ECO-SEA: The Ethnobotanical Conservation Organization for South East Asia
Biocultural Diversity Conservation Internships

One of the ways to actively participate in the conservation of the biological and cultural diversity locally, regionally, or internationally with ECO-SEA is to complete an internship with an ECO-SEA Director or Research Associate. Internships can be completed for academic credit or transcripts notation. Previous interns with ECO-SEA have participated in projects including:

  • conservation audits of rare, endangered and endemic plants in botanic garden collections
  • field surveys of ethnobotanical knowledge and practices
  • studies of Southeast Asian medicinal plants, spices and condiments
  • integrated studies of how biological invasions impact on native plant taxa and associated traditions
  • literature reviews of Malesian ethnobotanical and taxonomic texts
  • ethnobotanical interpretive kits for K-12 education

To inquire about the possibility of initiating a Biocultural Diversity Conservation Internship with ECO-SEA, fill out an involvement form noting your interests.