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Rainforest Habitat and Wildlife Conservation Internship


Fall, Spring, Summer


4th April 2015, 27th June 2015, 19th September 2015, 9th Jan 2016, 2nd April 2016, 25th June 2016, 17th September 2016


Recent graduates, gap year students, or career breakers looking to develop specific career skills in conservation research
Willing and able to work as part of a team
Able to adapt to challenges
Good work ethics
Level A2 of CEFR Spanish

* Bring a laptop to document your learning during the internship program

Intern Types

  • Animal Sciences
  • Biology
  • Ecology
  • Environmental Studies
  • Zoology & Wildlife Sciences


  • English
  • Spanish

Cost in US$:


Cost Includes:

  • Food
  • Housing
  • In-country orientation/Training
  • In-country staff support
  • Language instruction
  • Registration fees

Program Fees Include:

• Accommodation: Shared room in a mixed sex dorm with shared bathroom facilities.
• Running water and flush toilets are available.
• Food: 3 basic meals per day including water and fruit in the afternoons
• Airport pick-up from Juan Santamaria International Airport
• Training: Pre-departure pack, on-site orientation, supervised on the job training,, skills training in first aid, GPS, track identification, leading biological surveys, turtle tagging, tropical forest ecology
• 2 week homestay and Spanish lessons
• Support: 24-hour support from on- site coordinators
• Professional reference

Experience Required


This Program is open to

Worldwide Participants.

Application Process Involves

  • Online Application
  • Phone/Video Interview