• Colombia
4 to 26 weeks

Program Details

Age Min.
Apartment Hostel
Travel Type
Solo Women


Starting Price
Price Details
$1,200 - 1st month
$1,150 - 2nd month
$1,090 - 3rd month +
What's Included
Accommodation Airport Transfers Some Meals
May 21, 2020
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About Program

Contribute to the valuable work of an international NGO promoting recycling strategies and environmental protection in Colombia. This project is a unique opportunity to learn about some of the environmental challenges that developing countries face and to develop skills in problem solving, project management, recycling, education and environment management.

Increases in non-biodegradable packaging and products means that there is a large amount of garbage which is often recklessly dumped into the sea or in the countryside where it has a negative impact on the environment and wildlife.

This project is based in the beautiful UNESCO conservation area of the Sierra Nevada of Santa Marta, encompassing the breathtaking national park of 'Parque Tayrona' so that you can experience how pristine protected nature can be, how fragile these spectacular ecosystems are and see the unfortunate effects of environmental pollution.

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Program Highlights

  • This internship includes a FREE 20-hour intensive Spanish course to prepare you for the project.
  • This is an amazing opportunity to work closely both with locals and with international volunteers!
  • Minimum 4-week stay gives you time to truly integrate into the community and develop your skills.
  • Explore Colombia on your days off - nearby activities range from cooking classes to mountain biking to ocean kayaking!
  • 24/7 in-country support.

Program Impact

Through this internship, you will gain invaluable skills in leading recycling initiatives, project management, and environmental protection. Additionally, you will become very familiar with the issues developing countries in South America face within the context of recycling projects. Additionally, you will regularly assist in educational workshops with local businesses and schools to raise awareness of the fragility of the environment and to ensure progress in the project's goals.

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