Amazon Basin Research and Conservation Volunteer & Internship Programme, Peru

Country: Peru,
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.

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 Field Research 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 offer the following programmes for Conservation Research Volunteers to select to work with (although it may be possible to work with more than one, so just ask): Caiman and Herpetofauna Conservation Research, Drone Mapping and Spatial Ecology for Conservation, Forest Ranger, Fungi Research, Mammal Conservation, Permaculture and Forestry Conservation, Primate Conservation, Photography and Community-based Medicinal Plant Research and Ecotourism Development

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. 

We also offer long term internships for students and those wanting to carry out research up to 12 months in duration.


Contact Details


The Coombe, Spring Barn Farm

Kingston Road


BN7 3ND, United Kingdom

Telephone 1: +44 (0)1273 479 047


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