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  Training Program in Latin America
UNDERGRADUATE INTERNSHIPS

Collecting botanical specimens in Peru
Plant specimen collection in Peru
These internships offer training in collecting and managing botanical and ecological data for undergraduate students in biology, agronomy, and forestry during their final academic years. The objective of these internships is to train field professionals to plan, conduct, and communicate the results of research in botany and conservation biology.

During the two-month internships, students work at MBG research sites of high biodiversity. Each student develops an individual research project and participates in collective projects. The students also attend presentations given by experts in botany and conservation, conduct herbarium work, and have the opportunity to join researchers as field assistants. At the conclusion of the two-month period, the students present their projects to the other course participants, writing their research results in the format of a scientific article. Together, these experiences are equivalent to an undergraduate internship, which is a requirement for obtaining the professional degree from some universities in Latin America.

In previous years, MBG has offered this training annually in Peru and Ecuador. Beginning in 2003, with the financial support of The Christensen Fund, the internships are offered internationally each year in one of the three countries (Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia). Twelve students participate in this training, four from each country.


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