Internships in Panama

Posted: February 6, 2014

Kalu Yala is a sustainable community that will be built in the mountains about 45 minutes outside Panama City, Panama. Kalu Yala Entrepreneurial Internship programs take place in 3 venues: creating the town's foundation in Kalu Yala; creating relationships in the neighboring town of San Miguel; and working on business logistics in Panama City. Since Summer 2010, we've had students from 16 countries, 44 states, and 132 colleges.

Interns are encouraged to come up with and implement their own semester project. Some interns choose to do solo projects while others work in groups to make their dream a reality. Along the way, our Program Directors are always happy to help them plan and lend a helping hand. Programs:

  • Agriculture and Animal Science based in Kalu Yala
  • Biology based in Kalu Yala
  • Business Development and Entrepreneurship based in Panama City
  • Community Outreach and Education based in San Miguel
  • Farm to Table Culinary Arts based in Kalu Yala
  • Heath and Wellness based in San Miguel
  • Outdoor Recreation based in Kalu Yala

Working to build a truly sustainable community, Kalu Yala is based around new urbanism architecture, organic food, wellness, recreation, education, preservation, and conservation of the natural environment. Kalu Yala is located in the rainforest highlands of Central Panama in a 7,000-acre valley that backs up to the Chagres National Park. The internship program allows students and young professionals to come to Panama and gain cultural exposure, work experience, and knowledge in order to create a project that will ultimately help shape this sustainable community.

Upcoming semester dates:

  • Summer: May 19th- August 1st
  • Fall: September 1st- November 14th
  • Spring 2015: January 12th- April 3rd

Students can apply by filling in the application form. For more information, send an email to