Deadline:

15 October 2019.

Location:

United States of America

(Partially Funded)

Description

WFI International Fellowship.

The World Forest Institute (WFI) invites applications for international fellowship program available for both US and foreign nationals.

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Founded in 1966, the World Forestry Center (WFC) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to creating and inspiring champions of sustainable forestry. Based in Portland, Oregon, the WFC provides critical programs in convening and professional development of global leaders and practitioners in forestry and related fields. Through its World Forest Institute Program, the WFC has hosted public and private forest professionals from over 40 countries to advance research, networking, and knowledge exchange. WFC’s Discovery Museum was opened in 1971 to educate the general public about local and global forests and sustainable forestry. Magness Memorial Tree Farm, our premier demonstration forest located near Sherwood, Oregon, offers a hands-on outdoor approach to environmental learning. Our campus hosts over 65,000 visitors each year, many from other non-profits that use our space for gatherings, events, and meetings. WFC’s board, staff and global network of partners, are working together to make WFC an epicenter of collaborative activity, where similarly focused organizations work together toward local and international solutions to climate change and forest health.

Opportunity Focus Areas:

– Forestry.

– Natural resources.

– Architects working with wood products.

Required Languages

English.

Eligible Countries

ALL WORLD COUNTRIES.

Program Period

6 months.

The 2020 WFI Fellowship Program runs from April 6 – October 6, 2020.

Eligibility Requirements (Criteria)

Fellowship candidates should meet these minimum qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in the field of forestry, natural resources, or other related degree (i.e. Architects working with wood products) and 3 to 5 years of relevant work experience.
  • If your last degree was earned over a year ago, please show proof on your resume of at least one year of work experience in the natural resources field since receiving your degree. Significant work experience is preferred.
  • Proficiency in English, both written and spoken, able to communicate on a professional level.
  • At least 21 years of age.
  • Initial research proposal on a topic relevant to forestry or natural resources in the home country. The project should take advantage being in the Pacific Northwest, you must show how working in the Pacific Northwest will further your professional goals, and how are you planning on applying it back home.
  • Ability to be self-motivated, to work independently towards a clear research goal or output, and to work with colleagues from diverse backgrounds.

Opportunity Cost

(Partially Funded)

Program fee is $10,000 USD.  A matching grant is available to cover 50% of the Fellowship program fee, so the cost to the applicant is $5,000 USD.

How to Apply

First Step: Download Application or Fill out Online Application Form in full. All sections must be completed including the financial section.

Second Step:

You have to submit the following documents:

  • CV/Resume.
  • 2 Letters of Recommendation.

Third Step: Send your application and documents to sduery@worldforestry.org

Fourth step: making interviews

Once your application has been reviewed you will receive notice of whether or not you have been selected for an interview. Interviews are conducted via Skype and last approximately 30-45 minutes. The interview is intended to be a conversation about your goals for the program and for us each to determine if WFI is the right fit.

Fifth step:

  • If you are accepted into the program, you will receive an email notifying you of your acceptance. A formal acceptance letter will be attached to that email along with an invoice. You will need to confirm your acceptance by replying to that email and submitting a deposit ($250) within two weeks of your acceptance.

Please review the refund policy are found here.

Sixth step : Submit Visa Application.

Once you have been accepted, you will begin the process of applying for the J-1 Visa Exchange Visitor Program, if you are a foreign citizen. 

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