Not-for-profit, Fisheries, Marine Science, Public Policy, Environmental Law

About you…

You’re studying environmental law or science and have an interest in Coastal and Marine Science, Fisheries and Aquaculture, or Public Policy and you’re keen to get some work experience, develop your network and your professional skills.

About the role…

As an intern, you would be assisting us to research and develop solutions and initiatives that not only benefit the management of New Zealand’s deepwater fisheries and the deepwater sector, but also the management of New Zealand’s marine environment.

We are flexible regarding the start date and envisage you’d be with us on a part-time basis working on a variety of projects for about 3 months.

Your skills…

Understanding of New Zealand fisheries management system, relevant legislation, and processes

Knowledge of scientific report writing, statistical analysis, and interpretation

Ability to pick up skills quickly and adapt to change with attention to detail

High computer literacy

About the company…

We are a not-for-profit structured alliance of the owners of quota in New Zealand’s deepwater fisheries. Our role is to provide a professional capacity to unite quota owners, to assist them to maintain sustainable harvest levels from our deepwater fisheries, to manage any environmental effects of these fishing activities, and to facilitate further economic and social prosperity of our seafood sector. We have strong working relationships with the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI), Fisheries New Zealand (FNZ), the Department of Conservation (DOC), and others to optimise the sustainable harvests from New Zealand’s deepwater fisheries resources. Our offices are in Auckland’s CBD.

The company was established in 2005 by quota owners in recognition of the need for innovative, unified, professional, and proactive approaches that underpin their businesses with effective and sustainable fisheries management practices and responsible marine environmental management. These approaches recognise the global and domestic challenges the seafood industry faces.

We are actively engaged in the science and management systems that underpin the sustainable management of our deepwater fisheries and the oceanic environment that supports them to ensure there is a secure future for the next generations.

Our collective vision is to be trusted as the best managed deepwater fisheries in the world. A vision we actively work towards every day.

Duration- Minimum 12 weeks
Police check essential

Vacancy code: NZ 2027

How to apply

To apply for an internship via us, please use the “Apply now” link. You will need to complete an online application form. We will email you to acknowledge we have received your interest and let you know the next steps in the application process.

Make sure that you are sincerely interested in the position and will be motivated to perform if hired.