Intern Opening with a Rainforest Conservation NGO in Peru

Subject: Intern Opening with a Rainforest Conservation NGO in Peru

An intern is needed at the Alliance for Research and Conservation in the Amazon (ARCAmazon) to conduct communications, marketing and other office work in the jungle city of Puerto Maldonado in the Amazon Rainforest of Perú. This position is based out of ARCAmazon’s office in Puerto Maldonado. The intern will work closely with 1-2 permanent staff and 1-2 other interns to meet the organization’s outreach and communications goals. This position has a negotiable start date in May or June, 2018 and lasts for 3 months with a possibility for extension.

ARCAmazon is a Peruvian non-profit organization that supports research and conservation initiatives in collaboration with other non-profits in the region and with local communities on the Las Piedras River. Our field site, Las Piedras Amazon Center (LPAC), in a 4,460-hectare rainforest concession, acts as a hub that channels the energy and resources of volunteering and ecotourism to halt illegal logging, hunting and mining, improve our understanding of Amazonian wildlife, and develop sustainable solutions for the needs of local people making a living in the area. Learn more at

The Communications Intern position at ARCAmazon is responsible for social media, email correspondences, and advertising of the organization’s volunteer programs and ecotourism offers. These responsibilities later expand to include other office tasks, such as grant searching and application, fundraising, budget analysis and organizational partner outreach. In social media, the intern is tasked with managing ARCAmazon’s Facebook, YouTube and Instagram, making regular posts using photo and video media provided by staff and/or created by the intern. Email communications will involve responding to client inquiries and volunteer applications, filing information from incoming volunteers and visitors, and maintaining contact with incoming volunteers and visitors leading up to their arrival in Puerto Maldonado. Advertising tasks include creating promotional materials and campaigns for social media, mass emails and other mediums of communication. Other responsibilities will vary based on the needs of the organization and will be integrated into the position as the intern expands their knowledge and skills.

–       Good written communications skills
–       Experience with Microsoft Word and Microsoft Excel
–       Robust work ethic and flexibility under high-stress, rapidly-
changing conditions
–       Good organization and capacity for independent work
–       Familiarity and passion for environmental issues and causes
–       Bachelor’s degree
–       Experience with social media platforms for businesses or
–       Professional or academic writing experience
–       Experience with video and/or photo editing
–       Experience with speaking Spanish

The Communications Intern will be provided housing at the ARCAmazon House
in Puerto Maldonado and a food stipend for the duration of the position.
This includes a bedroom and living/kitchen/dining/work space shared with
other staff and volunteers. The intern will also have at least one visit
to Las Piedras Amazon Center to experience the rainforest, engage in
several activities such as tree climbing, witness wildlife and meet
foreign and Peruvian researchers, staff, volunteers and local community
stakeholders. This internship is also an excellent opportunity to learn
and practice marketing skills, communications skills, grant writing and
Spanish language. It also offers a chance for an immersive travel
experience in Peru’s Madre de Dios region, with frequent interaction and
collaboration with local Peruvians, including Quechua-speaking people
indigenous to the Andes who migrated to this region.

Interested persons can write to executive marketer, Karl Uy with inquiries. To apply, send a CV or resume and
cover letter.