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Call for an Intern in Web4Knowledge for Agricultural Research for Development

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YPARD - Young Professionals' Platform for Agricultural Research for Development- is searching for an intern to manage and expand YPARD's information services on YPARD website, http://ypard.net on a global level.


  • The intern is expected to update the information available on YPARD Global website, on job opportunities and featured ARD news for Young Professionals.
  • He/she will take part in on-line activities through the website and social networks under the supervision of the YPARD Web and Communication officer.


  • The candidate should have a background in agricultural related fields, natural resource management or similar fields.
  • While ICT skills are not required, the candidate should demonstrate a good knowledge of on-line resources on Agricultural Research for Development Worldwide, and a keen interest in Information research and dissemination.
  • The candidate is expected to show a strong curiosity, good written communication skills and an outstanding interest in contributing to information sharing for agriculture development.
  • He/she should be a Young Professional, member of YPARD and active in ARD.
  • He/she should be fluent in English. Knowledge in French and/or Spanish will be considered an asset.

 What will the candidate gain from this internship?

  • YPARD is eager to give a young professional the opportunity to upgrade his/her knowledge in ICTs. The intern will benefit from training in ICT and Information management. He/she would learn how to post information through a CMS and display information effectively.
  • He/she will learn about on-line activities and social networks and be given a space to implement his/her own ideas, benefitting from YPARD professionals’ experience.
  • Working with YPARD is also about getting a chance to increase one’s network within the ARD sector and expanding one’s knowledge in on-line resources and organizations in ARD.

 Conditions of work

  • The candidate will work remotely in close collaboration with the YPARD Web and Communications Officer. It is therefore compulsory he/she has a good internet access and connection from his/her own place, Skype installed with headphone, and knowledge in using it.
  • The internship contract is for 8 hrs a week, for 6 months.
  • This position is not remunerated.


Interested candidates should send a CV and a motivation letter to info@ypard.net with the: [internship application] in the subject line.

 Deadline for application: 29th July 2011; Internship to start as soon as possible, from August 2011.

For additional information see the attached PDF