Insights in International Wildlife Policy
The CIC Internship Programme offers current and graduate-level students the opportunity to acquire direct exposure to CIC's international work. It is designed to complement wildlife management policy-oriented studies with experience in various aspects of multilateral cooperation, but also complements other international studies.
The purpose of the programme is:
- to provide students with important practical experience which complements their field of study which at the same time will be of benefit to the CIC Headquarters to which the intern is assigned;
- to promote among the students a better understanding of major wildlife management, hunting and conservation related problems and to give them an insight into how the CIC attempts to find solutions to these problems, and;
- to expose the students to the CIC and its policies and programmes and have them become ambassadors of good will.
Candidates for the CIC Internship Programme are selected on a competitive basis. The following minimum qualifications are required:
- Enrollment in a graduate-level degree programme in a wildlife management and conservation related field such as biology, forestry, agriculture, also possible economics, law, international relations, anthropology, sociology, or environmental studies.
- Demonstrated interest in the field of wildlife and hunting
- Language skills: written and spoken proficiency in at least one of the three working languages used by CIC: English, French and German. Fluency in Russian or other Eastern European language is an asset.
- An interest in global mobility; adaptability to varied environments; a desire to work with and gain the confidence and respect of people with different language, national and cultural backgrounds.
At this stage, internship assignments take place only in Budapest, later on at other Wildlife Management Education (WME) Centers. Upon completion of the CIC Internship Programme, the candidate will be awarded a certificate of attendance.
The CIC Internship Programme operates on a non-remunerative basis. The costs connected with an intern's participation in the Programme must be borne by the nominating institution, related institution, which may provide the required financial assistance to its students; or by the student, who will have to obtain financing for subsistence and make his or her own arrangements for travel, accommodation etc.
Applicants interested in an internship should forward their application directly to the CIC Headquarters.