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6 Jul 2017

FSC Youth Correspondent 2017 in Vancouver, Canada

FSC is looking for a passionate youth correspondent who can engage their peers by covering this important event with originality, accuracy and inspiring reporting.
The FSC GA 2017 is FSC’s highest decision-making body. Eight hundred participants from 70 countries – representing social, economic and environmental interests from the Global North and South – will meet in Vancouver to discuss a sustainable future for the world’s forests and the people that inhabit them.




The successful applicant will receive:
  • Return flights on economy class to Vancouver;
  • Reimbursement of visa application fees;
  • Accommodation (sharing) in a hotel in Vancouver;
  • All meals and a small stipend will be provided.


  • Demonstrate excellent writing skills in English;
  • Be enrolled in an accredited college or university pursuing a journalism/communications degree at the time of application. Students in forestry/environmental sciences related degrees with the above required writing skills are also encouraged to apply;
  • Be between the ages of 18 to 26;
  • Not be working as a professional journalist at the time of the event;
  • Have a good working knowledge of English (Spanish, or additional languages desirable);
  • Be available to travel on and around the dates of the FSC GA 2017 (9 to 13 October 2017);
  • Be in possession of a valid passport, which does not expire before 31 October 2017;
  • Not have any legal reasons to be denied a visa to enter Canada.

Eligible Regions: Not specified.


Application should include:
  • CV or resume including full contact details, education, volunteer and working experience (max. 2 pages);
  • A brief cover letter in English detailing why you want to be the FSC Youth Correspondent 2017 and how your experience would help you to achieve the deliverables (max. one page);
  • Copies of, or links to, three examples of your work (articles, blog posts, videos etc.), preferably on environmental issues;
  • Desirable: A letter supporting your application from a teacher, professor, mentor, professional journalist etc.
Application Deadline: July 14, 2017 (8 Days Remaining)

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