The World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF) aims to initiate, stimulate, and support collaborative research, capacity building and strengthening. The Centre achieves these aims by making its facilities accessible to selected students and providing opportunities for promising staff at research institutes, universities or government departments to learn from the experiences of the Centre's senior scientists.
Opportunities for individual learning are offered at different levels and at the various regional/country and nodal research stations and collaborative sites in the Centre's network. At the regional level, individual learning is facilitated by ICRAF regional focal staff. Each selected intern is assigned to a scientist or line staff for supervision.
Interns are undergraduate students at universities, polytechnics and other tertiary institutions or recent graduates from such institutions who seek to equip themselves with practical hands on professional experience at the Centre for a period specified in the Letter of Agreement (L.o.A). Interns are required to submit copies of their project reports to their ICRAF supervisors and the Capacity Development Unit (CDU) towards the end of their internship.The Student Management Information System (SMIS) aims at making the process of applying for internship opportunities more accessible and cheaper for prospective interns. All the information received is treated with uttermost confidentiality and is only accessible to authorized staff.