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Due to the global Covid-19 pandemic Future Earth has postponed all internships until the situation approves. We hope to resume the program soon in order to jointly rebuild what has been broken.

The program aims to provide in-depth knowledge of environmental and development issues through internships with Future Earth’s member organizations in India and Latin America.

More detailed description and stories from previous interns can be find on our Swedish page.

The internship program is an opportunity for you to learn and participate in development cooperation in practice through engagement with civil society organisations in Sweden and abroad.

Who are we looking for?
We are looking for you:

  • who want to commit to sustainable and just development through cooperation with other actors.
  • who are between 20-30 years of age.
  • who have an interest in global development issues.
  • want to increase your knowledge of practical work within civil society organisations.
  •  Have basic knowledge of Spanish (for placement in Latin America) or English (for placement in India).
  • have a Swedish residence permit or, for EU citizens, have already stayed in the country for at least one year.

Merits:

  •  involvement in a civil society organisation or association.
  • experience of/education in agriculture and cultivation.
  • knowledge of digital media and layout.
  • experience/education in pedagogy.
  • experience of/education in communication (eg journalism, photography or writing).
  • interest in handicraft and the arts.
  • basic Swedish.

Experience with cultural exchanges is a plus, but you must not have previously been employed by Framtidsjorden or have participated in an internship funded by UHR before.

We aim for a diverse group of interns group with many different experiences represented. We encourage applicants from minority groups and diaspora.

Timetable

We have two set-ups: one academic year with approximately 5 month internship and the other is one semester with approximately 4 month internship.

The academic year is affiliated with Biskops-Arnö folkhighschool and runes from end August to end May. Application deadline in April.

The semester runes from January to June. Application deadline in October.

Both program have an introduction course in Sweden where we get ready for the internship by jointly exploring the concepts of climate justice, food sovereignty, equality, as well as methods for civic engagement and advocacy.

An internship with a Future Earth member in Latin America or South Asia.

and a reunion back in Sweden to analyse the experience and communicate lessons-learnt to a Swedish audience through a public advocacy campaign. Interns take the role of ambassadors for Future Earth.

What will you do during the internship abroad?
You will learn about food sovereignty, climate change, commitment and self-confidence in practice and to see the fight for justice in daily events. The whole internship is built on learning through the exchange of experience with others, both before, during and after the internship. What happens during the internship differs between country, organization and period. First of all, you will learn about the organization and its situation by participating in the everyday work. For example, you could attend women’s group meetings, establish a balcony cultivation, attend school classes, document awards and maintain solar cells. A plan will be developed between the organization and the selected intern based on interests, needs and skills. During your internship you will become an important link between Future Earth Sweden and the organization. For example, you will write on the Future of Earth blog and Instagram.

After the internship, you become an informant for the Future Earth and will disseminate your experiences through an information campaign that you yourself plan and implement. This work is done with the support of the Future Earth handlers.

Financing
Future Earth stands for travel, vaccines, visas, insurance, food and lodging during the internship.
Food and living during the period in Stockholm is financing by the trainee himself. The internship is financed by Sida through the University Council and Forum Syd.

Application
Submit a personal letter that motivates your interest in the practice and a brief resume to praktik@framtidsjorden.se

We have admission processes twice a year. Deadline in April for the full academic year and deadline in October for the semester.

Do you want to know more?
We have compiled answers to the most frequently asked questions in the FAQ.

The interns of the Future Earth blog during their time out. You can read more about their experiences on the blog www.forandra.framtidsjorden.se and follow Framtidsjorden on instagram.

If you have specific questions, please contact: praktik@framtidsjorden.se.

Do you want more inspiration? Here is a short video from internship with Kudumbam in India.