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Sea Turtle Internships for College Credits

Overall Rating

9/ 10

  • Internship Placement

    10

  • Program Administration

    9

  • Living Situation

    8

  • Work Environment

    8

  • Health & Safety

    5

  • Social Life

    10

A Summer With Turtles

I was fortunate enough to enjoy two months with The Science Exchange in Nayarit, Mexico in the summer of 2015. Months beforehand were spent planning and learning about what our duties would include.

While in Mexico, the program consisted of monitoring and quantifying anthropogenic debris along a sea turtle nesting beach, as well as nightly excursions to find sea turtle nests and collect them for incubation and protection.

I was able to experience total immersion within the community, and made many friends while there from across diverse nationalities. It certainly helped me become more fluent in the Spanish language and appreciative of Mexican culture.

Some parts of this program take place in remote areas with rugged tropical conditions. For me, it was an excellent escape into nature, but for others, it may be overwhelming.