For several years, the International Union of Forest Research Organisations (IUFRO), as one of IFSA’s professional partners, has been offering an internship opportunity to students from IFSA Local Committees.
Each year, one student, has the opportunity to work at the IUFRO headquarters in Vienna, assisting with diverse projects within IUFRO and getting an insight into the work of an international organisation.
This year, one internship will take place for two months during the time period. The intended internship period is June to July 2020; however,June to July IUFRO is closely following the recommendations of national and international public health authorities concerning the Coronavirus (COVID-19) and dates of the internship offer may be adjusted according to health and safety developments. In view of this, candidates with availability later in 2020 are also encouraged to apply
The tasks of the student intern mostly consist of office work, such as assisting with the preparation of reports, supporting IUFRO-led projects and events, and translation of documents.
IFSA is able to support the intern with a stipend to partially cover the subsistence costs in Vienna. The successful applicant will be informed about the exact amount upon being notified of acceptance.
The intern will be stationed at the IUFRO HQ at Marxergasse 2, 1030 Vienna, Austria.

Application requirements:

In order to apply for this years‘ internship, the following documents should be sent to [email protected] until April 19th 2020 at 11:59 pm CET (please note that only students who are currently enrolled in university and are members of an official IFSA Local Committee (LC) can apply):

    • motivation video, providing insights into how the traineeship suits the candidate’s profile and future ambitions not exceeding 2 minutes. If videos cannot be sent as an attachment please provide a link to the video (i.e. stored in a cloud drive or on YouTube)
    • Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  • letter from LC president confirming that applicant is currently an LC member
  • one academic reference (e.g. from a professor or supervisor)
  • certification of enrolment (copy of valid student ID or similar)

I am looking forward to your applications. If you have any further questions please do not hesitate to contact me.

Good luck!

Volodymyr Kravets

Liaison Officer IFSA-IUFRO: [email protected]