Eco Ruralis offers unpaid internships to university students and recent graduates throughout each year. The organization has already worked on successful projects (community garden, seed catalogs and distributions, documentation on land grabbing, market studies, etc.) with interns over the past few years. The program has been developed with the help of our interns in the hopes of better meeting their expectations and goals. We seek to mutually benefit one another and gain knowledge and understanding through the internships.
We are looking for students or graduates from many fields: agroecology, rural development, agronomy, organic agriculture, advocacy, biology, journalism, law, environmental science, social development, international relations and others are welcome to apply. All internships will last a minimum of 3 months. The possibility of longer term internships up to 6 months is available too. People interested in becoming an intern should e-mail us a resume (CV) and short cover letter (no more than 1 page).
Contact us: firstname.lastname@example.org
- An orientation week will provide an overview of Eco Ruralis’ vision, mission, values, activities and ongoing projects as well as developing the structure of the internship. Each of our 3 campaign coordinators will explain detailed information about their past, present and future work.
- Workshops will be offered on various topics (fundraising, EU decision-making structures and networking).
- Visits to member farms or local villages may be organized if possible.
- Event participation for campaign activities may also be set up.
- Regular meetings with interns allow them to understand the strategy and organization needed to complete activities and projects.
- Interns will have one day off per month on a Friday (3 day weekend) so that they can have a chance to visit other places in Romania and learn about the culture.
Investigating Land Grabbing
Eco Ruralis has had the pleasure of working with interns from India, Turkey, Sweden, Belgium, Spain, Italy, France, Germany, Czech Republic, United States and Romania. Check out how they described their experience here and the great work they did.
Carolina Modena and Juliette Cholay
-In 2016, helping Eco Ruralis' team plan and organize the Second Nyeleni Europe Forum for Food Sovereignty in Cluj-Napoca, Romania!
-Check out her article, "Does peasantry pay the price for a more European Turkey?"
-Stella's work on our 2015 Seed Catalog.
Maria Rodriguez Beperet
-One of her Fact Sheets written about the Land Grabber Generali Group in Romania.
-Here is Cecile's Review of Eco Ruralis' 2013 Traditional Seed Distribution. This is an article about her work.
-Find out more about her Master's Thesis and Eco Ruralis Report on Two Alternative Food Networks.
-Check out her contribution to the book, "Land concentration, land grabbing and people's struggles in Europe." Chapter 9 is titled "Scramble for land in Romania: an iron fist in a velvet glove."
-One of her Fact Sheets written about the Forest Grabber Holzindustrie Schweighofer.
Ulysse Le Goff