This opportunity is for a New Zealand student and recent graduate majoring in animal science, agronomy, veterinary or data science to gain experience in the start-up ecosystem and agriculture business.
In previous years the Foundation has sent interns to Johor, southern Malaysia to undertake an internship with Nutrition Technologies to gain business experience in the agritech area. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this year's internship with Nutrition Technologies will be held entirely virtually through remote working. If you are a tertiary student who is positive, confident, and interested in developing a career in agriculture and biotechnology, we encourage you to apply.
About Nutrition Technologies
Nutrition Technologies is a growth-stage AgriTech business, operating in Malaysia. They are pioneering the insects-as-feed industry and recycling nutrients from industrial food waste (such as pineapple pulp and palm kernel cake) into high-grade proteins and oils for the animal and aquafeed industries.
Nutrition Technologies have developed their own award-winning processes and technology and have received two rounds of seed funding to establish their pilot production facility.
More information about Nutrition Technologies can be found by visiting the company 'website
About the Internship
The internship period is for 8 weeks, flexible starting between November 2021 – February 2022
The intern will be given a specific project or meaningful work relevant to their area of study and a mentor and supervisor will be assigned to monitor the intern's professional development.
Interns with agricultural background
Interns with an agricultural background will support the company's product application strategy and engage with the senior management team in the longer-term development planning of the company's scale-up of its facilities.
Interns with data science background
Interns with a data science background will support the Research and Development team and support the product application strategy. They will support the team in critical areas such as data management, research projects and development of data science applications.
Applicants must be:
This is a paid internship. Other expenses such as purchase of laptops are not covered.
Management of the programme
The Asia New Zealand Foundation and Nutrition Technologies will jointly deliver pastoral care and support professional development in cultural competency.
Terms and conditions
The successful applicant will be required to agree to the standard Terms and Conditions for Asia New Zealand Foundation funding recipients.
Interns are expected to write a 600-word article (with accompanying photos) on their internship that will appear on the Foundation's website (to be submitted during the internship) and write a final three-page report evaluating the internship experience at the end of the programme.
How to apply
Click the "Apply now" below to start your application.
You will need to upload a copy of:
When you submit your application, a confirmation email will be sent to you including a copy of your completed form and submitted documents.
The successful candidate will be advised in October 2021.
All selected interns will be supported to attend a group induction day in Auckland in November 2021
You can get more information on who to contact for your inquiries and questions by clicking the "Apply now" link below and checking the full details of this opportunity.
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