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Amazon Ecology and Wildlife Rehabilitation Programme, Peru

1+ Weeks from

£615
18+
minimum age

  • Gain experience in tropical ecology, wildlife research and rehabilitation
  • Have an impact on a long-term conservation project in the Peruvian Amazon
  • Learn several vital skills and abilities for a career in conservation and wildlife management
  • Immerse yourself in primary rainforest at a state-of-the-art research facility

Project Costs 

You can join the Amazon Ecology Internship from 1 week up to 6 months in duration. As an intern, the cost starts at 1 week:  £615, 2 weeks: £1195, 3 weeks: £1525, 1 month: £1750, 2 months: £2875, 3 months: £3550, 4 months: £4025, 5 months: £4350, 6 months: £4600.

You can join the Wildlife Rehabilitation internship programme for 2 to 6 months in duration.  The cost starts at: £2200 for 2 months,  £2875 for 3 months, £3075 for 4 months, £3300 for 5 months and £3500 for 6 months.

Costs for different lengths of stay can be discussed when applying.

Education AmazonWhat is included:

  • Transportation to and from the airport/bus station
  • Transportation to and from the research centre
  • Food, snacks and drinks whilst at the centre
  • Lodging and bedding (but no towel), and other necessities
  • Lodging in PEM if you have to stay 1 night on either side of your arrival/departure

What is not included:

  • Airfares to and from Puerto Maldonado
  • Travel/medical insurance
  • Vaccinations
  • Personal expenses

It is mandatory for you to take out travel and medical insurance for the duration of the project.

Payment Terms 

You will need to fill out the online application form – to secure a placement on the project, please complete and submit the form including your application payment of £195. If for some reason, your application is not accepted, we will reimburse this payment fully. However, for those who are accepted, the full amount needs to be paid two months before arrival.

Project Dates

Interns need to arrive and leave on a Tuesday or Friday, as these are the best days logistically for arrivals/orientation. The dates listed below are Tuesdays, but if a Friday arrival suits you better, that is fine (we can accommodate every Tuesday/Friday arrival of each week).  Please specify your preferred start date/duration in the motivation letter section when you apply.

Please email victoria.mcneil@workingabroad.com for further details or any questions about dates or duration of stay.

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