Sociocultural and environmental research internship
Support working on interesting research topics related to the agave plant and community development
More than 15 years ago, this project has carried out a series of investigations and tests to create products from the agave plant, in an environmentally, social and culturally responsible way.
Agave plants grow in arid areas of the country and sometimes go unnoticed, but are actually very valuable plants, it was food in difficult times for the Andean populations, during the colonial period. It is productive from the root to the tip of its leaves.
The project objective is recover, document and disseminate the ancestral knowledge of this plant and its derivatives. With that idea in mind, they also created an agave museum, to share with people the ancestral meaning of agave and its products in an interactive and fun way, the tour ends with the agave products tasting.
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Spanish level- Basic A2
willing to improve
Role of the participant
Research about the sociocultural impacts of agave production, how it benefits vulnerable populations; research about environmental topics related to agave, such as new methods of controlled breeding
- Environmental and Sustainability Studies
- Scientific research
- Report writing
15 to 30 weekly hours
Local certificate of have successfully completed the internship
includes cultural activities every week and a local buddy system.
to be used for the internship tasks and cultural activities
Spanish classes online
1 hour per day Mon-Friday (50 USD)