ECOSOL has partnered with the Instituto Mesoamericano de Permacultura (IMAP) to offer comprehensive learning and mentorship opportunities for interns to gain skills and knowledge at the first permaculture institute ever founded in Guatemala.
The Instituto Mesoamericano de Permacultura was founded in 2000 by a group of Maya Kakchiquel concerned by the serious environmental, social and cultural problems affecting Guatemala. Combining ancient knowledge and permaculture education, IMAP develops the practical skills and awareness needed to ensure food sovereignty, community development and the preservation of biodiversity.
Through its programs, over 10,000 smallholder farmers have learned to grow food in poor quality plots using permaculture practices and climate-hearty native seeds. IMAP implements a collaborative model whereby Guatemala’s most marginalized people – Indigenous men and women – are the owners of their own seed production as well as their own livelihoods.
Duration: 1 month minimum
Schedule: 40 hours/week
Housing: Dorm-style accommodations at the Insituto Mesoamericano de Permacultura
Compensation: Unpaid volunteer
For internship fee and more details, contact: firstname.lastname@example.org