Earth Day: Green Intern Abroad Programs

April 21, 2017

In celebration of Earth Day 2017, we wanted to highlight a few of API’s “green” intern programs and initiatives around the world!

API now features international internship programs in 9 countries, 15 cities around the world, including Argentina (Buenos Aires), Australia (Brisbane, Gold Coast, Melbourne, Sydney), Chile (Santiago), China (Shanghai), England (Bristol, London), Ireland (Dublin), New Zealand (Auckland, Wellington), Scotland (Edinburgh), and Spain (Barcelona, Seville).

Many locations offer placements in environmental areas such as Climate Change, Conservation, Ecology, Entomology, Environmental Planning, Forestry, Natural Resources, and Sustainability. Following are two examples of environmental internship placements abroad:

EcoMatters Environment Trust – Auckland, New Zealand

EcoMatters’ mission is to connect people with the environment they live in. To do that, their projects, campaigns, and work – be they at the Visitor Centre in New Lynn or beyond – are focused on empowering communities to make a meaningful difference.

EcoMatters offers a wide range of community-based environmental initiatives in Auckland including sustainable living programs and projects in the areas of waste minimization, permaculture, energy efficiency, air quality, water conservation, stream restoration, weed management, composting, and edible gardening. API interns at EcoMatters will work on ecological restoration projects including stream restoration and weed management.

Corporación Cultiva – Santiago, Chile

Corporación Cultiva is a non-profit corporation aimed to build and implement a participatory transformation of public spaces creating training experiences, channeling the ideas of young people in activities that contribute to their development solutions. Corporación Cultiva generates synergy between public, private and civil society organizations, enhancing the results, impact, and sustainability of initiatives for the effective transformation of society. API interns will focus on projects and duties related to environmental interventions, reforestation, transformative learning, and social integration.

API is also proud to support a long-running carbon-offset matching program, which has helped to fund a number of sustainable projects around the world (read more here).

Fall 2017 fixed date and flex date programs still accepting applications! – apply today!


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