Internship posted by: Virunga Fund Inc.
Posted on: February 4, 2013
Virunga National Park in the Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo is Africa's oldest national park. It is also the most biologically diverse and home to some 250 of the world's remaining mountain gorilla population. The park, it's people, and it's animals are facing great threats due to the protracted war that has dragged on in the region for many years.
But there is hope. That's because Virunga National Park is managed and defended by a team of incredibly committed and well-managed rangers and managers. In fact, it's no stretch to say Virunga National Park is the only functioning government institution in the part of the world. As such, Virunga is responsible for improving the livelihood of 4 million people who live within a day's walk of the park boundaries. That's why VNP recognizes that it must ensure and invest in improving the livelihood of the people living around the park in order to ensure the park's long term survival.
So if you care about conservation and how it can improve the livelihood of people, then look no further because this internship will be the most rewarding internship you've ever had! You'll be working directly with the Executive Director of Virunga Fund Inc., a Brooklyn-based non-profit whose mission is to directly support the management and long term survival of VNP.
To find out more about what's happening in the park, please visit gorillacd.org/blog
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