Agricultural Cooperative Outreach Internship in the Peruvian Amazon


Cause Areas

When

It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.

Where

Via comunidad HuapoTarapoto, San Martin 3819PE

About

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.


Project Objectives

  • 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


Intern Duties

  • 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


Qualifications

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.



Dates:

Fall Internship:

October 1st - November 25th

Winter Internship:

January 6th - March 7th

Spring Internship:

March 10th - May 16th

Summer Internship:

June 17th - August 23rd

*Dates can be flexible according to interns’ needs.

Costs:

8 weeks room and program fees...........$1600

10 weeks room and program fees............$2000

Additional weeks................................$200/week

*Program fees include living accommodations. Travel expenses and food are not included.


Please send the following directly to our Program Manager, Lindsay McGeehon, at volunteer@runa.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 to volunteer@runa.org

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