Interns will work with agricultural cooperatives to understand local agricultural practices and their linkages to conservation and natural resource management strategies. In partnership with Runa and local agriculturalists, interns will gain an understanding of the role of agriculture and cooperatives in community organization and livelihood strategies. This collaboration will help to strengthen cooperatives through building capacity in areas such as sustainable agricultural practices, business and management skills, and other priorities of participating coops.
Build collaborative working relationships with local cooperatives
Compile information about current agricultural practices and value chains
Work with cooperatives to determine short and long term goals
Collaborate to plan strategies for reaching community development objectives
Utilize traditional and participatory research methods to understand cooperative activities and agricultural value chains
Identify current cooperatives’ strengths and weaknesses
Design workshops and capacity building activities
Work with cooperatives and local stakeholders to identify opportunities for growth and development
Create informative reports summarizing findings
This internship is designed for undergraduate and graduate students majoring in agriculture, business, international development, agricultural education and communication, natural resource management, and related fields. Spanish proficiency is essential. Experience in Latin America and/or working in rural settings is a plus.
October 1st - November 25th
January 6th - March 7th
March 10th - May 16th
June 17th - August 23rd
*Dates can be flexible according to interns’ needs.
8 weeks room and program fees...........$1600
10 weeks room and program fees............$2000
*Program fees include living accommodations. Travel expenses and food are not included.
Please send the following directly to our Program Manager, Lindsay McGeehon, at email@example.com.
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 to firstname.lastname@example.org
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