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Sociocultural and environmental research internship

Support working on interesting research topics related to the agave plant and community development

The project

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.

 

Dates/Length

8 weeks 

Summer 2020

(ask for more dates)

Costs

$1250 USD

Requirements

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

 

 

Skills required

  • Creativeness
  • Organization
  • Environmental and Sustainability Studies
  • Scientific research
  • Report writing

What’s Included?

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Orientation

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Internship

15 to 30 weekly hours

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Local certificate of have successfully completed the internship

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Cultural curriculum

includes cultural activities every week and a local buddy system.

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Virtual platform

to be used for the internship tasks and cultural activities

Not Included

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Spanish classes online

1 hour per day Mon-Friday (50 USD)

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