Internship (Research Finance) (2 opportunities)

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WorldFish is a leading international research organization and a member of CGIAR, working to reduce hunger, malnutrition, and poverty by sustainably improving aquatic food systems. It collaborates with international, regional, and national partners to co-develop and deliver scientific innovations, evidence for policy, and knowledge to enable equitable, inclusive impact for millions who depend on fish for their livelihoods. For more information, visit:

WorldFish would like to hire two (02) interns who will assist in maintaining accurate project financial records, documentation, and database. Beside this, s/he will also assist in budgeting, forecasting, and reporting process. By getting hands-on experience by working under a Project Finance professional, s/he can understand and practically apply his/her theoretical knowledge of financial accounting in his/her day-to-day work orienting in such a position.


The successful candidate will:

  • Assist in maintaining accurate project financial records and documentation in OCS.
  • Assist in maintaining and updating project and partner financial records and databases.
  • Assist in the preparation of monthly financial reports.
  • Assist in budgeting and forecasting of project activities.
  • Assist in the coordination of resource allocation and monitoring.


This opportunity will be suitable for you if you have the below skills and qualifications:

  • The candidate either will have obtained or currently be working towards obtaining a Bachelor’s Degree in accounting or similar equivalent qualifications.
  • Must have knowledge of the basic principles and practices of accounting and financial analysis.
  • Good working knowledge of Microsoft Office and Teams applications and hands-on experience with reputable ERP systems such as Oracle and SAP.
  • Should be capable of preparing files and maintaining records and documentation.
  • Excellent command of the English language – both written and verbal.


  • This position is an excellent opportunity to gain information and experience with an international research organization.
  • The intern will also get the chance to interact and collaborate with researchers.
  • A monthly stipend and health insurance will be provided.

Location and Internship Duration

Successful intern(s) will be based at WorldFish Headquarters, in Penang, Malaysia. The successful candidate should be available to commence the internship as soon as possible until 31 December 2024. This position is open only to national applicants only. Interviews are expected to be held in July 2024 and only shortlisted candidates will be notified and expected to attend the interview.

How to Apply

Your application must include:

  • A copy of your curriculum vitae,
  • A cover letter which addresses key requirements stated above; and
  • Contact information of three professional referees who may be contacted if you are short-listed for the position.


To be considered, applications must be submitted by no later than 24:00 (MYT) 30 July 2024

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

Our Gender, Diversity and Inclusion Commitment 

WorldFish has seven offices across Asia, Africa and the Pacific, with more than 400 staff and 27 nationalities who contribute to a dynamic multicultural work environment. 

WorldFish is committed to promoting a work environment where diversity and inclusion is valued, and we seek to have gender balance in the organization. We aim to also seek balance across other diverse dimensions. 

People in WorldFish are treated equally irrespective of gender, ethnicity/race, national or social origin, disability, religion, political affiliation, age, family size, marital status or any other form of personal identity. 

We are an equal opportunities employer and strongly encourage qualified women and men from developing nations to apply. 

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