Trainee program for future Baltic Sea Ambassadors
In many workplaces – both in the public and private sector –there is a stated ambition to create a green transition. One way is to increase the competence of the staff through further training in environmental and climate issues. With the ambition of broadening the knowledge in practical environmental science among lawyers, political scientists, journalists, economists, and educators, BalticWaters is now announcing salary funds for two people for three months. The goal of the trainee program is primarily to increase knowledge about environmental issues and how concrete measures can contribute to a healthier sea. In the long run, the experience from the program can contribute to a more in-depth understanding of today’s environmental challenges and inspire participants to work for a green transition in their workplace.
About the trainee program
Two people with different educational backgrounds will, for three months, learn more about the foundation’s environmental work and together work on a chosen theme. Our demonstration projects and the ongoing work within communication and advocacy will form a framework for the trainee program. During the first month, the trainees will visit the demonstration projects to gain an overall knowledge of the work being done and how it can contribute to a better environment. In the next step, one of the demonstration projects is selected for a case study. The case study will offer the two trainees an opportunity to immerse themselves in a well-defined question. Together, they carry out a study and compile the results in the form of a policy paper with clear conclusions aimed at decision-makers. Before the policy paper is published and used by the foundation within the area of advocacy, it will be reviewed and approved by the foundation’s board.
The trainees will gain knowledge about the Baltic Sea environment from a broad perspective – from land to sea, but also skills in communicating research findings to decision-makers and intertwining scientific data with national and international policy. During the program, the trainees will be in contact with researchers, experts, authorities, and other important actors, which will give a good overview of the landscape and governance of environmental policy.
How to apply and what is funded?
The program is aimed at people who have recently graduated in law, political science, journalism, economics, and pedagogy. The foundation finances salaries for two people for three months and is also responsible for ongoing supervision, equipment, and travel in connection with the work. Accommodation in connection with visits to the projects will be paid but not the accommodation during the rest of the program time.
Welcome to apply!