Generalist Internship (Asia)

In alignment with our mission to improve the lives of farmed fish, Fish Welfare Initiative is aiming to enable work in other high production countries in Asia. For this internship, we are looking for one or more talented and self-motivated generalist(s) who care(s) deeply about animal welfare, and who can assess the potential for fish welfare work in their country(ies) and understand how such work ought to commence.

Admittedly, what this requires is still vague. We will tailor the work to the successful candidate(s), although we expect them to operate somewhat independently. We expect interns to work at least 5 hours a week.

Note: We are only accepting candidates who are from or have cultural fluency with a country in South, East, and Southeast Asia (excluding India).


Application Deadline: Rolling

Who We Are 

Fish Welfare Initiative (FWI) is a startup organization whose mission is to improve the welfare of fish as much as possible. We focus specifically on farmed fish, or fish raised in aquaculture.

We collaborate with corporations, governments, and producers to improve fish welfare standards and practices. At a high-level, our work is simple: we research the most promising ways of improving fish welfare, and then we enable stakeholders to do so.

How You Will Make a Difference

​Although your exact responsibilities are uncertain, you may work on the following:

  • Researching current fish farm conditions.

  • Visiting farms.

  • Engaging the local community in fish advocacy work.

  • Meeting with the key stakeholders in fish welfare (industry, NGOs, government officials).

  • Building a local social media presence.

  • Hosting local (likely online) events.

Qualifications and Education

Required Criteria

  • You are native to or have cultural fluency with a country in South, East, or Southeast Asia (excluding India).

  • You are extremely passionate about improving animal welfare and have the highest ethical standards.

  • You have a demonstrated track record of successfully completing independent projects.

  • You speak and write fluent or near fluent English or German.

Ideal Criteria

The following characteristics would be ideal, but are not required:

  • You have advocacy, aquaculture, supply chain, or governmental experience.

  • You are talented at making phone calls, arranging meetings, and visiting farms.

  • You are familiar with and excited by Effective Altruism.

  • You would consider later transitioning to full-time work.

The Fine Print

  • Location: Remote

  • Position Status: 5 or more hours per week

  • Pay: Paid or unpaid, depending on need

  • Start Date: ASAP

Equal Opportunity Policy

FWI is committed to building a diverse and inclusive team. We encourage people of every color, orientation, age, sex, gender, ethnicity, and ability to apply. Please contact us if you have any questions or concerns regarding accessibility, and we will endeavor to make adjustments throughout the process where possible.

How to Apply

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