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Potential Internship Placement Options

IMPORTANT: Students interested in applying to any of the below international internship opportunities for credit, will FIRST need to complete a Petition for Independent Internship in Aztecs Abroad. Carefully review the information on the petition page and be aware of the timeline so you do not miss the SDSU application deadline. Make sure your petition is approved before making any financial commitments related to the internship. 

 

Organization/Company 

Internship Options

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Sinal do Vale

Sinal do Vale, founded in 2011, is a global learning center for the transition to a sustainable future. We prototype solutions for the regeneration of communities, food systems and forests, and disseminate them through education, products and services. Among our partners are institutions such as Yale University, The DO School, St Gallen University, the BMW Foundation, Rio’s Museum of Tomorrow, the IUCN and Women’s Environment and Development Organization (WEDO) co-founded by US Congresswoman Bella Abzug and our own founder and director, Thais Corral.
We are located in 173 hectares of land in the buffer zone between the urban sprawl of Rio de Janeiro – called the Baixada Fluminense – and one of the last remaining protected areas of the megadiverse Atlantic Forest.
Our prototyped socio-environmental solutions serve as learning-by-doing models for the local community, as well as other periphery regions around the world. We train locals - farmers, landowners, women, and young people - in the technical and entrepreneurial skills needed to apply our solutions in their own homes.
We offer students a unique opportunity to apply their knowledge throughout concrete action. SINAL can provide food and housing for up to 50 individuals, as we have various houses scattered throughout the valley.
 
Click here to see photos of SDSU students visiting Sinal do Vale, Summer 2018.

Internships options available for Summer 2020:

  • Regenerative Landscape Management
  • Regenerative Cuisine
  • Waste Management
  • Eco-tourism
  • Communications
  • Business

INTERNSHIP PLACEMENT JOB DESCRIPTIONS

Application: Please submit the following application materials (1-3) to Erika Larkins ([email protected]AND Cássia De Abreu ([email protected]) by March 20, 2020
  1. Personal Statement (view essay prompt and instructions) 
  2. A set of unofficial transcripts for SDSU coursework
  3. Names and contact information for two professional and/or academic references (i.e. professors, advisors, etc).
Funding Opportunities: In 2020, the J. Keith Behner and Catherine M. Stiefel Program on Brazil will offer funds to offset the cost of doing an internships with collaborating organizations in Brazil. Students can apply for up to $2,500 to work with either Sinal do Vale or Aniyami.  (Note: At this time, funding cannot be used to support internships at other organizations.) Students who apply for an internship placement at Sinal do Vale will be considered for this funding.
**Please note: Both the internship placement and scholarship funding is competitve. Students are encouraged to put together a strong essay and application materials in order to be competitive for this opportunity.
 
 

Aniyami

Aniyami Brazil is an incoming tour operator specialized in Adventure and Sustainable Travel since 2003. We offer Destination Management Company services all throughout Brazil. We provide creative, responsible and quality travel experiences and serve our clients all along the process -- from Brazil travel trip design, through sales & reservations to trip operations at the destination. We are a certified B Corporation since 2016 and won the only Brazil trip awarded in 2015 on the 50 tours of a lifetime by National Geographic Traveller.

What We Believe
Our goal is to explore Brazil, getting in touch with the true essence of each region, its local inhabitants, their culture, gastronomy and the varied landscapes they call home.
We then create authentic travel experiences across Brazil to reflect that essence, bringing cultures together during unforgettable experiences for everyone, where no detail is left to chance and the enjoyment is universal!
Our mission, is to foster sustainable community development initiatives as well as environmental conservation, through adventure travel experiences across Brazil. Aniyami is a pioneering social enterprise and as such, is committed to reducing the social and environmental impact we generate as a company.
With this in mind, more than 50% of our annual profits are reinvested back into the company and its green efforts, which enables us to then play an active part in those various, countrywide initiatives.

Internship options available for Spring & Summer 2020:

Click the links above for full program description, requirements internship details.
Application: Please submit the following application materials (1-3) to Erika Larkins ([email protected]AND Cássia De Abreu ([email protected]) by March 20, 2020
  1. Personal Statement (view essay prompt and instructions) 
  2. A set of unofficial transcripts for SDSU coursework
  3. Names and contact information for two professional and/or academic references (i.e. professors, advisors, etc).
Funding Opportunities: In 2020, the J. Keith Behner and Catherine M. Stiefel Program on Brazil will offer funds to offset the cost of doing an internships with collaborating organizations in Brazil. Students can apply for up to $2,500 to work with either Sinal do Vale or Aniyami.  (Note: At this time, funding cannot be used to support internships at other organizations.) Students who apply for an internship placement at Sinal do Vale will be considered for this funding.
**Please note: Both the internship placement and scholarship funding is competitve. Students are encouraged to put together a strong essay and application materials in order to be competitive for this opportunity.