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TABLE OF CONTENTS

~Publications, Listings, Announcements~

~Student Organizations~

~Volunteer Positions~

~Internships~

~Funding Opportunities

~Programs & Funding~

fellowship programs

masters programs

assistantships

scholarships

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Publications, Listings, Announcements

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Commonwealth Forestry Association, Young Forester Award 2012.  Closing date 30 April 2012. Click here for  Brochure.
Apply for Scholarships: http://www.scholarships.com/financial-aid/college-scholarships/scholarship-application-strategies/apply-for-scholarships/

Applying for Financial Aid - Incoming Students -- International: http://environment.yale.edu/about/Applying-for-Financial-Aid-New-International-Students/

Australia: http://www.forestry.org.au/masters/scholarships.htm

Beijing Forestry University (BJFU)  Fees and Scholarship: http://school.cucas.edu.cn/ListTitle.php?sid=1042&aid=178

College Scholarships for Forestry Majors: http://collegeprowler.com/scholarships/major/forestry/

Fellowships for International Students in USA - 2011:
http://scholarship-positions.com/blog/fellowships-for-international-students-in-usa-2011/201102/
http://scholarshipnet.wordpress.com/
http://www.scholars4dev.com/

International Scholarships and Research Funding:
http://cnr.ncsu.edu/fer/intl/scholars.html

International Scholarships for Developing Countries | Scholarships for Development:
http://www.scholars4dev.com/category/field-of-study/agriculture-forestry-and-fisheries-scholarships/

List of Organisations offering scholarships to Muslim students:
http://www.milligazette.com/misl/scholarship_muslim_students_organisations_aid.htmand
http://www.scholars4dev.com/3729/idb-scholarships-for-muslims/

MSc EUROPEAN FORESTRY: http://www.europeanforestry.net/

MSc Forestry - Commonwealth Scholarship Commission Distance Learning Scholarships: http://www.bangor.ac.uk/senrgy/csc_info.php.en

National Council for Scientific and Technological Development (CNPq), Brasilia, Brazil, and TWAS offer up to fifty fellowships per year to
young scientists from developing countries (other than Brazil) who wish to pursue research leading towards a PhD in natural sciences: http://twas.ictp.it/prog/exchange/fells/fells-pg/bra-pg.

Oregon State University Forestry Scholarships:
http://studentservices.forestry.oregonstate.edu/scholarships

Oxford: http://wapnepal.com/scholarship/university-of-oxford-scholarships-for-international-students

Scholarships for Pakistani students:
http://www.scholarships.com.pk/tag/pakistan/
http://freecollegeblog.com/scholarships/scholarships-for-pakistani-students/
http://www.ilmkidunya.com/studyabroad/study-abroad-in-germany-scholarships-for-pakistani-students.aspx

Society of American Foresters Scholarships:
http://www.safnet.org/fs/scholarships.cfm
Engineering without Borders Florence presents the Tattarillo International Award
Participants: BA, MS, and PhD Thesis
Deadline: 31st January, 2012

The Tattarillo Award is an international BA, MS, and PhD Thesis award organized by EWB Florence in cooperation with the "Environmental Councilor of the Municipality of Florence" on the theme of appropriate Technology and "South of the World". Main objective of the Tattarillo Award is to encourage technology students and the scientific community to research themes related to appropriate technologies in any "South-of-the-World" contexts, the realities where a group of individuals have no access to resources for their own realization within the social context of belonging. A printed package of the attached material is available on request.

HOW TO ENTER THE COMPETION
Bachelor, MS, and PhD thesis can be submitted to the award if they have been defended between 1st of January 2009 and the submission closing date of the award. The thesis may have been defended in any University of the World. The closing date is the 31st of January 2012. The rules and regulations are available on Tattarillo Awards' site  (http://www.isf-firenze.org/premio-tattarillo-tattarillo-award/the-award-il-premio) or can be requested by email address: premiotattarillo[at]gmail.com.

THE PRIZE
The Tattarillo awards 2012 will assign 3 prizes of Euro 1.000 each. The jury will chose the best three theses evaluating, among the others: the scientific value, the respect of local traditions, the local people inclusion in the decisional processes, the multidisciplinary approach and the sustainability of the proposed solutions.

THE EVALUATION
The admitted thesis will be evaluated by a commission composed of university professors, international cooperation experts and member of Engineering Without Borders - Florence. The evaluation criteria will consider EWB approach to international cooperation which has grown thanks to the experience of the previous editions of this award.

PROCEEDINGS AND PUBLICATIONS
The proceedings will collect the technical reports of all the admitted theses and will be made available on Research Webshelf, <www.researchwebshelf.com>.

CONTACT: premiotattarillo[at]gmail.com; Web site: <http://www.isf-firenze.org/premio-tattarillo-tattarillo-award/the-award-il-premio>
UPR-RP IGERT Program: Natural-Human Systems in the Urbanizing Tropics- The Integrative Graduate Education and Research Traineeship (IGERT) program at the University of Puerto-Río Piedras (UPR-RP) aims to train Ph.D. students in interdisciplinary and collaborative approaches to environmental problems in urbanizing, tropical landscapes. The program is based in the natural sciences, but students receive interdisciplinary training in social science perspectives on environmental issues and apply these to real-world problems. The common element for dissertation research is how human and natural systems interact. Research may cover climate, water, food security, renewable energy, waste management, biodiversity, or urban system services, among other topics. Research topics are developed in collaboration with a government agency, non-profit organization, or community group. Projects can be based in Puerto Rico or elsewhere in the tropics. Puerto Rico has had a dynamic environmental history, with nearly complete deforestation followed by forest recovery, and then urban sprawl as the economy modernized. The environmental problems caused by these shifts, overlaid by changes in climate and vulnerability to catastrophic storms, make Puerto Rico an ideal place to conduct integrative research. This program is funded by the National Science Foundation. This IGERT is based in the UPR-RP Environmental Science Graduate Program, but students in other UPR-RP graduate programs may apply. The deadline for application to UPR-RP graduate programs is January 20, 2012. The deadline for application for these IGERT fellowships is February 27, 2012. Applicants must contact the IGERT program and a prospective advisor before applying. See the website and email addresses below. Benefits: $30,000/year for two years; $2,000 for travel and education materials; office, computer and software usage; reserved space in all special courses and workshops. Website: http://envsci.uprrp.edu/igert. Location: San Juan, Puerto Rico. Contacts: Rafael Rios Davila PhD, Program Director, rafaelrios00936@yahoo.com <mailto:rafaelrios00936@yahoo.com>. Sheila Ward, Program Associate Director, seward@hpcf.upr.edu <mailto:seward@hpcf.upr.edu>. Colibrí Sanfiorenzo-Barnhard, Program Coordinator, uprrp.igert@gmail.com <mailto:uprrp.igert@gmail.com>.
The School of Renewable Natural Resources at Louisiana State University  is seeking M.S. and Ph.D. applicants for Gilbert Foundation Graduate Research Assistantships. These assistantships are available to students concentrating in the study of forestry or forestry-related areas. Research areas could include forest management and economics, wood science and technology, forest biometrics, silviculture, forest hydrology, wetland forests, hardwood regeneration, ecophysiology, forest genetics, and forestry-related wildlife and fisheries management and conservation.

Annual stipends are $23,000 for master’s students and $26,000 for doctoral candidates and include a full tuition waiver and a scholarship for student fees. Master’s degree applicants must have an undergraduate GPA of 3.0 overall and 3.25 for last two years. Ph.D. applicants must a have a cumulative graduate GPA of 3.6. Verbal and quantitative scores of the GRE should be 1,200 with greater than 500 in both sections, and the writing score must be at least a 4.0. Performance on the GRE will be evaluated in combination with GPA, letters of reference, and other evidence of the applicant’s potential success in pursuing a graduate degree and representation of the Gilbert Foundation ideals.

Louisiana State University is a comprehensive Research I institution enrolling more than 28,000 students. The campus is located in south Louisiana, 60 minutes from New Orleans, close to Louisiana’s Cajun country, and in the heart of the state’s abundant forestry, wildlife, and fisheries resources.

The School of Renewable Natural Resources has a teaching, research, and extension faculty of 30, which includes adjunct professors of the US Geological Survey’s Louisiana Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit. The faculty in the School is committed to innovative teaching, state-of-the-art research, and quality extension programs designed to train well-rounded natural resource professionals. Graduates of the School are employed in private industry, and state and federal natural resource agencies, but many choose to continue their graduate education

For more information about graduate studies in the School of Renewable Natural Resources you are encouraged to visit the School’s web page, and the Graduate School web page <http://gradlsu.gs.lsu.edu/>. Interested applicants should apply online <http://www.applyweb.com/aw?lsu>.

If you need more information concerning graduate studies, and the Gilbert Foundation Research Assistantchip in the School of Renewable Natural Resources, please contact:
Dr. Thomas Dean
Professor and Gilbert Committee Chair
210 Renewable Natural Resources Building
Louisiana State University
Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70803
fwdean[at]lsu.edu
phone: (225) 578-4216 
Garden Club of America scholarships: <http://www2.gcamerica.org/outreach-scholarships.cfm>. Awards in Botany, Coastal Wetland Studies, Conservation & Ecological Restoration, Desert Studies, Horticulture & Related Fields, Landscape Architecture, Native Bird Habitat, Summer Environmental Study, Urban Forestry.
WORLD CLASS FOREST AND WOOD SCIENCE EDUCATION STELLENBOSCH UNIVERSITY. The Department of Forest and Wood Science at Stellenbosch University aims to be the preferred supplier of world-class education, research and outreach in Africa for the benefit of all peoples, industries and societies at large, with a primary focus on sustainable management of tree-based natural resources and the processing thereof. For detail refer to www.sun.ac.za/forestry or contact Pierre Ackerman at packer[at]sun.ac.za
The Society for Participatory Research in Asia (PRIA) and the University of Victoria, Canada, are pleased to announce the launch of the new programme: Master of Arts in Community Development - International.  International perspectives on participatory development & governance.  Please see the brochure at <http://publicadmin.uvic.ca/documents/macdi/macdi_flyer.pdf> for further details on the programme. Applications close on February 1, 2010.

Unique Partnership. This professional programme is designed and delivered by both academics and practitioners:
· The University of Victoria, recognised for its excellence in research, teaching and civic engagement; and
· PRIA Education, the academic and research unit of a civil society organisation with three decades of experience in participatory development and democratic governance.

Unique Approach. This MA programme provides space for students to analyse and address current, complex problems, including livelihood security, inequality, and poverty. This programme will equip students to be agents of change, facilitators of change, and to be champions of change. It will prepare students with the tools to design, develop and regenerate institutions - community organisations, NGOs and government.

Unique Delivery. Faculty from both University of Victoria and PRIA will co-deliver this MA programme primarily through online learning and with two face-to-face residency sessions at PRIA, Delhi. The programme culminates in a major partner-oriented research study.

This is a distinctive and unique programme, and we are sure will excite the imagination of people not only in South Asia and India, but also around the world.

For more information, please see: www.priaeducation.org or http://publicadmin.uvic.ca.
Edital de Seleção para bolsista com formação em Engenharia Florestal. O Programa de Manejo Florestal Comunitário do Instituto de Desenvolvimento Sustentável Mamirauá seleciona bolsista com formação em Engenharia Florestal para atuar em atividades de Manejo Florestal Comunitário na Reserva de Desenvolvimento Sustentável Mamirauá – RDSM.

Desempenhar atividades de pesquisa e monitoramento de recursos florestais, através da coleta de informações pertinentes ao ecossistema de várzea, apoiar atividades de mapeamento participativo de recursos florestais, apoio às negociações para definição de áreas de uso florestal comunitário, capacitação florestal em levantamento de estoque (inventário florestal), exploração de impacto reduzido, elaboração de relatórios técnicos internos, divulgação de resultados de pesquisas através de artigos científicos, além das demais atividades desenvolvidas pelo programa.

O profissional deve ter formação em Engenharia Florestal com pós-graduação (mestrado) em áreas afins, ter experiência em manejo florestal e trabalhos com comunidades rurais amazônicas, ter facilidade de trabalhar em equipe, ser dinâmico com facilidade de comunicação e escrita, ter boa experiência com recursos computacionais, como editor de texto, planilhas eletrônicas, gestão e análise de banco de dados. O (a) candidato (a) deve ter disponibilidade para residir no Município de Tefé e realizar viagens à reserva periodicamente.
O (a) candidato (a) selecionado (a) receberá bolsa de pesquisa do CNPq/MCT com duração de 24 (meses) e de acordo com o tempo de formação, o valor da bolsa pode variar entre R$ 1.521,30 a R$ 2.630,00.
O Processo de seleção será baseado na análise curricular, consubstanciada na qualificação e experiência profissional.
Os interessados devem enviar currículos, carta de apresentação descrevendo sua experiência profissional e aspirações relativas ao trabalho.
Os interessados deverão encaminhar os referidos documentos até o dia 18/06/08 para os e-mails: <rosana(a)mamiraua.org.br> com cópia para <evely(a)mamiraua.org.br>.
Os candidatos pré-selecionados serão comunicados por e-mail ou telefone e as entrevistas serão realizadas nos dias 19 e 20 de junho. As entrevistas poderão ser realizadas por telefone ou skype.
Baixar Edital - Seleção bolsista com formação em Engenharia Florestal
O resultado final da seleção será divulgado no dia 23/06/08 no site do IDSM. <www.mamiraua.org.br>.

posted 11 June 2008

Grad school or Peace Corps…why not do both? The Peace Corps Master’s International program combines graduate study with Peace Corps service overseas. Prospective students apply simultaneously to the Peace Corps and the graduate program(s) of their choice. Typically, students complete one year of graduate school and then serve 27 months in the Peace Corps, after which they return to the university to complete any remaining degree requirements. More than 50 universities – nine of which offer graduate degrees in forestry – currently partner with the program.

Since 1987, the Master’s International program has offered participants a unique opportunity to combine graduate study with significant international service, connecting theory and practice and contributing to the Peace Corps' first goal: to help the people of interested countries in meeting their need for trained men and women. For more information about this education adventure of a lifetime, please visit www.peacecorps.gov/masters. For information about other Peace Corps opportunities in forestry visit www.peacecorps.gov

posted 9 June 2008

YOUNG PROFESSIONALS INVITED TO SUBMIT FORESTRY ESSAY - The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) is launching an essay contest in conjunction with Asia-Pacific Forestry Week. Young professionals working or studying in the field of forestry, sustainable development, natural resource management or other related fields are invited to submit a short essay outlining their visions on Forestry in a Changing World. A PHOTOGRAPHY COMPETITION is being run at the same time. For more information on both competitions, go to the web site at: www.fao.org/forestry/site/44755/en/.  Or send an email to AP-Forestry-Week(a)fao.org
ESRI Higher Education's List of Universities around the world -http://esri.com/industries/university/education/onlinedb.html>
GIS Certificate and Masters Programs - <http://institute.redlands.edu/kemp/certificates.html>
UNIGIS- Worldwide network of educational institutions offering distance learning courses in GIS. <http://unigis.org/>.
Graduate Research Assistantship: Systems Analysis in Natural Resources - The College of Forest Resources, University of Washington (Seattle), USA is seeking qualified individuals to pursue graduate degrees in the decision systems program area. The focus is on developing mathematical models to aid natural resource management. Research topics include multi-criteria decision making; spatial forest planning; reserve design; spatial optimization in pest management; and modeling timber and non-timber tradeoffs. Starting monthly stipend is $1,451 Master's and $1,559 Ph.D. Tuition is waived and health benefits are included. Latest starting date is September 1, 2008. High quantitative GRE scores are required. Full details: http://faculty.washington.edu/toths/PFC-RA2007_Toth.pdf
www.thebiopower.org  New student organization to provide internet resources for students of life sciences in India. The authors have created a website <www.thebiopower.org> to disseminate life science  information to students. Please check out and suggest to your friends, students and anybody else who may need this website. Suggestions to improve the web site are appreciated. Please checkout the question bank sections of biochemistry, chemistry and maths.
Centro Interamericano de Desarrollo Integral de Aguas y Tierras (CIDIAT) <http://www.cidiat.ing.ula.ve/> El Centro Interamericano de Desarrollo e Investigación Ambiental y Territorial es una dependencia de la Universidad de Los Andes dedicada fundamentalmente a la enseñanza a nivel de postgrado y a la investigación interdisciplinaria, que tiene como objetivo principal contribuir con el desarrollo económico y social de Venezuela y el resto de los países de América Latina y el Caribe, a través de la formación de recursos humanos y de la generación, innovación y adaptación de conocimientos para enunciar políticas y diseñar, ejecutar y administrar planes, programas y proyectos de aprovechamiento sustentable del agua, la tierra, los recursos naturales asociados y el ambiente; asimismo, participa como Centro de apoyo en programas de postgrado y pregrado de otras dependencias de la Universidad de Los Andes, para los cuales se le solicita expresa colaboración.
Kurú: Revista Forestal. Para la Escuela de Ingeniería Forestal del Instituto Tecnológico de Costa Rica es un gusto invitarlo a visitar el número 5, volumen 2, de la nueva revista periódica forestal en versión digital, cuya dirección es: www.itcr.ac.cr/revistakuru  NOTA: si desea hacer su suscripción, solamente envíe los siguientes datos a la dirección electrónica kuru(at)itcr.ac.cr,  ya que aún hay problemas con la suscripción automática.

Kurú: Revista Forestal. The School of Forestry Engineering of the Costa Rican Technological Institute are happy to invite you to visit a new forestry digital magazine (number five, volume two) at the following web site. www.itcr.ac.cr/revistakuru  Note: we are currently having problems with our automatic subscriptions. Therefore, if you would like to subscribe, please send the following information to our e. mail address kuru(at)itcr.ac.cr.

FAO Sourcebook's funding discussion forum.  Hosted by a team of online experts with experience in fund raising for forestry projects, programmes and study. Once you have entered a forum, please post new enquiries using the "Post new thread" link.  Users are encourage to post their own information, such as tips, documents, links and experiences, etc. If you manage to find funding information, please post a thread again so that others may learn from your experience. Also, please post details of other sites/people/institutions that you have consulted and found useful to you based on the topics.The Sourcebook's funding discussion forum is located at: http://www.fao.org/forestry/site/17261/en
SciDev - the Science and Development Network maintains a listing of grants at :<http://www.scidev.net/grants/>.
UNESCO-Study Abroad <http://www.unesco.org/education/studyingabroad/networking/studyabroad.shtml>.
MENSI TUTOR - MensiTutor, a work in progress, is designed to help forestry students understand basic concepts in forest mensuration. It is written in the BASIC language, using Liberty Basic which can be downloaded off the WWW, and kept simple so that others will contribute modules.  Data for modules are generated in a random fashion.  Send Harry Wiant an e-mail <hvw3(at)psu.edu> and he will send code for any of modules in the program. The latest version of MensiTutor can be downloaded from www.geocities.com/harryvwiant/.

DIPLOMADO Y ESPECIALIZACIÓN EN MANEJO SOSTENIBLE DE BOSQUES TROPICALES - Modalidad Semipresencial Virtual, Opción C 2004. La Escuela de Ciencias Forestales de la Universidad Mayor de San Simón en Cochabamba – Bolivia, desde el año 2001 ha venido desarrollando con éxito este curso de Postgrado (tres opciones concluidas y una en actual ejecución), que cuenta con el valioso apoyo de la Organización Internacional de las Maderas Tropicales (OIMT), en acuerdo con el Viceministerio de Recursos Naturales y Medio Ambiente de Bolivia.

El objetivo del curso es fortalecer las capacidades de los profesionales forestales y afines, en el manejo, aprovechamiento y evaluación forestal; incrementando la calidad del recurso humano técnico al servicio de las entidades forestales que manejan los Bosques Tropicales de la región.

Se invita a los interesados a aprovechar esta nuestra ÚLTIMA OFERTA DEL CURSO (que inicia el 3 de mayo de 2004), en la que aún se mantendrá el monto de inversión de $us 330.- más aranceles universitarios; puesto que finalizado el actual aporte financiero de la OIMT a esta opción, el valor del curso será incrementado para las siguientes opciones de ingreso, en al menos cinco veces.

Dada la proximidad del inicio del curso y debido a que existe un cupo limitado para la participación, se recomienda a los profesionales interesados preinscribirse a la brevedad posible mediante nuestra página web: <www.postgradoesfor.edu.bo>.

En esta dirección web encontrará también mas detalles sobre nuestra oferta (características, requisitos de admisión, valor académico, etc.), y si desea más información no dude en escribirnos a:

Programa de Postgrado – ESFOR, Av. Atahuallapa final s/n, Telf./Fax.: (591-4) 4293715 y 4246956, Casilla 447, Cochabamba – Bolivia, E-mail: pembt(at)supernet.com.bo

My Community, Our Earth - Geographic Learning for Sustainable Development -- a program to help students, including university students, from around the world learn to apply geographic methods to study and propose solutions for sustainable development issues in their communities. <http://www.geography.org/sustainable/>

IUFRO Student Award for Excellence in Forest Sciences (ISA). Representatives of IUFRO Member Organizations, IUFRO Officeholders and Members of the International Forest Students Association (IFSA) are invited to submit publications (see details below) for evaluation by the IUFRO Honours and Awards Committee. See the IUFRO Web site at: <http://iufro.boku.ac.at/iufro/publications/honour-isa.pdf>.

Boletín Postgrados - Centro Boliano Estudio Multidisciplinarios (CEBEM) - Postgrados en Desarrollo - Brinda Noticias actualizades de todas las actividades mas importantes del Centro Boliviano de Estudios Multidisciplinarios. <http://www.cebem.org/redes/posgrados/bol31/boletin31.htm#inicio>

RAinforest REport (RARE) - RARE, a quarterly e-zine, with rainforest news, reviews, expedition updates and student research opportunities.

A Guide to Grants, Fellowships, and Scholarships in International Forestry and Natural Resources.

INTERNET RESOURCES: GRANTS, FELLOWSHIPS, AND SCHOLARSHIPS <http://www.fs.fed.us/people/gf/gf00.htm>

A Student Guide To Tropical Forest Conservation, by J.Louise Mastrantonio and John K. Francis. http://www.fs.fed.us/global/lzone/student/tropical.htm

West and Central African Council for Agricultural Research and Development has compiled a web page with information regarding educational fellowships and grants. <http://www.coraf.org/formations/>

University of Michigan, School of Natural Resources & Environment has compiled a web page with information regarding educational fellowships and grants. <http://www.snre.umich.edu/current-students/international-scholarships.php>

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Student Organizations

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Alecif - La Asociación Latinoamericana de Estudiantes de Ciencias Forestales (ALECIF), es una organización a escala latinoamericana de asociaciones de estudiantes forestales tanto locales como nacionales que representa a 29 Universidades en 12 países del área. <http://www.itcr.ac.cr/CongresosSimposios/Forestal/exp/alecif.html>
Bangkok ISTF Chapter (for news click here-->MSWord; PDF )
Contact: Md. Sayedul Islam
Tropical Forestry Room, #608
Faculty of Forestry
Kasetsart University
Bangkok 10900
THAILAND
e-mail:

International Forestry Students Association--the primary goal of IFSA is to enrich forestry students´ formal education, especially in terms of a wider, more global perspective through extracurricular activities and the exchange of information and experience.

International Association of Students in Agricultural and Related Sciences--IAAS--Founded in 1957, the IAAS is at the moment one of the world's biggest student organizations and one of the leading agricultural student associations. IAAS gathers students studying, majoring or researching in agriculture and related areas like environmental sciences, forestry, food sciences, landscape architecture etc. Its committees are spread in universities in over 40 countries worldwide.

National Association of Professional Forestry Schools and Colleges <www.naufrp.org>. The National Association of University Forest Resources Programs (NAUFRP), (formerly the National Association of Professional Forestry Schools and Colleges) was formed in 1981. NAUFRP represents 69 of our nation’s most prestigious universities and their respective scientists, educators and extension specialists. NAUFRP’s purpose is to advance the health, productivity, and sustainability of America’s forests by providing university-based natural resource education, research, science, extension and international programs.

Jungle Club, International (for news, click here-->MSWord; PDF)
University of Agriculture
Department of Forestry
P.M.B. 2240
Abeokuta, Ogun State
Nigeria

Contact: Ojelade Babatunde Solomon
E-mail:

Oregon State University
Department of Forest Service
Peavy Hall 003
Corvallis, OR 97331-7501

Contact: Dr. Robin Rose, faculty
E-mail:

Yale University ISTF
Sage Hall
205 Prospect St.
New Haven, CT 06511
U.S.A.

E-mail:

Website: <http://www.yale.edu/istf/>     

University of Michigan-ISTF (currently inactive)
School of Natural Resources & Environment
430 East University
3541 Dana
Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109
U.S.A

North Carolina State University, ISTF
3112 Jordan Hall
North Carolina State University
Raleigh, NC
27695
U.S.A.

 

Contact: Erin Sills, Faculty Advisor
E-mail:

URL: http://www.ncsu.edu/stud_orgs/istf/

 

Volunteer Positions

Small Earth Nepal (SEN) SEN is a platform for youth to develop their capacity and to showcase their talents. Volunteering with SEN in its various activities is an opportunity from which youth can enhance their skills, capacity and confidence through “Learning by Doing”. Many youth have volunteered in SEN’s activities since its establishment. We highly encourage to interested youth to get involved in our programs. If you are interested to be a part of SEN as a Volunteer, please contact us in the following address:


The Small Earth Nepal
626 Bhakti Thapa Sadak
New Baneshwor, Kathmandu, Nepal
Telephone: 977 – 1 – 4782738

Mailing Address:
P O Box: 20533
Kathmandu
Nepal

Email: smallearth[at]wlink.com.np
info[at]smallearth.org.np
APROVACA. Republic of Panama. Intern/Volunteer. Created in 2001 in order to protect Panamanian orchids from extinction and seek for a more sustainable way of development. We therefore grow both the endangered endemic species and non-local horticultural ones in our nursery for different motives. We try to conserve the former by reproducing them, while selling the latter to visitors to raise funds for our eco-friendly activities and to make the very act of gathering wild orchids for profits redundant. Overall, we aim to conserve the local biodiversity and promote an environmentally conscious and sustainable form of tourism. Website: <http://aprovaca.webs.com/> . Address: Main Street next to ANAM, El Valle de Antón, Coclé Province, Republic of Panama.
Tel/Fax (+507) 983-6472, Email aprovaca(at)hotmail.com

added 18 August 2010

World Forestry Center Fellowship available. The American Forest Foundation and Harry A. Merlo Foundation are jointly sponsoring an educator to the WFI Fellowship program for one year to work on a specific project involving research to supplement the curriculum on "Global Connections: Forests of the World." The Fellowships are open to applicants from any foreign country. Applicants must be proficient in written and oral English, be a strong communicator, and be an educator with some natural resource background. For details about this specific project and how to apply, please open the linked pdf file.

The Jatun Sacha Foundation (JSF) offers Ecuador volunteer programs with opportunities to develop a wide variety of activities including data field research, environmental education, community service, plant conservation, agroforestry, and reserve maintenance along with the smaller objectives that include the promotion of biodiversity conservation, research, education, and other community programs. Volunteers can help in 8 biological stations and reserves located in the four main regions of Ecuador: the Highlands, the Coast, the Amazon and the Galapagos. These reserves include marine, intertidal, and mangrove ecosystems, as well as dry forest, rain-forest, cloud forest, pre-montane and high-mountain forests, not to mention the majestic alpine grasslands known as “páramo.”  <http://www.jatunsacha.org>

updated 11 June 2008

Iracambi.  Where farm and forest meet. Working in the Atlantic Rainforest of Brazil, Iracambi promotes the development of research at the Iracambi Rainforest Research and Conservation Center, with the aim of increasing knowledge about the Atlantic Rainforest and, in particular, broadening knowledge surrounding forest degradation and sustainable development. We are keen to find alternative sources of income to make the rainforest more financially viable - this would ensure its protection, and the livelihood of those living in it. <http://www.iracambi.com/>

updated 11 June 2008

La Fundación PUMA. Bolivia. Buscamos mujeres y hombres comprometidos con nuestra Razón de Ser...“Existimos para cambiar la relación entre el ser humano y la naturaleza para sustentar ambos en beneficio mutuo” ...para impulsarla desde el Directorio.

IInvitamos a todas aquellas personas promotoras del desarrollo sostenible con vocación de servicio y experiencia en acciones de conservación, protección o administración de recursos naturales renovables de Bolivia, a participar de la Convocatoria de Selección de Miembros del Directorio de la Fundación Protección y Uso Sostenible del Medio Ambiente – PUMA.

Es fundamental la probada experiencia de campo en cada sector y el conocimiento especifico, además de tener la disponibilidad para trabajar por servicio sin remuneración.

Los postulantes deberán pertenecer a los siguientes sectores: Indígena, Campesino, Empresa Privada, Académico – Científico, Ambiental – Desarrollo Sostenible, Si usted posee liderazgo, compromiso, visión integral y estratégica, disponibilidad para trabajar en equipo, proactividad y flexibilidad, envié su postulación.

Si usted o su organización conoce a un(a) potencial candidato(a) facilite su participación.

Información sobre la fundación PUMA: <www.fundacionpuma.org>

 

updated 11 June 2008

Coral Cay Conservation (CCC) <http://www.coralcay.org/>  CCC is a not-for-profit, international community-based tropical forest and coral reef conservation group. We send teams of volunteers to survey some of the world's most endangered coral reefs and tropical forests. Volunteer internships may be available.Our mission is to protect these crucial environments by working closely with the local communities who depend on them for food and livelihood. 

 

updated 11 June 2008

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EarthCorps is now accepting international applications. EarthCorps offers a 6-month service learning program in Seattle, Washington, USA that brings together emerging environmental leaders to learn the fundamentals of:
Environmental Service, Community Building, Leadership.

EARTHCORPS CHARGES NO TUITION OR FEES for its services and in fact supplies insurance, individual homestay families, food, gear and a monthly stipend to all international participants. EarthCorps provides additional support in acquiring US J-1 Trainee visas.

EarthCorps has established the following minimum criteria to be considered for the program:
*18-25 years of age
*Conversational English
*No Criminal Record
*Physically fit with a desire to work outdoors

BEFORE YOU NOMINATE please note that EarthCorps is required by the US government to ensure that every applicant meets strict criteria in order to qualify for a US J-1 Trainee visa. Before you nominate please make sure your candidates meet the following minimum criteria:
*4 year college degree in the environmental field and 1 year of relevant work experience*
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*5 years of work experience in the environmental field*
* These criteria are only for meeting US government regulations regarding the J-1 Trainee visa.

DEADLINES AND START DATES:
*Applicant Application Dead Line: 30 November 2010
*Participant selection: December 2010
*Visa processing: January – May 2011
*Travel confirmation: May 2011
*EarthCorps Program starting date: 6 June 2011
*EarthCorps Program graduation: 8 December 2011

TO APPLY: Candidates should be referred to EarthCorps by an environmental organization (i.e. NGO, community group or student club). Materials are available online at: <http://www.earthcorps.org/join_international.php>.
Research and practice: Advanced study internship in tropical agroforestry - The Overstory E-Journal:  <http://www.agroforestry.net/internship>.
ADVANCED STUDY INTERNSHIP in Tropical Agroforestry at Permanent Agriculture Resources, Holualoa, Island of Hawaii. Next opening beginning July 2009, so please plan well ahead. http://www.agroforestry.net/internship/
Advanced study internship in tropical agroforestry with the The Overstory E-Journal: <http://www.agroforestry.net/internship>.
F oundation for Sustainable Development  (FSD) - Fall Application Deadline extended to August 1st, 2008. Applications to Intern or Volunteer abroad this fall with a community-based organization in Africa, Asia or Latin America will now be accepted through August 1st! Gain development experience and build your resume toward an international career. www.fsdinternational.org
http://www.fsdinternational.org/intlopps/programs/internships/applications1
Internship Opportunities with EFI FLEGT Team - Following the success of the EFI FLEGT (EFI tropical Forest Law Enforcement, Governance and Trade) team's first internship, the team continues to be open to Master's and PhD students who wish to undertake relevant internships and research, and can provide a range of support for research questions that are aligned with the team's aims and workplan. For more information about the EU FLEGT Action Plan see: <http://ec.europa.eu/development/policies/9interventionareas/environment/forest/flegt_en.cfm>. More information on the EFI internship programme can be found on EFI's website  <http://www.efi.int> (under "About EFI") Contact person at EFI for this internship programme: Ms. Niina Jokinen, email: <firstname.lastname@efi.int>.
Agroforestry.net - Advanced Study Internship at Permanent Agriculture Resources. Hawaii. The internship is a period of practical, supervised, real-life training on an agroforestry research and demonstration site in Hawaii. It is designed for each individual to supplement their studies and help prepare them for a career in tropical agroforestry and related fields.

This is an intensive 3-month experience, extremely challenging for most people. It will involve 30 hours/wk of fieldwork on our site, plus many hours per week study and research on a project of your choosing. Ability to work independently, keep agreements, and focus entirely on the internship are required. Applicants must have their own transportation, telephone, and health insurance, and must be tobacco, alcohol, and drug free. All applicants must have documented legal residency status in the U.S. during their internship. More information at: http://www.agroforestry.net/internship/
Bank Internship Program, The World Bank
Location: Washington, D.C., United States
Closing Date: 31 January, 2008

The Internship Program is open to students who are nationals of the Bank's member countries (http://web.worldbank.org/WBSITE/EXTERNAL/EXTABOUTUS/0,,contentMDK:20122865~menuPK:329834~pagePK:51123644~piPK:329829~theSitePK:29708,00.html)and attracts a large number of highly qualified candidates. The goal of this Internship Program is to offer successful candidates an opportunity to improve their skills as well as the experience of working in an international environment. To be eligible for the Internship Program, candidates must possess an undergraduate degree and already be enrolled in a full-time graduate study program (pursuing a Master's degree or PhD with plans to return to school in a full-time capacity. This Program typically seeks candidates in the following fields: economics, finance, human development (public health, education, nutrition, and population), social science (anthropology, sociology), agriculture, environment, private sector development, as well as other related fields. Fluency in English is required. All applications must be submitted online by 31 January 2008.

For more information, see the Bank Internship Program webpage <http://web.worldbank.org/WBSITE/EXTERNAL/EXTHRJOBS/0,,contentMDK:20515785~menuPK:1477648~pagePK:64262408~piPK:64262191~theSitePK:1058433,00.html>.

 

posted 8 January 2008

College Internships
Denver Botanic Gardens
May - August 2008
Denver Botanic Gardens
Contact: Gail Martinez
Telephone: 720-865-3531
Fax: 720-865-3722
E-mail: hr(at)botanicgardens.org for application.
Housing assistance may be available.

Horticulture Internship
Number available: Five
Apply by: March 5, 2008
Duration: 8-10 weeks
Compensation: $9/hr., 40 hrs. /wk.
Denver Botanic Gardens is located in an urban setting on 23 acres.
This is a hands-on internship that provides the opportunity to work side-by-side with the Gardens? professional staff. Work assignments include planting, pruning, weeding, watering, seeding, transplanting, propagating, displaying and maintaining the tropical displays in the Tropical Conservatory. Educational field trips, lectures and special projects will round out the program, which highlights gardening in the Front Range and the Colorado Rocky Mountains. Interns will be required to do a final report and presentation of their special project.

updated 8 January 2008

Applied Conservation Internships
Number Available: Two
Apply By: March 5, 2008
Duration: 10 weeks
Compensation: $10/hour
Current undergraduate students or recent graduates in the field of botany, biology, environmental sciences or related area are encouraged to apply. Undergraduate class work in botany and/or experience with ecological field methods (vegetation monitoring, floristic surveys, sampling), basic knowledge of plant biology, plant identification, and ecological field methods required. Interns will gain knowledge of rare plant demographic monitoring and collecting methods for in- and ex-situ conservation through field work in conservation and restoration. Educational programs will be offered in conjunction with the horticulture department throughout the summer. Interns will present an independent project at the end of the internship. Working conditions will include outdoor fieldwork during the summer in numerous locations throughout the state of Colorado. Includes hiking and carrying field equipment (maximum 30 pounds) to research sites in potentially difficult conditions (direct sunlight and summer heat). Extended fieldwork may include overnight camping and multiple-day outings.

updated 8 January 2008

 
Ramsar openings for Interns . The Ramsar Secretariat (Convention on Wetlands) welcomes applications for the position of Intern-please check their web site for current openings <http://www.ramsar.org/about/about_internships.htm>. With an age limit for applicants of 30 years old, the post offers an opportunity for young graduates to become acquainted with the workings of an intergovernmental treaty dealing with the conservation and sustainable use of natural resources.

posted 8 January 2008

The Chesapeake Bay Foundation offers summer internships. For more information click <http://www.cbf.org/>.

Smithsonisn National Museum of Natural History. Washington, DC, United States.  URL: <http://www.si.edu/ofg/intern.htm> or <http://www.nmnh.si.edu/rtp/other_opps/otherintro.html>.

American Forests. See their website for more information: http://www.americanforests.org/about_us/jobs.php

Society of American Foresters offers internships. Please see their website for more information: http://www.safnet.org/careercenter/safjobs.cfm

Conservation International internships<http://www.conservation.org/xp/CIWEB/about/jobs>.

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Forest Business Masters Degree Assistantship. The University of Georgia Center for Forest Business announces the availability of a Master of Forest Resources Graduate Assistantship in Forest Business beginning January 2010. For details please contact: Bob Izlar, + 1.706.542.6819, bizlar(a)warnell.uga.edu
For more information about MFR, MS or PhD degree programs in Forest Business see: <http://www.forestry.uga.edu/h/centers/cfb>.  For University of Georgia Graduate School admission requirements, please see:  http://www.gradsch.uga.edu

posted 18 August 2009

Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand. Post-doctoral fellowships. The Asian Institute of Technology calls for proposals for post-doctoral fellowships awarded by the Institute. Please visit: <www.ait.ac.th>. Note that under the School of Environment, Resources and Development, there is the possibility for post-docs in “People, forests and sustainable livelihoods”: <http://www.ait.ac.th/interimpage/ait_visitor/search/index.asp?q=fellowship+forest&btnG.x=9&btnG.y=6&sitesearch=ait.ac.th> In particular, scholars interested in community-based natural resource management, or more specifically community forestry, are urged to consider applying.

updated 27 December 2005

Centre for Tropical and Subtropical Agriculture and Forestry--CeTSAF <http://www.uni-goettingen.de/en/sh/24288.html> - The Centre for Tropical and Subtropical Agriculture and Forestry - CeTSAF - is a joint scientific establishment of the Departments of Agricultural Sciences and Forestry and Ecology Sciences at the Georg-August-University in Göttingen.CeTSAF promotes and coordinates research and teaching in the fields of tropical and subtropical agricultural and forestry sciences. This includes the organisation of inter-disciplinary courses of study, teaching, lectures, seminars and symposia. A central aim of the Centre is the continued curricular development of such inter-disciplinary teaching projects and training programs including internships abroad. In addition, the Centre is responsible for assisting students with living arrangements during their postgraduate studies. An important function of the Centre is to give advice and assistance to both foreign and German students, especially in areas relating to research conducted overseas.

updated 27 December 2005

MASTER PROGRAM (M.Sc.) - International Forest Ecosystem Information Technology” - innovative and international studies and research at the University of Applied Sciences of Eberswalde in Germany. For details see: <http://www.fh-eberswalde.de/ifeit/>  or contact: University of Applied Sciences of Eberswalde, Faculty of Forestry, International Forest Ecosystem Information Technology Program, Ms. Astrid Schilling, Alfred-Möller-Str. 1, 16225 Eberswalde, Germany. Phone: 49 (0) 33 34 6 54 17; Fax: +49 (0) 33 34 6 54 28. Email: <aschilli(at)fh-eberswalde.de>. 

updated 27 December 2005

 

POST DOCTORAL FELLOWS PROGRAM AT COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY IN SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT - Earth Institute Fellows Program in Sustainable Development (granted for 24 months). Columbia University seeks post-doctoral candidates interested in enhancing their disciplinary research (in one of the core disciplines represented within the Earth Institute, i.e., any of the earth sciences, biological sciences, engineering sciences, social sciences, or health sciences), while at the same time acquiring the cross-disciplinary expertise and breadth needed to addresses critical issues related to sustainable development and reducing environmental degradation, poverty, hunger, and disease. Applications are being accepted now for fellowships starting in the Summer of 2004. The deadline for receipt of on-line applications is December 1, 2003. Information can be found at: <http://www.earthinstitute.columbia.edu/postdoc/index.html>.

updated 27 December 2005

The Environmental Leadership Program Fellowship. Through its fellowship program ELP provides training, project support and a vibrant peer network to 20-25 talented and diverse individuals each year engaged in environmental and social change work. ELP fellows come from nonprofits, businesses, government, tribal government, and higher education, and include activists, artists, writers, lawyers, entrepreneurs, policy makers, and scientists. ELP is committed to fostering a reflective, diverse environmental movement capable of responding to our complex social and environmental challenges. Visit the ELP Web site <http://www.elpnet.org/> for more information.

 

updated 11 September 2007

Watson International Scholars of the Environment. Brown University offers an intensive program in sustainable ecosystem management, to provide mastery of critical concepts, relevant tools and transferable processes necessary for successfully managing ecosystems. The 3.5 month curriculum is designed for environmental leaders from non-governmental organizations, governments and university faculties throughout the developing world. The Watson International Scholars of the Environment are regarded as active participants, not as passive students. Instruction focuses upon relevant case studies of environmental problem-solving -- instances of success and failure from throughout the international arena are carefully diagnosed. The opportunity for participants entails increased levels of effectiveness, informing sound decision-making by enhancing abilities to rapidly integrate data from across disciplines. Our investment in these leaders is strategic: Brown University admits men and women capable of creating lasting, and immediately favorable impacts on the sustainable development of their home institutions, eco-regions and nations. Accordingly, participants are expected to be at a mid-point within their careers in environmental science, policy and technology fields. We are most interested in attracting individuals who want to forge new linkages among ideas and issues, to develop networks among leaders facing similar issues and to explore alliances with relevant colleagues and institutions for improved personal and institutional effectiveness.

Direct link to the Call for Applications webpage with downloadable forms: http://www.watsoninstitute.org/ge/watson_scholars/

Please mail or fax to:Watson International Scholars of the Environment Program, Attn: Program Coordinator, Watson Institute for International Studies, Brown University, Box 1970, 111 Thayer Street, Providence, RI 02912 USA, Fax: (401) 863-9733 or visit http://www.watsoninstitute.org/ge/watson_scholars/

 

updated 12 September 2007

The Institute for Tropical Ecology and Conservation (ITEC) - Gainesville, Florida, United States and Bocas de Toro Research Station in the Republic of Panama.

1) offers field ecology courses to undergraduate and graduate students,

2) provides facilities for long-term biological research in terrestrial, freshwater and marine ecosystems,

3) operate programs for the conservation of sea turtles, rain forests and natural resources along the Caribbean coast of Panama,

4) aid the local community by establishing education programs and workshops on resource conservation, forest restoration, pollution control and by providing alternative employment opportunities having minimal environmental impact.

SCHUMACHER COLLEGE, Devon, United Kingdom--An International Centre for Ecological Studies Course programme is available. Please contact: Administrator, Schumacher College, The Old Postern, Dartington, Totnes, Devon TQ9 6EA, UK. Tel: +44(0)1803 865 934; Fax: +44(0)1803 866899. Email: <admin(at)schumachercollege.org.uk>. Web: http://www.schumachercollege.org.uk. On the Schumacher College website you can find the full text of the prospectus, current course programmes, and application form. Additional material such as student profiles, articles of related interest, and scholarship details, is also available.

College of Natural Resources International Programs, University of Wisconsin at Stevens Point, USA. CNR’s International Programs include two distinct components: (1) study abroad programs and (2) an international resource management program. The Associate Dean has responsibility for the former of these, while the Director of International Resource Management coordinates the latter.

●The studies abroad include routine programs in Europe, Costa Rica, and Australia in addition to occasional programs in Australia, Mexico, Nicaragua, and Tanzania. A total of 2664 students have participated to date.

●The International Resource Management program includes several discrete components, all dealing with problems of global resource management in the context of international development cooperation.

 

For more information about these programs or the CNR program at the University of Wisconsin at Stevens Point, contact: Dr. Hans G. Schabel, Professor of Forestry and Director of International Resource Management, CNR, University of Wisconsin, Stevens Point, WI 54481 USA.  Phone: 715-346-4230 Fax: 715-346-3624 Email: <hschabel(at)uwsp.edu>.

Organization for Tropical Studies <http://www.ots.duke.edu/> The OTS is a non-profit consortium that has grown to include 65 universities and research institutions from the United States, Latin America and Australia. In the early 1960's, scientists from U.S. universities forged working relationships with colleagues at the Universidad de Costa Rica in the interest of strengthening education and research in tropical biology. Intense interest both in the U.S. and Costa Rica led to the founding of OTS in 1963. OTS was founded to provide leadership in education, research and the responsible use of natural resources in the tropics. To address this mission, OTS conducts graduate and undergraduate education, facilitates research, participates in tropical forest conservation, maintains three biological stations in Costa Rica and conducts environmental education programs. The Organization for Tropical Studies (OTS) offers a broad range of Tropical Biology and Ecology graduate level courses in Spanish or English in Costa Rica, and in Portuguese and Spanish in the Brazilian and Peruvian Amazon, respectively. OTS graduate courses are open to students enrolled in graduate degree programs, with preference given to students at OTS member institutions. OTS has an outstanding reputation for excellence and has maintained this through rigorous selection and evaluation of instructors, faculty and students.To be eligible for a course, an applicant must be fluent in the language in which the course is given.

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