Since 2011, Terevaka has offered a competitive internship program for
outstanding undergraduate and graduate students from around the world.
Interns will take part in all aspects of the intensive program, from
project design to project publications. In many cases, TAO staff and
interns will work long, hard days. Interns will be expected to serve
as role models, teachers, and friends for local high school students.
Interns will also help to guide local students in fieldwork, archival
research at the Padre
Sebastian Englert Anthropological Museum, and computer work for
organizing data. Interns will also serve as chaperones for the 15-20
local high school students that camp out on the hotel property for a
All interns will be expected to take part in internship activities on
the island for approximately 4 weeks (late June to late July, 2021 -- exact dates coming soon).
Arrival and departure dates may be flexible to accomodate international travel.
TAO and Explora hotel
provide food and accommodations for all interns for the duration of
the internship on the island. Interns are responsible for their own
airfare and costs of recreational activities on the island.
Interns will spend the majority of their nights camping on the property
of Explora hotel. Interns will have regular access to showers, bathrooms,
and a dining facility.
All meals will be prepared for interns by the kitchen staff at Explora
hotel. Most meals will be served in the staff dining facility of the
hotel, but occasionally interns will take bagged lunches for fieldwork
or field trips.
Interns will be living for four weeks on one of the most spectacular
island settings in the world. The hotel property is located several
kilometers away from the island's only town, Hanga Roa. All interns
will not only have opportunities to visit Hanga Roa, but they will also
take part in a number of group field trips to all corners of the islands.
Interns will also have scheduled free time around the hotel to use wi-fi,
or relax as they please.