Shiok Meats online internship

This opportunity is for a New Zealand student or recent graduate majoring in management or business to gain experience in the cell-based meat and seafood business in Singapore. The internship will be held entirely virtually through remote working.

Shiok Meats is the world's first cell-based crustacean meat company, which uses technology to grow real meat from healthy cells outside of an animal - in this case, lobster, shrimp and crab.

Find out more about Shiok Meats

The 2021 application round has closed

About the internship

The internship period is for eight weeks, with 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.

The successful applicant will have the opportunity to:

  • develop an understanding of consumer needs and preferences for cell-based meat/sea food for the Australia and New Zealand market, with am emphasis on Gen Z
  • conduct market research to support strategic business planning and product development
  • support the business department in strategising and implementing key projects
  • understand and translate consumer needs into business and technology solutions.

The Asia New Zealand Foundation and Shiok Meats will jointly deliver pastoral care and support professional development in cultural competency.


Applicants must be:

  • New Zealand citizens or have New Zealand permanent resident status
  • have completed within the last two years or be due to complete by November 2021 at least two years of tertiary study majoring in management or business
  • passionate about science, food, and alternative protein industry
  • a motivated self-starter and team player
  • confident, independent, reliable and resilient

What's covered

This is a paid internship. Expenses such as purchase of laptops are not covered.

Terms and conditions

The successful applicant will be required to agree to the standard terms and conditions for Asia New Zealand Foundation funding recipients.

Reporting requirements 

Interns are expected to write a 500-600-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

The 2021 application round has closed

Key dates

  • Due to disruptions caused by the Level 4 situation in New Zealand, the deadline for applications for this internship has been extended by one week to 6 September.
  • Shortlisted applicants will be notified by mid- September 2021.  
  • Short-listed applicants will be invited to an in-person or online panel interview to select the successful candidate. 
  • 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 


If you have a question about the internships, first check the frequently asked questions page and if your question is not answered there, please email the Foundation's project coordinator internships Linh Le: [email protected].