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Micronesia Challenge Young Champions Internship
THE MICRONESIA CHALLENGE
During the 24th Micronesia Island Forum in 2019, the Leaders recognized the success in the first 15 years of the Micronesia Challenge (MC) and endorsed the new Micronesia Challenge 2030 goals to effectively manage 50% of marine resources, including the exclusive economic zone (EEZ), and 30% of terrestrial resources by 2030. The goal now also includes a larger voice for fisheries management, reducing invasive species, restoring habitats, increasing livelihood opportunities and reducing risks to communities from climate impact in Micronesia.
We are seeking nine (9) Micronesia Challenge Young Champion interns to place in the MC jurisdictions: Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Guam, Republic of the Marshall Islands, and Republic of Palau. The young conservation "champions" will work with MCT’s Capacity Program, Focal Points, and partners to assist with outreach and education of the MC in the five (5) island jurisdictions. Champions will be housed in host agencies in each jurisdiction and will be expected to work about 40 hours a month for 12 months.
Champions will be responsible for:
9 internship positions available. Up to $5,000 is available for each intern. Young Champions will work with host agencies and the Capacity Building Liaison Officer to develop a work plan and budget that includes a monthly stipend and funds for needed supplies and training costs to carry out the internships.
HOW TO APPLY
MCYC Intern Manual. Click to download.
MCYC Project Implementation Tips. Click to download.