Take part in genetics and biotech research on topics like seed reproduction, propagation, and preservation. This research is conducted at an internationally respected organization operating in and around the Caribbean doing research, graduate education, and community engagement. Genetics and biotech research at this site has implications for food security and sustainable agriculture initiatives.
Flexible start dates at the beginning of any academic term.
10-12 weeks, minimum.
This well-respected international organization works towards sustainable agricultural management and natural resource conservation in Caribbean Rim countries Headquartered in the agricultural province of Cartago, Costa Rica, this organization combines scientific research and exploration, graduate education programs, and outreach efforts to local communities to address broader issues of sustainability.
Exact job duties will vary based on current projects and intern candidate’s qualifications.
Examples of genetics and biotechnology research projects through CATIE have included (subject to change):
Biology, genetics, biotechnology, horticulture, and/or related fields.
Willingness to learn new skills and to take the time to learn them well.
Intermediate to advanced Spanish is required. Depending on the specific project(s) an intern will undertake, the level of Spanish required may be intermediate or advanced.
* Fees vary based on medical history and insurance coverage
The Host Site Fees Includes:
Housing in on-campus apartments are arranged by the host site. It typically includes three bedrooms, a shared kitchen, solar area for drying clothes and bathroom. Candidates should expect to have a shared bedroom, although they may have single-occupancy rooms. Interns may need to supply their own basic items like bedding, kitchen utensils, etc.
Summer: January 25
Fall: April 15
Winter: September 1
Spring: November 15
-See Qualifications and Requirements section