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Opportunity for Volunteering and Trainee Biologist at Aaranyak

The Tiger Research and Conservation Initiative (TRCI) of Aaranyak, a Society for Biodiversity Conservation in Northeast and a SIRO recognised by Ministry of Science and Technology, Govt. of India is offering different opportunities for students and young professionals in its ongoing research and conservation activities across northeast India...

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New Field Course

ONE WEEK TRAINING COURSE ON REMOTE SENSING AND GIS APPLICATIONS IN VARIOUS FIELDS

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PR & Communication Officer (PRCO)

Aaranyak is seeking a young, dynamic, hard working and ambitious Publicity and Communications Officer with a degree in Mass Communication and Journalism to pursue an exciting career growth...

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New Field Course

4th Annual “FIELD COURSE IN CONSERVATION BIOLOGY & GLOBAL HEALTH”, to be held at the Gibbon Conservation Centre, Gibbon Wildlife Sanctuary, Assam, India from 2nd to 6th December, 2013

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New Workshop

AARANYAK is going to organize a week-long workshop as the title reads above in Guwahati in collaboration with Scholars’ Institute of Technology & Management (SITM).

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Internship

Aaranyak, a Society for Biodiversity Conservation in Northeast India (Recognized by the Govt. of India as Scientific and Industrial Research Organization) offers internship opportunities for post-graduate or graduate students, in its ongoing conservation programmes particularly aimed at research and conservation of Tiger, Elephant and Rhino. Interns will be working with experienced conservationists of Aaranyak and also its collaborators. Only a limited number of internship positions are available at this moment.

Objectives

  • To obtain hands-on experience in conservation science, environmental education and related fields.
  • To expose them to prevailing conservation issues and ongoing practical interventions in the region through work assignments.


Scope of internship

The internship will cover (any one or in combination) the following broad topics*. However, the intern is expected to design a small, issue based composite proposal to work on the issue in depth.

Identification of threats to ecosystems and possible interventions to minimize those.
Assessment of changes in forest landscape.
Ecosystem economics.
Conservation and local livelihoods.
Awareness generation among local audience on cause and effect of loss of natural resources through education and outreach programmes.
Strengthen capacity of local community organizations for sustainable management of ecosystem and its resources.
Design mitigation measures to combat the degradation of ecosystems.
Assess impact of human-animal conflict.
Participatory workshop planning for local stakeholders, workshop execution and proceeding preparation.
  * A topic would be decided only after a thorough discussion with the interns keeping in mind their SWOT analysis output and also that of their mentor within Aaranyak.


Eligibility

Applicants should be enrolled in a course of study leading to a formal qualification or associated with an institution or conservation organization. English will be primary language for communication. Good computer skills (Word/Excel) are essential.

Minimum age 20 years. Person with any nationality can apply.

Duration

4 weeks minimum to 12 weeks maximum.

Financial

Interns are not paid. Travel costs, travel arrangements and living accommodation are the responsibility of the intern or their sponsoring institution. Interns must have adequate medical insurance coverage. Local interns (from Northeast India) may apply separately for a small stipend to cover food, lodging, travel and other necessary cost during fieldwork.

A foreign intern is required to pay an internship fee to cover internship management expenses that may vary based on duration of the internship.

Application procedure

Requests should be sent well in advance to Dr. B. P. Lahkar, Programme Secretary, Aaranyak along with the following documents: -

  • A cover letter describing your areas of interest and tentative period when you will be available,
  • a brief CV describing your training and experience,
  • a support letter from institutional advisor,
  • a recent photograph and
  • any additional information that could assist evaluation.

 

Please note that charges apply for our internship programmes as under :

Duration
International Students
Domestic Students
Up to 1 Month
Rs.10,000
Rs. 3,000
1-3 months
Rs. 25,000
Rs 8,000
3-6 months
Rs. 45,000
Rs 15,000

Changes to these fees are at the discretion of the Aaranyak management.

Address for snail mail: -
"Internship Programme",
Aaranyak, 50 Samanwoy Path, Survey,
Beltola, Guwahati-781028, Assam, India.

To know more about this initiative please contact us at  internship@aaranyak.org