Pasantía publicado por: Fundación Runa
Publicado el: 20/11/2012
Description Interns and researchers on our conservation team will work in the communities of Santa Rita and Alto Tena to monitor conservation buffer zones around the Colonso Protected Forest. The Colonso Forest is a 10,000 hectare (22,000 acre) reserve of primary rainforest that serves as the water source for the towns of Tena and Archidona.
Project Objectives This project aims to conserve 10,000 hectares of forest by creating "buffer zones" of guayusa production to mitigate against extractive activities within the area of conservation. Through participatory research, interns will collaborate with farmers and community members to create a monitoring system of extractive activities. Interns and researchers will also work on the policy level with local governments to assess the feasibility of generating payments for ecosystem services through a water tax fund.
Qualifications This internship is geared towards undergraduate and graduate students majoring in environmental science, policy, business, agriculture, or a related field. Proficiency in English and Spanish is required. Experience in Latin America and/or working in a rural setting is a plus. Intern Duties
Winter Internship: January 7th - March 1st 2013
Spring Internship: April 1st- May 24th 2013
Summer Internship: June 17th - August 23rd 2013
Costs: 8 weeks room and program fees………..$1600
10 weeks room and program fees............$2000
These costs cover room and program fees in Tena, Ecuador. Food and travel are not included. Runa has a limited amount of scholarship funds available to go towards these costs if applicants have exhausted other funding opportunities.
For more information: www.fundacionruna.org
Application Process: Please send the following directly to Carolyn Engel firstname.lastname@example.org. 1. A simple resume 2. Letter of intent (including which project you are applying for and why you want to intern) 3. Two references (email addresses are OK) If you are interested in working with us or have any questions about the internship program, please send an email directly email@example.com. We accept applications on a rolling basis. Interns may come whenever they are available.