Youth in Landscapes Network Intern, Bonn, Germany

Deadline: 31 July 2018
Open to: recent graduates with a minimum of three years of BSc completed in international development, natural science, communication or related fields
Benefits: monthly stipend or living allowance


The Global Landscapes Forum (GLF) is the world’s largest intersectoral platform designed to examine knowledge, share experiences and accelerate action by communities as they invest in and move toward more resilient, climate-friendly, diverse, productive, equitable and, thereby, sustainable landscapes.

Founded by CIFOR, UN Environment and the World Bank, and with core funding provided by the German Government, the Global Landscapes Forum is scaling up to engage one billion people in realizing their local priorities, while at the same time contributing significantly toward the overall achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and climate agenda. Since 2013, over 25,000 stakeholders from more than 3000 organizations and 110 countries have engaged with the GLF both in person and online, with stakeholders from the community and indigenous people’s organizations, finance, civil society, government, media and youth groups.

The GLF Community is founded on four principles: connecting, sharing, learning and acting. The vision considers people first and recognizes that people acting together drive change. The GLF believes in the unique change-making capacity of young people and seeks to foster a strong youth community of practice through the Youth in Landscapes Initiative and the execution of youth-led programs.

The Youth in Landscapes Initiative (YIL) is a partnership for young landscape leaders currently coordinated by the Young Professionals for Agricultural Development (YPARD), the International Forestry Students Association (IFSA) and the Global AgroEcology Alliance (GAEA). YIL exists to unite and empower youth (aged 18–35 years) from diverse backgrounds around the world to have a voice, learn and effect positive change in their landscapes and livelihoods. YIL accomplishes this through a focus on leadership training, capacity building, community building, mentorship and fostering intergenerational dialogue.


  • A minimum of three years of BSc completed in international development, natural science, communication or related fields; recent graduates preferred;
  • Excellent English writing skills;
  • Experienced in online engagement, youth organizations, capacity development or event-management;
  • Experienced with WordPress and social media;
  • Experienced and/or comfortable with remote work.


  • This is an internship opportunity for 6 months;
  • CIFOR may provide the Intern with a monthly stipend or living allowance in accordance with the Project Document or as agreed with the Sponsor. The stipend or living allowance provided to the Intern shall follow the rate used by the Human Resources Unit for Interns at CIFOR;
  • The duty station will be in Bonn, Germany.

How to apply?

In order to apply, please fill the application form.

For more information, please visit the official web page.