Conservation Internship in Costa Rica

Conservation Internship in Costa Rica

Conservation Internship in Costa Rica

Trip Details:

Operator:   GVI - Global Vision International
Price From: 9,115 USD
Ideal Age Range: 19 to 30, 31 to 50
Fitness Needs: Moderately Fit
Program duration: 24 weeks
Trip Dates: 01-01-2017,30-04-2017,01-06-2017,30-09-2017

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About this program

Discover Costa Rica and join an exciting internship hosted by GVI. Interns will learn a host of conservation skills including data collection and processing, biological surveying, as well as, first aid, canoeing and a whole lot more.

Internships are geared towards improving leadership skills and arming interns will both hard and soft skills that will set them apart in the job force. In your free-time, join any number of excursions in action-filled Costa Rica including river rafting, ziplining, trekking, and more.


Your First 12 Weeks

The first phase of your internship will concentrate on training alongside GVI team members. You will learn how to conduct biological surveys, set up a camera trap, species identification and practical skills such as first aid, canoeing and more. The program, once the rigorous training (including an obligatory first aid qualification) phase is complete; rotates amongst a series of focus projects: Monitoring and Conservation of Sea Turtles (running March to October): Recording important conservation data on nesting for a range of marine turtle species including hawksbill, green, and leatherback. Marine Turtle Predation by Jaguars: investigating the impact of Jaguar populations on sea turtle populations. Jaguar, Mammal and Prey Species Abundance Study: we set up camera traps, and conduct transects that record tracks and signs in the National Park forest. Resident and Migratory Bird Research: We monitor 30 key aquatic bird species to collect long-term seasonal trend data on resident and migratory birds on canoe based surveys. Biological Assessment Survey (BAS): The aim of the BAS study is to identify all species of Amphibia, Aves, Mammalia and Reptilia across trails encompassing the four major habitat types around Jalova biological station, to provide important data necessary to understand and preserve the local ecology and find a balance between human needs and those of all other species inhabiting Tortuguero National Park.

Country Fast Facts

Costa Rica

Central America
Official Language(s)
San Jose
4,586,353 (2011 census)
Equatorial, Monsoon, Tropical Savanna
Major Airport(s):
Juan Santamaria Airport (SJO), Daniel Oduber Airport (LIR)
Economic Driver(s):
Tourism, Agriculture, Exports, Energy

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