Agricultural Cooperative Outreach Internship in the Peruvian Amazon

Hours per week

40

Published

10/03/2018

Address

Tarapoto
Non-U.S.
Peru

Description

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 include building collaborative working relationships with local cooperatives; compiling information about current agricultural practices and value chains; working with cooperatives to determine short and long term goals; collaborating to plan strategies for reaching community development objectives

Intern Duties include Utilizing traditional and participatory research methods to understand cooperative activities and agricultural value chains; identifying current cooperatives’ strengths and weaknesses; designing workshops and capacity building activities; working with cooperatives and local stakeholders to identify opportunities for growth and development


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.


To Apply - Please send the following directly to our Program Manager at volunteer@runa.org.

1. A simple 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: Internships are 8-12 weeks (longer possible with visa)

*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 in our fully-equipped and beautiful shared intern house. This includes electricity, drinking water, wifi, basic cleaning/laundry services, staff support, and project costs.

**Travel expenses and food are not included.  


**If you are interested in interning with us or have any questions about the internship program please send an email directly to volunteer@runa.org


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