Overseas Forest Internship
  • DATE2015-02-10
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Youths enter into global forest fields under KFS overseas forest internship.

The Korea Forest Service (KFS) opens its overseas forest internship to talented youths and calls in best brains who are to be seconded to overseas fields for forest development and international forest cooperation.

KFS held the overseas forest internship-starting ceremony on 28 January 2015 with the participation of 27 selected interns. After the ceremony, the interns attended a three day orientation program which was arranged at a forest experience center in Chilgok by the Korea Green Promotion Agency. Through the program, they could get training to adapt to local circumstances and enhance work capacitiy prior to their secondment.

The selected interns are scheduled to be dispatched to 10 forest business sites in 6 countries namely Indonesia, Myanmar, Solomon islands, Cambodia, Fiji and Paraguay, starting from this Feburary. Throughout their four to eight-month internship, they can get hands-on experince as well as job offers.

Concerned companies were invited to take part in the selection process which was customized for both interns and companies balancing their inquires for which country or company to work. This process is expected to increase their satisfation and prmote recruitment.

This internship has started since 2009 with the aim of fostering global forest youths and contributing to oversease forest resources development and enhanced internatoional cooperation. As of 2014, 140 interns in total were dispatched to 31 companies or organizations in 11 countries. KFS plans to extend the number and scale of internship, in addition to overseas forest companies, to international organizations and global forest cooperation businesses.

At the ceremony, Deputy Minister Dr. KIM Yong-ha delivered his words of encouragement to the interns, underlining that this overseas forest internship can go for the effect of killing two brids with one stone: for participating interns to have professional assets when they seek overseas job offers or international cooepration experience; and for participating companies to secure young human resources with enterprising spirit.

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