Panama Internships: Agriculture,Animal Science,Biology,Business,Community Outreach,Digital Dev,Outdoor Rec

Company Name: 
Kalu Yala
Parque Urraca
Panama City, PANAMA
Contact Person: 
Kate Stewart
Contact E-mail Address:
Contact Phone Number: 
(404) 9641841
Upcoming semester dates: Spring Internship Dates: January 14th- April 12th (Early Admission Deadline: October 1st) Summer Internship Dates: May 20th- August 2nd (Early Admission Deadline: February 4th) Kalu Yala is a sustainable community that will be built in the mountains about 45 minutes outside Panama City, Panama. Internships take place in 3 venues: creating the town's foundation in the Kalu Yala valley; creating relationships in the neighboring town of San Miguel; and figuring out the business logistics of building a city in Panama City. Since Summer 2010, Kalu Yala has had interns from 36 states, 11 countries and 77 colleges. Programs include: * Agriculture * Animal Science * Biology * Business Development and Entrepreneurship (Including Travel and Tourism) * Community Outreach (including English as a Second Language) * Digital Development * Outdoor Recreation Interns are encouraged to come up with and implement their own semester project. Some interns choose to do solo projects while others work in groups to make their dream a reality. Along the way, our Program Directors are always happy to help them plan and lend a helping hand. Some of the most recent intern projects include: - Teaching English in the elementary school in the rural village of San Miguel - Designing, marketing and hosting art shows and networking events in Panama City - Business of sustainable communities feasibility study - Trail creation and mapping with viewing deck construction - Creation of an after-school science club in San Miguel - The first written history and census of the town of San Miguel - Study of women's health care in San Miguel and surrounding areas - Travel and tourism feasibility studies of Panama and Central America - Building an animal shelter including its design and milling the wood - Identification and database creation of native insects and plants - Planning, building and planting gardens in the valley, San Miguel and Bella Vista location - Low ropes course feasibility study - Design and building of basecamp's first structures - Creation of a pizza oven with natural materials from the Kalu Yala valley - Creation and design of the Kalu Yala blog which receives over 6,000 visitors a month You can see some of the fun in this video by a Summer 2012 intern: Working to build a truly sustainable community, Kalu Yala is founded on the core tenants of culture, new urbanism architecture, organic food, wellness, recreation, education, preservation, and conservation of the natural environment. The Kalu Yala Valley is located in the rainforest highlands of Central Panama in a 7,000-acre valley that backs up to the Chagres National Park. The internship program allows students and young professionals to come to Panama and gain cultural exposure, work experience, and knowledge in order to create a project that will ultimately help shape this sustainable community.
Self-starters who want to make an impact on the world.
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