Responsible to: Head of Programme Assurance team 

Salary and benefits: €500 per month plus expenses

Location: Utrecht, The Netherlands

Contract: Full-time, 6 months

Date written: November 2020

About ASC

ASC is an independent, not-for-profit organisation established in 2010 to set and operate global standards for responsible aquaculture. Certified farmed products are promoted to consumers through the use of its ASC-logo.

The aquaculture industry is growing strongly and is already supplying more than half of all seafood consumed worldwide, but this growing demand increases the environmental and social footprint associated with this expansion. The ASC certification and labelling programme incentivises improved farming practices by promoting the benefits of responsibly farmed seafood and encourages an industry towards achieving environmental sustainability and social responsibility. 

We work across the globe with aquaculture producers, seafood processors, retail and foodservice companies, scientists, conservation groups and the public to make it very easy to recognize and buy farmed seafood that meets the highest environmental standards. 

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Job Summary

You will work within and support of the programme assurance team’s (PAT) day-to-day activities. The work will be in a multi-stakeholder, fast paced environment and you will get involved in quality and control for assurance purposed. 

ASC will give you direct responsibility for your own projects so you will work independently. You will help prepare, revise databases, and assist in the processing of the certification related documents.  You will also work closely with your PAT team members to analyse data and assist in various matters.

You must be available for the full 6 months of the internship. 

Skills and Experience: 

  • Master’s or an Undergraduate student with a valid work permit for the Netherlands
  • Fluent in English (spoken and with a high standard of written English)
  • Willingness to use initiative and work independently
  • Hands-on mentality
  • Good organisational skills and attention to detail
  • Experience in working with databases, PMSs, CRMs and websites (WordPress) is a plus
  • A demonstrable interest in Quality and Control is a plus

Application details

Please e-mail a cover letter and CV (in English) to: 

Selection process: Your CV, cover letter will be reviewed. A short list of candidates will be invited to take part in interview. 

ASC take data protection very seriously. We will only use any personal information you may choose to give us in connection with your application for this position. In the event that your application is unsuccessful we will keep your personal information for 6 months, in case any other vacancies arise for which we think you may be suitable. For more information please read our privacy policy, which can be found here;

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