RESEARCH INTERN (FULL-TIME)
Location: FAO Headquarters, Rome, Italy
Duration: 6 months
Start date: 1 October, 2018
The Global Sustainable Seafood Initiative (GSSI) is a global, Public-Private Partnership, working towards more sustainable seafood for everyone. GSSI was founded in 2013 as a sector wide, multi-stakeholder initiative to create shared, global and non-competitive solutions for sustainability certification issues in the global seafood supply chain. GSSI's mission is to ensure confidence in the supply and promotion of certified seafood, as well as to promote improvement in seafood certification schemes. For more information, click here.
The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) leads international efforts to defeat hunger and to support development in member countries in the areas of agriculture, fisheries and forestry. FAO’s mandate is to raise levels of nutrition, improve agricultural productivity, better the lives of rural populations and contribute to the growth of the world economy. For more information, click here
As a Research Intern, you will conduct research on tasks assigned by FAO and GSSI. Your research will centre around exploring ways GSSI and the FAO can further collaborate on ways to improve the sustainability of the seafood sector by promoting the uptake and implementation of relevant FAO instruments and guidelines by public and private sector. Areas for collaboration to explore include, but are not limited to, improvement of existing seafood certifications schemes, the improvement of aquaculture and fishery management and combating IUU fishing.
How to Apply
Candidates are requested to send their CV, a letter of motivation, an example of their academic research and evidence of attendance at a recognised university to the GSSI Secretariat at firstname.lastname@example.org, before 23:59 of 15 July 2018 Central European Time (CET).