The Secretariat provides occasional internship opportunities of two types.
- Translator internships – are offered to students studying translation and interpreting at Australian universities.
- International internships – on technical and scientific subjects are open for application from any person who is a citizen of a Member of the Commission. International internship opportunities will be advertised on this page.
Internship availability – International Internships
The CCAMLR Secretariat announces two international internships to be hosted by the Secretariat in 2022/23. The internships are made possible with funding from the China Contribution Fund.
CCAMLR International Internships on technical and scientific subjects are open for application from any person who is a citizen of a Member of the Commission. Although they are primarily aimed at actively enrolled graduate or postgraduate students, applications from early career professionals may be accepted. The internship aims to provide applicants with an opportunity to gain experience in the work of a multilateral conservation and management organisation as well as acquiring research skills necessary to undertake a professional role in the discipline of interest. Remuneration is not provided, however, return international travel to Hobart and a significant contribution towards living expenses is available.
Each internship will be approximately 2 months working at the CCAMLR Secretariat on a special topic. This will be arranged by agreement with the Secretariat but potential topics for 2022/23 are:
- CCAMLR website content development
- Analysis of toothfish and skate tagging data
- Developing summaries of ecosystem monitoring sites
- Developing fishery support and summary documents
- Constructing spatial datasets for risk assessments
- Developing krill fishery data processing algorithms
- Developing the marine debris monitoring program
- Developing recommendations to improve identification of fishing gear
- Developing a risk assessment to detect illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fish products for species of Antarctic marine living resources in global trade
- Developing a toothfish tagging policy document
- Developing new, and modernising existing, tools in support of compliance monitoring and detection of IUU fishing activity.
Applicants should complete the application form, including a summary of their area of interest and the dates they are available for an internship and forward via email to the CCAMLR Secretariat at ccamlr [at] ccamlr [dot] org by 1 December 2022. All applications for an internship will be reviewed by the Executive Secretary based on the qualifications of the intern, the clarity of internship objectives, and the relevance of internship to the work priorities and work plan of the CCAMLR Secretariat.