BamboozAr is an institute dedicated to the research and study of bamboo and bamboo technologies. There are over 1400 species of bamboo and about 40% are in South America. The largest concentration of bamboo in Brazil is found in the state of Acre. BamboozAr is currently collaborating with the government of Acre to create a partnership to facilitate a sustainable economy for the state. BamboozAr is a nonprofit organization that promotes research and innovative ideas for the sustainable use of bamboo. 


Internships are available in Campinas, Brazil. However, because BamboozAr is a startup organization and does not have a fixed office yet, interns may be relocated to other cities to collaborate with partner organizations. Although responsibilities vary according to the student’s background and skill set these may include: event planning, market research, social media management, collaborating to create presentations and business plans, research, and translating documents between English and Portuguese. Interns may also travel to business meetings and attend networking events with potential partner organizations. 


Portuguese proficiency is required.


Students are responsible for finding their own housing. 


Costs include:
        Living Expenses
        Academic Fee - $300


International interns are eligible to apply for the Hinckley Global Scholarship offered through the Hinckley Institute. Information can be found here. The Hinckley Institute also offers a low-interest loan program found here. In addition to funding through the Hinckley Institute, scholarships are available through the Center for Learning Abroad.


Internship dates may vary depending upon location but are based around the academic calendar:

  • Fall Semester: September-December
  • Spring Semester: January-April
  • Summer Semester: May-August


Students are required to register for a minimum of 3 HNKLY credit hours and a maximum of 12. International interns are required to submit 4 reflections and 10 weekly updates throughout the semester, as well as write a final policy paper, which is due 4 weeks after the end of the semester.


Students are required to attend a pre-departure orientation, which provides cultural and safety training and explanation of academic requirements. Students also meet with the program manager upon returning from the internship.


Please submit the Hinckley online application before the deadline and then Global Internship Manager Courtney McBeth will contact you to set up an interview. During the interview you will receive more information on program specifics.