Overview

Our Multimedia Internship will aid your career development in environmental journalism and communications:

  • practical, hands-on training in written, photographic and film media.
  • mentored by highly trained professionals, who will guide you through weekly workshops and assignments.
  • produce a professional portfolio of published multimedia work to showcase your diverse skill-set to future employers.
  • receive careers advice and development through group workshops and one-on-one tutorials.
  • build career confidence and insight into the various employment options.

Let’s kick start your communications career!

EXPERIENCE

Join the Crees team at the Manu Learning Centre, a research and education hub in the remote Peruvian Amazon.

  • Learn to communicate the complex social, economic and political challenges facing Manu.
  • Work to conserve the rainforest and empower communities through improved livelihoods and living standards.
  • Spend everyday – for three months – exploring the rainforest, getting to know it intimately and meeting its wild creatures.
  • Live and work with a group of like-minded people from across the world, united in their passion to protect Manu rainforest.
  • Become part of the solution.

ACHIEVEMENT

By completing an internship with Crees in Manu Rainforest you will:

Manu is the most biodiverse places on Earth, but it’s under threat. Poverty and population growth drive people to destroy the rainforest through logging, farming and mining. They have few other ways of providing for their families.

To save Manu, sustainability has to be a realistic choice for impoverished communities. Through conservation research, environmental education and sustainable livelihoods we’re working on the solution.

To be successful we need your support.

ITINERARY – A TYPICAL DAY AT THE MANU LEARNING CENTRE

Amazon Sunrise – 5.30am – You wake up before dawn and catch the boat down to the beach as the sun begins to rise over the Amazon rainforest and the distant snow-capped mountains. The early morning light is perfect for shooting atmospheric photos. A spectacular way to start the day.

Macaw Monitoring – 6.00am – Flocks of macaws and parrots begin to arrive at the clay lick by the beach, where they socialise and replenish minerals needed in their diet. You busily write notes as the team leader explains to the volunteers how to identify different species and record various data, so that our researchers can better understand how these threatened species are being impacted by tourism and habitat loss. You’ve got your next blog idea sorted.

Wildlife Encounters – 7.00am – You hop back on the boat for typical Peruvian breakfast with the team back at camp, before setting out with your team leader into the rainforest to learn about tropical ecology surveys and how studying indicator species can help researchers better understand the health of an ecosystem. You take up-close photos of the amazing diversity of Amazonian butterflies, amphibians and reptiles. Another blog idea is writing itself.

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Lunchtime Gossip – 12.30pm – Back at camp you enjoy a hearty Peruvian lunch with the team, swapping stories about the day’s best wildlife sightings. You get to know the new group of volunteers and tell tales about jungle life. After a good natter, you help the kitchen staff with the washing up and spend time getting to know them, picking up colourful Peruvian Spanish phrases.

Media Workshop – 2.00pm – 5.00pm – You join your intern group for three hours of study and your intern leader takes you through this week’s media topic, teaching you skills in writing, marketing, photography or film-making. As the workshop progresses, you complete tasks and formulate new ideas as a team, while your intern leader provides plenty of discussion and feedback. This week’s assignment is set and you can’t wait to get cracking on it.

Home-grown fun – 6.30pm – After dinner, you spend a fun-filled evening practising Spanish with our Peruvian staff – sharing stories to learn about different cultures and experiences that’ll expand your understanding and horizons. You play games with the new volunteer group and start building lifelong friendships. Or you chill out in a hammock with a good book.

Early nights – 9.00pm – Tired and fulfilled after the day’s activities, you’re on the way to bed but take a moment to stand in awe of the amazing starscape and the milky way like you’ve never seen it before. You hit your pillow for an early night, in preparation for the new adventures and experiences that tomorrow will bring.

DATES & PRICES

The price for our Multimedia Internship is US$4,750 and this includes in-country travel, food and accommodation.
Places are limited so please contact us today to request more information.

Dates 2018:

  • 5 March – 1 June (3 places left)
  • 28 May – 24 August (3 places left)
  • 20 August – 16 November (3 places left)

By booking a Crees internship experience you will be actively supporting our conservation and community projects in the Peruvian Amazon – protecting rainforest and empowering people.

APPLY

Booking an internship with Crees will not only allow you to access one of the world’s most amazing places, it also makes a sustained contribution to help protect the Amazon and its people.

If you have any further questions or would like to start the application process, please  Apply Now

You will not be asked for payment.