You do not need to be a member!
Being a member of an IFSA local committee will be counted as a small asset in the application. I.e. in the last call we had 2 candidates that where member and 2 that weren’t being the successful applicants. So, it is no hinderance if you are not a member.
However, it might still be interesting to you to learn more about IFSA, since it is an amazing Organization connecting students of forestry and forest-related courses from all over the globe. IFSA offers many exciting opportunities like excursions and participation in big forest conferences.
All students and recent graduates (within 1 year after graduation) of Universities with an IFSA LC are eligible to apply for the Dare to Exploer! Traineeship program.
Please see the Open call for a list of all Universities meeting the criteria.
For the current open call the timing of traineeships is not very flexible. However an adjustment of a few weeks is always possible.
We will have another round of traineeships open in spring 2021, then the timeline will be more flexible between June-December 2021.
DTE_02 with IUFRO is a remote traineeship.
For the other traineeships we still hope them to take place on site. To give you the full experience.
However, with the current COVID situation it is very possible that all traineeships will need to take place remotely.
The decision for remote vs. physical traineeship will be done on a case-to-case basis; considering the situation in Germany and in the home country of the successful applicants.