Environment  

What does the environment have to do with justice?  The environment we live in significantly affects our daily lives.  Whether it is the protection of natural resources, the promotion of healthy food production, or the improvement of a vulnerable community’s living conditions, environmental justice work is an important part of Paz y Esperanza’s work. 

If you want to learn about ecological farming and food production, Huanuco’s Granja Lindero would be a perfect placement for you.  If you have experience and interest in environmental policy, environmental care education, or how culture and attitudes for the environment interact, you could contribute to and learn a lot from Paz y Esperanza’s work in San Martín and San Juan de Lurigancho.  Devoted to promoting justice in all spheres of life, Paz y Esperanza prioritizes environmental care, education, and protection in its work among indigenous populations in Latin America.  If this is an area that interests you, don’t miss this opportunity to put your interests and education into practice in the field! 

Volunteer Profile

  • Student of natural sciences, anthropology, public policy, or related field
  • Good team player
  • Willingness to work and/or live in a rural environment
  • Experience in presenting on environmental care preferred
  • Ability to adapt to a context (climate, culture, food, customs, etc.) other than their own
  • Creativity, innovation, and flexibility in work environment
  • Intermediate Spanish level
  • Experience in organic farming, gardening, raising livestock, etc. preferred for Granja Lindero placement

General Activities

  • Supporting and teaching workshops in environmental care, safety, and protection within schools and communities
  • Conducting research on a community’s attitude toward the environment
  • Helping to map the territory of indigenous groups
  • Participating in advocacy campaigns regarding land rights, preservation of environment, etc.
  • Supporting daily activities of the ecological farm including caring for farm animals, making milk products for sale, gardening, etc for Granja Lindero placement

* The actual job description and actions to be undertaken vary from site to site.  For more information on a specific project, contact us!

INTERNSHIP DETAILS

Available Internship Sites:  [Huánuco, Peru] [San Martín, Peru] [San Juan de Lurigancho, Peru]
Start Date: January, May-August
Commitment Length: 3-12 months
Cost:  $3200*/six months
*Cost does not include flights, visas and injections.  What do you get for your money?

Application Deadline:  3 months before anticipated arrival date