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GLOBEFISH - Analysis and information on world fish trade

Internship programme

Who we are

GLOBEFISH is the unit within the Fisheries and Aquaculture Department in the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), responsible for information and analysis on world fish trade and markets. GLOBEFISH provides this service by gathering, assessing, and disseminating up-to-date fish marketing and trade information worldwide using its global network of experts. With more than three decades of experience, knowledge and expertise, GLOBEFISH has established itself as a trusted source for providing fish trade market data to governments and NGOs worldwide.

What an internship at GLOBEFISH offers

GLOBEFISH has the ability to host interns and volunteers for a limited time at the FAO headquarters in Rome. These positions provide you with the opportunity to: 

  • Enrich your professional experience by working at a UN agency
  • Work in a fast-paced, multicultural environment
  • Learn about fishery and aquaculture livelihoods, food and nutrition security, regional and global trade, value-chains, gender and other areas of focus within GLOBEFISH
  • Contribute your time towards positive social impacts 

Assigned tasks will be within the area of trade and marketing of fish and fishery products, either in support of existing activities or as contributions to specific projects. Interns receive a monthly stipend from FAO at a fixed rate of Euro 582. Please note that Visa, accommodation and travel are to be arranged by the internship him/herself. Women and candidates from developing countries are strongly encouraged to apply.

Click here to view current available internship positions

How to apply

To apply, please send an email to globefish@fao.org with your application in English, which should include:

  • Recent CV
  • A cover letter explaining your interest in working with GLOBEFISH, along with your relevant qualifications and experience
  • In your email, please indicate which internship post you are applying for, your available start/end dates and confirm that you qualify with the general criteria outlined below.

General criteria 

  • Be either a recent graduate (no more than two years from graduation) or student in a recognized university or graduate school programme and have completed at the very least two years of undergraduate studies in a field relevant to the work of FAO, or be a participant in a governmental or academic programme sponsoring assignments of recent graduates or students;
  • Be a national of FAO Member Nations;
  • Should not be more than 30 years of age;
  • Possess a working knowledge of English, French or Spanish; knowledge of one of the other two, or Arabic, Chinese or Russian, is an asset;
  • Able to easily adapt to an international, multicultural and multilingual environment;
  • Demonstrate strong communication skills and show initiative and flexibility;
  • Not bear any of the following relationships to staff members of the Organization: son, daughter, brother and sister


Please note that only selected candidates will be contacted.



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