FAO Internship for International Students in USA, 2017

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Food and Agriculture Organization of the United States is offering Internship for international students which is focused on World Aquaculture Performance Indicators. Interns must be recent graduates (within 2 years of the most recent graduation) or students in a recognised university or graduate school programme and have completed at the very least two years of undergraduate studies in aquaculture, fisheries, economics or other related fields. International students are eligible to apply for this internship programme. Internship application deadline is February 28, 2017.

Field of Internship: Internship focused on World Aquaculture Performance Indicators (WAPI).
Course Level:
Internship
Internship Provider: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United States
Internship can be taken in USA

  Eligibility: Minimum Requirements:

  • Be recent graduates (within 2 years of the most recent graduation) or students in a recognised university or graduate school programme and have completed at the very least two years of undergraduate studies in aquaculture, fisheries, economics or other related fields.
  • A working knowledge of English is required. Knowledge of other FAO official languages (i.e. Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian or Spanish) could be an asset.
  • Experience in data processing and analysis.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Excel.
  • Proficiency in statistical software (e.g. STATA).

Internship Open for International Students: International students are eligible to apply for this internship programme.

Is this paid internship? This is an unpaid internship programme.

Internship Description: FAO has an ongoing initiative on development of a user-friendly tool called World Aquaculture Performance Indicators (WAPI) for the purpose of facilitating evidence-based policymaking and sector management in aquaculture and related sectors. A WAPI prototype has been developed. It contains templates on aquaculture and/or fish production, trade and consumption as well as other social, economic and environmental aspects of aquaculture at global, regional and/or national levels. Following the suggestions of experts who tested the prototype, FAO has been trying to refine and expand selected templates in the prototype into fully functioned WAPI modules. Such tailor-made WAPI modules can be used to facilitate evidence-based decision making; they can also help potential users appreciate the value of WAPI and attract collaboration and support to its development. Two WAPI modules, one on aquaculture production and the other on fish consumption, have been drafted and need to be finalized.

Number of awards offered: Not Known

Internship Duration: The duration of internship is 6 months.

Notification: Only short listed candidates will be contacted. Potential candidates will be contacted by FIAA for interviews.

How to Apply: Interested applicants are required to create an online Personal Profile Form (PPF) in iRecruitment. To create the PPF, please follow the instructions available at: http://www.fao.org/employment/irecruitment-access/en/.

Attach a letter of motivation and apply to the vacancy: “IRC3038: Call for Interest: Internship Programme”. Interested applicants should also send to wapi-at-fao.org with copy to junning.cai-at-fao.org the PPF, the letter of motivation and a proposal on how they would like to help WAPI development. The proposal could include comments and suggestions on existing WAPI templates, ideas about new WAPI templates to be developed, etc. The proposal should be specific, focused and no more than 3 pages.

Internship Application Deadline: Internship application deadline is February 28, 2017.

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