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Lend a hand in the preservation in preserving Hawaiian culture through its plants. The fifteen acre botanical garden is dedicated to supporting Native Hawaiian traditions associated with land use, and conserving the plant resources of traditional Native H
Location:
Cape Town, South Africa
Program Type:
Intern Abroad
Degree Level:
Undergraduate
Term:
Year Round
Work Types:
Sciences & Environment

Program Overview

Program Description:
The INSTITUTE for GLOBAL STUDIES makes SOUTH AFRICA dream internships come true! Work alongside top marine scientists; law firms; television stations; social workers; sports marketing gurus and many more! Our 90% placement rate on hard to find custom internships and global database of leading university researchers and top executives makes us the industry leader. IGS founder Dr. David Adams, a cultural anthropologist with twenty years of working one on one with students, has personally set up many of the internships during his world travels and research. The bigger the dream, the better the internship! 17 Countries.1 Dream.

Lend a hand in the preservation in preserving Hawaiian culture through its plants. The fifteen acre botanical garden is dedicated to supporting Native Hawaiian traditions associated with land use, and conserving the plant resources of traditional Native Hawaiian culture. The garden is planted to reflect the landscape of the Kona coast in the era before foreign contact. Approximately 6000 people visit the garden each year, and it is used as a resource by schools, traditional artisans, and students of traditional culture. Positions Available Propagator: Volunteers will work in the garden nursery propagating native plants and Polynesian crops. They will get hands on experience in all types of cultivation: cuttings, air layering, division, grafting, and seed cleaning, pretreatment, and planting. They will also learn other aspects of nursery care: transplanting, repotting, irrigation, fertilization, weed control, pest control, labeling, and record keeping. In the process of learning these basic nursery practices, they will become familiar with a number of native and Polynesian introduced plants and their uses. Horticultural Aid: The volunteers will assist in maintenance of the garden grounds. They will get hands on experience in all aspects of care of a landscape planted with native and Polynesian introduced plants: planting, pruning, pest control, weed control, fertilization, irrigation, and general garden maintenance. Special attention is given traditional crops, and the intern will help care, harvest, and replant taro, sweet potato, and wauke Job Description These positions may be combined to suit the interests of the volunteer and needs of the garden. In both cases, the volunteers may become involved in other projects as well, including helping with tours and assisting visitors, mapping and record keeping, equipment maintenance, helping with workshops and presentations, construction of garden paths, maintaining and updating signage, etc. Minimum Length of Stay Minimum 4 weeks Additional Requirements Volunteer must be at least 18 years old, able to climb, bend, and lift gardening equipment.

IGS programs are the best programs for the money. We have purposefully kept cost below our competitors to allow us to work with deserving students. You will get one on one counseling throughout the process and we are available seven days per week. We provide students a letter of reccomendation as needed. And our founder, Dr. David Adams, can serve as a job reference in the future.
Setting Description:
We work in big cities like Cape Town as well as rural locations. You can choose your location for most internships. IGS provides a contact person for each country. You will be picked up at the airport and shown your internship location. Next, we will tak you to your housing. You are guaranteed a private room a short commute to your job site. We try to place you where you can make friends easily in parts of town with other students and in housing options with people like yourself. We want you to be comfortable!
Cost:
Four Weeks $2335 Six Weeks $3255 Eight Weeks $3850 Twelve Weeks $4495 $500 more for custom internships Hawaii, New Zealand, Australia, and Europe cost more per each four weeks.

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