Applicants sought for MC internship

Posted on Oct 11 2019

The Micronesia Challenge is now accepting applications for its Young Champion Internship Program for 2019-2020.

“We are seeking to place and support young conservation “champions” in each of the five island jurisdictions of Palau, Marshall Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Northern Mariana Islands, and Guam, to assist with outreach and education of the [Micronesia Challenge],” said regional coordinator Geraldine Datuin.

Up to $6,000 is available for each jurisdiction.

Applicants for the internship program must be a citizen and/or a permanent resident of Micronesia, between the ages 17-25, and currently enrolled in a college/university and/or a recent college graduate.

The applicants must also be passionate about and dedicated to ensuring the wellbeing of Micronesians and their unique and vital natural landscapes and resources.

The interns are typically expected to work for about 40 hours a month, for an entire year.

The “young champions” will work with the Micronesia Challenge coordinator, Focal Points, and partners, and will be housed in host agencies and non-government organizations in each jurisdiction.

Deadline for the submission of applications is on Oct. 31, 2019, Thursday.

The Micronesia Challenge was launched in 2005 by the region’s heads of government, in recognition of the growing threats to Micronesia’s natural resources. The goal is to effectively conserve 30% of near-shore marine resources and 20% of terrestrial resources by 2020.

For more information and to request an application, contact MC coordinator Geraldine Datuin at

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