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Volunteer and Internship Opportunities
* All training provided *
Long-term assistance for biological research stations and
ecolodges in Amazonian Peru
Details coming soon...
A very common species of armoured centipede walking along a log. Resident Naturalists quickly learn to identify the common species at each biological station and ecolodge, and in turn help researchers and ecotourists understand and interpret the wildlife and forest around them Video: Chris Kirkby
Volunteer and Intern Participation Fees
2 months - US$ 3700
3 months - US$ 4600
4 months - US$ 5700
5 months - US$ 6400
Full board (veg options available) and lodging (shared rooms), scheduled transfers, training and supervision, research permits, research activities, local Sunday expeditions.
Flights, non-scheduled transfers, clothes washing, rubber boots, rain poncho, personal medical issues.
Any time of year. We recommend successful applicants arrive in the city of Puerto Maldonado (PEM) on either a Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday if at all possible. The city is served by daily flights from Lima (LIM) and Cusco (CUZ) via the airlines Latam and Avianca.
Non-profit Fee Breakdown
Books and Field Guides
Neotropical Rainforest Mammals
By: L. Emmons
Bats of Los Amigos Biological Station
By: S. Grillo, J. Pacheco, S. Velazco
Birds of Peru
By: T.S. Schulenberg
Butterflies of Southern Amazonia
By: Garwood, Lehman, Carter
Trees of Peru
By: Pennington, Reynel, Daza
Medicinal Plants of Tambopata
By: Rainforest Expeditions