Internship (Research Data Management)



Hours per week

6 months



Application Deadline


Start Date



Jalan Batu Maung, Batu Maung,
Bayan Lepas


Reporting to the Research Program Coordinator, the intern will provide overall support to a fisheries research data management initiative in Myanmar; and contribute to a scoping review exercise investigating the governance of the aquaculture transition in Southeast Asia.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Support the Department of Fisheries (DoF) library team in acquiring and cataloguing fisheries and aquaculture resources on the Fisheries Information Center (FIC - server.
  • Develop a FIC user guidelines and provide day-to-day support in answering user’s enquiries.
  • Liaise with research partners (incl. Department of Fisheries, Universities, NGOs, and the private sector) to facilitate the organization of FIC seminars/trainings.
  • Instigate of a social media campaign (i.e. Facebook) to promote and maximize the use of the FIC among research partners.
  • Organize of user survey and formulate strategic recommendations to maximize the use of the FIC and the acquisition of new resources.
  • Elaborate, implement, and document a systematic scoping review protocol to investigate aquaculture development policies in Southeast Asia.
  • Perform any other duties as required by the line manager.

Minimum Qualification and Experience:

  • Master (preferably) or Bachelor level qualification in Environmental Sciences, Natural Resources Management; Development studies or related discipline.
  • Strong IT skills and familiarity with the use of scientific databases (Scopus, Web of Science, etc.).
  • Excellent computer skills in Word, PowerPoint, and Excel.
  • Highly proficient in written and spoken English.
  • Ability to work with limited supervision, take initiatives, and deliver quality outputs under tight deadlines.
  • Readiness to travel to remote areas and support the gathering of resources from the different partners.
  • Practical knowledge of fisheries and aquaculture science is a strong advantage.
  • Experience with systematic literature review and/or publishing in peer-reviewed scientific journals is an added advantage.
  • Dynamic, outgoing and confident personal qualities will be preferred.


  • This position is an excellent opportunity to gain research experience with an international research organization;
  • The intern will get the chance to interact and collaborate with staff on other projects;
  • A monthly stipend shall be provided.


This position will be based in Yangon, Myanmar. The successful candidate should be available to commence the internship as soon as possible for a period of 6 months. This position is open to Myanmar nationals and international applicants.

Our commitment

WorldFish is committed to promoting a work environment where diversity of thought, style, culture and experience is valued. We support individual performance and potential in achieving our organizational goals and mission. We are an equal opportunities employer and strongly encourage women and nationals from developing countries to apply.

How to apply

The application process is rolling. Interested applicants are invited to submit the following information online by 23 May 2018:

  • A Cover Letter (< 300 words) explaining why you are an ideal candidate and what you would bring to the role;
  • An updated Curriculum Vitae;
  • Names and contacts (phone and e-mail) of 3 professional referees.

Only candidates who demonstrate the above described minimum qualifications and experiences will be considered.

Screening will start immediately, and will continue until the position is filled. Due to the high volume of applicants, we appreciate all interest, but only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

How To Apply