CIWY offers a diverse array of internships in various areas including: biology, veterinary medicine, animal husbandry, nutrition, education, marketing and administration. Our internships provide you with a unique opportunity to apply what you have learnt in the classroom, while promoting animal rights and helping to save animals’ lives.

Internships last between three and six months, most can be extended for longer periods. We encourage participants still in university to seek course credits; advance arrangements would be necessary with faculty advisors but we are happy to assist with this. There is a cost to participate in an internship with CIWY. Interns must pay the regular volunteer fee, which includes food and board during your stay (NB. at Machia only lunch is included). During your stay you will be given specific responsibilities, supervision and a certificate confirming completion of your internship.

In general, we require solid data management and writing skills, self-motivation and an ability to work both independently and collaboratively. For some positions Spanish is a requirement, while for others it is only a preference.

To apply, please email a cover letter and resume/CV to with “Internship” in the subject line and a reference to the desired internship within the body.

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Friends of Inti Wara Yassi (FIWY) is our sister organization in the UK. They have been a major source of support since their founding in 2008. Find out more about FIWY here.

Quest Overseas organizes gap year trips for British and international students. Since 2001, Quest has worked with CIWY to bring much needed volunteers and funds. If you are interested in the programs they have with us, find out more here.

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