Amazon Cloud Forest Sustainability Internship in Peru

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This internship program is suitable for people looking for a real experience with local communities and environmental problems at the Amazon. We cover a wide topics such as riparian forest restoration, organic cultivation, water treatment and water quality. The program is ideal for students in biology, ecology, environmental science, sustainable development, Latin American studies, or international relations. Anyone looking to improve their Spanish language skills will have the opportunity through this project as well. The program is structured like an internship, so it is a great resume builder!

Possible projects:
The farm and compost area, The organic garden, Compost tea, Greenhouse, Water Collection and Irrigation Design, Trail Maintenance, Education and environmental interpretation, Monitoring using various bio-indicators, Invasive species management, In vitro plant culture, Reforestation project, Sustainable Energy, medicinal plant garden, butterfly garden, and more.

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Great experience in the cloud forest

My time interning with CDS was amazing. The directors and entire staff here are so helpful and passionate about the projects they do! They are working to rehabilitate the property to restore its natural wetlands and put nutrients back into the soil. The site is becoming more and more sustainable everyday with a hydroelectric system, solar water heating in process, dry toilets, many gardens, composts and many creative uses of recycled materials around the property. This program is very community based and it was so fun to work with people from all over the world. For most of my month interning here I think we had people from 9 different countries! You camp and eat with everyone so the community here is really great. You are also in the high Amazon jungle so it is gorgeous and there are hiking trails nearby. I felt very safe and at home here and learned so much! An awesome way to experience a non-touristy part of Peru and learn about sustainability and conservation in the cloud forest.

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About CDS CNEH-Peru

We are a small NGO focused on research and education in Peru. We decided to implement an education center in 2011 to facilitate these activities in the Amazon of Peru. We provide education programs for different groups in the cloud forest of the...