Forest Conservation & Agroforestry:

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Program Description

Our Forest Conservation interns will get their hands dirty in one of the most important topics of the Amazon: sustainable forest management. This may include:

Working in local agroforestry production (the indigenous forest garden)

Spearheading reforestation projects

Promoting environmental-based tourism in botanical gardens

Planting fruit tree nurseries for local distribution

Collaborating with farmers to discover new and potentially marketable, eco-friendly, amazonian products for national or international distribution.


In addition to engaging in unique Amazonian activities such as swimming in waterfalls, turning cacao into chocolate, and trekking in the virgin rainforest, our immersion internship program offers the chance to become part of an Ecuadorian family and community, dive deep into language learning (Spanish and Kichwa!), and create your own community-based projects.


* A background in or desire to learn Spanish
* Fluency in English or Spanish
* Ability to develop and implement a project with limited oversight
* Interest in working and living in an indigenous community
* Ability to work, live and adapt in a cross-cultural setting
* Empathy, curiosity and accountability
* Willingness to learn from others and share your knowledge
* Understanding the difference between collaborating and helping
* Excellent organizational skills
* Advanced computer skills a plus (including social media and excel)
* Research experience a plus

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What`s Included

Our immersion program has a $235/week fee which includes the following:

Pre-departure orientation
In-country orientation
Host family with three meals
24 hours 7 days per week for medical assistance and emergency response.
Ongoing support from our staff for your professional and personal growth
Re-entry orientation

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Program Locations

tena, Ecuador

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Program Details

Amazon Learning
  • Ecuador: tena
English, Spanish
Throughout the year

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