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Maya Mountain Cacao is a growing impact startup that offers a wealth of opportunities for individuals looking for experience in cacao, sustainable supply chains, measuring and monitoring social impact, developing agroforestry systems and the like. We hire two interns for each cacao season, one for overlooking quality in our processing and one for focusing on our social impact-related work. The positions are typically six months ranging from the months of October or November.

As a decentralized business that is largely shaped by its team, we are also open to discussing opportunities for directed-study for undergraduate or graduate students in the fields of development, environment or agriculture. Potential cacao-related research questions could explore relationships between cacao tree varietals, tree spacing, pruning techniques and soil enrichment outcomes related to farm yields, but if you can pitch how your research question can help improve farmer livelihoods, we’ll hear that too! Please contact Managing Director Emily Stone ( to discuss internship/research opportunities. Due to the labor-intensive nature of running a startup that engages smallholder farmers, we ask that only students/professionals with at least three months to spare on a given project apply.

Please follow our social media outlets for vacancy announcements and opportunities to join us in the exciting work we do.
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Cacao House intern, MMC Quality Director Alexis Grossman hand-stirring fermenting cacao beans.