Kick start your communications career by gaining professional training in the Peruvian Amazon
Our Multimedia Internship will aid your career development in environmental journalism and communications:
Let's kick start your communications career.
Join the Crees team at the Manu Learning Centre, a research and education hub in the remote Peruvian Amazon.
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.
"My tutor stretched me and I learnt skills and techniques that have set me up for my career; I now work for Icon Films, an international natural history TV production company. I have a solid portfolio of work behind me. This is all down to my tutor’s patience, guidance and knowledge. I can’t thank her enough!”
- Lindsay May O'Brian, Multimedia Intern 2017
Dates 2019 :
4 March - 1 June
27 May - 23 August
19 August - 15 November
Dates 2020 :
2 March - 30 May
25 May - 21 August
17 August - 13 November
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.
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
You will not be asked for payment.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.