NPAFC Internship ProgramHow to Apply
Deadline for submission of applications March 16, 2017
ObjectivesTo help early-career professionals gain experience and knowledge in operations of the Commission and provide an opportunity to test their interest in international governmental organizations, management, fisheries, biology, ecology, and fisheries enforcement. The NPAFC Secretariat benefits from increased capacity through the presence of an additional professional bringing his/her experience and knowledge.
Nature of the Internship
The intern works under the supervision of the Executive Director and/or his/her designates and may be given a wide variety of tasks:
Period of internship: Start on or about September 1, 2017 for a period up to a maximum of 6 (six) months.
Qualifications of Candidates
Applicants must be a citizen of a NPAFC member-country, have a minimum of a university degree (for example either an undergraduate or graduate degree), the ability to read, write, and speak English, the ability to use computers and the internet, and demonstrated personal initiative.
Applicants must currently be a part of the government or academic sector, a recent graduate, or currently enrolled in school for an advanced degree.
Guidelines for application and selection procedure
Applicants will apply to the NPAFC Secretariat following the procedure described on the NPAFC website. Applicants must describe their interests and qualifications in a cover letter, provide a resume delineating their academic and work experience, and submit three professional letters of reference. Reference letters can be submitted by the applicant or directly from referees. By whichever method, the three reference letters must be submitted to the Secretariat by the deadline.
NPAFC will provide a stipend of CDN $2,500 per month. Travel costs for the Intern to and from their place of residence and the location of the Secretariat
will be at his/her own expense or by home country support. Travel expenses associated with the Intern's work in the Secretariat will be covered by NPAFC. The Intern's medical insurance and benefits
are not covered by the NPAFC Internship Program (contact the Secretariat for details).
How to Apply
Procedure for applying for the NPAFC Internship Program:
Submit the following to the Secretariat by email (firstname.lastname@example.org):
Deadline for submission: March 16, 2017 (date received by the Secretariat)
2017 Annual Meeting Date: May 15–19, 2017