NORI Engineering Internship

Nauru Ocean Resources Inc (NORI) in accordance with its exploration contract for polymetallic nodules with the International Seabed Authority is offering two (2) engineering internship opportunities to candidates in a second or third year engineering programme at an accredited educational institution.

The 4-6 week internship will be offered at the head office of NORI’s European based engineering partner. The internship programme will provide the students with an opportunity to work on the development of a polymetallic nodule collection and riser system.

In light of global pandemic, the internships have been re-scheduled to now take place in 2021 (exact date TBD). Candidates will be provided with more information  in this regard after their selection.

Candidates must meet the following requirements:

  • Education: Must be in a second or third year of an engineering programme with an accredited educational institution;
  • Demonstrated interest in marine engineering (particularly the deep sea), the seafloor minerals industry and ocean sustainability;
  • Language: Must be proficient in English – written and spoken;
  • Other: Be able to secure a VISA to the European Union.

At the end of the training, trainees will be required to submit a report to NORI and the International Seabed Authority outlining the training completed; the benefits of the training opportunity; the knowledge gained; and how the training will advance their career and or education.

NORI undertakes to cover the following costs associated with the training:

  • Travel (return economy fare airfare);
  • Accommodations for the duration of the internship;
  • Weekly stipend for food and incidental costs;
  • VISA costs; and
  • Any reasonable out-of-pocket expenses incurred by the candidate in relation to this training programme.

Applications should be submitted by the 31 July 2020 through:

  • the online training portal. Users applying through the online portal (see below), must remember to upload a copy of a passport photo, the signed nomination form, degree/certificate, résumé/CV and other supporting document;    OR
  • via email, in one of the official languages of the Authority, to using the forms below.

Application must be accompanied by:

  1. Application Forms to be completed by the applicant;
  2. Nomination Form ( docx | pdf ) to be completed by the institution or governmental department;
  3. Copy of degree certificate;
  4. Proof of proficiency in English;
  5.  Copy of CV or Résumé; and
  6. A one-page statement of purpose demonstrating interest in the seafloor minerals industry and ocean sustainability (this could be from an environmental, engineering, or scientific perspective)

One of the Voluntary Commitments made by the ISA at the UN Ocean Conference 2017 was “Enhancing the role of women in marine scientific research through capacity building” – we therefore strongly encourage suitably qualified females to apply for these training opportunities.