Apply as an intern

You can now apply for the Future Earth’s internship course with international internships for spring 2020! Submit your application by e-mail to praktik@framtidsjorden.se no later than October 22, 2019

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.

The internship program is an opportunity for you between 20-30 years to learn and participate in development cooperation in practice. You will also get to know the Future Earth in Sweden.

Who are we looking for?
We are looking for you:
» which is between 20-30 years.
» who have an interest in global development issues.
» want to increase your knowledge of practical work for sustainable development.
» Have basic knowledge of Spanish (for placement in Latin America) or English (for placement in India).

Merits:
» involvement in any 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).

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.

We aim for a mixed internship group with many different experiences represented.

Timetable
The introduction is planned to start at the end of January 2020 with two weeks of preparatory training at Framtidsjorden’s office in Stockholm (20-31 /1).

The internship will be conducted at one of our partner organizations in India or Latin America between February and June (return home during midsummer week).
We will be reassembled for a week’s follow-up in Stockholm (22-26/6) before the participants carry out their outreach work in any location.

What will you do during the internship abroad?
By 2020, we have internships with member organizations in Argentina, Bolivia, Ecuador and India (Ladakh/Tamil Nadu).
You will learn about food sovereignty, climate change, commitment and confidence in practice and to see the great struggle 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 will be able to 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 hired trainees based on interests and skills. During your internship you will become an important link between 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 by October 22, 2019.

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

The trainees 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: linn.rabe@framtidsjorden.se or praktik@framtidsjorden.se.

Do you want to know more? See the movie about internship at the organization Kudumbam in India.