The Steve and Riea Lainoff Crop Trust Fellowship in Honor of Cary Fowler
Rhodes College, in collaboration with the Global Crop Diversity Trust, offers an annual 12-month fellowship to a graduating Rhodes student at the Crop Trust. The fellowship, made possible by the generosity of Steve and Riea Lainoff, provides the opportunity for recent graduates to develop an understanding of the Crop Trust’s work and the issues associated with genetic resources conservation.
The fellowship will be for a period of twelve months, with a start date of August 1st and the position will be located in Bonn, Germany. The total funding including the salary, a stipend for health insurance, and the travel and moving allowance is $50,000 for the year. The Crop Trust will assist the Fellow with obtaining the required residence certificate, providing housing information, and finding an acceptable health care plan.
The qualifications that will be considered in the application process include, but are not limited to, the following. The ideal candidate:
- Has just completed an undergraduate degree at Rhodes College, preferably in the area of environmental studies or environmental sciences. Additional coursework in business administration, finance and economics is desirable.
- Has excellent research, writing and analytical skills;
- Demonstrates resourcefulness and creativity in problem-solving;
- Can establish and maintain effective working relations with people from diverse backgrounds;
- Has advanced computer skills: sound, hands-on, knowledge of standard office software (word processing, spreadsheets, databases, etc.); and
- Has a demonstrated interest in the work of the Global Crop Diversity Trust and an interest in issues relating to biodiversity conservation and food security.
To apply for the fellowship, graduating Rhodes students must submit a completed application packet by January 31. The application packet requires submission of the following documents:
- A two-page Letter of Interest – this letter should address the following:
- Your motivation for applying
- Summary of your qualifications and experience with an indication of how you meet the terms of reference and competencies for the position;
- Description of previous work experience and coursework that is relevant to this internship;
- How this Fellowship relates to your future career goals;
- Your resume (including current residence address, telephone and email address).
- Nomination form from a Rhodes professor
For more information on the fellowship and to receive an application packet, contact the Chair of the Environmental Studies and Sciences Program.