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Internship (Fish Breeding and Genetics) Job in Malaysia
WorldFish , Malaysia

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Job Type
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Job Category
Requires Traveling
Career Level
Bachelor's Degree
Total Vacancies
1 Job
Posted on
Apr 26, 2021
Last Date
Jul 26, 2021

Job Description

Position: Internship (Fish Breeding amp; Genetics)

Location: Penang, Malaysia

Application Deadline: 9 May 2021

Type of contract: 5 months

Language(s) required: English (excellent written and verbal skills)


WorldFish is an international, non-for-profit research organization that works to reduce hunger, malnutrition and poverty by improving fisheries and aquaculture. With a 45-years track record of leading-edge science, WorldFish generates research evidence and innovations to inform sustainable practices and inclusive policies that enable better livelihoods and healthier diets for millions of poor people, particularly women, who depend on fish for food, nutrition and income. WorldFish is a member of CGIAR , the world’s largest global partnership on agriculture research and innovation for a food secure future. Headquartered in Penang, Malaysia and with regional offices across Africa, Asia and the Pacific, WorldFish leads the cross-disciplinary CGIAR Research Program (CRP) on Fish Agri-Food Systems (FISH).

Since 1975, WorldFish has been recognized as a global expert on fisheries and aquaculture. WorldFish provides a dynamic, multicultural work environment that reflects our values of gender equality, teamwork and respect for diversity. Part of WorldFish’s mission is to encourage innovation and research by giving students around the world the opportunity to work side-by-side experts to help achieving development goals such as: reducing poverty, eradicating hunger and improving nutrition through sustainable solutions in aquaculture, fisheries and agri-food systems.

The successful candidate will be responsible to:

  • Assist in the maintenance of the research facility.
  • Assist in experimental work.
  • Assist in sampling for the experiments.
  • Assist in any other duties to support the Sustainable Aquaculture Flagship.
  • Write and submit a report at the end of internship period.


This internship opportunity is open for individuals with the following skills and qualifications:

  • The candidate either will have obtained or currently be working towards obtaining a Bachelor of Science or higher degree in Fisheries and Aquaculture or related field.
  • Good written and verbal communication skills in English.
  • Good organizational skills.


  • This position is an excellent opportunity to gain information and experience with an international research organization.
  • The intern will also get the chance to interact and collaborate with researchers.
  • A monthly stipend up to maximum MYR 800 will be provided.
Locationand Duration

The intern will be based at WorldFish Headquarters, in Penang, Malaysia. The successful candidate should be available to commence the internship as soon as possible for a duration of 5 months. This position is open to national applicants.

Howto Apply

Application process is rolling. Interested applicants are invited to submit the following information online by 9 May 2021:

  • A cover letter stating why you are interested in and well-suited to the position. Your cover letter should also demonstrate what you hope to gain from this internship.
  • A current curriculum vitae.
  • Names and contacts (telephone and e-mail addresses) of three professional referees who are familiar with your qualifications and experience. Your nominated referees ideally should have persons from each of the following category: direct supervisor and/or internal peer.

Screening will start immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Our Gender, Diversity and Inclusion Commitment

WorldFish has seven offices across Asia, Africa and the Pacific, with more than 400 staff and 27 nationalities who contribute to a dynamic multicultural work environment.

WorldFish is committed to promoting a work environment where diversity and inclusion is valued and we seek to have gender balance in the organization. We aim to also seek balance across other diversity dimensions.

People in WorldFish are treated equally irrespective of gender, ethnicity/race, national or social origin, disability, religion, political affiliation, age, family size, marital status or any other form of personal identity.

We are an equal opportunities employer and strongly encourage qualified women and men from developing nations to apply.

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