Internships and Practicums

MERC accepts a few limited volunteers each year to work on projects such as:

  • Contributing to research to support land rights claims
  • Teaching at local schools
  • Conducting collaborative research on water usage and need
  • Illustrating books on Maasai culture and language
  • Creating plant and wildlife guidebooks for use by Mara Guides Association
  • Creating markets for Maasai women’s cooperatives

Interns pay to board at the Dopoi Center on a sliding scale based on the ability of the student to pay and value of their project to community priorities.