Internship Title/Role: Agriculture & Climate Science Intern — Global Livingston Institute (GLI)

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About Global Livingston Institute (GLI): The Global Livingston Institute (GLI), is a research and education-based nonprofit organization committed to educating students and community leaders on innovative approaches to international development and empowering awareness, collaboration, conversations and personal growth. GLI is committed to improving communities globally. 

When we took our first group of students to Uganda and Rwanda in 2009, we could have never imagined that we would host hundreds of travelers, partner with the people of Kabale, Uganda to form a unique hybrid of job creation, education, and community development at the Entusi Resort and Retreat Center on Lake Bunyonyi, or host the largest, free music festival in East Africa. 

We continue to be inspired by the idea that if we bring the right people to the table, work collaboratively, and think big and differently, we can shift the dialogue surrounding international development and create lasting positive change to communities both at home and abroad. 

That is where our interns come in! 

Internship Title/Role: Agriculture & Climate Science Intern 

Program Area(s): Research, Agriculture 

Internship Job Description: KadAfrica (https://www.kadafrica.org/) envisions a world where out-of-school girls are economic drivers of their communities. They use passion fruit farming as a vehicle for girls to build their own support systems to become independent and empowered decision makers. KadAfrica connects girls at the last miles of production with mass market distribution, through Training, Farm management/oversight, Buy-back from girls, and Value addition through Processing Passion Fruit into Pulp, that is sold locally and internationally. 

  • Project Focus Areas (may focus on some or all of these areas dependent on experience/interest): 

o Feasibility study of Purple / Yellow passion fruits based on different growing regions

o Further agronomy training for KadAfrica site managers

o Climate resilience strategy / recommendations

 Estimated Hours per week: 30-40 

Timeline: 2-3 Months 

Point of Contact(s): Aurelie Faugier (KadAfrica) 

Location: Fort Portal, Uganda

Key Qualifications & Skills: 

  • Strong experience in Agriculture & Climate Science is required 
  • Experience/skills facilitating trainings highly preferred for agronomy training sub-role 
  • Experience with M&E / Research preferred 
  • Interest & Academic experience in Agriculture, Agribusiness, Climate Science, & other relevant areas is highly encouraged! 
  • Self-motivated, culturally flexible, with strong inter-personal skills 

Application Deadline: Rolling (year-round opportunities) 

Costs: Lodging, food, transport. KadAfrica will cover assignment-related costs (e.g. transport to project sites) 

How to Apply: E-mail info@globallivingston.org with your CV/Resume and cover letter or brief e-mail introducing yourself, and outline interest for applying for the specific internship position(s). 

REQUIRED In Email Subject Line, enter: RE: GLI INTERNSHIP APP: (Insert Internship Title/Role Here) 

Please be patient with us as we review and respond to your application! If you are a good fit for the role(s), you will receive a follow-up and be connected via email to the stated Internship Project POC(s) for an interview.