Para La Tierra
Location: Asuncion, Paraguay
Para La Tierra is a conservation organization located on a nature reserve in the heart of South America, where the Atlantic Forest and the Cerrado meet. These two globally threatened habitats are home to a huge biodiversity that has never been studied in Paraguay. Para La Tierra specializes in giving students the opportunity to contribute to what is known about this forgotten part of the world, while they develop and hone their skills as researchers, investigators, scientific writers, presenters, and data analysts. IIP interns will have the opportunity to design and execute their own scientific project based on their own interests while learning new skills from professionals and other students. As an IIP intern, you will gain vital field work experience, scientific fieldwork, and data analysis skills. Options for study include butterflies, frogs, lizards, small mammals, collection methods, camera trapping, etc. You may also have the chance to publish your research in a peer-reviewed journal or contribute to one of Para La Tierra’s field guides. If you are interested, you will also have the opportunity to learn Spanish and get involved in Para La Tierra’s community outreach programs, learning about other cultures and customs. At Para La Tierra, you’ll meet like-minded people and make friends for life while you become a global citizen and skilled scientist. IIP candidates with interests in life sciences and good Spanish speaking, reading, and writing skills are encouraged to apply. Two placements have been established for International Internship Program (IIP) candidates.