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IIP-Bioversity Italy
Rome, Italy (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms:
Program Terms: Summer
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Dept Offering Program: International Internship Program (IIP) Program Type: Internship
Language Prerequisite: No Degree Level: 1st year u/g students, 2nd year u/g students, 3rd year u/g students
Time Away: Summer Housing options: Student Responsibilty with support from IIP and/or Host Organization
Program Group: International Internship Program Duration of Program: 8 or more weeks
Program Adviser: Shahreen Rahman
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Bioversity Italy

Organization Overview
Bioversity International is a global research-for-development organization with a vision that agricultural biodiversity nourishes people and sustains the planet. Bioversity International is a CGIAR Research Centre and delivers scientific evidence, management practices and policy options to use and safeguard agricultural and tree biodiversity to attain sustainable global food and nutrition security. They work with partners in low-income countries in different regions where agricultural and tree biodiversity can contribute to improved nutrition, resilience, productivity and climate change adaptation. Bioversity staff includes specialists in agriculture, forestry, information science and technology, socio-economics, law and policy, finance and administration. Through the IIP internship program, Bioversity offers invaluable on-the-job training under the guidance of established experts in genetic resources, communications, and policy and law practices that encourage the production of public goods.

Intern Responsibilities:

1. Ecology and Environment Intern
To ensure the success of forest landscape restoration efforts, it is vital to source genetically diverse seed and planting material that is suitably adapted to local biophysical and socio-economic conditions and, importantly, available in sufficiently large quantities. The project aims at systematic evaluation of the economic costs and benefits of including the necessary diversity into restoration activities against the financial benefits of avoided replanting and failure to deliver objectives and improve the resilience of restoration schemes. We use case studies from projects in Peru - in Madre de Dios and Peruvian dry forest.
The IIP intern will work under the supervision of the Bioversity International scientists and will contribute to data analysis, literature review and drafting of the final report. Specific activities will be aligned with the profile and learning goals of the intern. 

Familiarity with research methodology tools required. Excellent writing skills; Strong analytical and organizational skills; Knowledge of relevant software packages, specifically: spreadsheets and word processing; and Preferred: Knowledge of statistical analysis tools (Stata or R); Sophomores and Juniors interested in Economics, Agricultural Economics, Environmental Economics or other relevant fields are encouraged to apply.

2. Research Intern
The IIP intern will be responsible for Integrating Gender in Forestry Research. The IIP intern should be able to conduct survey through available literature/studies related to gender and forests, trees and agroforestry in terms of:

  • Gendered traditional ecological knowledge
  • Gendered tree and forest management practices and skills
  • Gendered access to and distribution of forest and tree resources and benefits

The intern will be required to produce concise factsheets and/or tools on gender and forests for scientists, practitioners of policymakers; Develop communications products to give visibility to Bioversity’s research on gender; and Edit and contribute to research documents on gender and forests.

Qualifications: Sophomores and Juniors interested in geography, anthropology, international development, environmental studies, gender studies, social forestry or related discipline are encouraged to apply. Ideal candidate would have a strong understanding of the social dimensions of natural resource management, with emphasis on forest resources; Demonstrate strong analytical skills; Excellent written communication skills (English); Ability to work independently and in interdisciplinary and multicultural teams; Strong interpersonal skills; and Professional level of attention to detail.

Sophomores and juniors are encouraged to apply to the available positions.

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