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Dare to Explore! Gaining work experiences, a key to finding your career path – Apply now

Preliminary results from the “Educating towards forest-related employment” survey (still open until 10th of December!) show that both students and recent graduates view Internships/Traineeships as one of the most valuable practical experience during their studies. Further they regard these work experiences as useful in defining their career decisions. 

The Joint EFI-IFSA-IUFRO project on global student networking and green jobs in the forest sector (Green Jobs Project), conducting this survey, is also offering some unique traineeship opportunities: 

The Dare to Explore! TraineeshipProgram offers four, paid traineeship positions, in prestigious institutions each year. The traineeships aim to enrich students and recent graduates’ formal education and gain insight into the science-policy-interface at the international level, including research, communication, and policy-relevant activities. 

We are delighted to share the open call for the following open traineeship positions at EFI, IUFRO and CIFOR-ICRAF: 

Dare to Explore! An initiative of the joint EFI-IFSA-IUFRO GreenJobs Project

DTE_01: Traineeship at the EFI-IFSA-IUFRO Project in Bonn, Germany on “Changes in forest-related employment” 


DTE_02: Traineeship at IUFRO Headquarters in Vienna, Austria on Science-Policy Interlinkages 


DTE_03: Traineeship at the EFI office Bonn, Germany on “Urban forestry – repository of case study development” 


DTE_04: Traineeship at CIFOR-ICRAF in Bonn, Germany on “Wood biomass for energy production in Serbia: Integrated approach to mitigate climate change, generate employment, and restore biodiversity” 

The hosting organizations are inviting applications by all students or recent graduates (Within one year after graduation) from universities with an IFSA LC(See open call for list of eligible Universities). The application deadline is  November 30th, 2020 at 11:59 pm CET. 
For more information see the Open Call

The joint EFI-IFSA-IUFRO project is currently also running the “Educating towards forest-related employment” survey. The aim of the global survey is to gain a better understanding of the employment-related ambitions, perception of necessary skills/competencies, and satisfaction of forest-related students from around the globe. We, therefore, encourage you to take the survey and share the info amongst your networks. That way, you will help us understand what drives you and you will be able to shape curricula development according to the needs and expectations of future forestry students!

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