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Opportunity: DAPA is recruiting interns

Aug 1st, 2012 | By | Category: Feature Articles


Opportunity of internships for recent graduates to gain international experience

The Decision and Policy Analysis Area (DAPA) of the International Centre for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT) is seeking English speaking recent graduates for 6-12 month internships.   CIAT is an international research center, one of the fifteen global centers of the Consultative Group on International Agriculture Research.   Located in Cali, Colombia and working on international projects in Africa, Asia and Central and Latin America, the DAPA Research Area evaluates the effects of climate change, evaluates technology and knowledge gaps, critically analyses environmental and agricultural policy in Latin America, and considers barriers to market access for small, rural producers in developing countries.

The interns will gain experience in international research for development, and will be actively encouraged to use the internship as a stepping stone to further education at the masters or PhD level.

Expectations:

The interns are expected to work on a range of tasks from project and report writing, to analysis of data and publication of peer-reviewed journal articles.  We seek young, enthusiastic and energetic people with solid English skills, to spend a 6-12 month period of time in our head office in Cali, Colombia.  We provide the cost of tickets to and from Colombia, plus a monthly stipend of US$750 (sufficient for basic living in Colombia).

Requirements:

  • Excellent English skills, including strong capabilities in writing.  Knowledge of Spanish is a bonus, but not essential
  • Recently graduated at undergraduate or masters level in any of the following disciplines: Economy, Geography, Agricultural Science, Environmental science, Development Studies, Biology, Sociology, Social Communication, Business or other related subject matters
  • Interest in applied research for developing countries
  • Open to experiencing new cultures and perspectives
  • We are especially interested in candidates with an interest in spatial modelling, climate change and data analysis to work on tasks related to the CCAFS program

This is an open call with no deadline.  Applicants should send an email to Andy Jarvis (a.jarvis@cgiar.org) with a CV and application letter outlining your motivation, research interests and medium term career plans.  Also be explicit about your potential areas of interest with respect to the Decision and Policy Analysis program’s work.  For further information on the Decision and Policy Analysis Program, see http://dapa.ciat.cgiar.org.

We are also open to receiving Masters students for 3-6 month internships for thesis studies on topics of strategic importance to DAPA. We can supply data and co-supervision, but for short term visits cannot offer a stipend.  If interested, please contact Andy Jarvis with a CV and brief outline of subject interest.

For further information about CIAT, see http://www.ciat.cgiar.org.

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23 Comments to “Opportunity: DAPA is recruiting interns”

  1. Hillary Callyst Sirikwa says:

    I am prepared to work hard and learn as much as I can in order to do my best. I expect to get on well with my colleagues and will take their advice and benefit from their experience. Also, I want to make sure that I am aware of the current news and in our field so I will try and stay updated in every possible way. I am definitely not afraid of work nor new challenges”.

  2. Nalukwago Zam Zuriat says:

    Thank you for that internship program.
    I will be grateful if i join your program for internship.
    About myself. I am a female Ugandan. I hold a bachelors degree in economics, did some agricultural economics.. A certificate in project monitoring and evaluation. also a graduate diploma in micro finance.

  3. Daniel Abwao says:

    Interesting opportunity, I’m sure going to apply.

  4. Nanfuka susan says:

    I am a third year student in Makerere University persiung a bachelors degree in community forestry.I am in my final year and expect to graduate in January next year. I would like to know if i would be eligible for your internship opportunity( even at the time of my graduation)to improve on my reseacrh skills especially in environmental science and biology. I think it is really a good opportunity to recently graduated students.

  5. Nnakayima Dianah says:

    This is such a great opportunity to fresh graduates for it improves their knowledge and skills in their fields of expertise.Thanks for this offer.

  6. IBUDI FIONA says:

    This is a very exciting opportunity.I have always wanted to be a apart of something that creates postive impact on peoples’ livelihoods.Thanks DAPA for the great work you are doing in order to better the world.Looking forward to working with you.

  7. Juma Rashid says:

    This is a great opportunity for me as I will be completing my Bachelors degree in Agroforestry & Rural Development this year on May from Moi University,Kenya.Can you please give me more information on how to apply?Thank you in advance.

  8. nakafeero oliver says:

    Dear Sir/madam,what happans after one has applied for this internship?

  9. Nura Lawal says:

    Dear all,
    i want to commend your office for the uninterrupted effort you are rendering interms of conducting researches thereby keeping the world of Agriculture aliv
    e and uptodate.
    Cheers.

  10. Nura Lawal says:

    Dear all,
    i want to commend your office for the uninterrupted effort you are rendering interms of conducting researches thereby keeping the world of Agriculture alive and uptodate.
    Cheers.

  11. Nelson Lubang'a says:

    Its a very interesting opportunity.I would love that.

  12. Birungi Dorothy says:

    Very encouraging,already applied and very eager for this opportunity,
    to further my research skills in Agriculture Economics.Thanks to you all.

  13. Oyedeji Ajibola says:

    i just submitted my application for the internship. i am ready to work to achieve the overall aim of DAPA. As a good team player, i am sure to have a good working time with people of different backgrounds and countries that we will be working together. looking forward to working with you

  14. Esilda Chimedza says:

    Well, i am happy to see such an opportunity for students. I heard about this from my Sierra Leonian friend and we doing masters together. This is tailored made for me. Please keep me posted but i hope to apply for the internship too.

  15. Sorelle Nsogning says:

    Thanks to DAPA for this internship for students without experiencies like me.
    I found it very interesting and I will be very greatfull if awarded this internship since this will help me to acquire experiences in my field of interest.

  16. Charles Mwesige. says:

    OOh DAPA, I call this a heavenly opportunity especially since its is aiming at equipping fresh graduates with knowledge moreover in different fields yet cutting across different races/backgrounds. am strongly going to apply because that is my area.

  17. Charles Mwesige. says:

    OOh DAPA, I call this a heavenly opportunity especially since its aiming at equipping fresh graduates with knowledge moreover in different fields yet cutting across different races/backgrounds. am strongly going to apply because that is my area.

  18. Chelsea. Magini says:

    I believe “grateful” is the operative term for how I feel toward this internship. I’ve sent in my application for the internship and am hoping that I get into the program. I’ve recently completed a Bachelors Degree in Developmental Communication and look forward to learning alot from my fellow interns if and when I get selected for the program. It will definitely be a good experiance, especially having to experiance different cultures, and perceptions and to also see what matters to each individual from different cultures and lands.

  19. Alphonsus Njobara says:

    To say its a wonderfull opportunity is just the least.With a Bsc in Geography /environment science, and PGD in GIS/Remote sensing coupled with field experience in combating soil erosion, deforestation, in diffrent local communities, i can say this is a unique opportunity for me to improve on this knowlegde and skills through DAPA.

  20. Babirye Irene says:

    DAPA,it is such a great opportunity for the recent graduates. Is it still there because all the comments were for 2010,and for me i have just completed a Bachelor’s degree in Adult and community Education at Makerere University Uganda, i fall in the field of sociology. I would like to know if i would be eligible for this program because am looking forward to apply immediately. thank you.

  21. Andy Jarvis says:

    Please do apply Irene! We have many candidates applying, but each CV we receive we evaluate and in case there is an opportunity that fits the experience of the applicant, we will be in touch.

  22. Benjamin Jones says:

    Hi Andy,

    I’m just writing to find out whether or not the internship programme with DAPA is still recruiting as there hasn’t been much activity here for several months. It sounds like a really fantastic opportunity and would be a great chance for me to get additional research experience, and possibly practice the Spanish before beginning a masters programme. Thank you!

  23. Korir stanley says:

    Hi, is the application for internship still on currently?, i’m interested and i would like to apply

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