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March Monthly Opportunities Roundup

Below you will find a round-up of internships, job vacancies, and open calls for the month.


Generation Connect Young Leadership Programme

Generation Connect Young Leadership Programme (GCYLP) is an exciting programme to engage, empower, and inspire young digital leaders and changemakers. GCYLP aims to support young visionaries from around the world who propose creative, far-reaching, innovative, and feasible community-driven projects aimed at creating a more inclusive and empowered digital future.

Location: Virtual

Deadline: 23 March 2024

More details here


Communication Manager for Research Projects- FiBL

The Research Institute of Organic Agriculture FiBL is one of the world's leading research institutions in the field of organic agriculture and employs around 300 people in Switzerland. FiBL's strengths are interdisciplinary research, joint innovations with farmers and the food industry as well as rapid knowledge transfer. FiBL Switzerland's expertise is also in demand beyond the country's borders. It is therefore involved in numerous international projects, research, extension and training, as well as development cooperation.

FiBL is looking for a Communications Manager for the Department of Extension, Training & Communication to start at June 2024.

Location: Remote possible

Deadline: 12 April, 2024

More details here 


Youth4cooperation: the future of cooperation program 

Are you an organization working with youth in the pan-european scope? Are you interested in the future of regional policy and cooperation? Then this is your chance to consult young people and make their voice heard on the future of cooperation in Europe.

The three selected organizations will get EUR 10.000 each to use digital tools like social media, surveys and online workshops to conduct consultations towards young people, based on a set of questions elaborated by DG REGIO. The results of consultations will feed the next Commission’s proposal.

Deadline: 3 April, 2024

More details here

Action for Climate Empowerment Hub Youth Event

The ACE Hub Youth Event will be organized in-person from 5 - 7 June 2024 (TBC, please note the dates are tentative and subject to change) in Bonn, Germany, in English and in collaboration with multiple partners. Participants will include 25 international youth and 25 youth from NRW.

This year’s event will focus on community-based climate advocacy, action and initiatives at the local and subnational level. The event will take place over a period of 3 days, comprised of modules centered around skills development. Some aspects of a hackathon methodology such as interactive training sessions led by experts which foster leadership and encourage group collaboration will be incorporated into the modules. Participants may also have the opportunity to observe local climate action at the city level through an off-campus excursion.

Location: Bonn, Germany

Deadline: 31 March, 2024

More details here 


Ye! Youth Ecopreneur Program

If you're at the helm of a green business, particularly in land restoration, and have a deep passion for sustainable land management and/or green business, our tailor-made Ye! Youth Ecopreneur Programme awaits you. 

Ye! Youth Ecopreneur Programme (YECO) 2024 is a transformative journey hosted by the International Trade Centre (ITC), Youth and Trade Programme in partnership with the G20 Global Land Initiative. YECO 2024 is designed for visionary young entrepreneurs who are committed to pioneering sustainable solutions, for our planet.

Deadline: 22 March, 2024

More details here 



The Iris Project

The Iris Project grants to three winners and six runners-up each year with locally delivered capacity-building programmes and peer-to-peer mentoring facilitated by our Advisory Panel.

Nature restoration takes a variety of forms – from traditional land stewardship to innovative technological solutions. As such, The Iris Prize rewards new ideas and established projects, hoping to overcome the circumstantial barriers that too often prevent young people from being able to advocate for nature-related change.

Deadline: 30 April, 2024

More details here 



FAO Internship- Asia Pacific

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) leads international efforts to defeat hunger and to achieve food security for all and make sure that people have regular access to enough high-quality food to lead active, healthy lives. With over 195 Members, FAO works in over 130 countries worldwide. We believe that everyone can play a part in ending hunger. 

The Internship Programme aims to attract talented young women and men who are strongly motivated to share their new perspectives, innovative ideas, and latest academic experience in FAO’s domains. The Programme provides a learning opportunity to the participants to supplement their academic knowledge with a practical work assignment in a field related to the work of FAO.

Through the FAO internship experience, interns will contribute to the UN Sustainable Development Goals and FAO's Strategic Framework to support the 2030 Agenda through the transformation to MORE efficient, inclusive, resilient and sustainable agri-food systems for better production, better nutrition, a better environment, and a better life, leaving no one behind.

Deadline: 25 August, 2024

More details here 


Mentors and Expert Evaluators

The World Food Forum WFF Innovation Lab, in collaboration with multiple partners and stakeholders, is currently implementing the fourth iteration of the Transformative Research Challenge (TRC). The TRC seeks to inspire youth-led research and innovation in sustainable development, to end hunger and transform our agrifood systems.

The Overall TRC winner will be announced during the WFF flagship event, taking place from 14th - 18th October 2024, at FAO Headquarters in Rome, Italy. In addition, winners will be selected for each Special Prize and awarded means to realize their Research Proposals in practice.

The WFF Innovation lab invites experts from all over the world to express interest in supporting these emerging researchers and innovators as expert Evaluators and Mentors for the shortlisted TRC teams.

Location: Online

Deadline: 31 March, 2024

More details here