Para La Tierra is currently the only year-round scientific research station in the country. In the last six years, PLT has published the most scientific papers of any scientific organisation, discovered new species for Paraguay and a couple new for science. You can be a part of our continued success by joining our scientific team.

As an intern, your experience starts when you begin to discuss your passions and interests with us. By the time you board your flight, you’ll have started your journey on a project designed completely by you. On arrival, we’ll train you in all the techniques you’ll need to make your project a success.

Internships are available year-round. They can fit around your schedule, but you should plan to spend three months or more with Para La Tierra to maximize your project’s efficacy. Still too early in your career to design your own project? You can assist on a project that’s already been designed.

This organization is recommended by NC alumnus Emily, who is serving as a Peace Corps volunteer in Paraguay and works with this organization’s eco-club program. While Northland College does not have an official partnership with Para La Tierra, their internships do meet all of our requirements of a for-credit internship or field experience.

Please contact Coordinator of Applied Learning Stacy Craig, to discuss how one can get credit for study abroad internships. The internship includes room, board, and equipment for internship research. The cost for this is $875/month, or $825/month if you stay three or more months. Here is what the fee includes:

  • A bed in a shared bedroom with access to a bathroom and separate shower room
  • Three varied meals each day
  • Collection and return from the bus terminal in Pilar to the accommodation, or the nearest town if you’re travelling to a field-site, at the start and end of your stay
  • Unlimited tea, yerba mate, and diluting juice
  • Assistance with project development and execution
  • Access to all necessary scientific and educational equipment for use in your project
  • Free WiFi at Pilar and ProCosara

Responsibilities and Qualifications

Interns must be over nineteen years old and able to speak English or Spanish. You must also be have, or be working towards, a degree in a related field, or have relevant experience.

Please inquire through the application process to learn more about requirements for internships focused in scientific research, museum projects, or community building projects.

Organization Details

Para La Tierra Paraguay Website

How to Apply

Apply using the online application form available.

Application Deadline: March 1, 2019

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Stacy Craig