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Global Center on Adaptation (GCA) Young Leaders Program 2019/2020

Global Center on Adaptation (GCA) Young Leaders Program 2019/2020

Partially Funded
Country: Netherlands
Oct 14, 2019 - Jan 31, 2020
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Applications are now open for the global Center on Adaptation (GCA) Young Leaders Program 2019/2020. The Global Center on Adaptation actively supports students and young professionals to become leaders in climate change adaptation. As part of the commitment to build on, improve, and also, deliver breakthrough climate adaptation solutions, they have established two challenging programs for university graduates and young professionals, who are committed to making a difference: the Young Leaders Program and the 20/20 Adaptation Professionals Program.


  • The Global Center on Adaptation provides a monthly compensation, determined by interns’ country of residence. Further, travel expenses related to program activities are reimbursed, except to and also,  from The Netherlands.
  • Interns are entirely responsible for their own living costs such as accommodation, health insurance, and visa, if applicable.


  • Open to all candidates currently enrolled in a graduate program from a variety of fields in the social sciences, sciences, and sustainability
  • Applicants must have an undergraduate degree
  • Be in a graduate study program (pursuing a Master’s or PhD) or have graduated within 6 months of application
  • Likewise, have a solid understanding of international development and climate change adaptation issues
  • Have demonstrable leadership potential
  • Be fluent in English. Additional knowledge of other languages such as Chinese, Arabic, Spanish, French, Russian, Portuguese is desirable.

Moreover, value diversity in the workplace and encourage all qualified individuals with a diverse professional and academic background, particularly women, to apply. Their aim is to attract and also recruit the best talent from any region in the world.
Please note that applicants will receive an answer to their application within six weeks of the submission date. Applicants may be for an interview (also possible via Skype). Further, Unsuccessful applicants will receive an email notification after a final selection. Candidates may re-apply as long as they still meet the eligibility requirements.


Type of Opportunity Internships
Event Date14 October,2019 to 31 January,2020
Deadline25 August,2019
Open toAll
OrganizerGlobal Center on Adaptation
Contact the organizer[email protected]



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