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PROJECTS - PERU

Human Rights

Peru has experienced a massive rural-to-urban migration over the last century. Many of the people migrating to Lima are female domestic workers from the countryside, hoping to help support their families back home. These women are often alone and exploited.  Interns are needed to work in a Lima education center that offers adult education, training, advocacy programs, and assistance with job placement for this very vulnerable population. The center also offers classes in English, Spanish as a Second Language, child development, cooking, arts and crafts, family planning, and other subjects.

  • Minimum:  4 weeks
  • Location:  Lima, Peru
  • Lodging/Meals:  Host Family; 2 meals a day

Marine Conservation

Interns work alongside the professional staff in data collection, conducting surveys, monitoring breeding populations, conducting diet analysis, nest checks, gathering photographic documentation, implementing community engagement initiatives, and much more at a 133-acre reserve on the southern coast of Peru.  It has been a wildlife conservation research base for the past 30 years, which includes over 4 km of protected maritime land where scientists study local wildlife with a focus on how the animals interact with their environment, and how they’re affected by human activity.  Interns can expect to work primarily with fur seals, sea lions, Humboldt penguins, and other seabirds, depending on the season. The internship program operates as a group project with set start dates so that everyone can go through an extensive orientation together. 

  • Minimum:  2 months
  • Location:  Lima, Peru
  • Lodging/Meals:  Host Family; 2 meals a day