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Climate Change/Indigenous Peoples Intern, Conservation International – Bolivia

Organization: Conservation International

Position Title: Summer Field Internship, Climate Change/Indigenous Peoples

Location: La Paz, Bolivia

Dates and compensation: The selected student must have a valid US passport, commit to the full internship period from June 22, 2015 to August 7, 2015 and sign a volunteer waiver release.

Application Deadline: March 29, 2015

Description: For the summer of 2015, Conservation International (CI) is offering a summer internship for a student in our Bolivia country program. This is an exciting opportunity to experience one of the most biodiverse places on Earth and understand the intrinsic connection between Mother Nature and local communities.Our work in Bolivia supports municipalities and indigenous groups with land use plans that lead to natural and sustainably managed landscapes. These activities are affecting more than 7 million hectares (a little over 17 million acres) and contributing to the well-being of approximately 60,000 residents. Under the direction of CI Bolivia’s Technical Manager, the selected intern will not only gain a better understanding on CI’s work in climate change mitigation and adaptation, but will witness firsthand the efforts that Bolivia is taking to mitigate climate change and engagement with local communities. Based in CI’s office in La Paz, the internship will include field site visits to our work in Rurrenabaque and Pando. CI’s work in Pando aims to promote community conservation of indigenous lands, avoiding deforestation while promoting human well-being. The program is the first included as a part of the national policy on climate change mitigation and adaptation.


  • Current student pursuing a college degree with emphasis in a social science including sociology, anthropology, economics, policy or other related areas
  • Fluency in English and Spanish
  • Ability to work in field conditions including long walks in the rainforest
  • Willingness to learn and adapt to a variety of cultural situations
  • Independent and able to thrive in challenging situations
  • Comfort in environment with limited technology
  • Basic knowledge of climate change policy and concepts preferred

How to Apply: For more information on the internship, application requirements and to apply, please visit the Careers page on

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