The International Institute for Sustainable Development is recruiting candidates for the 2011 Circumpolar Young Leaders Internship Program (CYLP) that provides northern youth with opportunities to work with leading organizations working on Arctic issues.

The successful candidate will be based at IISD’s Winnipeg office and work closely with other youth on a number of programs and interventions, including the development of a youth component for the upcoming Hudson’s Bay Awareness Summit to be held later this year.

The deadline for applications is Friday, February 18, 2011. Candidates must be between the ages of 19 and 30 to apply.

For more information about the program and how to apply is available at http://slicinternational.iisd.org/.

Please contact Pauline Gerrard, IISD Training Coordinator for more information about the position. Phone: (204) 958 7727 or email: [email protected] 

For more information about this release please contact Nona Pelletier, IISD media and communications officer. Phone +1 204 958-7740 Cell: +1 204 962-1303 [email protected]

About the International Institute for Sustainable Development

The world is challenged by a changing climate, biodiversity loss, abject poverty and environmental degradation. What can make a difference? Good ideas. Creativity. Passion. Innovation. The achievement of change.

IISD is in the business of promoting change towards sustainable development. As a policy research institute dedicated to effective communication of our findings, we engage decision-makers in government, business, NGOs and other sectors in the development and implementation of policies that are simultaneously beneficial to the global economy, the global environment and to social well-being.

In the pursuit of sustainable development, we promote open and effective international negotiation processes. And we believe fervently in the importance of building our own institutional capacity while helping our partner organizations in the developing world to excel.

Established in 1990, IISD is a Canadian-based not-for-profit organization with a diverse team of more than 150 people located in more than 30 countries. Through our dynamic portfolio of projects, we partner with more than 200 organizations throughout the world. To learn more about our history, please visit the IISD Timeline.

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