Project: Third Millennium Alliance
Posted by Ryan Lynch over 3 years ago
Third Millennium Alliance (TMA) was founded in 2007 with the purchase of 100 acres and the establishment of the Jama-Coaque Reserve (JCR) in the western province of Manabí, Ecuador, between the cities of Jama and Pedernales, and four kilometers inland. Now encompassing over 1,200 acres, the Jama-Coaque Reserve actively protects one of the last remaining fragments of Pacific Equatorial Forest, which is considered to be one of the most threatened tropical forests in the world. Learn more at www.tmalliance.org.
Interns are to take on high-impact and dynamic projects in the fields of biological field research and sustainable food production. There is a tremendous amount of work to be done and experience to be gained – for interns and for us. Above all, creativity, innovation, and self-motivation are the fuel of our internship program. 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 scientific research and forest monitoring.
Interns are to select a specific project focus for their time in the Reserve. Generally speaking, there are three project paths of personal projects: 1) flora & fauna research, 2) permaculture & land management, and 3) appropriate technology.
The following is a list of some of the projects we’re looking to tackle during the upcoming sessions. Some are new projects and others are ongoing and multi-year projects. When applying please inform us which of the three project paths you would like to join and which specific project you are most interested in.
Flora & Fauna Research:
Permaculture & Land Management:
We also offer an optional Permaculture Design Certification (PDC) course with our internship, which is highly integrated with the real-life applications of permaculture in the Reserve. If you are interested in becoming certified in Permaculture Design during your time in the Reserve please review our website for further details about how to apply.
We look forward to working with you!
Jama-Coaque Field Research Team
Third Millennium Alliance
2016 Internship Schedule:
A complete program description with the 2016 schedule and prices can be found at our website: www.tmalliance.org/internships. Here you can also find the application form, contact details, as well as other media, such as photos, video, and the program FAQ.
We are currently accepting applications for the following sessions:
September 5-December 15: Application deadline August 30, 2016
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