Amalie Bjørnsen
European Solidarity Corps Volunteer

Dear Naturefriends,

My name is Amalie Bjørnsen. In May 2022, I joined IYNF as an intern, and in mid-September, I got the opportunity to stay with IYNF and work as a European Solidarity Corps Volunteer. I´m looking forward to my year at IYNF and all our upcoming projects. 

Growing up in Norway, where we say we are born with skis on our legs, nature is a huge part of our lives and identity. Seeing the changes in the climate in my hometown sparked my passion for climate change. The fact that nature and sustainability are some of the organization’s core values was a great motivation to join the team.

My academic background is quite international. I went on my first exchange in Spain when I was 17 years old and found my interest in learning new languages. I finished my second exchange in 2022 as a part of my Political Sciences Bachelor as an Erasmus student in Paris, France. These two exchanges allowed me to learn Spanish and French, which I´m grateful for.

I’ve been looking for opportunities to work for a company that supports the same values as mine. With their central values of solidarity, peace, internationalism, self-improvement, and nature, I think the IYNF is a perfect match, and I couldn´t be more content to contribute to their mission.