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VOLUNTEER & INTERNSHIP PROGRAM

Since 1997
Providing genuine opportunities for international volunteers and interns to learn in a professional atmosphere while assisting our research, conservation, and community development teams in the Amazon rainforest of Peru
Mammal Team (general)
Learn the techniques used to study diversity, abundance, and distribution of 110 species
Primate Team
Assist in the study of home range, behaviour, and diet of 11 species of monkey
Bat Team
Study the diversity, population dynamics, and habitat requirements of 70 species of bat
Medicinal Plant Team
Learn how native and mestizo communities use medicinal plants and help them conserve their cultures
Learn the techniques used to study home range size, behaviour, and dietary requirements of 11 species of monkey
Primate Research
Herpetofauna Team
Assist with caiman, snake, lizard and amphibian population sampling protocols focused on a total of 112 species of herp
Bird Team (general)
Assist us using mist nets and point counts to understand population size, activity patterns, and age characteristcs of 500 bird species
Raptor Team
Assist us with radio- and satellite-telemetry, and point count, field methods to understand the ecology of 9 rainforest raptor species
Help our team understand tree diversity and population dynamics, especially of large, long-lived, and key-stone species
Botany & Tree Team
Nature Photography Team
Bring your digital camera and work alongside professionals helping to collect imagery of conservation and scientific importance
Community Development Team
Join the team that assists native and mestizo communities with their long-term sustainable development goals. Spanish required
Animal Rescue & Rehabilitation
Help out at an animal rescue centre providing care to mammals, birds, and reptiles until they are well enough to go back to the wild
Invertebrate Team
Learn to sample and identify Neotropical butterflies, beetles, and spiders, and marvel the sheer diversity of these groups
Forest Ranger Team
Join us at the sharp end of protected area conservation and find out what it takes to counter threats to biodiversity. Spanish required
Forest Ranger Team
Join us at the sharp end of protected area conservation and find out what it takes to counter threats to biodiversity. Spanish required
Technology Team
Bring your laptop and assist us with bioacoustics, drone-based mapping, radio telemetry, PIT tagging, infographics and much more besides
Non-profit Management Team
Join our office staff in Puerto Maldonado and Cusco and help us raise funds, communicate our results, and encourage others to visit Peru
Ecosystem Services Team
Help us collect and analyse ecosystem services and ecosystem processes data, with an aim to valuing wild nature
Resident Naturalist Program
Join a dedicated team of long-term interns willing to spend at least 4 months assisting local ecotourism companies at a reduced rate
"Only by understanding how rainforest wildlife respond to change, and promoting robust incentives for conservation, can we hope to live happy lives here. Thanks for the lesson Fauna Forever"
Savannah Lehnert (USA)