Students work closely with FAO in-country staff and national programs. Applications are sent out in late January and students read the job descriptions and apply to the ones they like. Students are selected by videoconference interview with FAO staff. These are excellent internships for students wishing to get valuable experience working with FAO. They provide a per diem in country for any field trips during the assignment. Travel costs are not included.
- Several countries including: Gabon, Sri Lanka, and Cuba
- Peter Hobbs
These excellent programs are presently available with some Kellogg foundation funding. Students undertake these programs after completing the IARD6010 two-week trip to Chiapas in Mexico in the summer. Students get assigned to a Kellogg funded project in this Mexican State. Knowledge of Spanish is essential and taking a Spanish conversation class in the spring is encouraged. Students choose programs during the early Spring IARD4940 class and develop links with their programs before they leave for the 6010 trip in June. Home stays encouraged.
- Chiapas, Mexico
This is an excellent 8-week summer program in Moshi, Tanzania. There are home stays. Half the time is spent working with Tanzanian students on a project and the rest with a hands on experience with a local NGO. We still need to develop some programs in agriculture. Applications are on-line before October 31st 2013 for the next summer.
- Moshi, Tanzania
Founded in 1995, Foundation for Sustainable Development (FSD) enhances the capacity of community organizations around the world to address local health, social, environmental, and economic issues. Their model incorporates four programs that support underserved communities in a collaborative and sustainable manner.
- Argentina, India, Bolivia, Kenya, Uganda & Nicaragua
- Flexible timing
Episcopal Relief & Development partners with the Anglican Church of Burundi implement a comprehensive community development program aimed at transforming livelihoods through support in the areas of agriculture and the environment, health, and gender-based violence. Students work with local farmers to develop, disseminate, evaluate and document improved and sustainable technologies for smallholder farmers.
AIESEC (Association Internationale des Etudiants en Sciences Economiques et Commerciales) is a student-run program. It has a pre-departure program and there are programs around the world.
- Several countries including: China, Brazil, Colombia, Hungary & Egypt
Princeton in Africa and Latin America matches talented and passionate college graduates with our partners working across Africa for yearlong service projects. Since this opportunity is for one full year, students need to take a leave of absence to participate. See your advisor for more information on this opportunity and taking a leave of absence. Application deadline is in November for the following service year. This is alos a good opportunity for graduates whom want to gain some internatinoal experience.
This is an excellent opportunity to work on a coffee farm and learn various aspects of coffee production, processing and marketing. This estate covers 2,265 cares that is planted with coffee mixed with native shade trees. They have their own coffee processing and cupping facility and have strong links with CATIE (Tropical Agricultural Research and Higher Education Center).
Earth accepts interns throughout the year and can be tailored to student needs and timings. Students with specific field research projects or specialized areas of interest are welcome to conduct their research and expand their knowledge here at Earth, under the supervision of a faculty member in their chosen field. Programs on tropical crops, organic agriculture, integrated livestock farming and peri-urban agriculture.
- Costa Rica
This is a group of scientists and professionals concerned about the neglect to support sustainable use & well being of mountains, their people, their ecosystems, their cultures, their health, their diversity and their spirit. They are against promotion of evermore destructive, extractive use of mountain resources with few or negative benefits for mountain inhabitants, conducted without concern for to the environment, which they believe is detrimental ultimately also to national and international stability and security. This program is willing to take a few Cornell students to intern in Peru (possibly Nepal) for a very hands-on experience. They are very interested in conserving biodiversity. Spanish is needed.
- Flexible (Best in Spring semester)
- Peter Hobbs
Academically challenging and intensely experiential, ISDSI courses are expeditions into the cultures and ecology of Thailand. Each course is focused on understanding sustainable development and is designed in collaboration with local communities. Host family and independent living experiences in Chiangmai, Thailand. Social science and natural science programs. Thailanguage training is part of the program.
- Chiangmai, Thailand
- Summer and semester programs
This is a not-for-profit conservation organization that protects habitats and species in Paraguay through scientific research and community outreach. They also promote a responsible approach to reserve management where tourists contribute to social, scientific and conservation projects that are designed to have a positive impact on Paraguay. Cost is $850 per month. The main goal of the internship is to expose students to new cultures and ways things are done. To see first hand what the issues and problems are directly rather than in a classroom. In a way it doesn't matter what the students do for the hands-on experience. Will work with student to design a program to fit the student needs and interests. Spanish required.
- Summer and semester programs