At the end of our first academic year of existence, we've reached an exciting place... but we have much more we would like to achieve.
We'd like to develop more University Groups, more placement opportunities, more geoscience resources to support NGOs overseas, and more training opportunities for young geoscientists. As our vision statement says, we would like to encourage and support more young geoscientists in the growth of appropriate skills and knowledge in order that they can make a positive, effective, and greater contribution to international development throughout their careers. We want to make sure geoscientists are playing their full role in fighting poverty, and improving the lives of some of the world's poorest people.
In order to do this, we would like to establish our first GfGD National Committee - a group of students and recent graduates ready to volunteer some of their time to help manage a specific area of GfGDs work and contribute to the wider leadership and development of GfGD. (Please note, for logistical reasons, and to help us meet our initial objectives, these positions are currently only open to those residing in the UK).
We are advertising a number of positions, details of which can be found on our website at http://www.gfgd.org/get-involved. If you are a student or fairly recent graduate, and interested in applying for one of these positions, download the application guidelines and application form from this same page.
A completed application form, together with your CV should be returned to (joel[at]gfgd.org) by the end of 21st September 2012.
If you are reliable, enjoy working as part of a team, and passionate about seeing good geoscience supporting and informing development then we would love to have your application to join us on this next, and exciting, stage of our journey.