Carbon Sequestration Interns
What are global interns?
Carbon Sequestration Internship, supported with funding from the Bezos Earth Fund, is a research training focused on measuring, modeling, and mitigating greenhouse gas emissions or carbon storage in agricultural systems relevant to developing countries (in the context of enhancing food security with sustainability).
The fellowship invites applications from Master or Ph.D. students for short-term (4-month) scientific internships of all nationalities. However, qualified women candidates and candidates from Latin America and African countries are encouraged to apply. The research will be conducted with the Alliance of Bioversity International and CIAT scientists in Palmira, Colombia, or Nairobi, Kenya.
The Alliance will provide funding through Carbon Sequestration Internship that aims to tackle the global climate emergency by developing new root ideas in tropical forage grass and rice with the deep rooting ability for enhanced carbon storage in tropical soils.
Meet the 2023 global interns
In the first rounds of the Carbon Sequestration Fellowships, 11 Master’s or PhD students received internships to broaden their research skills and strengthen international agricultural emissions research networks.
What we’ve learned
Andy Jarvis encourages aspiring researchers to focus on carbon sequestration from plants as a crucial area for addressing climate challenges. He highlights the significance of learning from nature’s wisdom accumulated over millennia and its role in regulating the planet’s climate. Andy Jarvis expresses pride in welcoming Carbon Sequestration Interns to the Alliance of Bioversity International and CIAT, supported by the Bezos Earth Fund, reflecting on his own career beginnings at CGIAR. He emphasizes the potential of these interns to contribute to society’s capacity to combat the climate crisis through research on using plants for effective carbon sequestration.
The Alliance of Bioversity International and CIAT is part of CGIAR, a global research partnership for a food-secure future.