Association for AgriCulture & Ecology Overseas Internship in Ecologically Oriented Agriculture, 2017

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The Association for AgriCulture & Ecology (Agrecol e.V.) in Germany is delighted to offer overseas internship in ecologically oriented agriculture. The Agrecol Association in Germany covers the travel costs for a round-trip flight between Europe and Bolivia/Senegal.

In 2017, the partner organisations Agrecol–Andes in Bolivia and Agrecol Afrique in Senegal are prepared to host one intern each from universities or colleges in German-speaking countries. Internship is awarded to students who are enrolled in a university or college in a German-speaking country (including foreign students).

Field of Internship: The internship offers students an opportunity to acquire practical knowledge in sustainable agriculture and land management in a developing country. 
Course Level: Internship
Internship Provider:
The Association for AgriCulture & Ecology 
Internship can be taken in
Partner organisations overseas

Eligibility: Students eligible to apply for the internship placement and travel stipend are those who:

  • Are enrolled in a university or college in a German-speaking country (including foreign students);
  • Have basic knowledge and/or experience in managing organised groups (for small-scale production, processing and marketing of agricultural products);
  • Have their own laptop or notebook that they can use during the internship;
  • Have basic knowledge about (ecological) agriculture;
  • Are interested and sensitive in working with smallholder farmers in different sociocultural contexts;
  • Are dynamic, open and committed;
  • Show high levels of self-reliance and self-organising capacity
  • Have a sufficient command of Spanish (Bolivia)/ French (Senegal) to be able to work in this language (interview will be made by Skype with Agrecol–Andes/Afrique);
  • Are under 30 years of age.

Internship Open for International Students: Internship is awarded to students who are enrolled in a university or college in a German-speaking country (including foreign students).

Is this paid internship? Since 2007, the Association for AgriCulture & Ecology (Agrecol e.V.) in Germany offers internship placements and travel stipends for students enrolled in universities or colleges in German-speaking countries to work for 6–12 months with partner organisations overseas.

Internship Description: The Association for AgriCulture & Ecology (Agrecol e.V.) in Germany offers internship placements and travel stipends for students enrolled in universities and colleges in German-speaking countries. In the coming year (2017), the Association can arrange two internship placements in ecologically oriented agriculture with the partner organisations Agrecol-Andes (Bolivia) and Agrecol-Afrique (Senegal).

Number of awards offered: Support is provided for up to three interns each year.

Internship Duration: The internship should begin, if possible and in consultation with the partner organisations, between June and August 2017. It should last at least six months and can be extended to up to twelve months’ duration.

Notification: Notification about awarding of the internship placements and travel stipends shall be made at the latest by end of February 2017.

How to Apply: The application, consisting of a convincing letter of motivation in German and Spanish (Bolivia) / French (Senegal), concrete details about the desired period of internship and a curriculum vitae in German and Spanish (Bolivia) / French (Senegal), should be sent per Email as pdf attachments to: Email: info-at-agrecol.org and keesgoergen-at-aol.com.

Internship Application Deadline: The deadline for applications is January 31, 2017.

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