VANASTREE – the Malnad Forest Garden and Seedkeepers’ Collective | Karkolli Village, near Sirsi, India

More photos from this internship can be found here.

More photos from this internship can be found here.

Vanastree is an environmental organization based in a small town and on a rural farm in the Western Ghats of Southern India focused on education, sustainability, agriculture, seed conservation, and women’s empowerment since 2001. Located in the midst of a biodiversity hotspot, interns are well-placed to experience the challenges of development first hand and be a part of a sustainable movement to preserve tradition while empowering locals.

Interns have the opportunity for hands-on work, research, and office work to help develop and protect the local environment. Projects include sustainable business management, product design, environmental education, field documentation, report writing, field visits, tree planting and gardening, seed sorting and packaging, event support, web design and media, sustainable architecture, and green technology.

Internship Dates:

  • Flexible start dates in fall, winter, and spring
  • Internship is not available during summer due to monsoon season.

Duration of Internship:

  • 10-24 weeks. Minimum of 12 weeks preferred

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