Shiok Meats internship, Singapore

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 as a business analyst.

About the internship

The intern will be working from Shiok Meats head office in Singapore.

The internship period is for three months, with a flexible starting between January and April 2024.

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 2023 application round has closed for this internship

About Shiok Meats

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


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 2023 at least two years of tertiary study majoring in management or business.

Who we're looking for

The successful applicant will:

  • have strong communication skills (written, verbal, and data presentation) suitable for both internal and external audiences
  • be a motivated self-starter and team player who can efficiently multitask
  • be responsible and able to handle dynamic and fast-paced work environments
  • stay abreast of trends and updates in the industry and possesses great attention to detail
  • possess excellent analytical and project management skills
  • be passionate about science, food, and have an interest in the alternative protein industry.

A background in finance or accounting is a plus.

What you'll do

The successful applicant will have the opportunity to:

  • identify trends related to the competitive market landscape within the alternative protein industry with emphasis on the Asia-Pacific region
  • develop an understanding of priority areas related to the alternative protein industry for each country based on their political and economic outlook, as well as the citizens’ preferences
  • propose a five-year roadmap that takes into consideration Shiok Meats' business priorities
  • review and compare the organisation’s financial milestones with those of competitors
  • critically evaluate information gathered from multiple sources and deliver recommendations that address existing and potential opportunities and risks across the organisation
  • collaborate with the business team to strategise and implement key projects
  • play a key role in the business department to support and manage project progress and facilitate coordination of tasks to drive achievement of our business goals.

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

What's covered

The Foundation will cover:

  • airfares
  • a travel insurance subsidy
  • accommodation costs
  • most living costs.

The intern will be required to contribute NZ$500 of their own funds to cover some living expenses while offshore.

Terms and conditions

Applicants should be willing to:

  • take out appropriate travel insurance (subsidised by the Foundation)
  • write a final three-page report evaluating the internship experience
  • participate in Foundation professional development activities and networking events after they return.

Successful applicants will be required to agree to the standard Terms and Conditions for Asia New Zealand Foundation funding recipients.

Reporting requirements

Foundation interns are expected to provide two reports (web article and final report) on their experience, and to seek opportunities to share their experience on their return to New Zealand, and to remain engaged with the Asia New Zealand Foundation. Sharing your experience with others is an important part of this initiative as it enlightens others about developments in Asia. 

Interns are expected to write a 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 2023 application round has closed for this internship

Key dates

  • Applications closed August 2023
  • Shortlisted applicants will be notified by mid September
  • Shortlisted applicants will be invited to an in-person or online panel interview to select the successful candidate
  • The successful candidate will be advised by early October.   
  • All selected interns will be supported to attend a group induction day in Auckland in late November 2023
  • The internship period is three months, with flexible starting between Jan - April 2024.


If you have a question about the internships, please email the Foundation's project coordinator (internships) BoBae Wilson: