Press release

IISD seeks young Arctic leaders for sustainable development to coordinate circumpolar program

February 8, 2011

WINNIPEG—February 9, 2011—The International Institute for Sustainable Development is recruiting candidates for the 2011 Circumpolar Young Leaders Internship Program (CYLP) that provides northern youth with opportunities to work with leading organizations working on Arctic issues.

The successful candidate will be based at IISD's Winnipeg office and work closely with other youth on a number of programs and interventions, including the development of a youth component for the upcoming Hudson's Bay Awareness Summit to be held later this year.

The deadline for applications is Friday, February 18, 2011. Candidates must be between the ages of 19 and 30 to apply.

For more information about the program and how to apply is available at


Please contact Pauline Gerrard, IISD Training Coordinator for more information about the position. Phone: (204) 958 7727 or email:

For more information about this release please contact Nona Pelletier, IISD media and communications officer. Phone +1 204 958-7740 Cell: +1 204 962-1303

About IISD

The International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) is an award-winning independent think tank working to accelerate solutions for a stable climate, sustainable resource management, and fair economies. Our work inspires better decisions and sparks meaningful action to help people and the planet thrive. We shine a light on what can be achieved when governments, businesses, non-profits, and communities come together. IISD’s staff of more than 250 experts come from across the globe and from many disciplines. With offices in Winnipeg, Geneva, Ottawa, and Toronto, our work affects lives in nearly 100 countries.