Type: Environment & Wildlife Conservation,
Organisation: WorkingAbroad Projects
Volunteer and Internship Opportunities to work in some of the most remote, fascinating and largely unspoiled parts of the Amazon rainforest in Peru. You can work with 4 different taxonomic groups - Mammals, Birds, Herpetofauna and Insects from durations from 1 week up to 12 weeks. Research Assistant internship opportunities and long term internships also available from 1 to 12 months in duration.
The aim of this position is to assist in the project’s long-term scientific research in the Peruvian Amazon; to better measure the effects of human activities on wildlife, including endangered species; to get the collected information to the people who can make decisions and act on the solutions that help conserve rainforest, and to make a clear and positive impact on the Amazon ecosystem in this part of Peru.
This project is available throughout the year for Research Assistant Volunteers and Interns. We also offer Individual Project Internships for students doing University placements, or wanting to carry out research for dissertations, or scientists/students wanting to do deeper research. You can join for 1 week up to 10 months all year round.
We currently offer four different taxonomic groups for you to select to work with (although it may be possible to work with more than one, so please ask) – Mammals, Birds, Herpetofauna and Insects.
You will learn about all of the taxonomic areas that the project researches so as to benefit from a broad spectrum of rainforest knowledge, regardless of your chosen team.
Requirements: be 18 years or above; have a fairly good level of fitness; be able to swim 100m unaided; some knowledge of Spanish would also be useful, but is not essential for most aspects of the work will be directed in both English and Spanish; a sense of adventure and the ability to endure often challenging conditions are essential.
The cost for 1 week is £720, 2 weeks is £1020, 3 weeks is £1,220 and 1 month (30 days) is £1,575, 2 months (60 days) is £2,565 and 3 months (90 days) is £3,365. This programme cost includes all food (3 large, wholesome meals a day), clean drinking water at all times, lodging in town and in the field, project materials, boat transport to and from lodges, Puerto Maldonado airport collection and departure transfers, all training and supervision by project manager, backup and placement support, and so on. We also offer long term internships for students and those wanting to carry out research up to 12 months in duration.
The Coombe, Spring Barn Farm
BN7 3ND, United Kingdom
Telephone 1: +44 (0)1273 479 047
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