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Amazonian Photography Workshop

Take you nature photography to the next level.

Help us make a difference.


Current Opportunities

Description: FPI seeks an intern to help communicate information about our research and conservation goals, and to promote our educational programming via social media and the internet. This requires strong writing skills for generating ad copy, as well as creating content for blogs and social media. In addition, technical aptitude for managing various digital platforms will be necessary. This may include finding new leads, building our audience, and conducting outreach through Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Youtube, and Mailchimp campaigns.

Students working toward a college or graduate degree in marketing, advertising or communications are preferred, but we will work with anyone who demonstrates relevant skills and interest.

Minimum Commitment: There are two options. Rolling start dates.

  • 3 months, 20 hours per week
  • 6 months, 10 hours per week

Workplace: Volunteers and interns will work from home. Reliable internet connection mandatory. Correspondence will be through email, Gchat/Hangouts, Skype, and phone.

Compensation: This is an unpaid internship. Apart from mentorship and work experience, students may be able fulfill their practicum requirements with this position. All volunteers who satisfactorily complete the program will be awarded a certificate, FPI merchandise, the option to take one of our field courses at cost, and the possibility of earning letters of recommendation/references. The digital marketing position offers much opportunity to express creativity while engaging passionately in the promotion of science and conservation.

Responsibilities:

  • Generate social media content and proactively create online conversations
  • Track, analyze, and report the results of campaigns using Google Analytics, FB Insights, and other data sources
  • Maintain and design web pages in WordPress
  • Basic image-editing with Adobe Photoshop or other software
  • Coordinate (digital) mass mailings
  • Publish a monthly newsletter
  • Script weekly blogs
  • Compile market research reports
  • Improve ad competitiveness and clickthrough rates in Google Adwords

How to Apply:

To complete the application form, you will need:

  • Your resume (preferably a pdf)
  • Two writing samples

Applicants will be interviewed via Skype or Google Hangouts.

Description: FPI seeks a graphic design student, professional, or other skilled and creative individual to help design marketing materials, digital ads, website content, and promotional merchandise that will support our mission. Promotional products may include branded items and conservation biology-themed clothing (e.g. T-shirts, hats), or other items (posters, mugs, canvas bags, etc.).

Minimum Commitment: There are two options. Rolling start dates.

  • 3 months, 20 hours per week
  • 6 months, 10 hours per week

Workplace: Volunteers and interns will work from home. Reliable internet connection mandatory. Correspondence will be through email, Gchat/Hangouts, Skype, and phone.

Compensation: This is an unpaid internship. Apart from mentorship and work experience, students may be able fulfill their practicum requirements with this position. All volunteers who satisfactorily complete the program will be awarded a certificate, FPI merchandise, the option to take one of our field courses at cost, and the possibility of earning letters of recommendation/references. The graphic design position offers much opportunity to express creativity, see the tangible results of your labor, and engage passionately in the promotion of science and conservation.

Responsibilities:

  • Create imagery for the web, printed promotional materials, and merchandise
  • Work closely with web content developers to provide visual media for blogs and online campaigns
  • Search online for necessary imagery by license, use with appropriate citation
  • Manipulate photos from the field into usable formats: watermarked and adjusted for optimal display
  • Optimize designs to meet the specs for a variety of mediums: Tshirts, mugs, shopping bags, posters, etc.
  • Brainstorm and develop concepts for designs that promote FPI, conservation, and biological sciences in general.

Requirements:

  • Good aesthetic sense and design experience
  • Basic skills using graphic design software, such as Adobe Photoshop
  • Ability to communicate effectively with remote teams
  • Strong work ethic, ability to work remotely, adherence to deadlines

How to Apply:

To complete the application form, you will need:

  • Your resume (preferably a pdf)
  • Two samples of your design work

Applicants will be interviewed via Skype or Google Hangouts.

Description: FPI is seeking interns and volunteers to help us expand our programming. Fundraising efforts will include online donor campaigns, grant seeking and grant writing, in-kind donations from individuals and companies, sponsorships and affiliations, and special events.

Who Should Apply:

  • Experienced grant writers, or a grant writers in training
  • Those who are majoring in, or have experience with, business and nonprofit development

Minimum Commitment: There are two options. Rolling start dates.

  • 3 months, 20 hours per week
  • 6 months, 10 hours per week

Workplace: Volunteers and interns will work from home. Reliable internet connection mandatory. Correspondence will be through email, Gchat/Hangouts, Skype, and phone.

Compensation: This is an unpaid internship. Apart from mentorship and work experience, students may be able fulfill their practicum requirements with this position. All volunteers who satisfactorily complete the program will be awarded a certificate, FPI merchandise, the option to take one of our field courses at cost, and the possibility of earning letters of recommendation/references. The fundraising/resource development position offers opportunity to gain marketable skills crucial for non-profit development, as well as contribute to the growth of programs focused on education, science, and conservation.

Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate on a business development plan to grow the organization
  • Creatively seek new leads for grants, sponsorships, partnerships, and other associations
  • Coordinate campaigns to procure in-kind and cash donations
  • Write grant proposals to fund scholarships, research, and conservation initiatives
  • Manage relationships with the donor community and corporate supporters
  • Assist with special event coordination as necessary

Requirements:

  • Experience or training in grant writing, nonprofit business development, or related field
  • Excellent writing skills required, and some knowledge of conservation issues preferred
  • Ability to communicate effectively with remote teams
  • Strong independent work ethic, ability to work remotely, adherence to deadlines

How to Apply:

To complete the application form, you will need:

  • Your resume (preferably a pdf)
  • Two samples of your writing

Applicants will be interviewed via Skype or Google Hangouts.


Volunteer FAQs


Who can volunteer?

We want to hear from you regardless of age or background. If you have experience or skills that might benefit us, are independently motivated, and want to expand your skill set, please complete an application!

Do you need teachers?

At this time, we are not actively recruiting instructors.

Do I need to come to your offices to help?

FPI has no physical offices, so all work will be done remotely; volunteers must have reliable internet to communicate via chat, Skype, Google Hangouts, etc.

How do I sign up?

Simply fill out the Volunteer Form linked on this page, and we will contact you to schedule an interview. You will need to upload a copy of your CV/resume in pdf format to complete the form, so please be prepared. In addition, some position require that you provide writing or other samples of your work.

Will I be asked to do boring things?

Yes. Sometimes we all pitch in for big mailings and other tasks that lack glamour and prestige. That said, we are also committed to giving our volunteers and interns responsibilities that will increase their skills, produce tangible results, and give an honest feeling of accomplishment.

Why do you have a minimum time commitment?

Volunteer time commitment is flexible, and we try to accommodate work and school schedules. However, since these positions require time to learn the tasks and to achieve tangible results, we ask that volunteers and interns commit to achieving both short- and long-term goals with us. This is how you will be able to shoulder more responsibility and not work exclusively on unskilled minutiae.

Can I intern with FPI?

Unpaid internships are available for those who can commit to a minimum of 3 months. We are happy to assist interns with any requirements for receiving academic credit (e.g. completing paperwork, performing evaluations, etc.).

Are there any perks to volunteering?

This is your chance to hone your skills while benefiting a non-profit organization focused on tropical biology education and conservation. We can provide references for long-term volunteers/interns, as well as offer partial scholarships to attend our Peru or India field courses at heavily discounted rates. We also provide certificates of completion for the program, as well as promotional items (i.e. swag),

What if I have a skill you haven't mentioned?

If you have an idea or talent that may help us in our education and conservation mission, we’d love to hear it! Simply use the contact form here.

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