Research Internships in the Amazon

A limited number of opportunities are available for interns to work for stints of 6-12 months at the Biological Dynamics of Forest Fragments Project (BDFFP) in central Amazonia ( The BDFFP, a renowned research project, is the world’s largest and longest-running experimental study of habitat fragmentation. Headquartered in Manaus, Brazil, it is operated cooperatively by Brazil’s National Institute for Amazonian Research (INPA) and the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute in Panama.

Applicants must be at least 18 years old and able to cover their own airfare and living costs, which average around $1500 per month. Successful applicants will be placed in one or more ongoing research projects, which could involve various activities including field and laboratory research. Personal flexibility, maturity, and sound judgment are crucial. Individuals with some university training in biology or environmental science are preferred.

For further information, contact Dr Jose Camargo (zeluiscamargo (at), Scientific Director of the BDFFP.

Author: Mongabay

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