Forest Stewardship Council Seeks Youth Correspondents

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Mr. Kim Carstensen, FSC Director General
Mr. Kim Carstensen, FSC Director General

The Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) is seeking environmentally-conscious, socially-aware journalism students who are passionate about the health of the planet’s environment and have interest to communicate about it.

FSC believes that young people are at the center of a sustainable future, and they are looking for passionate youth correspondents who can engage their peers by covering important events with originality, accuracy and inspiring reporting.

Two journalism students will be selected by the FSC Communications Unit to attend its eighth General Assembly coming up in Vancouver, Canada from October 9 to 10, 2017 and act as FSC Youth Correspondents – reporting for youth, by youth.

Interested applicants must demonstrate excellent writing skills in English. They must be enrolled in an accredited college or university pursuing a journalism/communications degree at the time of application. Students in forestry/environmental sciences related degrees with the above required writing skills are also encouraged to apply.

Applicants must be between the ages of 18 to 26, not working as a professional journalist at the time of the event and have a good working knowledge of English (Spanish, or additional languages desirable).

The successful applicant will receive return flights on economy class to Vancouver.

Reimbursement of visa application fees; accommodation (sharing) in a hotel in Vancouver and all meals and a small stipend will be provided.

Interested students who qualify should send their applications to communications@fsc.org not later than July 14, 2017 at 5pm GMT+1.

For more information and application, please visit: https://ga2017.fsc.org/news-media/call-for-applications-fsc-youth-correspondent-2017/