Call for Applications: FSC Youth Correspondent 2017


Closing date: 5pm, Friday 14 July 2017 (Bonn, Germany time)

  • Are you an environmentally-conscious, socially-aware journalism student?
  • Do you have strong writing skills in English?
  • Are you between the ages of 18 and 26 and currently pursuing a degree in journalism/communications/environmental sciences?

Then Join Us at the Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC) 8th General Assembly (GA) from October 9-10 in Vancouver, Canada and Report on the Issues at the Forefront of Responsible Forestry.

Young people are at the centre of a sustainable future, and 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. To find out more about FSC International go to and for more detailed information on the FSC GA 2017 go to

Two journalism students will be selected by the FSC Communications Unit to attend the GA and act as FSC Youth Correspondents – reporting for youth, by youth.

To see the full criteria and application requirements, please visit the GA website here.


Please send all applications to with ‘FSC Youth Correspondent 2017 application’ in the header, or post your application to:

FSC Youth Correspondent 2017 Application
FSC International
Communications Unit
Charles-de-Gaulle-Straße 5
53113 Bonn Deutschland / Germany

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

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