Internship Opportunity at the NAFO Secretariat

The Northwest Atlantic Fisheries Organization (NAFO) is an intergovernmental fisheries science and management body. A NAFO Intern Program allows students, post graduates or early career individuals from NAFO member countries an opportunity to improve their skills, enhance their experience and learn about NAFO and its activities. Interns will work at the NAFO Secretariat in Dartmouth, NS, Canada. Since the start of the program 5 interns have been hosted from USA, Canada, Russia, the UK (EU) and Italy (EU). Applications are encouraged from all NAFO Contracting Parties. The results from the Internship Program have been very successful but due to budget restrictions the program will only be available for a three (3) month term in 2015.

Applications are now being accepted for 2015. The internship would have a fisheries focus and would ideally take place in August-October to give the Intern a chance to participate in the Annual Meeting being held during September in Halifax, NS, Canada.


The individual will gain experience and knowledge in operations of NAFO as an intergovernmental organization while the NAFO Secretariat will benefit through the presence of an additional professional and his/her capacity and knowledge.

Nature of the Internship

Under the supervision of the Executive Secretary, interns will work on project(s) at the Secretariat relevant to their professional interests, scholarship programs and development needs. Interns may be given a wide variety of tasks related to various aspects of:

  1. fisheries management
  2. fisheries science
  3. databases
  4. administrative, meeting coordination, publications; and
  5. other NAFO activities delegated by the Executive Secretary.

Period of internship: For a period up to a maximum of 3 (three) months in 2015.

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