Internship posted by: Conserve Natural India
Posted on: January 7, 2013
While there is a significant amount of protected forest areas in North India, as well as an afforestation government program, the translation of the importance and necessity of such efforts has been lacking. Therefore, the WildForest project was created with the purpose of:
WildForest interns would work on one or more of the focus areas. We are looking for individuals to manage projects with a background in forestry, natural resource management, sustainable development, eco-tourism and/or journalism; we are also looking for enthusiastic, motivated and innovative youth to assist in project management, regardless of their backgrounds studies or experience.
Reports to: Program Coordinator
Timeframe: 6-12 months
Age Restriction: 18 to 35 years of age
Tasks and responsibilities:
The Project Manager's role is to innovate and manage one or more projects within the areas listed above, with the support of Project Assistant Managers, at a specified cluster location within one of the three EduCARE India centres: Himachal Pradesh, Punjab and Rajasthan. They work closely with the Program Coordinator to implement on-ground projects and manage them daily, monitor and evaluate these projects and their resource needs on a weekly and monthly basis, and update the project manuals, with the assistance of the Project Assistant Manager. Additionally, the Project Manager should reach out to their community and create/maintain communication and collaboration with the local people for their education and empowerment.
Assistant Project Manager:
Reports to: Project Manager.
Timeframe: 3-6 months
The Project Assistant Manager works on one or more ConservEN projects. They will be assigned to one specific office location within the three program centres: Himachal Pradesh, Punjab or Rajasthan. The Project Assistant Manager works closely with the Project Manager, who will provide guidance and direction and resource needs. They will also work with the Program Coordinator to ensure that their projects fit with the overall aim, mission and values of the organization.
Together with the Sustainability Project Manager, the Sustainablity Project Assistant Managers form a team to assure the continuity and quality of one of the Environmental Projects. This job role will put you in the center of the work field and you will be in close contact with the local community. Being involved in the social projects run by the VIKAS Centres will provide you with invaluable work experience in development and let you experience Indian culture first hand.
Tasks and responsibilities:
Free on-site accommodation is provided. Free access to Internet is provided in the various centers and some houses. Additionally, work-related transportation and phone expenses (partially) are provided for by the organisation.
*Fee: Please note that in order to cover legal costs, there is a one-time internship placement fee of US $460. For long term interns this fee is partially to fully reimbursed! (6 to 12 months)
Please apply by sending an email, addressing the above criteria, with your CV and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please use "WildForests Project Manager" or "WildForests Assistant Project Manager" as the subject of your email.
Only applications for an internship request for a minimum duration of 3 months will be considered. For further information about the organisation and projects, or to apply for an internship position directly on our website, please visit www.conservenaturalindia.org, and click on WildForestPro.