2023 Summer Sustainable Seafood Intern (International)

Street
48 Cox Lane, Chessington
City
Surrey
Job ID
2023-2789

Overview

About New England Seafood 

New England Seafood International (NESI) was established in 1991 and is an importer and processor of premium fresh and frozen sustainable fish and seafood. NESI employs circa 600 people across two sites in the UK and imports a wide range of wild and farmed fish and shellfish from all around the world.  

 

Our vision is to “show people how to enjoy fish every day” and we pride ourselves on our supply chain integrity, sustainable sourcing and high-quality product. Our values run through our business; these values are Respect, Customer Care, By Learning We Grow, Team Spirit and Integrity. 

 

We are at an exciting time in the group’s development and are in the process of making important steps in a transformational growth plan: 

  • Completed the acquisition of greater production capacity 
  • Progressing the next generation of value-added products in the UK retail and foodservice fish category 
  • Driving an ambitious category led growth agenda 
  • Developing an innovative branded offer to fulfil rapidly developing consumer needs 

 

Overview of the Role (Sustainable Seafood Intern): 

Come apply your Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) education at New England Seafood International during fall 2023! Working with our teams, you will gain experience in the various functions of a CSR department including sustainable sourcing, sustainable fishing practices, corporate social responsibility within our supply chains and organizational impact on the environment, including environmental impact reduction strategies 

 

This immersive experience is designed to give you hands-on practice applying your education to the real world. CSR is a very diverse field and the purpose of this internship is to provide you with multiple opportunities in this area so that you can see what sparks your interest. Additionally, you will have the opportunity to complete a special project of your choice during your internship which you will agree with your line manager during your first week in NESI. This is an opportunity to use everything you have learned in school and put your skills into practice over the summer through this international internship program.   

 

This internship will provide the successful applicant an opportunity to spend time in a fast-paced manufacturing business based out of London, UK. This program will focus on developing you and your leadership skills, as well as supporting you to expand your business knowledge at an international level. 

 

Travel and accommodation will be arranged on your behalf.  

Responsibilities

Primary Responsibilities: 

  • Gain exposure to how a CSR team drive an ethical business agenda within NESI’s manufacturing sites and the wider supply chain  
  • Gain understanding of the principles and practices behind the sourcing and manufacture of sustainable seafood  
  • Get involved in projects supporting improvements in fisheries and aquaculture  
  • Development of your business acumen and leadership skills 

Qualifications

Program Eligibility 

  • Sealaska shareholder or descendant of a shareholder 
  • Currently enrolled in post-secondary institution or recently graduated  
  • Ability and willingness to travel internationally 
  • Commit to 6-week program timeline 
  • Must be over 18 years old 
  • Must have passport and sponsored work visa through NESI by program start date 

 

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Interest in environmental sustainability or CSR 
  • Experience with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel) 
  • At least a 2.5 GPA 
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills 
  • Able to both collaborate with a team and work independently 
  • Self-starter with ability to adapt to a fast-paced work environment 

 

Additional Requirements: 

  • Provide recent transcript (email to kayla.roberts@sealaska.com)
  • Submit resume with online application 
  • Submit a cover letter expressing your interest in the role (email to kayla.roberts@sealaska.com)
  • Submit one letter of recommendation supporting your application (email to kayla.roberts@sealaska.com)
  • You may be asked to provide proof of your status as a Sealaska shareholder, shareholder descendant, or shareholder spouse  
  • You must successfully complete a background check prior to onboarding at Sealaska 

 

About Sealaska Intern Program

The Sealaska intern program exists to uplift Sealaska shareholders and their descendants pursuing post-secondary education with meaningful career experience, learning opportunities, and a supportive community. Interns explore career interests, grow professional skills, and connect with the unique and vibrant cultures of the Tlingit, Haida, and Tsimshian people. You will spend the summer with peers who share an Alaska Native heritage, learning from each other and building a community as you venture into your careers. Learn more at sealaska.com/careers/summer-internships.

 

Physical Demands and Work Environment:

The physical and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Physical demands: While performing the duties of this job, the employee will sit for extended periods of time; walk, use hands to finger, handle objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; balance; stoop; bending or crouching; talk or hear. The employee must be able to lift/carry and/or move up to 20-50 pounds safely. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.
  • Work Environment: While performing the duties of this job, the employee will primarily work in an office setting. The noise level in the work environment is usually minimal.

 

Applicants must be a current Sealaska shareholder or a Sealaska shareholder descendent.

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