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Crees Conservation and Community Development Internship

Organisation: The Crees Foundation

Country: Peru

Type: Agriculture & Forestry, Environment & Wildlife Conservation, Humanitarian & Community Development

Crees Conservation and Community Development Internship

You will start your placement with 10 weeks as a rainforest volunteer, providing you with extensive training and valuable field experience in conservation and community development, before embarking on a 12 week work placement in your chosen area; managing your own projects.

What is included:

  • Pre Departure Pack and support by our UK office
  • 24 hour in-country support, including airport collection and drop-off in Cusco, Peru
  • Welcome meeting and arrival orientation around Cusco
  • Lodging in Cusco (7 nights), the Manu Cloud Forest & Manu Learning Centre
  • 3 delicious meals a day with water, juice, tea or coffee
  • All transport between Cusco and the rainforest, and to project work within the rainforest
  • First Aid and CPR training and certification in remote rainforest environment
  • Supervised training and project participation
  • All necessary project methodology training by experienced and qualified staff
  • Tropical forest ecology and fauna identification skills
  • Knowledge and experience of a range of scientific monitoring techniques which may include camera trapping, visual encounter surveys, butterfly trapping, mammal and bird clay lick monitoring, mammal track identification, avian mist netting, amphibian and reptile pitfalling- depending on availability
  • Participation in sustainable agro-forestry and bio-gardens projects
  • 10 week Tropical Surveys course
  • 5 days of one-on-one Spanish immersion school and family homestay in Cusco
  • Weekly and final evaluation by a dedicated staff mentor
  • Certificate detailing summary of training and experience received
  • Work placement (awarded if suitable evaluation)
  • Two 4 day expeditions, which may include: trekking to hot springs, river rafting and visiting local indigenous communities

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