International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) is offering internship programme on African Protected areas & Conservation (PAPACO ) for the year 2016. In order to apply, applicants must be citizens of South Africa. Internship application deadline is 23 May 2016.

Brief Description: IUCN, International Union for Conservation of Nature, helps the world find pragmatic solutions to our most pressing environment and development challenges. IUCN works on biodiversity, energy, human livelihoods and greening the world economy by supporting scientific research, managing field projects all over the world, and bringing governments, NGOs, the UN and companies together to develop policy, laws and best practice. IUCN is the world’s oldest and largest global environmental organization, with more than 1,200 government and NGO members and almost 11,000 volunteer experts in some 160 countries. IUCN’s work is supported by over 1,000 staff in 45 offices and hundreds of partners in public, NGO and private sectors around the world.

Internship Field: The Program on African Protected areas & Conservation (PAPACO) aims at improving the management and governance of protected areas in Africa and their positive results on biodiversity conservation.

 Internship Covers: This is an unpaid internship programme.

Internship Duration: This is a two months fixed term internship programme.

 Internship Venue: South Africa Country Office, Pretoria, South Africa

Number of Awards: Not Known

 Who Can Apply? South Africa applicants are eligible to apply for this internship programme.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Excellent writing skills in English (candidates whose first language is not English will not be considered)
    Strong knowledge of French (as this will be the language to translate from)
  • Involved in a university degree (bachelor or masters) in any relevant matter, especially translation, medias, edition etc.
  • Interest for nature conservation (studies or personal interest)
  • Familiarity with Microsoft office.

 Governing Body: International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN)

 Application Procedure: The mode of application is online.

 Submission Deadline: Internship application deadline is 23 May 2016.

For more details visit the official site.