Host organization: K'allam'p
Location: Cotacachi, Ecuador
K’allam’p Inc. is a nonprofit organization dedicated to regenerative agriculture, social ecology, and comprehensive resource management. The word "k'allam'p" has been used for thousands of years by the Kichwa peoples of the Andes to describe the relationship between social knowledge and the land. They offer a suite of services to holistically improve farms, lands, and communities.
Interns in this role will help to return Indigenous intellectual property to its rightful stewards. Working alongside the research and development team, you will work directly in communities to document Local, Indigenous, and Descendant (LID) Knowledge Systems.
To be a good fit for this role, you should have an interest in community engagement, Indigenous knowledge systems, and knowledge mobilization. Interested students may take Kichwa private language classes outside of the internship. You may also apply for partial funding of language classes from Latin American and Caribbean Studies.
All Global Interns receive an award totaling at least $3,000 for airfare, transportation, and living expenses. A portion of the stipend may be paid directly to the in-country host to support housing, food, and local transportation.