The NAMMCO Internship Programme gives students or early career individuals an opportunity to enhance their experience in international environment management, improve their skills, and learn more about NAMMCO and its activities.

Interns work full time at the NAMMCO Secretariat in Tromsø, Norway.


Interns will gain experience and knowledge of the daily operations of NAMMCO as an intergovernmental organisation providing environmental management advice. The NAMMCO Secretariat will benefit through the presence of an additional professional and the particular knowledge, skills and ideas they bring.

Nature of the Internship

Under the supervision of the staff of the Secretariat, interns will participate in the daily life and activities of the organisation. Depending on the opportunities and needs at the time, the work can include work on:

  • Communication and outreach (e.g. through the web, social media, traditional media, presentations)
  • Meeting/event organisation, participation, report writing
  • Text editing and translation
  • Database, library and archive maintenance

Fieldwork or laboratory work is not part of the internship.

The internship presents a potential to work on project(s) relevant to the work of NAMMCO. Currently we are particularly, but not only, seeking applicants interested in the topic of marine mammal-fisheries interactions and willing to participate in the assessment of the by-catch risk posed by different fisheries on marine mammals in the NAMMCO management areas.

The intern will be attributed a supervisor and will have regular meetings with the staff of the Secretariat.

For more information including guidelines for application and the selection procedure click here

Find the application form here

Start of the next internship ~ 01.08.2023 (flexible)

Application deadline = 01.04.2023

Meet our previous interns and learn about their experience at NAMMCO

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