Internship Opportunity at Biodiversity International


Bioversity International is a research-for-development organization working with partners worldwide to use and conserve agricultural and forest biodiversity for improved livelihoods, nutrition, sustainability and productive and resilient ecosystems. Bioversity International is a member of the CGIAR Consortium, a global partnership that unites organizations engaged in research for a food secure future.

Bioversity International’s headquarters are near Rome, Italy, along with Rome-based UN food agencies Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO), International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and World Food Programme (WFP).  They have regional offices in Colombia, Kenya and Malaysia.

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Bioversity’s internship programme has three major objectives:

  • to offer young graduate or undergraduate students an opportunity to acquire direct practical experience in their field of specialization
  • to promote a better understanding of Bioversity and the CGIAR system
  • to provide groups at headquarters and in the regions with the assistance of outstanding young students specializing in fields relevant to Bioversity’s activities.


Eligibility: Applicants for internships must be currently enrolled in a university or graduate school and have completed at least two years of undergraduate studies, or alternatively, have completed their university studies within the past six months.

Interns will not be eligible for employment as regular staff members during the internship or for a period of six months following the expiration of their internship.

Duration: Normally, interns will be employed for a maximum period of up to one year, with a possible extension for a further period of up to six months. T

Stipend: Interns may be paid a modest stipend, to assist them to cover their essential maintenance during the time of their internship.

NOTE: Interns will be granted two days of vacation leave per completed month of service, and medical insurance during the period of the internship will be covered by Bioversity unless they are otherwise adequately insured.


If you are interested in being included in the general Internship Roster, please apply online. Please be advised that Bioversity International will only contact those applicants to whom it may be able to offer an internship. The applications will be retained by the organization for a maximum of 12 months.


Email:  Human Resources
Fax: (39) 06-6118341

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