Working with us

There is a enthousiastic team from the World Fish Migration Foundation working to connect fish, rivers and people. Are you interested to become part of this international team? Have a look at our volunteer positions, internships and job opportunities below.

Internship Social Media Specialist

Do your friends look to you on Facebook and Twitter for the latest news, ideas, and captivating captions? Are you enthusiastic about rivers, fishes and their conservation? The World Fish Migration Foundation (WFMF) is looking for a talented individual who can help us increase our social community by developing and disseminating engaging content that drives awareness on fish migration topics. Every two years we organize the World Fish Migration Day. The last time we had events in more than 60 countries, reaching 50 million people all other world. The WFMF is a growing organization and we are seeking a talented person who craves learning new skills and isn’t afraid to tackle big projects. 

As an intern, you will get to work alongside our international staff, and coordinate and execute the foundation’s social media strategy on real projects across key social media channels including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn that will help us grow. We are working on expanding and engaging our social media network and we’re looking for someone who can help us create relevant and compelling content that will engage followers. Our ideal candidate is someone who is obsessed with social media; knows how to create cool/edgy content; is a good social media writer; has an interest in the environment, rivers and fishes; and is thoughtful when interacting with online communities and building relationships.

What You Will Learn:

• How to create a long-term social media plan and marketing calendar

• How to track social media analytics using HootSuite and other software, and report results and new ideas to our team

• Create compelling content that will be shared by followers

• How to balance multiple accounts and create content relevant to multiple projects

• Plenty of additional opportunities in related projects

• How to work in a professional environment with ample opportunity to network with other professionals in the non-profit field



• Update the social media accounts with fresh content to improve engagement and outreach

• Conduct research to find articles and stories relevant to WFMFs mission and vision and posts on our social media platforms to invite conversation and interaction

• Monitor and replies to conversation/interaction

• Handle online inquiries appropriately

• Track social media interaction and fanbase growth and provide team with monthly updates

• Contribute to the team efforts by accomplishing related tasks as needed


What We Require:

• Background in Marketing, International Communication, or other related discipline

• Strong communication skills

• Proficient in Microsoft Suite Office

• Organized, with an ability to prioritize time-sensitive assignments

• Creative, flexible and responsible

• Experience with social media platforms (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat)

• Ability to work independently and in collaboration with the team

• Interested in topics related to the environment, rivers and migratory fishes. This includes being up-to-date with news, projects, and whatever else may be trending

• Your own laptop

• Comfortable working in a shared space environment


• This is an unpaid position. There is opportunity for school credit if allowed by the college/university of applicant. Position offers an excellent opportunity to work on substantive projects and can result in a great reference.

• Minimum 15 hours per week, minimum 3 month commitment, with 6-12 months desirable.

• To apply please submit your cover letter and resume to:, with the subject: Social Media Intern Submission.

Editorial Design Internship

Production of Europe’s first magazine on restoration of nature in rivers

The World Fish Migration Foundation, is an international NGO working on a global scale. It was founded in Groningen in 2014 and has grown enormously in recent years. Our local to global approach has proven extremely successful; notably gaining recognition from coordinating the biennial World Fish Migration Day event. The last World Fish Migration Day was held in 2018, in 63 countries, with 3,000 participating organizations and a media reach of 50 million people. For one of our projects we are producing Europe’s first magazine on restoration of European rivers. Restoration of rivers is seen as the most rewarding and promising forms of nature conservation. European rivers are full of barriers, blocking life cycles of many species like salmon and sturgeon. The magazine is targeting people who are eager and ready to make a change. The magazine will be published early 2020.

What are we looking for?

We are looking for an intern who can support us with the production of the magazine. The intern assists the chief editor and the art director for making sure the content plan is followed up in a surprising and appealing way. We want the magazine to inspire and stand out! Our ideal candidate is someone who can assist with following up on planning as well as daring to think out of the box. Timing: flexible, between February and December 2019.

What do we offer?

We can offer an experience in a great international team of 10 people in a creative environment, as well of support of experts like the producer of WWF NLs new magazine. Your work could reach people all over the world and contribute to making a change. We have an office in Groningen, Zernike, where we can also make space available for this project. The internship is likely to include some traveling in Europe.

More info? For more information you can check the website and contact Arjan Berkhuysen at




Would you like to be part of a team of enthusiastic colleagues working on preservation and restoration of migratory fish species and free-flowing riverson an international level? Perhaps volunteering at the World Fish Migration Foundation might be something for you!

The World Fish Migration Foundation (WFMF) is a non-profit organisation dedicated to the preservation and restoration of migratory fish species and free-flowing rivers around the world. The foundation strives to reach its vision of “Open rivers, full of fish for the benefit of all” by “Connecting fish, rivers and people”. We do this by raising awareness on the importance of migratory freshwater fish and of open, free-flowing rivers to freshwater and marine ecosystems and fisheries and human communities. For more information about our organization, visit

For our organisation we are looking to attract:

Volunteers for the World Fish Migration Day

As a volunteer you will be working on the World Fish Migration Day, a big international awareness raising day with many local events. Together with an international team you will be searching for new event locations and supporting organisations.

What will you be doing as a volunteer?

  • Search for new participants to join the WFMD
  • Search for new supporters, send updates and communication materials
  • Communicate about WFMD to interested parties
  • Flag interesting opportunities for sponsoring
  • Communicate activities with other volunteers
  • use the database: store contact information in database

What do we look for in a volunteer?

  • Available for minimum of 1 day per week for a minimum of 6 months
  • Access to internet and a computer (work will be done via internet)
  • Excellent communication skills (both spoken & written)
  • Proficiency in English language, additional languages are preferential
  • Responsibility and accountability
  • Capable to work both independent and in a team
  • Real networker
  • A love for fish and rivers

What do we offer?

The World Fish Migration Foundation is a young and dynamic organisation with an informal working atmosphere, based in Groningen, the Netherlands. The World Fish Migration Foundation offers enthusiastic colleagues and the opportunity to make international connections with fish/river organizations and broaden your network. Volunteers work from their own location and have regular contact with the volunteer-coordinator.

Information & procedure

If you are you interested in volunteering and you recognise yourself in the above mentioned profile, we invite you to send an message declaring your interest and your CV to