This is a great internship opportunity where you get to spend 6 months in the Peruvian Amazon really being involved and learning all about conversation research, community development and non-profit project management.
If you are looking to start a career in conservation research and are passionate about sustainability then this project will get you involved in local community projects and get hands on experience of helping to protect the rainforest.
Your internship will start with a 10-week volunteer program where you will get full training in areas such as geography, environmental sciences, agriculture practices, zoology, animal behaviour, ecology, and conservation biology.
You will get the unique opportunity to study endangered species like the Blue Headed Macaw and the Jaguar. Learn about human impact on biodiversity and crucial conservation issues. Community projects focus on social, economic, and environmental issues and how local communities can develop and implement sustainable initiatives.
After your initial training you will get the chance to put it into practice what you have learnt with a 12-week work placement in a specific area. This part of the internship will allow you to develop leadership skills, running your own projects and directing teams of volunteers.
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Along with the valuable skills and knowledge of working on projects the internship will provide a wonderful opportunity to experience this fascinating part of the world. You will spend a week in Cusco with one-to-one Spanish lessons and a week off to explore the legendary Macchu Pichhu. Also you will have 2 four day expeditions into the jungle to see hot springs, waterfalls, virgin rainforests and visit local indigenous communities.
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