Sea Turtle Conservation Internship

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Explore one of the most exotic locations in the word, as you work on an internship in the beautiful Cahuita region of Costa Rica.
Meet and learn from your fellow international interns as you grow your employability and global citizen status.
Immerse yourself in the vast wildlife that Costa Rica has to offer, including some of the most majestic birds you will see around the world.
Assist with the conservation of an endangered species, while also learning more about the sector as a whole.
Gain practical hands on experience working with endangered sea turtles.
Travel to the Caribbean coast of Costa Rica and join a team of international interns to work on critical conservation initiatives within the Cahuita National Park. This volunteer program is especially suitable for:
Âge 18+
Seul voyageur
Couples
Familles
50+

Join this conservation internship based in the heart of the Tortuguero National park, home to endangered sea turtles; jaguars and a plethora of fauna and flora. 

This internship includes three online courses which must be completed in order to obtain a certificate offered in partnership with the University of Richmond in the United States:

  • Wildlife Conservation 
  • Leadership Training
  • Career Development 

After successful completion of this internship, you will be offered two career coaching sessions as well as gain access to a job portal. 

Are you looking to pursue a career in conservation? Why not upgrade to a career internship.

  • The career upgrade offers you the opportunity to gain valuable work experience by working with partner orginisations in multiple locations. This combination of having a virtual experience  on top of on the ground experience are qualities that are highly sought after by employers.  

Do you have an independent research topic to complete? Why not upgrade to a research internship.

  • Gain valuable experience and collect data for a dissertation or thesis. This program offers virtual check ins with an academic supervisor who has extensive experience and credentials in this sector. As a research intern, your main focus will be collecting or analyzing data and writing a paper. 

JOB GUARANTEE: for both the Career & Research internship, we offer a job guarantee for those who join for a minimum of 6 months with a 50% cash back guarantee (terms and conditions apply).

Get in touch for more information!

Journée Typique

Some patrols are conducted in the morning or at night meaning you have the opportunity to encounter breathtaking sunrises and sunsets in the Caribbean. 

Participants are expected to remain flexible as project work changes based on weather as well as needs of our project partners. 

Estimated Schedule:
  • 5 or 6am: Wake up call
  • 6 - 10 am: First Survey 
  • 12pm: Lunch
  • 1pm - 4pm: Second Survey 
  • 6pm: Dinner 
  • 9pm: Bed Time
Unless you are scheduled on a Night Time turtle patrol which are from 9pm - 2am. As an intern you will have weekly sessions with your mentor. 

Activités de Loisir

By participating in this program, you are not only offered an opportunity to work toward conserving ecosystems but also the opportunity to see local sites! Our dedicated field staff are the best resource when researching local trips, they have compiled this list of activities. 

These side trips are not included in the program fee but are highly recommended: 
  • Puerto Viejo (most popular beach in Costa Rica)
  • White Water Rafting
  • Cahuita National Park (opportunity to snorkel)
  • Zipline Rainforest Canopy Tour
  • Tortuguero Village (1 hour away by boat) 
  • Water Sports 
  • Coffee and chocolate farms
  • Talamanca Mountains (UNESCO protected)
  • Other National Parks: Corcovado, Monteverde, Cloud Forest, Braulio, Carillo
The possibilities are endless! 

We also now include cultural/local experiences. These experiences will take place once every 4 weeks. 

These activities may include: 

  • Learn to pick and husk a coconut 
  • Visit the world's oldest sea turtle research group 
  • Meditate on the beach at sunrise
  • Take a jungle nightwalk and frog watch
  • Canoe along jungle river canals at dawn
  • Stargaze and learn the northern constellations
  • Hike an extinct volcano, Cerro Tortuguero
  • Visit a sustainable chocolate farm

Escalade
Randonnée
Safari /
Zoo
Shopping /
Souvenirs
Tourisme
Des sports
Natation
Sports Nautiques
Yoga /
Méditation

Conditions

Pour participer à ce programme tu dois avoir au moins 18 ans quand le programme commence. Il peut y avoir des exceptions si tu peux montrer la permission de ton tuteur légal ou si tu es accompagné(e) par l'un de tes parents.
Compétences Linguistiques
Tu dois parler anglais (niveau de base)
Vérification des Antécédents Criminels
nécessaire
Documents Requis
Negative PCR test et Scientific Permit
Restrictions de Nationalité
Aucune restriction. De l'aide venant de tous les coins du monde est bienvenu.
Autres Compétences
No specific skills required, all training is provided online 8 weeks prior to program start through self paced training materials.
Engagement de Temps
Nous avons besoin de ton aide le lundi, mardi, mercredi, jeudi, vendredi et samedi

Services inclus

Services de GVI

WHAT'S INCLUDED

  • 24-hour emergency phone
  • 24-hour in-country support
  • Access to Alumni Services and Discounts
  • Airport pick-up (unless otherwise stated)
  • All necessary project equipment and materials
  • All necessary project training by experienced staff
  • Camera trap use and training
  • Certification and summary of training and experience received
  • Confidential professional reference
  • Final evaluation
  • First Aid & CPR training
  • GPS training
  • Location orientation
  • Long term experienced staff
  • Meals while on project (except on work placements for long term internships)
  • Safe and basic accommodations (usually shared)
  • Scientific techniques in collection of biometric data, transect work, incidental observation, tourist and human impact surveys, camera trapping and, track identification
  • Teamwork and leadership experience
  • Track identification training
  • Transfer to rainforest location
  • Tropical forest ecology
  • Tropical forest ecology training
  • Weekly evaluation with your mentor
  • Welcome meeting
  • Wildlife identification skills
  • 2 Career mentor sessions 
  • Access to Job Portal (upon successful completion) 
WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED
  • Additional drinks and gratuities
  • Extra local excursions
  • Flights
  • International and domestic airport taxes
  • Medical and travel insurance
  • Personal items and toiletries
  • Police or background check
  • Visa costs (where necessary)

Transfert de l'aéroport Juan Santamaria International Airport

Airport pick ups are provided at Juan Santamaria International Airport, these are within a specified time period.  


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Our program is based in the center of the Tortugeuro National Park which is a key conservation area for endangered sea turtles. The national park is also home to jaguars and is the only place where they are found to prey on turtles, we have the privilege of studying this phenomenon. 

Accommodation facilities are shared dormitories and can be considered basic.

Dortoir
Aliments & Boissons
Our base has an organic garden which supplies fresh food ingredients, meals are mostly vegetarian. We can cater for most dietary requirements and vo

lunteers take it turn to prepare meals for the team. 

Accès à Internet
Accès limité sur le site du projet
NE SONT inclus dans le prix:
Visa, billets d'avion, assurance voyage ne sont PAS inclus dans les frais de programme.
Billets d'avion
L'aéroport le plus proche est Juan Santamaria International Airport (SJO) à San Jose. Nous t'aidons à trouver des vols pas chers pour aller en Costa Rica.
Assurance Voyage
Partir à l'étranger est une aventure et c'est toujours mieux d'être bien préparé. Que ce soit une maladie soudaine, une blessure ou du vol - une assurance voyage pour Costa Rica te protège en cas de situation imprévue.
Vaccins
Si tu envisages de faire du bénévolat en Costa Rica, nous te conseillons de consulter un médecin avant le début de ton voyage. Renseigne-toi sur les vaccins nécessaires pour Costa Rica.

Dates et Prix

PAS DE FRAIS DE CARTE DE CRÉDIT

Informations sur l'arrivée

2022

  • 08 Jan 2022
  • 22 Jan 2022
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  • 10 Dec 2022
2023
  • 07 Jan 2023
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  • 11 Nov 2023
  • 25 Nov 2023
  • 09 Dec 2023

Disponibilité
janv. févr. mars avril mai juin juil. août sept. oct. nov. déc.
Durée
4 - 24 sem

Frais de Programme

Frais: Prix en USD
4 sem (durée min.)
$4 896
6 sem
$5 865
8 sem
$7 062
10 sem
$8 088
12 sem
$9 000
14 sem
$9 741
16 sem
$10 710
18 sem
$11 166
20 sem
$12 078
22 sem
$12 990
24 sem (durée max.)
$13 959
Coût moyen
$903 /sem

L'organisation facture ses frais en EUR. Le tableau des prix en USD est soumis à la fluctuation des devises. GVI t'informera du prix final au cours du processus de candidature.
Acompte (15%)
L'acompte sert à réserver ta place avec l'organisation. Les paiements sont effectués par Paypal, notre partenaire de confiance pour les solutions de paiements internationales. Si tu n'as pas Paypal, tu peux également utiliser ta carte de crédit.
Montant Restant (85%)
Le paiement du montant restant doit être organisé avec GVI durant le processus de candidature. Très souvent ce paiement est effectué par virement bancaire ou en espèces.

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Sea Turtle Conservation Internship

Travel to the Caribbean coast of Costa Rica and join a team of international interns to work on critical conservation initiatives within the Cahuita National Park.

$792/week

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