2017 Internships being sought by Fisheries and Aquaculture Department

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2017 Internships being sought by Fisheries and Aquaculture Department

Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations – Rome, Italy

The following internships are being offered to qualified graduate students: 

  1. Fish and nutrition 
  2. Impacts of climate on fisheries and livelihoods 
  3. Social and cultural aspects of fisheries 
  4. Code of Conduct for Responsible Fisheries 
  5. Rights-based approach to management 
  6. Human behaviour in fisheries 
  7. Gender and information in fisheries 
  8. Fisheries value chain development/upgrading 

The FAO internship programme (http://www.fao.org/employment/opportunities-for-young-talents/internship-programme/en/) provides students with the opportunity to work in an international setting with professionals dedicated to alleviating hunger and poverty throughout the world. The internships relate to specific study or activity identified by the overseeing FAO officer, but should also directly relate to the student’s graduate study program at MSU. The interns will further perform specialized tasks to assist FAO staff members with their professional duties. 

The internships will all be located at FAO Headquarters in Rome, Italy. A small monthly stipend of $700, working space, computer, connection to the FAO intranet and internet and building pass will be provided by FAO. It is the students’ responsibility to pay for and arrange transportation to and living arrangements in Rome; there are numerous sources of information available to assist the students finding accommodations - see for example https://vifao.wordpress.com/housing-in-rome/how-to-get-started/. 

At present, there is no deadline for applications however interested students are encouraged to apply as soon as possible. The time period for the internships is 3 – 5 months; there may be some flexibility in the timing of the internships and this can be arranged with FAO staff. Graduate students who are interested in the internship should contact Dr. Devin Bartley or Dr. Bill Taylor, immediately, to arrange a skype interview with FAO staff in Rome. 

A brief description of these internships (PDF)

For contact and more details:

Dr. William W. Taylor 

University Distinguished Professor 

Department of Fisheries and Wildlife 

Michigan State University - East Lansing 

taylorw@msu.edu 

Tel: (517) 290-7790 or (517) 353-3048 

Dr. Devin M. Bartley 

FAO Senior Fishery Officer (Retired) and 

MSU Adjunct Professor; Robin Welcomme Scholar 

devin.bartley@fao.org 

devinmichaelbartley@gmail.com 

Tel: +39 340 687 9958