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Internships in Tropical Conservation - Peru 2017

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The Alliance for a Sustainable Amazon (ASA), a non-profit organization working in the southeastern Peruvian Amazon, is seeking interns to assist its international team of biologists and conservationists with various projects spanning biological research and monitoring and sustainable tropical agriculture. Interns are based at Finca Las Piedras, the ASA's field site in Peru's Madre de Dios Department.



LENGTH OF STAY: 4, 8 or 12 weeks

DATES: Starting June 19, 2017

FEES: Starting at $1,300

WEBSITE: www.sustainableamazon.orghttp://www.sustainableamazon.org>


THREE OPPORTUNITIES:

1. INTRODUCTION TO SUSTAINABILITY INTERNSHIP (4 weeks - $1,300)

This 4-week program offers participants a broad introduction to biological research and conservation in the tropics. Our teaching and learning approach is both academic and hands-on. Interns will participate directly in scientific research and applied conservation projects that span the Alliance for a Sustainable Amazon's two focal areas: biological research and monitoring and sustainable tropical agriculture. With the help of academic faculty, interns will also navigate tropical biology and conservation science through lectures and weekly reading discussions covering articles drawn from the primary scientific literature. This is an excellent opportunity to explore an exciting variety of potential career paths in biology and conservation under the guidance of experts in those fields.


2. ADVANCED SUSTAINABILITY INTERNSHIP (8 weeks - $2,200)

This 8-week program offers participants a more in-depth survey of biological research and conservation in the tropics. Interns will learn by participating directly in scientific research and applied conservation projects that span the Alliance for a Sustainable Amazon's two focal areas: biological research and monitoring and sustainable tropical agriculture. With the guidance of academic faculty, interns will also navigate tropical biology and conservation science through lectures and weekly reading discussions covering articles drawn from the primary scientific literature.

Independent Research Project: As well as the activities listed above, participants in the Advanced Sustainability Internship Program will have the added opportunity to develop an Independent Research Project on a topic of their choosing, under the supervision of our academic faculty.


3. ACADEMIC QUARTER INTERNSHIP (12 weeks - $3,000)

This 12-week program offers participants the most thorough exploration of biological research and conservation in the tropics. Interns will learn by participating directly in scientific research and applied conservation projects that span our two focal areas: biological research and monitoring and sustainable tropical agriculture. Under the guidance of our academic faculty, interns will also explore topics tropical biology and conservation science through lectures and weekly reading discussions covering articles drawn from the primary scientific literature. All interns maintain a field journal, including daily entries that aim to synthesize their learning experiences and sharpen their observational skills.

Independent Research Project: As well as the activities listed above, participants in the Academic Quarter Internship Program will have the added opportunity to develop an Independent Research Project on a topic of their choosing, under the supervision of our academic faculty. This will allow interns to build upon what they have learned at the beginning of the program and apply it to a project in an area that is novel or interesting to them.


MORE INFORMATION & HOW TO APPLY:

For more details about our Internship Programs in the Peruvian Amazon please visit our website (http://www.sustainableamazon.org). For general inquiries please contact us at info@sustaianableamazon.org.



We look forward to meeting you in Peru!



Geoff Gallice, Ph.D.

President

Alliance for a Sustainable Amazon

A U.S. 501©3 charity

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