The Secretariat provides a range of internship opportunities for students or early career professionals to gain ‘hands on’ work experience aligned to their academic studies or area of professional interest.
Types of internships that may be available:
- Translator internships – for Australian-based or international students enrolled at the University of New South Wales or Monash University in Translation degrees. Interns will work in the Communication Section under the direct supervision of the relevant Translation Team Coordinator for a maximum of two weeks.
- Antarctic and Southern Ocean Internship – is the main component of a unit, offered in conjunction with the University of Tasmania, involving a six to ten week supervised placement in either the Secretariat for the Agreement for the Conservation of Albatrosses and Petrels (ACAP) or the CCAMLR Secretariat.
- Secretariat Internship – for Australian-based or international students or early career professionals interested in a range of Antarctic matters, including science, compliance, data, policy, law and communications to:
- take on a specific task or project for a period of six to eight weeks under the direct supervision of the relevant manager
- support the meetings of the Commission, including its subcommittees or the Scientific Committee and its working groups.
- International capacity building internship – for early career professionals with a role in their country’s engagement with CCAMLR. Interns will undertake a structured learning program about CCAMLR, its history, institutional structures, key successes and challenges for four to sixteen weeks.
Internships for 2018
The Secretariat has undertaken a review of the internship program and the program has been suspended for the time being.
This page will be updated when the Secretariat is in a position to reinstate the program.
Find out more about our Past interns.
I am an engineer from Brazil and I recently moved to Hobart. I have been always passionate about the ocean and I recently concluded a short course of Marine and Antarctica Science (Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies – IMAS/UTAS). I am completing an internship as a SISO (Scheme of International Scientific Observation) Support officer at CCAMLR. My main task is to provide support relating to data analysis.
I expect that this position will allow me to expand my technical skills and knowledge relating to data analysis, conservation measures and marine policy.
I am a masters student in coastal ecosystem and fisheries management from France. Currently in internship in SPRFMO’s secretariat, I was given the chance to join CCAMLR’s Hobart offices for a week to discover another RFMO and discuss on common subjects of interest. I am really grateful for this opportunity which will enable me to deepen my knowledge on international fish stock management and related matters.
I will be interested in considering various topics related to compliance (IUU fishing, implementation of measures by States, performance review) as it will allow me to broaden the current internship project I have taken on in SPRFMO on compliance matters in RFMOs.
I’m from France and I’m currently finishing my Masters degree in International Legal Careers at the Université Grenoble Alpes. After graduating from my Bachelors degree in general law, I used to hesitate between pure marine law and international law which is why I tried to find something at the crossroads of both.
I’m glad I was given the opportunity to undertake an internship within the CCAMLR to achieve my graduation internship since it will provide me with a first experience and allow me to start specialising toward the sphere of international marine law.
I’m really looking forward to working within CCAMLR in order to discover more about States’ policies and compliance as well as the Commission’s role in protecting Antarctic marine living resources. This is even more relevant since I intend to complete a research paper on the role of international law (in general) on the protection of Antarctic marine biological resources.
In 2013, I started my law studies at the Pontifical Catholic University of Valparaíso, where I acquired an interest in public international law. Such interest became a motivation to apply to be a member of the University team in the Phillip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition in 2015. One year later, I was granted the position of assistant of the public international law course, which I continue to exercise until today and gave me oportunity to undertake this internship at CCAMLR.
During my internship at CCAMLR, the main goal that I hope to achieve is to learn. To learn about CCAMLR as an international institution, from the people who work there, and how I can contribute. More specifically, I would like to experience firsthand how this Commission faces the problems of conserving Antarctic marine life, what concrete measures are being used to achieve this goal and how effective they turn out to be. I also think it would be interesting to see and experience how the Members interact with each other and which are their positions regarding the objectives of the Commission. Finally, but not less important, I think it is an excellent opportunity to practise my English and meet the expectations that are demanded of any intern.
I recently graduated from the University of Wollongong with a Masters in International Studies. My thesis for this course dealt with the Antarctic Treaty System and the threats facing its continued success as an international regional governance regime.
My internship with the CCAMLR Secretariat is focused on three main tasks:
This internship opportunity provides me with valuable experience in an international organisation, exposes me to a wide range of roles and tasks, and enables me to explore the Antarctic Treaty System, and CCAMLR in particular, from a different angle.
I am a graduate student at the University of California San Diego School of Global Policy and Strategy, with a regional specialisation in China and a career track in International Environmental Policy. I am the Director of Content at the Journal of International Policy Solutions, a graduate student-run academic journal. My previous background and education is in public administration and higher education administration.
While performing the tasks of the Secretariat Internship at CCAMLR during July and August 2017, I hope to learn about the function of international organisations and how they work in global governance and conservation. I also hope to learn about the processes of data gathering and its role in policy making.
|Kanae (Kana) Komaki||
I am a masters candidate at the School of Marine and Environmental Affairs of the University of Washington, Seattle, USA. My background is physical oceanography, and I received Ph.D. degree in Natural Environmental Studies from the University of Tokyo in 2007. The dissertation theme was 'Study of deep ocean circulations in the North Pacific using lowered acoustic Doppler current profiler', from which one of my interests, the Antarctic Ocean, has continued.
Having enhanced oceanographic observation experience through academic projects of exploring the deep-sea hydrothermal system, I also engaged in Japanese national marine policy projects in non-profit (Ocean Policy Research Foundation in Japan), corporate (The General Environmental Technos Co. Ltd. in Japan) and academic fields (Kochi University in Japan). My current interest is in development of policy monitoring systems for deep-sea practices in international waters that could bring about a balance between environmental protection and development.
During this great opportunity of the policy internship at CCAMLR, I would like to enhance my skill in the field of policy implementation processes of deep-sea fishing monitoring and surveillance instruments, especially using new technologies.
I am originally from Italy. Two years ago I moved to Sydney, where I am currently completing my English-Spanish Masters of Interpreting at UNSW. During my last semester of the program I was offered the amazing opportunity to do an internship as a translator at CCAMLR.
At CCAMLR I joined the Spanish team of translators, where under the supervision and attentive guidance of experienced in-house translators, such as Jesús Martinez, I was introduced to the translators’ duties and activities within an international organisation.
This internship at CCAMLR represented an opportunity, first of all, to understand and know in depth the kind of work done in an international organisation, its objectives and its stakeholders. I consider this remarkably useful from the perspective of an interpreter. In addition, this internship enabled me to strengthen my skills not only as a translator, but also as a linguist. One of my major tasks was, apart from merely translating documents, to revise past translation and extract information about the use of modality in particular documents, namely conservation measures.
During this precious time at CCAMLR, I was given the opportunity to work with real professionals to “translate” my studies into practice in a friendly, supportive and professional environment. So, thank you each and every one of you for this short, yet intense experience.
I am originally from New South Wales (Australia) where I studied Geology before moving to beautiful Tassie. I am now an undergraduate student at the University of Tasmania’s Institute for Marine & Antarctic Studies based here in Hobart. I am in my final year of study and currently completing my honours thesis, which is looking at the issues surrounding IUU fishing throughout the Southern Ocean. As part of my honours thesis I conducted interviews with experts on IUU fishing, which led me to CCAMLR.
I am very excited to have the opportunity to experience CCAMLR through this internship. I am eager to learn about the meeting process and the newest developments regarding IUU fishing and other compliance matters.