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Two New Internship Opportunities Available

by Community Forests International on August 18, 2010

Community Forests International is offering two CIDA International Youth Internship opportunities beginning this fall. The internship will include 3.5 months of work here in Canada with Community Forests International, and 5 months in Pemba, Tanzania with our partner organization, Community Forests Pemba. Please see the position descriptions and details below.

Education Intern

Location: Tanzania/New Brunswick
Host partner organizations: Community Forests Pemba

Description:
Pemba Trees – This project is designed to create economic opportunities for rural communities in Tanzania. The focus is on the planting of timber and fruit trees in rural communities on the island of Pemba Tanzania. The trees are raised in village owned nurseries and planted on community owned land. Presently 12 communities participate to plant +100,000 trees annually. The project also makes links between environmental sustainability and private sector development, and includes activities focused on raising awareness.
Global Schools Link – Students in Pemba, Tanzania and Canada use web based 2.0 software to create student profiles and class blogs in order to share their environmental activities online.

The ideal candidate would have:
- Science or Education background
- Travel Experience
- Classroom Experience
- Willingness to live with and respect local Swahili and Muslim culture

Activities:

The intern will help continue Community Forests International's online education program called the Global Schools Link. This program uses web-based technology (www.globalschoolslink.org) in order to partner youth from around the world in an interactive, on-line learning environment.

Information development and dissemination – Work with CFP and lead teachers in Canada to develop a linked curriculum for cross-class correspondence.
PUBLIC ENGAGEMENT – Adapt CFP’s Climate Change Curriculum to develop a rural community education program on Climate Change
DEVELOPMENT – Capacity building for CFP Staff and local teachers

Starting Date:            September 2010
Ending Date:              May 2011

Months Overseas:         5
Number of Positions:    1

We thank all candidates for their application. Unfortunately, only those under consideration will be contacted.

Forestry Intern

Location: Tanzania/New Brunswick
Host partner organizations: Community Forests Pemba

Description:
Pemba Trees – This project is designed to create economic opportunities for rural communities in Tanzania. The focus is on the planting of timber and fruit trees in rural communities on the island of Pemba Tanzania. The trees are raised in village owned nurseries and planted on community owned land. Presently 12 communities participate to plant +100,000 trees annually. The project also makes links between environmental sustainability and private sector development, and includes activities focused on raising awareness.
Global Schools Link – Students in Tanzania, India and Canada use web based 2.0 software to create student profiles and class blogs in order to share their environmental activities online.

The ideal candidate would have:
- Environmental science or development background
- Tree planting / forestry experience
- Travel experience
- Experience with public speaking, preparing /delivering presentations for diverse audiences
- Willingness to live with and respect local Swahili and Muslim culture

Activities:
– Working with CFP to develop the agroforestry component of the Pemba tree-planting project
- Work with CFP Field Officer to enhance CFP Research nursery
– Offering alternative livelihood support by planting trees
Public Engagement – Working directly in rural communities in Pemba and New Brunswick to promote Ecological forestry and restoration.

Starting Date:            September 2010
Ending Date:              May 2011
Months Overseas:         5
Number of Positions:    1

We thank all candidates for their application. Unfortunately, only those under consideration will be contacted.

Program Eligibility and Application Instruction

To be eligible for the International Youth Internship Program, applicants must be:

  • a Canadian citizen or permanent resident legally entitled to work in Canada.
  • a post-secondary graduate
  • out of school
  • between the ages of 19 and 30
  • unemployed or underemployed
  • Have not participated in an internship with the Career Focus stream of the Government of  Canada's Youth Employment Strategy (YES)

Salary: Stipend of $225 per week
Other Benefits include travel to overseas posting; medical insurance and visas; cultural awareness training; language training if necessary; job search skills; and other potential training courses.
Duration: 8.5 months, approx. 3.5 months in Canada & 5 months overseas

Send Resume and Cover Letter to: hiring@acic-caci.org and please cc info@forestsinternational.org
Application deadline: August 27, 2010
While we appreciate the interest of all applicants, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Other information:

  • Please include job title in subject line of email application
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