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Amazonian Traditional Plant Medicine Internship Ecuador



The Amazon rainforest is one of the most biodiverse ecosystems in the world! The main indigenous group in the region, the Kichwa nation, is known for using natural healing and plant medicine to treat everything from colds to chronic illnesses and wounds. Interns work in the Napo province, centered around the main city of Tena. This province is home to many natural healers, herbalists, and medicine people that are working hard to preserve their traditions.

Depending on the placement, opportunity to make salves, tinctures, balms, and more; observe and/or participate in traditional cleansings; plant medicinal plants in agroforestry farms.

Interns live with host families, allowing them to forge meaningful connections with locals during their time in the Amazon.


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Dates of program:
Year round

Duration of program:
4 weeks minimum

Age requirement:
Adults of both sexes 18+

US$350 per week. The fee includes pre-departure support, host family stay and three meals per day, the internship placement with on-the-ground support, 24/7 emergency support from our team, and more.

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