Screenshot 2020 10 28 at 13.20.09CAFF is working to provide opportunities for youth to help raise awareness about the Arctic, and to engage in international discussions about Arctic issues, strategies, and policies. CAFF’s goal is to enable young people to learn about and play increasing leadership roles in Arctic biodiversity issues, international collaboration, and Arctic science and policy-related projects. As such, CAFF is recruiting 4-6 youth to serve on a short-term (~6-month) internship team to guide and inform the development of a 6-year CAFF Youth Engagement Strategy.
 
Qualifications and Expectations:
Qualified applicants will:

1. Be between the age of 18 to 25 years old;
2. Read, write, and speak English conversationally;
3. Commit to attending 5-6 virtual meetings between November 2020 and April 2021. Depending on where you are located, some early morning or late evening meetings may be necessary to accommodate people in different time zones across the Arctic.
4. Commit to review documents and provide your advice and written comments between meetings;
5. Be able to use common word processing (Microsoft Word, and online document editors such as Google Docs) and video-conferencing software (such as GoToMeeting, Zoom, Microsoft Teams, WebEx, etc.)
6. Professionally present and discuss your recommendations with CAFF experts and representatives in writing and in virtual presentations
7. Demonstrate experience with Arctic Biodiversity Conservation, youth leadership, or related issues.

Total time commitment:
Estimated at approximately 10 hours per month. Access to a reliable internet connection is essential for this assignment. The final team will be selected with a goal of collectively representing a diversity of Arctic experiences and perspectives.

Stipend:
$1,000 USD total for successful completion of this internship with US$500 USD provided after acceptance commitment to expectations, and $500 USD provided upon successful completion of all commitments.

Tasks and Timeline:
The exact number of meetings and the dates will be finalized based on need and availability. No more than 6 meetings of the Youth Advisory Committee are expected:
 
Youth Timeline
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Applications and deadline:
Applications will be reviewed and final selections will be made by the CAFF Youth Steering Committee. The Steering Committee will seek a final internship team that represents a diversity of backgrounds, cultures, geographic regions, genders, and organizational affiliations across the Arctic.Application deadline is November 7th to apply please click here 

For questions, please contact: Kári Fannar Lárusson, kari [AT] caff [DOT] is
 
 

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