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JOB OPENING: Research and Intern Manager

Project: Third Millennium Alliance

Posted by Ryan Lynch over 4 years ago

Introduction: A few years ago, a few of us—ecology, economics, and business graduates—founded a non-profit organization called Third Millennium Alliance (TMA). We raised some money and bought a lot of land in a critically endangered rainforest and established an ecological reserve in coastal Ecuador. There was a small patch of previously degraded land right in the middle of the reserve where we have built an innovative and surprisingly comfortable research station out of bamboo. Immediately surrounding the house we are designing/growing/building a living laboratory of sustainable resource management (i.e. permaculture), which also serves as our field headquarters for biological field research and forest monitoring. Our reserve (called the Jama-Coaque Reserve) is one of the last remnants of Pacific Equatorial Forest. The reserve is located in the Tumbes-Choco-Magdalena Biodiversity Hotspot, which is designated as one of the most biodiverse
and endangered ecosystems on earth. With only 2% of native forest remaining on Ecuador’s coast today, our mission is to preserve the last remnants of forest and empower local communities to restore what has already been lost.

Job Summary: As Research & Internship Manager the chosen candidate will work closely with individuals from diverse backgrounds to facilitate project-based internship experiences in the fields of research, conservation and permaculture. Projects are developed to achieve the research goals of the organization and serve as catalysts for interns as they navigate their academic and professional careers. As Research & Internship Manager he/she will synthesize and report the information generated from the internship program projects/investigations to the management team and directors to support the greater conservation mission of the organization. Primary responsibilities are to manage the internship program day-in and day-out and to manage the Research Station as an operating center. He /She will be the responsible for interacting with all interns, visiting researchers, and students groups. In addition, he/ she will serve as an advisor/
facilitator/mentor for interns and their related projects, with a specific focus on interns carrying out Biological Field Research studies. The Manager of Permaculture Operations carries out similar duties for the Permaculture-based interns. The Research & Internship Manager is responsible for coordinating site logistics such as supply runs, assistance with monthly field-based accounting, and managing the flow of people in and out of the reserve.

For more information on the position, including salary, benefits, and how to apply, please visit

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John Lee
John Lee : Dangit, I have been struggling to learn Spanish on my own. This job is why I've been trying to learn! Bummer... maybe in a year or two another similar post will come up and I'll have learned some Spanish.
Posted over 4 years ago

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