Get AMPED Abroad: Sea Turtle Conservation Volunteer or Internship in Costa Rica
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Get AMPED Abroad: Sea Turtle Conservation Volunteer or Internship in Costa Rica


  • Animal Sciences
  • Ecology
  • Marine Science
  • Zoology & Wildlife Sciences


  • Animal Welfare
  • Conservation
  • Marine Conservation

Program Duration

2-4 Weeks, 5-8 Weeks, 9-12 Weeks

Year(s) Offered

Year round; Projects begin the first and third Monday of each month

Participation Guidelines

American, Asian, Australian, Canadian, Kiwi, South African and Worldwide Participants. This Program is also open to Families and Couples.

Cost in USD per week

Starting at 1,145

Program Includes:

Includes project set-up arrangements, airport pick-up and drop-off, orientation, host family accommodations, three meals/day, 24/7 emergency in-country staff support, and project donation.

Spanish lessons are not available at the Sea Turtle project site as it is outside of Atenas, along the Caribbean Coast.

Accommodation Options

  • Group living

Experience Required



Minimum 4 week commitment. Must be in good physical condition. No severe eyesight problems as most work is at night without artificial lights. Preferably non-smoking. Those who do smoke should do so only in open areas and never on nightly patrols. Be willing to work under difficult and uncomfortable conditions. Know if you are allergic to mosquito bites. Must have a personal insurance policy as well as medical and travel insurance coverage. per AMPED's guidelines. In addition, as per AMPED's terms and conditions (which are applicable to all projects) use of illegal drugs is prohibited consumption of alcohol during working hours or abuse of alcohol at any time. Reports of drug or alcohol abuse among participants of any project is cause for expulsion from the program.

Application Procedures

  • Online Application
  • Other
  • Resume
  • Transcript