FEED Your Future – Internships

FEED Your Future Internship Program

FEED’s concept of an internship has evolved from apprenticeship, where a skilled laborer, often a craftsman, would take on and teach a young person their trade. In exchange for being taught a trade, the apprentice would agree to work for the craftsman for a specified length of time.

Today, an intern can work part time or full time at the company for a specified period of time. Typically, interns will work for a number of months. Internships are very popular with undergraduate or graduate students who need to gain valuable work or research experience.

FEED INTERNSHIPS

Focus on any of FEED’s engagement activities, project proposals and management in areas of your interest. Due to the scale of our work, FEED is particularly interested in students from the Philippines (but also open to international students with an interest in development studies) who may wish to conduct a 6-12 month training to create, coordinate and implement planting programs with FEED.

FEED’s internship & training opportunities enable you to use what you’ve learned, expand your knowledge and benefit from invaluable on-the-job experience.  Opportunities are open to all candidates, and can span anywhere from a minimum 3 months up to 12 months, with a potential for recruitment.

INTERNSHIP TOPICS / AREAS OF FOCUS

Projects include the following themes, specifically those mentioned in FEED’s LIVING LEGACY and Ongoing CSR Programs:

  1. Program Management –  Conceptualise, Design and Document innovative Planting Programs.
  2. Develop FEED’s Marketing, PR & (Social) Media Plan
  3. Social Media Management – Manage FEED’s Social Media
  4. Enhancement of FEED Website Management –  Adding New Content & Rejuvenating Existing Content
  5. Conducting Carbon Assessments of FEED’s Reforestation Programs
  6. Design & Implementation of an Online Monitoring System for Philippine Trees Planted by FEED
  7. Fund Acquisition / Find Sponsors and Answer to Requests for Proposal – Develop project proposals for funding in the following areas:

The FEED Your Future Internship Program is meant for individuals seeking to gain practical experience in the fields mentioned above, in leadership with the FEED team (Board, Advisor, Project Teams and Partners), conducted fully by and with FEED as an “on-the-job” training or practical experience and it is up to proposing academic institution/individual who wishes to participate  (i.e. the students / respective universities) to assess the quality of their respective student’s training – which can of course be done in collaboration with FEED.

The FEED Board also comprises members of the Academia who are able to help assess and eventually certify the student’s experience, progress and results.

As such, it can be considered similar to a “part-time job placement” or “practical training period” as part of the students respective University requirement or extra credits, and it can also be viewed as a corporate (in our case social enterprise) training experience.

We are also open to hearing your ideas!  To apply, please email info@feed.org.ph with your CV and proposal on how you believe you could add value to our work.

Please look into our Engagement Activities to know more.

More About the INTERNSHIPS

What is the Difference Between an Apprenticeship and an Internship?
The main difference between an apprenticeship and an internship is that internships are not usually as focused. An intern is not bound to work for the employer after the internship is over, though many do. An internship also offers students a chance to “try out” a job or industry to determine if it is the right choice for them. Apprentices know which field they want to go into, and work with a master in that field to learn it first-hand.

What is the Difference Between a Paid and Unpaid Internship?
There are two main types of internship: ones that are paid and ones that are not. Most internships are unpaid. This is because the student is not there to earn money, but rather to earn valuable knowledge and experience. If an internship is unpaid, it is usually subject to stringent labor guidelines.

The majority of internships are work experience internships . This means that they are essentially on-the-job training in a field that the student or young worker is interested in.

However, there are also research internships, which are more common in scientific fields. With a research internship, a student will examine a particular topic on behalf of a business before producing a written study or presentation.

SEE ALSO VACANCIES.

CONTACT FEED

In 2015, the Philippine government submitted to the United Nations the country’s commitments to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The country committed to reduce its carbon emissions by 70 percent by 2030. The carbon dioxide reductions will come from the sectors of energy, transport, waste, forestry and industry.

FEED runs a number of Students and Volunteers for the Environment (SAVE)Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) – such as mangrove planting for coastal protection or ridge reforestation plantings; One Child, One Tree; Bio-Intensive Gardens (BIG) for nutrition in public elementary schools and other spaces; Climate Change Survival 101 and other LIVING LEGACY programs – customised environmental engagement activities for individuals and organisations interested in contributing to climate change adaptation efforts and greening critical areas such as watersheds, ridges, and reefs that all require rehabilitation.

Join us!  Help us reverse the Earth’s “hothouse climate” tipping point.

Tree-Planting with FEED

Check out the video journey by Clueless Commuter who planted with us last 24th of June 2017 to get a good idea of how FEED plantings go: https://youtu.be/KROn4rjVqBg

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Contact us at FEED for more details, to join our regular activities or to design your own tree-nurturing event: info@feed.org.ph or call/text +63 (0)917 552 4722.

© Fostering Education & Environment for Development, Inc. 2019.

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