Program Details

Another goal of the organization is the maintenance of an ecotourism lodge that’s now entirely operated by the local Achuar community. They also maintain a pisciculture project to raise fish and diversify protein sources, the “Jungle Mamas” rural maternal
Location:
Quito, Ecuador
Program Type:
Intern Abroad
Degree Level:
Undergraduate
Term:
Year Round
Work Types:
Law, Sciences & Environment

Program Overview

Program Description:
Join the Fundacion Pachamama as they embark on a journey to support the indigenous Amazonian nations of Ecuador! The organization offers technical, political and financial support to indigenous community so they can pursue their self-determined goals. The cornerstone of their innovative approach to proposals that support economic alternatives, collective governance, defense of land deeds, and conservation of the environment that supports humankind is their emphasis on and defense of the inalienable rights of the regions’ indigenous nations and nature herself.

Another goal of the organization is the maintenance of an ecotourism lodge that’s now entirely operated by the local Achuar community. They also maintain a pisciculture project to raise fish and diversify protein sources, the “Jungle Mamas” rural maternal health program, a judicial network to raise awareness among indigenous populations of their rights and protect the rights of nature against exacerbated climate change stoked by oil interests in region, and ongoing grant writing and proposals for workshops on all of the above interest areas.

Airport pickup, homestay accommodations with two meals/day, health/safety/cultural orientation, program supervision, and 24 hour staff support. Fees do not include airfare, insurance, any VISA fees. And optional one on one Spanish classes can be arranged for an extra fee.
Setting Description:
This position would primarily be based in the Quito office under the supervision of one of the myriad Program Area managers, such as Health, Outreach, Communications, Legal Advice, Fundraising, etc. Volunteers would assist with research, logistics, library management, budgeting, communication and organization of existing programs, along with the potential to promote new programs.
Cost:
See website for additional information.

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