Always ask for approval from your teacher when applying for an internship Location: Bonn Duration: 6 months Deadline: 25th of April 2020
The Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) envisions a more equitable world where forestry and landscapes enhance the environment and well-being for all. CIFOR is a non-profit, scientific institution that conducts research on the most pressing challenges of forest and landscape management around the world. Using a global, multidisciplinary approach, we aim to improve human well-being, protect the environment, and increase equity. To do so, we conduct innovative research, develop partners’ capacity, and actively engage in dialogue with all stakeholders to inform policies and practices that affect forests and people. CIFOR is a CGIAR Research Center, and leads the CGIAR Research Program on Forests, Trees and Agroforestry (FTA). Our headquarters are in Bogor, Indonesia, with offices in Nairobi, Kenya; Yaoundé, Cameroon; Lima, Peru; and Bonn, Germany.
OverviewThe Global Landscapes Forum (GLF) is a partnership initiative led by CIFOR through its GLF Team. The team is based in the new CIFOR office in Bonn, Germany, and the CIFOR headquarters in Indonesia. The GLF Team is responsible for delivery on all GLF activities, and for expanding the GLF partnership and community. The Global Landscapes Forum (GLF) is the world’s largest multi‐stakeholder platform on integrated landscapes and aims to create a movement of one billion people around productive, prosperous, equitable and resilient landscapes. Founded by CIFOR, UN Environment, and the World Bank, with 23 charter members among the world’s leading development organizations, and core funding provided by the German Government, the GLF operates from a Secretariat in Bonn and focuses on five main themes: restoration, finance, rights, food and livelihoods, and measuring progress. Since 2013, over 180,000 stakeholders from more than 4,900 organizations and 185 countries have engaged with the GLF in person and online, with stakeholders from community and indigenous peoples’ organizations, finance, civil society, government, media, and youth. We have reached over 600 million people online and through traditional media. The GLF is founded on four principles: connecting, sharing, learning and acting and has produced global conferences in the following cities: Warsaw, Lima, London, Paris, Marrakech, Jakarta, Bonn, Washington DC, Nairobi, Katowice, and Kyoto, as well as in Bonn, New York, Accra, Luxembourg and Madrid in 2019. From building the investment case for sustainable landscapes to developing a gold standard for indigenous peoples’ rights, to supporting the Decade on Ecosystem Restoration, the GLF has been at the cutting edge in hosting and facilitating all manner of discussions to accelerate positive action for people, for the environment, and for the achievement of global climate and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Together we will create a global force to contribute to achieving the SDGs and climate agenda by creating a positive vision of what we can do if we all work together. The GLF believes in the unique change-making capacity of young people and seeks to foster a strong youth community of practice through the Youth in Landscapes Initiative and the execution of youth-led programs. The Youth in Landscapes Initiative (YIL) is a partnership for young landscape leaders currently coordinated by the Young Professionals for Agricultural Development (YPARD), the International Forestry Students Association (IFSA) and the Global AgroEcology Alliance (GAEA). YIL exists to unite and empower youth (aged 18–35 years) from diverse backgrounds around the world to have a voice, learn and effect positive change in their landscapes and livelihoods. YIL accomplishes this through a focus on leadership training, capacity building, community building, mentorship and fostering intergenerational dialogue.
Duties and responsibilities The primary objective of the Intern is to report quality journalism about the global youth climate change movement and broader sustainable landscapes activities, to be published on the GLF online news publication, Landscape News. The ideal candidate should be a person eager to gain bylines and career-building experience in journalism, with a willingness to work closely with the Landscape News editor on developing pitching, reporting, writing and editing skills. Tasks and responsibilities will include:
Writing engaging Landscape News articles about the global youth’s role in climate change and sustainable landscapes, 1 story per month;
Developing ideas for the articles and pitching them to the GLF Landscape News editor;
Reporting stories through in-depth research and interviews;
Working closely with the Landscape News editor to hone writing and editing skills;
Sourcing photos and visuals for articles, with opportunities to work with graphic designers and video/photo editors;
Collaborating with the GLF Youth Coordinator to promote articles through the GLF’s global youth network and to explore potential stories within the YIL network.
Education, knowledge and experience• Minimum education: In the last year of undergraduate studies (international development, natural science, communication, journalism or related fields), recent graduates preferred • Excellent English writing skills • Experience with social media, journalism, brand management and online engagement a plus • Experience with WordPress a plus • A strong foundation in writing and previously published articles is preferable but not mandatory • Clear and confident communication skills • Strong organizational and communication skills • Experienced and/or comfortable with remote work Personal Attributes and Competencies• Be creative and passionate about changing the world • Have an interest in science journalism and communications, and a strong desire to write • Have positive energy • Have effective time management capabilities • Have a fearless attitude and be open to learning • Have proven ability to work in a fast-paced environment and to take the initiative • Have a positive attitude at all times Terms and Conditions• This is an internship opportunity for 6 months. • CIFOR’s employment conditions follow local labor laws and regulations. CIFOR will employ a suitable candidate regardless of nationality, provided that he/she complies with the local requirements for working at the posting location. Being a citizen of an EU country is preferred. • The duty station will be in Bonn, Germany, but with the ability to work remotely. To apply, please visit our career site at: https://www.cifor.org/careers To learn more about CIFOR, please visit our website at: https://www.cifor.org CIFOR is an equal opportunity employer. Staff diversity contributes to excellence. Application process The application deadline is 25 Apr-2020 We will acknowledge all applications, but will contact only short-listed candidates.