review and synthesis existing research and practice
- Interest of exposure to participatory methods and working in communities is desirable
- Strong written and verbal English communication skills
- The ability to work independently
How to Apply:
Please send us a resume and cover letter stating your knowledge of and experience in research and participatory methods and related work experience. Your cover letter should also demonstrate what you hope to gain from this internship.
For those applicants who wish to apply via email, you are required to submit your application (with indication on the subject line “APP010613: Intern (Climate Change) /<Candidate Name>”, to the People and Organization Development Unit directly at firstname.lastname@example.org and specify where you saw the job announcement. Please visit our website at www.worldfishcenter.org for more information on the organization.
Malaysia Office: Jalan Batu Maung, Batu Maung, 11960 Bayan Lepas, Penang, Malaysia