Leadership in Sustainable Development
Internship 2024

Internships that focus on Leadership Skills, Personal Development, Hands-on Experience, Service Learning and Ecologically-minded Sustainable Enterprise.

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Hands-On Experience

3 Month Certified Internship Program

Proposal for Interns:
A small, diverse, and international group of University students and local Red Road students will join us in a one-of-a-kind experiential learning opportunity in our rural Cambodian village. Together, they will spend three months collecting data, analyzing it with the cultural factors in mind, creating a customized sustainable development project, putting an actionable plan together, implementing it into the daily life of the village, and lastly assessing the impact of that contribution on the local community. 
Phases of the project
1. Research and an environmental assessment of the rural area in terms of Environmental issues
2. Evaluating factors in the community with a sustainable development goal
3. Putting together a presentation in the village translated/presented by our own leadership students in their own community
4. Working with interested community members on creating sustainable solutions
5. Putting a strategic plan in place
6. Managing themselves to see out the initiative with the help of village elders
7. Implementation
8. Evaluation of Impact
9. Reflection
We seek a mix of University and Master’s students with diverse backgrounds and skills to form a dream team abroad. All with the mutual interest of leadership and sustainable development. 
Alongside our on-site team- Rachel Riggio (The Red Road Foundation Founder), Hong Da (Village Elder), Dara Roth (Leadership & Sustainable Development teacher at The Red Road), and Laura Quiceno Waltero (Master in Environment and Environmental Engineer).
February-April 2024
Price: $1800 (3 months)
Sign-up deadline: November 2023
Minimum of 6 Global Students
Maximum 10 students 

Included Experience:

  • Eco construction building projects- Build with recycled materials and cobb!

  • Creating Sustainable Solutions in our Village
  • Environmental Outreach in the Rural Countryside
  • Eco- Incentive Campaigns
  • Leadership Skill Training
  • Organic Farming, harvesting, wildcraft production of health and wellness products for our social enterprise
  • Up-cycling, Crafts & Nature Adventures
  • Collaborative ECO-workshops with our local countryside students
  • Developing Environmentally Minded Social Enterprise in the Village
  • Groups about Progress, Self- Awareness, Leadership, Teamwork, Collaboration & Personal Development
  • Experience the World from a new perspective in a small village– Guaranteed it will change your life!
  • Creating a model focused on sustainable solutions that can be duplicated
  • Work with our Eco Engineers
  • Service Learning Projects
  • Implementing Sustainable Systems that cut down Waste, Re-use and Promote Natural Products
  • 3 Healthy Meals per Day
  • On-site Accommodation
  • Transportation within the internship 


A big gap exists between the communities in necessity and academia that can help and support them. Our organization is looking to reduce this gap and create benefits on both ends. Students would have the opportunity to get exposure to real challenges and needs of a rural community and the village would benefit from the interaction of knowledge and a holistic team. 
This experience is a life-changing opportunity for students to implement their sustainability studies and eco-friendly ideas with community-based focus projects. The combination of the two worlds creates enormous spaces for creativity and innovation bringing progress and professional growth. 
Being in Cambodia will increase the connection with our natural system and strong self-evaluation, questioning our ways of living and thinking.  

The Target Population

The Red Road Foundation and the Eco Village serve a diverse population. Local Khmer children who benefit from free education and will have the opportunity to apply for this internship. Local families who will have the support of our team to learn more about recycling, green technology, environmental health and opportunity to work directly with us and generate income for their families. International and Khmer interns who can get hands-on experience in green technology through volunteering with us. The local Khmer and expat population who are interested in building beautiful homes or eco resorts. They will have the opportunity to support the environment through the construction of their dream homes, villas or bungalows.
“Empowering the next generation for a sustainable future. Arrive as a friend, leave as family.”
– Ellie Brister 23 Nathan Billingham 25 (3rd year volunteer)

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