International Fellowship Program at the World Forestry Center in Portland, Oregon, USA

6-12 month program: International Fellowship

The WFI International Fellowship brings professionals in natural resources-such as foresters, environmental educators, land managers, NGO practitioners, and researchers-to conduct a research project at the World Forestry Center. In addition to their specific projects, Fellows participate in weekly field trips, interviews and site visits to Northwest forestry organizations, parks, universities, public and private timberlands, trade associations, mills, and corporations.

The Fellowship is a unique opportunity to learn about sustainable forestry from the Pacific Northwest forestry sector, and to work with colleagues from around the world. Fellowships are open to any country, and over 100 Fellows from 30 countries have participated to date.  Applications are accepted year-round.  For details, visit:

All accepted applicants receive a matching grant from the Harry A. Merlo Foundation to cover half of the cost of the Fellowship. A limited number of full scholarships will be awarded to applicants of merit.

The World Forestry Center is a non profit dedicated to educating people about the world’s forests and environmental sustainability. By visiting our museum, tree farms, and attending our events, you are helping to support our very important mission. Learn more at

World Forestry Center
4033 SW Canyon Road
Portland, Oregon 97221