Forest Conservation Internship

Hours per week







Runa Foundation is implementing a project to work alongside three communities to develop integrative forest management plans. This includes sustainable forest management, agroforestry production, community forest investment plans, and wildlife monitoring and conservation.

Our conservation interns will work with Runa Foundation Staff collaboratively drafting management plan activities with these communities related to sustainable forest management, women’s empowerment, agroforestry production, and wildlife monitoring.

Conservation intern activities include: planning and assisting with workshops in the communities, implementing monitoring and evaluation models, reporting of findings from household, timber harvest and agricultural economic surveys. Interns will also work with placing camera traps in the forest reserves near the communities, create a wildlife census and conservation workshops.


This internship is geared towards professionals, undergraduate, and graduate students majoring in environmental science, policy, business, agriculture, international affairs, or a related field. Proficiency in English and/or Spanish is required. Experience in Latin America and/or working in a rural setting is a plus.

To Apply - Please send the following directly to our Program Manager at

1. Resume

2. Letter of intent (including which project you are applying for, what date range you would like to intern, and why you think you are a great candidate)

3. Two references (email addresses are OK)

Dates: Dates are flexible throughout the year. Internships are 8-12 weeks (longer possible with visa fees)


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

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

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

Optional Homestay fee...........................$60/week

(Homestay fee is paid directly to family to cover all meals and lodging)

*Program fees includes in-depth predeparture and orientation training, living accommodations in our fully-equipped and beautiful shared intern house (this includes electricity, drinking water, wifi, basic cleaning/laundry services), 24/7 emergency support, and project costs.

**Travel expenses and food are not included.  

***If you are interested in collaborating with us or have any questions about the internship program please send an email directly to