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Association for AgriCulture & Ecology Overseas Internship in Ecologically Oriented Agriculture 2017


January 31, 2017


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Overseas internship in ecologically oriented agriculture

The Association for AgriCulture & Ecology (Agrecol e.V.) in Germany offers internship placements and travel stipends for students enrolled in universities and colleges in German-speaking countries. In the coming year (2017), the Association can arrange two internship placements in ecologically oriented agriculture with the partner organisations Agrecol-Andes (Bolivia) and Agrecol-Afrique (Senegal).

The internship offers students an opportunity to acquire practical knowledge in sustainable agriculture and land management in a developing country. By living and working in another sociocultural environment, students can also gain valuable intercultural experiences.

The Agrecol Association in Germany covers the travel costs for a round-trip flight between Europe and Bolivia/Senegal.

Internships in 2017

Since 2007, the Association for AgriCulture & Ecology (Agrecol e.V.) in Germany offers internship placements and travel stipends for students enrolled in universities or colleges in German-speaking countries to work for 6–12 months with partner organisations overseas. This gives the students an opportunity to gain practical knowledge related to ecologically oriented agriculture and land management and to be exposed to new cultures and working situations in developing countries. Support is provided for up to three interns each year and consists of the following:

  • Coverage of a round-trip Economy flight ticket between Europe and the country in which the host organisation is operating
  • Availability of at least one member of Agrecol Association as well as previous interns to provide advice and respond to questions before and during the internship
  • Invitation of the student, after completion of the internship, to a weekend seminar of Agrecol Association in Germany or a neighbouring country so that the student can present a photo report to the members about his/her experiences as intern; Agrecol Association covers the student’s travel and accommodation costs for the weekend.

Agrecol Association is not in a position to cover any further costs related to the internship (e.g. visa, vaccinations, health insurance) beyond those mentioned above.

In 2017, the partner organisations Agrecol–Andes in Bolivia and Agrecol Afrique in Senegal are prepared to host one intern each from universities or colleges in German-speaking countries. The students selected for the travel stipends are expected to make all further arrangements for the internship in direct contact with the respective host organisation.

For the members of Agrecol Association in Germany, each intern will report regularly on his/her activities by writing blogs for the Agrecol intern blog-site. In addition, each intern will write an interim and a final report and present his/her experiences during an Agrecol weekend meeting.

For more information click "Further official information" below.

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