Program Details

Are you looking towards further your wildlife conservation career? Join our internship and work on rainforest conservation projects on the Caribbean coast and receive career development opportunities. 

Location:
San Juan, Costa Rica
Program Type:
Intern Abroad
Degree Level:
Undergraduate
Term:
Academic Year
Work Types:
Animal Sciences, Sciences & Environment

Program Overview

Program Description:

Our wildlife conservation internship in Costa Rica offers you valuable field-based experience to boost your conservation career. The pristine coastal rainforest are the perfect place where you can learn a range of new skills; from undertaking biological surveys to canoeing alongside an international team of researchers on a range of projects focussing on species such as jaguars and sea turtles. Our interns get a chance to make a valuable difference to the local environment and their project work will depend on the season. The program rotates among a series of projects, including: the monitoring and conservation of sea turtles; marine turtle predation by jaguars; jaguar, mammal and prey species abundance study; resident and migratory bird research; Biological Assessment Survey (BAS) to identify and preserve all the species that live around the Jalova biological station. Interns can rest assured that they will learn a variety of new skills and their efforts will make a valuable contribution and all research performed by GVI Costa Rica has provided a huge amount of critical data to the Costa Rican government. This helps them to make important conservation decisions and ensure the survival of the biodiversity of this unique area of the rainforest. The internship is geared at developing your leadership and role model skills, allowing you to develop a variety of key soft and hard skills that will put you a step ahead of the rest of the pack. After a successful internship, qualifying candidates may be given the opportunity to work for GVI or selected partner organizations. 

Setting Description:
GVI’s wildife conservation projects in Jalova is set in the stunning Tortuguero National Park, surrounded on three sides by protected rainforest and on the other by the Caribbean Sea and a beach that is home to one of the largest nesting colonies of Green Turtles in the world. Participants can spend their time surrounded by stunning scenery and the amazing wildlife of the rich canals, tropical rainforest and Caribbean beaches. The location isn’t accesible via road and all transportation is via canoe and motor boat through the stunning canal and river system surrounded by tropical rainforest and wildlife.
Cost:
8250 USD.

Additional Program Information

Requirements:
There are no pre-requisits for this internship, however a background and passion for conservation and environmental awareness is beneficial. Students must also speak English and be physically and mentally fit to live in this remote location.
Scholarships:
Yes
Scholarships Description:
Only National Scholarship Programs. Scholarships offered to the native people of the country where the program takes place.

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