UBC is co-ordinating a six-month internship program in Asia for 30 university graduates interested in sustainable development. The internships begin this September.
Wayne Nelles, program director, said participants will be selected from diverse academic backgrounds and should have a demonstrated interest in environmental and international development issues.
"The project seeks to prepare a new generation of ecologically and socially responsible Canadian youth to further sustainable development objectives and career opportunities," said Nelles. "It is designed to enhance long-term partnerships between Canada and Asia Pacific nations."
Applicants must be aged 21 to 29 and have a post secondary diploma or degree. Nelles said placements would be with government, business or non-governmental organizations.
Application forms will be available in May or June.
The program is being offered in collaboration with Langara College and the University of Northern British Columbia in Prince George. Funding comes from Human Resources Development Canada.
For more information call 822-8198 or see the Web site at www.sdri.ubc.ca.