Research Internship (In-person)

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opgericht in 2013
EcoSwell
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High­lights

Work on your own undergraduate or graduate research thesis/dissertation with us and carry out primary research in the field!
Receive ongoing guidance throughout the research process from our experienced team; from before you set off, during your volunteer internship with us and when you get back to university afterwards.
Enhance your CV and gain professional hands-on experience managing sustainable projects in an international development NGO, having a real and positive impact on a vulnerable community.
Carry out a successful and impactful research project work alongside experienced & passionate people from a range of disciplines.
Come to northern Peru to carry out your undergraduate/postgraduate research or support us in our ongoing research projects! This volunteer program is especially suitable for:
Leeftijd 18+
Alleenstaanden
Koppels
Groepen
50+

EcoSwell is a surfing-inspired sustainable development non-profit (NGO) driving the development of poor Peruvian coastal communities through a path of sustainability. We develop environmental, educational, infrastructure and socio-economic projects working hand in hand with local communities and international volunteer interns.

As a multidisciplinary academic team, we not only carry out our own social and scientific projects that we constantly need support with, but we also welcome interns from universities around the world to come and carry out their own bachelors/masters/PhD research with us in Lobitos. Volunteer interns are welcomed to develop their own research project as part of their application if it can be aligned with EcoSwell’s work and focus. Keep reading for more information on this volunteer internship!






Dagelijkse activiteiten

As a research volunteer intern at EcoSwell, you will be given ownership of the research projects, working alongside members of the community and the EcoSwell team. The daily activities will vary depending on whether you are conducting your own research or supporting EcoSwell with a current project. This may include but is not limited to:

  • Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) Impact Research

This research project aims to quantify the impact that EcoSwell has on the local community in relation to the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals. Interns are needed to help conceptualise the methodology and carry out data collection via surveys with members of the local community.

  • Surfonomics

As a surfing paradise with world-class waves, Lobitos attracts beginner to advanced surfers from all over the world. As a result, the tourism industry is growing rapidly and will need to be effectively managed in the future. As a result, Surfonomics studies work to determine the economic value of waves to coastal communities, so that these communities can make beneficial, informed decisions regarding coastal protection. Analyzing this data will allow EcoSwell and its affiliates to put a quantitative value to the waves of Lobitos, which will better enable their protection and potentially have Lobitos be declared a World Surfing Reserve. Volunteer interns may be required to carry out data analysis using SPSS statistical software and report writing based on surveys conducted with tourists and surfers in 2018/2019.

  • Groundwater research

After winning a research grant from the Royal Academy of Engineering-UK (RAEng) by the UK’s Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF), EcoSwell has been conducting groundwater research in Lobitos in partnership with UK universities. This study aims to investigate the extent & quality of groundwater resources in the region that could potentially be sustainably tapped into, managed and used for reforestation irrigation or potentially human consumption by local communities. Interns are needed to support the EcoSwell team in fieldwork, community workshops, analysis of qualitative and quantitative data that has been collected and report writing.

  • Business Plans / Market Research

Project 1:

Developing a business plan for bird watching ecotourism in the equatorial dry forest, one of the most endangered forests in the world. The long-term goal is to provide an economic alternative to illegal logging of a poor settlement located in EcoSwell’s zone of influence. The students would develop a business plan alongside the local community who are striving for greater equality and therefore lead the reforestation projects. This project will have a huge impact on the lives of the locals, the species that will be saved in preserving the forest and will help mitigate the impacts of climate change.

Project 2:

Provide entrepreneurial and creative knowledge to local farmers running small farms and cheese production businesses. Volunteer interns will assist locals to consolidate ideas and create a business plan.

Project 3:

Conduct market research into how local fisherman can increase the productivity of their catch. Local fishermen use lines and nets so they don’t harm the environment but are at threat from trawlers and illegal fishing.

  • Your own research: Dissertations (Bachelors, Masters, PhD)

Create an appropriate research methodology for your own academic research as a part of your university studies which would be applicable to Lobitos and the work that we do. We have received many interns from various world class universities who have carried out successful socio-economic and scientific fieldwork projects as part of their degrees with us.

Depending on the nature of your research, you may be required to bring certain equipment and resources to aid in data collection.


The financial contribution you make as an volunteer intern helps us plant a tree with community families in Lobitos with the volunteers at EcoSwell and the families engaging as well. 


Vrijetijdsactiviteiten

Volunteer interns work between 9am to 5pm on weekdays but evenings and weekends are free for you to spend as you wish. For those joining our in-person placement, the northern coast of Peru has amazing waves, beaches and towns to go visit, with lots of different activities on offer such as:

  • Surf lessons with local instructors in Lobitos. Alternatively, rent one of our EcoSwell surfboards and head out to the waves by yourself.

  • Yoga classes

  • Swimming with turtles 

  • Fishing, sea-lion and whale watching trips with local fishermen

  • Trekking and birdwatching in the native Dry Forest ecosystem

  • Eat traditional Peruvian food at local restaurants 

  • Visits to other nearby beaches and towns within hours of Lobitos to explore more Peruvian landscapes, culture & history.

Please note that these activities are separate and are not included in the financial contribution you make as part of the volunteer internship. 


Watersport
Zwemmen
Bezienswaardigheden
Duiken/
Snorkelen
Wandelen
Sport
Yoga/
Meditatie

Voor­waarden

Om deel te nemen aan het programma dien je tenminste 18 jaar oud te zijn op de startdatum van het programma. Er kunnen uitzonderingen gemaakt worden indien je een bewijs van toestemming kan aantonen van uw wettelijke voogd(en) of samen met je ouders deelneemt.
Taalkennis
Je dient over volgende taalkennis te beschikken Engels (gemiddeld niveau) ou Spaans (basis niveau)
Opleidingsvereisten
Environmental issues / renewable energy, engineering, economic development, business consulting / entrepreneurship, land, wildlife and natural resource management / conservation, operational management, program design and evaluation, research / community studies op University niveau
Nationaliteitsbeperkingen
Geen beperkingen. Helpende handen van over de hele wereld zijn welkom.
Andere vaardigheden
This volunteer internship is open to all disciplines, but is most suited for those interested in/have experience in data analysis, research and sustainable development. Undergraduates, postgraduates, PhDs and/or professionals are all welcome. However, we do ask for:

- Experience/motivation to work as part of a team away from home.
- Open mind, positive attitude and will to learn!

Tijdsinzet
Uw helpende hand wordt verwacht op maandag, dinsdag, woensdag, donderdag en vrijdag van 09:00 - 17:00

Diensten ingesloten

Diensten door EcoSwell
You can volunteer at the project site in Lobitos between 2 weeks and 14 weeks. EcoSwell will let you know about the final price during your application process.

Airport pickup and drop off, accommodation and food & drink are included in the fees.

Deposit (15%)
The deposit is simply to reserve your volunteer placement. Payments are handled by PayPal, our trusted global payment provider. If you don't have a PayPal account, you can also pay using a credit card.

Final Payment (85%)
Your final payment will be agreed with EcoSwell during the application process. Common solutions are either via bank transfer or a cash payment at the project site.

The financial contribution you make as a volunteer intern helps funds our community projects and operations, it funds our impact. For every volunteer intern that joins our program, we also plant a tree with local families to help restore the degraded forest ecosystem found in our region.

Crowdfunding Service
Generally, volunteering abroad involves certain costs. In case you need financial support, we will assist you to fundraise your volunteer program in Peru.
Afhaal aan de luchthaven op Captain FAP Victor Montes Arias Airport
We will pick you up from Talara, the closest airport to Lobitos and drive you to the EcoSwell house by car.
Accomodatie
In-person placement: During your volunteer internship with us, you will be provided with comfortable accommodation in the EcoSwell House, including all meals (healthy and mostly vegetarian) and airport pickup/dropoff. This is included in your financial contribution. Volunteer interns sleep in shared dorm rooms with shared bathrooms and access to a shared living room, office space, kitchen, internet connection, clean water and a garden.
Slaapzaal
Eten & Drank

Peruvian food is categorised as some of the best in world. You’ll get all your meals included within the EcoSwell house as part of your contribution. The food that we cook is usually all vegetarian, although sometimes we by fresh fish from the fishermen. We keep our shared kitchen stocked with fresh fruit and vegetables, milk, coffee… you name it we have it, and more (as you’ll probably try new fruits you didn’t know existed). All food is bought weekly in the nearest city of Talara fresh from the markets and supermarkets. You will also get a chance to try out local cuisine in some of the restaurants in Lobitos.

We share a cooking and cleaning rota during lunch times on week days. Feel free to help yourself to anything for breakfast and dinner and cook with your fellow interns!

Of course, we are also able to provide for people with dietary requirements such as vegetarians, vegans and those with lactose intolerance, for example.

Internet toegang
Makkelijke toegang op de project site
Wat is er NIET inbegrepen?
Visum, vluchten, reisverzekering en vaccinaties zijn NIET inbegrepen in de programmakosten.
Vlucht tickets
De dichtste luchthaven is Captain FAP Victor Montes Arias Airport (TYL) in Talara. We assisteren u met het vinden van goedkope vluchten naar Peru.
Reisverzekering
Naar het buitenland reizen is een avontuur en het is best om goed voorbereid te zijn. Plots ziek worden of gewond raken, annulaties of diefstal - een reisverzekering voor Peru biedt zekerheid en is een meerwaarde.
Vaccinaties
Als je de intentie hebt om als vrijwilliger aan de slag te gaan in Peru dien je eerst medisch advies in te winnen alvorens je eropuit trekt. Kijk de benodigde vaccinaties na voor Peru.

Data & Kosten

GEEN CREDITCARDKOSTEN

Gegevens over jouw aankomst

This research internship is available all year round and you can join us any time. However, we do ask that you stay with us for a minimum of 2 weeks in order to have enough time to conduct sufficient research,  make an impact and get the most out of the experience. 

It’s easy to get to Lobitos! There are daily flights from Lima to Talara where you will be met at the airport and driven directly to Lobitos.


Beschikbaarheid
jan. feb. mrt. apr. mei jun. jul. aug. sep. okt. nov. dec.
Duurtijd
2 - 14 weken

Programmakosten

Kosten: Prijs in USD
2 weken (min. verblijf)
$1.237
3 weken
$1.824
4 weken
$2.432
5 weken
$2.958
9 weken
$5.086
14 weken (max. verblijf)
$7.542
Gemiddelde kosten
$579 /week

Houd er rekening mee dat de hierboven getoonde kosten worden geschat. EcoSwell zal je op de hoogte houden over de finale kostprijs gedurende uw aanmeldprocedure.
Waarborg (15%)
De waarborg dient om je plek als vrijwilliger te verzekeren. Betalingen worden door PayPal behandeld, onze betrouwbare betalingsprovider. Indien je niet over een PayPal account beschikt, kan je ook met een credit kaart betalen.
Finale betaling (85%)
Uw finale betaling zal worden goedgekeurd door EcoSwell gedurende de aanmeld procedure. Veel voorkomende oplossingen zijn een banktransfer of contante betaling op de projectsite.

Waarom Volunteer World

Bijkomende zekerheid geboden door Volunteer World
Volunteer World is 's werelds leidende vergelijkingsplatform voor internationale vrijwilligerswerk projecten. Wij begeleiden jou door een betrouwbare aanmeldingsprocedure - inclusief de nodige betalingen. Plan jouw zinvolle reis met Volunteer World en krijg gratis toegang tot:
Kwaliteitsgarantie
Hoge ethische standaarden & transparantie in de sociale impact
Flex-optie
Wijzig jouw reservatie zonder extra meerkost
Garantie op terugbetaling
We betalen je kosten terug als EcoSwell jouw reis annuleert
Ondersteuning & tussenkomst
Wij steunen je, wat er ook gebeurt, je kan altijd contact opnemen met ons
Onze diensten zijn gratis!
Alle programmakosten worden rechtstreeks gefactureerd door EcoSwell

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Research Internship (In-person)

Come to northern Peru to carry out your undergraduate/postgraduate research or support us in our ongoing research projects!

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