Dare to Explore! – Traineeship Program

The Dare to Explore! Traineeship Program is an integral part of the EFI-IFSA-IUFRO Capacity Development Project, which offers four specified, 3-months traineeship opportunities each year for 2019, 2020, and 2021. The trainee positions are intended to familiarize students of forest(ry) programmes with work at the science-policy-interface at the international level, including research, communication, and policy-relevant activities.


The 2020 open call has been postponed until further notice, due to CORVID-19 implications.

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In 2019 our DTE! trainees were:

  • Sophie from the United States on “Guiding Principles to Rights Based Approaches” at GLF in Bonn, Germany

  • Rodrigo from Brazil on “Science-Policy Interlinkages for the XXV IUFRO World Congress 2019” at IUFRO Headquarter in Vienna Austria.

  • Damiano from Italy on “Workshop organisation on forest education, employment and green jobs in the forest sector” at EFI in Bonn, Germany

  • Fredy from Peru on “Conceptualizing rewilding for forests” at EFI in Bonn, Germany

Please see below the open call 2019 including outlines of the traineeships.

Traineeships 2019


Meet our Dare to Explore! trainees and learn about other Intern- and Traineeships IFSA has supported: