Interns may participate in a wide variety of projects,depending on their educational background, skills and interests. Various combinations of fieldwork and office work are available for master’s students. The list below is a sample of ATREE programs currently seeking interns. Within many of these programs also exist opportunities for website design, statistical analysis, data base management and proposal writing/editing, which is more applicable to qualified undergraduate students.
Communications Intern: ATREE is currently particularly interested in an intern to assist with communication projects including web content editing, developing web pages, brochures, editing reports, flyers, etc.
Urban Environmental Education: summer education programs and camps, school-year field trips and presentations, curriculum development for hands-on conservation studies, teacher manuals
Rural Environmental Education: Linking urban and rural schools, setting up school-yard living laboratories (such as butterfly and medicinal plant gardens, useful and endangered tree gardens, etc.), and developing educational modules to use as resources for teacher training, village biodiversity surveys, and curriculum development for hands-on conservation studies
Conservation Genetics: species-specific research, genetic diversity maps of flora and fauna, evaluation of the socio-economic causes and consequences of genetic resource loss on the livelihoods of forest communities
Conservation Planning: remote sensing (RS) and geographical information system (GIS) analysis of the spatial distribution of biodiversity, land-use, forest cover and watersheds, natural resource planning and management, ecological economics
Conservation and Livelihoods: forest-based community enterprises, women’s self-help groups and micro-enterprises, participatory resource management, initiation and development of sustainable agroforestry systems
Conservation Ecology and Management: research projects looking at regeneration and dynamics in tropical dry forest ecosystems, especially the effects of anthropogenic fires, and of invasive species (e.g., mechanisms of invasive species success and barriers to restoration of native species)
All internships are coordinated through and based in the Bangalore office. Work and travel to field sites and other offices may be coordinated based on the specific internship. The intern will be in communication with their ATREE supervisor prior to their arrival. During this time and immediately following their arrival in Bangalore, the intern will be given an overview of ATREE’s current projects and will be encouraged to discuss specific internship possibilities with various members of ATREE’s staff.