Thursday, August 21, 2014

FAO/YUNGA Internship Opportunity in Rome

The Youth & United Nations Global Alliance is looking for an intern for this fall! The internship does provide a stipend of  $700 per month and they are looking for someone with the following criteria:

1. Educational, environment or science education.
2. Has been working for at least 2 years in non-formal educational environments (for example a Scout or Guide leader).
3. Experience in developing educational materials and resources in English and other languages.
4. Has undertaken community work.

 If you are interested please send your CV and a one paragraph e-mail on why you would be interested for working for YUNGA to with in copy by September 15, 2014.

Check out the original posting here.

What is YUNGA?

The Youth and United Nations Global Alliance (YUNGA) was created to generate collaborative initiatives between United Nations agencies and other organizations and civil society organizations working with children and young people. YUNGA is a gateway to assist the engagement of youths in activities of key environmental and social concern at the national and international level.

YUNGA seeks to empower children and young people to have a greater role in society, support UN related activities, raise awareness and be active agents of change.

YUNGA and its numerous partners are working on a number of thematic areas including: agriculture, biodiversity, climate change, energy, forests, food security, hunger, nutrition, oceans, water, and Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). Activities range from educational policy, capacity building programmes, didactic materials, resource packs, international competitions, challenge badges and different programmes intended to inspire active participation.

What is FAO?

Achieving food security for all is at the heart of FAO's efforts – to make sure people have regular access to enough high-quality food to lead active, healthy lives.

FAO's three main goals are: the eradication of hunger, food insecurity and malnutrition; the elimination of poverty and the driving forward of economic and social progress for all; and, the sustainable management and utilization of natural resources, including land, water, air, climate and genetic resources for the benefit of present and future generations.


YUNGA develops challenge badges around various themes relating to the UN and global issues. Check out the full list of badges here:

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