ATREE conducts research in the areas of Climate Change Mitigation & DevelopmentForests & GovernanceWater, Land & SocietyLandscape, Livelihoods & Conservation,  Ecosystem Services & Human Wellbeing, and Biodiversity Management & Conservation Planning and offers internships for interested individuals. ATREE’s approach to interdisciplinary science accommodates a diversity of interests, knowledge and talent and offers a number of options for fieldwork. ATREE has a set up a number of Community-based Conservation Centres at Biligiri Rangaswamy Temple Tiger Reserve, Male Mahadeshwara Hills and Kanakapura in Karnataka, Agasthyamalai (Kalakad-Mundanthurai Tiger Reserve) in Tamil Nadu and Vembanad in Kerala where interns could consider conducting their work.

Our research facilities also include labs in EcoinformaticsConservation GeneticsBiosystematics and Water and Soil Quality which offer exciting internship opportunities. In addition to conducting research, interns may also be interested in contributing to ATREE’s outreach and education initiatives. These include contributing to citizen science efforts, awareness and communication campaigns and the development and design of web content.

ATREE internships are aimed at a diverse set of applicants—including undergraduates, postgraduates, mid-level professionals in the areas of environment and development, government employees, policymakers and educators. The Academy for Conservation and Sustainability Studies helps match intern interests with requirements on current ATREE projects and initiatives. Applicants should be willing to commit to a minimum duration of 8-weeks to be considered for an ATREE internship.

Interns’ work and travel to field sites and other offices may be coordinated based on the specific internship. The intern should be in communication with the ATREE internship coordination person, prior to their arrival. Please fill the online application using the below button.

Online application form


  • Academic background: Undergraduate, graduate or postgraduate students with an interest in sustainable development, community forestry, agronomy, ecology, biology, environmental education, rural development, conservation, ecological economics , environmental sociology or allied subjects.
  • Skills and experience: A flexibility and willingness to work are key requirements for an internship. ATREE is involved in various projects and programmes in research, in the fields listed below as well as in outreach and education initiatives. Interns are expected to have good organizational skills, writing and communication skills, computer skills, field experience relating to intern’s academic interests and an ability to work independently.
  • Language requirements: The candidate should be able to speak, read and write English.


  • Resume
  • Application
  • Letter of purpose
  • Reference letter
  • Research permits (if the intern is intending to conduct research in forest areas outside the purview of existing projects)


For additional information or other clarifications please contact; 
Madhavi Latha G.


No, ATREE does not offer paid internships. In some instances however, applicants contributing to an existing project may be paid a modest scholarship. We encourage applicants to inquire with their potential project supervisor regarding these details.

Yes. Internships at ATREE are open throughout the year.

The process of consulting with the potential supervisors and processing of internship applications typically takes two weeks.

Yes. Madhavi Latha currently serves as the internship coordinator and is able to assist with all aspects of your internship until its completion.

Yes. Please contact Madhavi Latha for details.

Yes, the orientation program comprises a campus tour, introduction to co-workers and the job including identifying the tasks and responsibilities of the intern.

Yes, interns are expected to submit a final project report to their project supervisor. The project supervisor will determine the structure and formatting of this report. Students are also expected to submit all other outputs of their internship (e.g. data, project photographs) with appropriate metadata.

Although your project supervisor may be able to provide you with a computer for your internship, we suggest that interns bring their own laptops. The provision of space and if possible, a computer, is the sole responsibility of the project Supervisor.

Short-term accommodation is available on a limited basis, but these are highly subject to availability.