How to Apply

Below you will find all of the information necessary for applying to our internship programs. Before applying, please be sure to read each of the three documents available below. Our application procedure has been created to make this process as efficient as possible, but if you have questions please let us know.

The application to our internship program has three parts (please download the first two using the provided links):


If you still have questions after reading the Program Description, FAQ, and Disclaimer documents please send questions to TMA rather than our Intern Coordinator.

If you are applying to an office-based internship in Quito, please contact us at:  The application process is different than that of Reserve-based internships.

If accepted, your application, image, and evaluation of the program may be used by Third Millennium Alliance for promotional purposes. Your private contact information will never be shared. By accepting an invitation to be part of our internship program, you are agreeing to this policy.

Submission Procedure

Please submit your application to TMA ( The subject of your application email should read as follows: “APPLICATION – Internship/ Start Date (Your Name)”. For example: “APPLICATION -Academic Internship Jan. 4th (John Doe)”. Don’t forget to attach the completed application form and “short answer” questions. Please be sure to include whether or not you are interested in taking the Permaculture Design Certification Course or any other seasonally available workshop listed on our website. Note: if you fill out the Application Form in PDF format, be sure that your written entries are saved to the document–for some reason, Adobe often times erases these entries and the form is saved blank.


To ensure we do not spend unnecessary time reviewing incomplete applications, we ask that you type the following into the body of your email. If you can’t honestly commit to all three statements, then please sit tight and keep us in mind until you are ready and able:

  • I will be available during the program dates for which I am applying.
  • I can afford the program fee.
  • I am seriously interested in this program.
Application Review Process

After we review your application, if you are accepted to the program, we will send you an invitation email with instructions on how to make your first deposit. In this email we will also give you an acceptance deadline – usually a week after your invitation.

We will hold your spot without deposit until your acceptance deadline, at which time a deposit is required to reserve your space. Without a deposit by the application deadline, we will open the spot to other applicants.

Most applications are received within a few days and processed within a week. Since we do not have internet in the Reserve we ask that you please be patient with our management team’s response time. We will respond to each and every email as soon as possible.

A note about early applications: If we receive your application more than three weeks before the deadline, we will make an effort to process it and and get back to you before the application deadline.  If you apply well before the deadline and would like to hear back from us sooner rather than later, please include a note to this effect in your application email. Be patient with us, but feel free to send a reminder email if you haven’t heard from us within two weeks – that sort of thing helps us stay on top things and shows us that you’re really gung-ho about joining us in the Jama-Coaque Reserve.