Open call for Dare to Explore traineeships

The European Forest Institute (EFI), the International Forestry Students’ Association (IFSA) and the International Union of Forest Research Organizations (IUFRO) are collaborating in a joint capacity development project on global student networking and green jobs in the forest sector.

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

With this open call, the hosting organizations are inviting applications by students or recent graduates (not more than 1 year after graduation) from universities which have an IFSA LC (See the attached list for eligible Universities). Candidates can apply for one of the traineeship positions only. Application deadline is the November 30th, 2020 at 11:59 pm CET.

In 2020 the following traineeship positions are available:

DTE_01: Traineeship at the EFI-IFSA-IUFRO Project in Bonn, Germany on “Changes in forest-related employment”
DTE_02: Traineeship at IUFRO Headquarters in Vienna, Austria on Science-Policy Interlinkages
DTE_03: Traineeship at the EFI office Bonn, Germany on “Urban forestry – repository of case study development”
DTE_04: Traineeship at CIFOR-ICRAF in Bonn, Germany on “Wood biomass for energy production in Serbia: Integrated approach to mitigate climate change, generate employment, and restore biodiversity”

For more information and a list of eligible Universities see the Open Call!

Dare to Explore 2020


The joint EFI-IFSA-IUFRO project is also running the “
Educating towards forest-related employment” survey.
The aim of the survey is to gain a better understanding of the employment-related ambitions, perception of necessary skills/competencies and satisfaction of forest-related students from around the globe. Help us understand what drives you:

Take the survey now!