The Exchange Program (EP) offers forestry students the chance to gain professional experience in a foreign country by participating in short-term practical placements. As past participants can attest, learning about forestry is just one part of the EP experience. Living and working abroad gives trainees the chance to learn about a different culture, meet new people, and share and exchange knowledge and ideas. So why not apply today!
CFA youth award If you are interested by a position in de Commonwealth Forestry Association you can apply for the CFA youth award. www.cfa-international.org
Information for students
If you wish to participate in the Exchange Program, you should consult the preliminary information for students. Once you've read that, you can apply to one placement thanks to the EP Registration Form
Our goals for 2011/12 are:
- Stay in contact with current and new forestry organizations.
- To be interface between applicants, employers and IFSA 7.
- Find internship opportunities for forestry students who are not from the EU.
- Find possibilities for payed internships.
- Update the information on the website regularly.
Contact the EP Office for further informationEmail: [email protected]
|Head of Commission
Camille Moyers (USA)
|  || Members:
Roel Van Cauewenberghe (Netherlands)
David Claeys Bouuaert (Belgium)
JooHee Oh (Republic of Korea)
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Global Exchange For Africa Volunteer Opportunity
Global Exchange For Africa is a volunteer organization located in the Volta Region of Ghana.
We are also doing well to bring international volunteers to Ghana to help in projects like hospitals,orphanages,schools, botanical gardens,forestry and conservation projects,offices and community building projects .
In the other hands,there are some projects aside which need help of volunteers like our orphanages,village schools ,tourism projects among others.
Our appeal is to develop a partnership with you to get in more volunteers to support our local projects achieve their goal..
We have the following which support our work:
Our own vehicle to pick volunteers from the airport
A guest house and a hostel to keep the volunteers for orientation before transfer to host family.
A supervisor to check on volunteers safety during work every two weeks
Experienced staff among others.
In fact we shall be happy to work with you to help improve sustainable projects in Ghana
If you would like to participate in this, or see what more opportunities that they have going on for Forestry, please contact:
Dr. Williamson Clarke
Founder and Executive Director
Future Forests Fellowship - Deadline Nov 1, 2012
As one of the world’s top forestry schools, UBC Forestry – through the generous support of a private foundation – is honoured to offer the Future Forests Fellowship, the most prestigious forestry graduate award available at any Canadian University and the largest single grant for a forestry student globally.
The Future Forests Fellowship will enable an outstanding graduate student to undertake doctoral research focused on British Columbia in one of the following areas of excellence for the Faculty:
The Fellowship will pay $60,000 per annum for 3 years, with an additional 4th year if required. This will allow the student to devote her or his time purely to pursuing excellence in research and community outreach in the field of forestry in British Columbia.
ELIGIBILITY TO APPLY
The research must be conducted, at least in part, in BC, and should result in an outcome which has practical application in BC. Canadian and international students are eligible to apply.
To be considered for a Future Forests Fellowship, you must:
Please see web page for the application and additional details: http://future.forestry.ubc.ca/
Application deadline: November 1, 2012
All application documents must be submitted to:
Forestry, Natural Resource Professionals
Come explore sustainable forestry issues in Oregon.
WFI International Fellowship Program - Term: 6-12 months- Applications accepted year-round.
The WFI Fellowship brings professionals in natural resources to conduct a practical research project at the World Forestry Center. In addition to projects, Fellows participate in weekly field trips, interviews and site visits to Northwest forestry organizations, research labs, universities, public and private timberlands, trade associations, mills, and corporations. The Fellowship is a unique opportunity to learn about sustainable forestry from the Pacific Northwest forestry sector, and to work with colleagues from around the world. Fellowships are open to any country, including U.S. citizens. The Fellowship program offers partial scholarships through the Harry A. Merlo Foundation, but all applicants must be able to cover at least 50% of the program fee. Over 85 Fellows from 27 countries have participated to date. Applications are accepted year-round. For more information and how to apply, please visit: http://wfi.worldforestry.org/index/international-fellowship.html
Natural resource managers and educators looking to broaden their knowledge on some aspect of forest management and policy; forest industry professionals seeking exposure to the US forest sector; graduate or doctoral students completing a thesis/research project and needing a base of operations; mid-career professionals seeking a career change and wanting to delve into a new field.
The World Forestry Center (WFC) is a non-profit forestry education organization based in Portland, Oregon, USA. (www.worldforestry.org). We are pleased to offer professional development opportunities in the U.S. for natural resource professionals. Please visit our website or contact us for additional information.
World Forestry Center
Placement proposition for a bachelor/master forestry student
Placement proposition for a bachelor/master forestry student. It's a 8 to 10 weeks position in the period of june to august 2012, with a lot of field work in steep slopes and beautiful high hills in the north east of France.
LANGUAGE AND TRAINING :
- french compulsory
- good physical condition
- sufficiently autonomous
- correct background in forestry
LIVING AND FINANCIAL CONDITIONS :
- period of internship : june - august 2012
- unfortunately, the trainee needs to have his/her own car
- financial conditions : about 400 €/month if traineeship lasts at least 9 weeks + payment for the use of the car (a fixed price /km).
- no accomodation provided.
CONTACT PERSON :
Head of the forestry management unit of Ribeauvillé - National Forest Office
Phone : 00333 89 73 09 14
Mail : [email protected]
Responsable de l'unité territoriale de Ribeauvillé
Office national des Forêts
Tel : 03 89 73 09 14 / 06 24 12 42 04
Fax : 03 89 73 09 79
Mel : [email protected]
Internship for foresters - Bamboo in Ethiopia
African Bamboo PLC aspires to build up a bamboo processing industry in Ethiopia with main products like compressed bamboo panels for the export market and bamboo charcoal briquettes for the domestic market. The raw material shall be sourced from existing forests though an outgrower scheme initially. However,African Bamboo wants to establish the first commercial bamboo plantations in Ethiopia on degrades land.
We are offering an internship in tropical forestry/ forest management from April until July/ August 2012. We are seeking for support in establishing a modern and sustainable bamboo forest management system. The focus shall be on the set up of bamboo nursery and seeding multiplication.
The task include but are not limited to:
- Applied research on best methods of seedling multiplication for Yashania Alpina.
- Setting up a management system for a bamboo nursery in Sidama Zone.
- Field trips to different regions and identification of sites for bamboo afforestation.
Education, skills and experience required for this position include:
- Bachelor degree in relevant discipline, e.g. forest management, tropical forestry, etc.
- Education as forestry surgeon would be a plus.
- Experience in developing countries would be a plus.
- Excellent skills in MS Office Professional.
- High level of writing and verbal skills in English.
- Willingness to rotate between the locations and being able to live in rural areas.
- Ability to work independently but also as part of multi-cultural young team.
What we offer:
- Nice working environment in an international young team.
- Insight in building the bamboo sector in Ethiopia from scratch.
- Return ticket Europe-Ethiopia.
- 10 000 Birr/ month (420 Euro) as allowance for living.
- Support for accommodation.
Please send your application ASAP to Ms Sarah Kohls
Ms Sarah Kohls
|Mexico, Columbia, Switzerland||
Internships at South Pole
It is a Carbon trading organization that has afforestation projects, REDD+ Projects, Waste management and many more. (www.southpolecarbon.com)
Country: Mexico, Columbia (Medellin), or Zurich (Switzerland). There might be possibilities soon in Jakarta, Indonesia.
Minimum time: 4 months
Internship Research Greenpeace
The Research Unit at Greenpeace International is offering a 6 month internship position. Research internships are based in Amsterdam, Netherlands as full-time positions (40 hours per week) for a fixed term of 6 months. This internship option is ongoing. Monitor, capture, filter and organize information and market intelligence into databases for briefs and reports to ensure strategic information is available for Greenpeace’s campaigns and projects. This role is very detail orientated, involves multiple concurrent daily deadlines and administrative tasks within the research unit. Academic background in natural or social sciences (minimum of an equivalent Bachelors level) required. Masters, or higher, in natural or social sciences, with environmental focus, preferred.
•Strong knowledge of global environmental issues and motivation to achieve Greenpeace environmental campaign objectives
•Must be fluent in written and spoken English plus must have written and spoken fluency in, at least, one of the following languages: Spanish, French, Portuguese, Mandarin/Cantonese, German, Arabic, Russian, or Japanese.
•Highly developed proficiency in computer use, including database, spreadsheet and word processing. Proven high skill level of on-line research expertise and content analysis.
•Strong comprehension of the interconnected influences that culture, science, politics, economics, industry and social change dynamics play in environmental issues.
•Highly developed ability to problem solve, utilising multiple analytical techniques within a focused results-based orientation.
Required Personal Characteristics:
•Self-confident, focused, pro-active and result oriented
•Highly stress resistance
•Flexible attitude to constantly shifting work priorities
•Self-motivated team player with proactive, "get-the-job-done" mentality
Remuneration is via a modest monthly honorarium (€ 800/month).
Please provide proof of legal ability to work in the Netherlands for the indicated period and indicate your date of earliest availability to start.
Apply for this Internship by providing a single file, named - insert your full name, comprising your detailed CV + motivation letter + detailed current contact details (your email, home phone, mobile). Please indicate your grades achieved for any academic degree.
Due to the volume of applicants we regret we are unable to respond to individual queries. If you have not been contacted within 6 weeks of the date of your application, we regret that you have not been short-listed for further consideration.
Apply for the Internship:
CC; Human Resources department:
Summer jobs/internships Swedish Forest Agency
During the annual period of growth Swedish Forest Agency generally have a seasonal work-peak which necessitates extra personnel for field work. Note the general requirement for command of the Swedish language.
For internships they accept English as working language. You can apply by sending an e-mail to either HR unit or directly to one of district offices.
More information you can get here:
Internship with the Secretariat of the UN Convention on Biological Diversity
SUPPORTING “BIODIVERSITY FOR DEVELOPMENT” PROGRAMME
PERIOD AND DUTY STATION:
Minimum of 4 months (6 months preferable), commencing May 1st 2012, in Montreal, Canada.
The purpose of this internship is to provide assistance to implement the United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity with regards to mainstreaming biodiversity in development and poverty eradication policies, strategies and processes (www.cbd.int/development).
The Applicant MUST:
1. Be currently enrolled in a third or fourth year of under-graduate (BA/BSc) or in a graduate (Masters) or post-graduate (PhD) programme.
2. Submit an endorsement from the Nominating/Sponsoring Institution.
3. Be willing to intern on a full-time basis spending five days a week for a period of at least FOUR MONTHS.
4. Be covered by medical insurance and before arrival (if selected) provide the Secretariat with a medical doctor’s attestation of your general health.
Candidates from all disciplines are welcome to apply for this post. However, a strong interest in multilateral diplomacy and sustainable development is essential and prior experience in communications would be highly regarded. In addition, prior exposure to biodiversity issues and development-cooperation areas would be an asset.
Additional required qualifications:
- Strong writing skills in English
- Excellent visual communication and computer skills
- Experience organizing events, exhibitions or symposia
- Experience or interest in e-learning and education tools
- Ability to familiarize him/herself with complex tasks in a brief period of time and to work under minimal supervision and meet tight deadlines
- Enjoy working in a dynamic and multicultural environment
Oral and written fluency in French and/or other languages is an asset
Мore information you can get here:
Internship in European Forest Institute
I found possible Internship� in European Forest Institute (EFI) to undergraduate or graduate students . If someone is interested then take a look on the link and send them your application.
There are application deadlines in the end of the January, April, July and October.The duration is from three to six months.
EFI is not able to provide financial support for interns!
For applying are needed:
Website where you can get more information and apply is:http://www.efi.int/portal/about_efi/human_resources/careers/internships/
Internship in Finnish Forest Research Institute
Placement title : Population ecology of small rodents
Skills: Basic knowledge in ecology and ecological research. Previous experience in working with animals is beneficial but not necessary. Must be capable of working in field conditions
Must have: good motivation and be interested in carryng out ecological research. Must be willing to work flexible hours and both in good and in poor wather conditions.
Work description: The traineeship is part of a research project to investigate factores influencing population ecology of small rodents. Trainee will assist in carrying out field experiments, involving trapping and field sampling of vegetation. Tasks also include assisting in maintenance of experimental rodent population in the laboratory.
Number of positions available: 2
Duration: 4-6 months
Start date: May - June
Internship at IUFRO
Our partner IUFRO offers us again internship places at their HQ in Vienna.
There are two places available and it starts at 1st of October. The application deadline is 30th of June.
IUFRO is not able to provide financial support for interns!
|Europe, China, Brazil||
MSC European Forestry scholarships
Generous Erasmus Mundus scholarships of 20,000 – 48,000 euro are available on a competitive basis.
The MSc European Forestry is a top-class taught master’s programme delivered by seven prestigious European universities in partnership with a Chinese and Brazilian university.
MSc European Forestry welcomes people from around the world to apply. For further information, please visit:http://www.europeanforestry.net
Researcher - The Finnish Forest Research Institute (Metla)
The Finnish Forest Research Institute (Metla) is a specialist research organisation which develops solutions to the challenges and questions posed by the care, utilisation, products, services and intangible value of forests.
Job description: The Finnish Forest Research Institute seeks a researcher for a three-year project "Vegetative propagation - knowhow and technology for enhancing bioeconomy" funded by EU, European Regional Developmental Fund. The position is placed at Eastern Unit, Punkaharju. The topics to be worked with include testing the tissue culture propagation of Scots pine families producing decay resistant heartwood, in vitro -selection and analyses of secondary compounds of tissue cultures, together with developing knowhow on in vitro -testing of wood fungal resistance. Practical laboratory work is part of the job. The position is suitable also for a PhD student.
The applicants should:
Additionally we would appreciate:
Salary is based on the incentive system terms set by Metla, with a grade of 7-8 (2470,57-2661,70€/month) depending on the competence of the person. In addition, an incentive part of the salary is paid.
ApplicationsApply by 19.10.2011 16.00. Applying at www.valtiolle.fi with the key numbers 400-181-11 is recommended.
You can also apply by sending your application to:
Finnish Forest Research Institute
P.O.Box 18 (Jokiniemenkuja 1)
Key numbers (400-181-11) must be stated in both the envelope and the application.
Further informationDocent Tuija Aronen, 050 391 4233, [email protected]
D.Sc. (For.) Martti Venäläinen, 050 391 4238, Martti.Venälä[email protected]
Internship programme in Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
Designed to offer on-the-job training opportunities, FAO's Internship Programme exposes students and recent graduates to FAO's work and provides a framework to disseminate further knowledge about the importance and complexity of food and agricultural issues. Interns have the chance to develop and apply their skills and aptitudes within FAO's multicultural environment and in support of organizational results.
FAO's Internship Programme conforms to the principal recommendations made by the Joint Inspection Unit on Internships in the United Nations System..
The applicants should:
Interns receive a stipend from FAO up to the amount of US$700. In some cases, the terms of sponsored internships may vary depending upon the agreement between FAO and the institution sponsoring the intern.Conditions of service:
For individual applicants, the assignment should be, in principle, from three months to a maximum period of six months. For interns who are sponsored, the maximum duration of the internship is defined by the agreement between FAO and the sponsoring institution.
Interns are not staff members of the Organization. Assignments under this Programme are not designed to lead to a staff position with the Organization.How to apply:
For more information about FAO's Internship Programme, please contact
Intern – Forest Conflicts Researcher RECOFTC – The Center for People and Forests
Application deadline: 28th October 2011
RECOFTC is currently seeking an intern to work in research and analysis of forest conflicts. His/her main role is to support work on the thematic area of conflict management, specifically to conduct research and analysis on forest conflicts at global, regional, national and local levels. The successful applicant will be based at RECOFTC’s Bangkok headquarters. The contract duration is for 10 months.
The intern will report to the Manager of the Capacity Building and Technical Services Unit. His/her main role is to support work on the thematic area of conflict management, specifically to conduct research and analysis on forest conflicts at global, regional, national and local levels. The results of such analysis will be strategically utilized for capacity building program and policy recommendations, as well as for contributing to discussions regarding forest conflict management on an academic and practitioner (e.g. conflict mediators) level.
RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES:
The intern’s main tasks and responsibilities will be as follows:
1. Conduct research and analysis on forest conflicts focusing on conflict management tools, particularly conflict mediation. This will require theoretical analysis, as well as its application.
QUALIFICATION AND EXPERIENCE:
The intern will have the following essential qualifications and experience:
• MSc degree in natural resource management, governance, geography, political sciences
or development studies from reputable universities.
• At least a year’s analytical and research experience.
• Good knowledge of Microsoft Office and using web based applications
• Fluent in English with proven writing skills
• International experience, either working or studying outside of their home country
• Preference will be given to candidates from the Asia‐Pacific region.
• Ability to speak one of the following languages: Bahasa Indonesia, Thai, Vietnamese, Mandarin or Khmer
• Willingness to travel
In addition to job specific skills and experience, the applicant should possess the followingcharacteristics (including attitudes and skills):
• Interpersonal communication skills, individually and in‐groups, with an ability to work as an active member of teams. This implies flexibility and open‐mindedness;
• Initiative and ability to make informed independent judgments (which is not
inconsistent with working as part of a team);
• Ability to work in a variety of cultural and institutional contexts.
• Independent with time management skills
• Output and outcome oriented Successful candidate will be provided with monthly stipend of THB 28,000 / month, and USD 700 for travel insurance during their internship. No other benefits will be provided.
Please send applications to [email protected], and include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and current contact details of three referees, including recent supervisors. Please quote the position title in the subject line of the email. Only short-listed candidates will be notified.
ITFC- Institute of Tropical Forest Conservation
Volunteers and interns
ITFC can host volunteers and interns on an ad-hoc basis.
Volunteers should be willing to work for at least three months on activities that are helpful to ITFC (see suggestions below). Please contact us ([email protected]) at least 2-3 months in advance if you are interested in working as a volunteer. See below for some advise. We charge foreign volunteers (those from outside East Africa) for accommodation (see fees, under foreign students/researchers).
Interns are usually students who require a few months of practical, hands-on experience working in an organization, to fulfill their study requirements. Interns should expect to pay their own costs, including food, board, transport and insurance (see fees, which depend on whether you are Ugandan or foreign national).
We need to reorganise our small, specialised library: we welcome an intern from library studies to come work with us for 2-3 months
Suggestions for volunteer work
NOTE: ITFC cannot provide opportunities for volunteers to work with gorillas or other primates
When enquiring for a volunteering opportunity, please indicate your field of interest (e.g. in any of the above tasks), background, strengths and motivation.
Click here for a list of 'What to bring' for a stay at ITFC.