Communications and Marketing Intern

Alliance for Research and Conservation in the Amazon (ARCAmazon) Puerto Maldonado, Latin America
Deadline 08/01/2018
Job Type Internship

An intern is needed at the Alliance for Research and Conservation in the Amazon (ARCAmazon) to conduct communications, marketing and other office work in the jungle city of Puerto Maldonado in the Amazon Rainforest.

About us:

Founded out of a wonder of the rainforest on the Las Piedras river, and developed by the combined skills and efforts of an international group of conservationists, scientists, and marketing professionals, the Alliance for Research and Conservation in the Amazon (ARCAmazon) is a non-profit located in the Madre de Dios Region in the city of Puerto Maldonado, Peru.

We support research and conservation initiatives in collaboration with other non-profits in the region and with local communities on the Las Piedras River. Our field site, Las Piedras Amazon Center (LPAC), is located within a 4,460-hectare rainforest concession, and acts as a hub that channels the energy and resources of volunteering and ecotourism to halt illegal logging, hunting and mining, while improving our understanding of Amazonian wildlife and collaborating with the people living there to develop sustainable livelihoods.

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About you:

You are a motivated self-starter with an understanding of and passion for rainforest conservation. Taking initiative and quickly following-through are second nature to you, as is adapting quickly to change while maintaining a positive attitude. You are as comfortable working as part of a team as you are taking on projects solo, and enjoy planning, organizing, prioritizing, and executing simultaneous projects and activities that promote our mission of connecting people with rainforests, and bringing rainforests to the world.

Special consideration will be given if you:

  • Have a bachelor’s degree in marketing or communication
  • Have experience with developing social media presence for businesses or organizations
  • Are fluent in or have taken courses in Spanish
  • Have professional or academic writing experience
  • Have experience with video and/or photo editing

About the position:

This internship is based out of ARCAmazons office in Puerto Maldonado. You will work closely with 1-2 permanent staff and 1-2 other interns to meet the organizations outreach and communications goals. This position has a negotiable start date in late July or early August and lasts for 3 months with a possibility for extension.

Your responsibilities:

As a communication intern, you will be responsible for social media, email correspondences, and coordination of volunteer movement in Puerto Maldonado. These responsibilities can later expand to include other tasks, such as grant-writing, fundraising, budget analysis and organizational partner outreach depending on your interests and ARCAmazon’s needs.

In social media, you will manage the creation and distribution of media for ARCAmazon’s Facebook, YouTube and Instagram accounts, making regular posts using photo and video media provided by staff, volunteers, and yourself.

Email communications will involve responding to client inquiries filing volunteer and visitor applications, and maintaining contact with incoming volunteers and visitors leading up to their arrival in Puerto Maldonado.

Volunteer coordination will include frequent communication with incoming volunteers and ARCAmazon’s Puerto Maldonado team, in addition to the occasional tour of the city of Puerto Maldonado. Other responsibilities will vary based on the needs of the organization and will be integrated into the position as the intern expands their knowledge and skills.


You will be provided housing at the ARCAmazon House in Puerto Maldonado and a food stipend for the duration of the position. This includes a bedroom and living/kitchen/dining/work space shared with other staff and volunteers. You’ll also have a chance to visit to Las Piedras Amazon Center where you’ll be able to experience the rainforest and engage in several activities such as tree climbing, wildlife watching, and spending time working with foreign and Peruvian researchers, staff, volunteers and local community stakeholders. This internship is also an excellent opportunity to learn and practice marketing skills, communications skills, grant writing and Spanish language. It also offers a chance for an immersive travel experience in Peru’s Madre de Dios region, with frequent interaction and collaboration with local Peruvians, including Quechua-speaking people indigenous to the Andes who migrated to this region.


Interested persons can write to executive marketer and volunteer coordinator, Sarah David, at with inquiries. To apply, send a CV or resume and cover letter.

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