Internships

Tropical Internships in Biological Field Research and Permaculture

All of us at TMA are thrilled to announce the launch of our brand new Tropical Research Internship program of 2016. After 8 years of running only a 2-month internship in the Jama-Coaque Reserve, we are happy to share a diversity of new and exciting internship opportunities moving forward. We are confident that our new internship programs will offer a unique and valuable educational experience to students and young professionals from across the globe.

To learn more about our new tropical internship program please read the Complete TMA Internship Information Packet, which highlights each of the 5 new internship programs, the associated activities, program cost, and how to apply. This is your starting point. You can also review all of the information contained on our website, which provides further information about the new internship programs and TMA’s greater conservation objectives.

Applications for all internship programs are welcome at any time, but ideally they will be received at least 2-3 months prior to your desired start date. The application deadline for all internship programs is 45 days prior to the start date, which allows us to properly prepare for each session and allows future interns ample time to purchase airfare.

 

Office Internships

We periodically have internships available at our office site in Quito. These internships focus on media design, donor recruitment, and researching funding opportunities, among other administrative duties. For more information or to apply to this internship, please contact us at: info@tmalliance.org.

 

If, after reading the Complete Internship Information Packet, you still have questions you can review our answers to Frequently Asked Questions. If you still have questions after that please feel free to write us at info@tmalliance.org.

Also be sure to visit the Photo Galleries and read our Latest News for a comprehensive sense of what it’s like to work at the Jama-Coaque Reserve. And you can find us on Facebook.

Photos from the Past

Fall 2012 intern Rori Spivey at the community house in Camarones.
Fall 2012 intern Rori Spivey at the community house in Camarones.
Black-eyed peas and a banana circle in the Jama-Coaque production zone
Black-eyed peas and a banana circle in the Jama-Coaque production zone
Spring 2014 Interns Ryan Martin and Jenny Eikestam collect bird data.
Spring 2014 Interns Ryan Martin and Jenny Eikestam collect bird data.
Late Summer 2012 interns and TMA staff at the beach for a friend's wedding.
Late Summer 2012 interns and TMA staff at the beach for a friend's wedding.
After designing and planting cacao plots for the reserve, Vanessa built a super sleek worm bin.
Winter 2013 intern Vanessa Lopez shows off her worm boxes.
View from an afternoon hammock in the Bamboo House
View from an afternoon hammock in the Bamboo House
Coffee plantation near the Bamboo House
Coffee plantation near the Bamboo House
Late Summer 2015 interns and TMA staff content after their successful cacao harvest.
Late Summer 2015 interns and TMA staff content after their successful cacao harvest.
Fall 2014 Intern Alex Wendt contemplates his pit fall trap study in the cloud forest.
Fall 2014 Intern Alex Wendt contemplates his pit fall trap study in the cloud forest.