EcoSwell’s Volunteering Internships

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At EcoSwell we believe that people and nature can thrive in unison. Through reforestation, nature conservation, infrastructure projects and educational initiatives we develop poor rural communities in Peru's coast sustainably, improving people's lives and conserving and enhancing the natural environment. In the last four years we have impacted the lives of 2,000 people. By 2021 we aim to have improved the lives of 10,000 people in northern Peru and halted the extinction of the Equatorial dry forest. Our volunteer internship programme is vital in helping us achieve this.

As part of out volunteer internships programme we're looking for passionate interns from Newcastle University, belonging to any discipline, who want to have a positive impact whilst gaining an invaluable experience working in the field with us. Interested candidates can apply to:

  • develop their own research project (dissertations, thesis, etc).
  • our NGO Management Internship positions; or
  • work on our existing projects

Disciplines students can work in include (and are not limited to):

  • Reforestation and nature conservation
  • Renewable Energy
  • Sanitation
  • Social Sciences Research and Assessments
  • Medicine and Public Health

Volunteer Intern Reviews

“EcoSwell proves a supportive environment in which students can work, learn and thrive. I’ve learnt so much and I’ve made so many friends. It is a truly extraordinary experience.” - Dr, Joshua Hinton, Medical Doctor - Newcastle University


“Seeing sustainable change being realized in such a direct way, meeting the people who call Lobitos home and being part of such a wholly positive organisation is not only refreshing, but inspiring. What's more, on a professional level, the practical experience gained whilst here, so hotly demanded by employers nowadays, is the real deal. I have learnt about bureaucratic and practical obstacles to development, increasing environmental and demographic threats and attempts to curb them and, above all, I have been reassured that in an era where macro-pessimism seems second nature, the good things outweigh all the bad.” - Liam Innis, Modern Languages Valedictorian - Newcastle University

Contact govolunteer.union@newcastle.ac.uk for more information

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