Sea Turtle Internship, Costa Rica

Company : A Broader View Volunteers Corps
Activities: Biology Internships / Marine Conservation Volunteer / Animal Volunteer Projects / Conservation Volunteer Projects
Country: Costa Rica
Duration: 1 week to 3 months
Approx Costs: 750 to 2500 $ Dollars (US)

Apply knowledge in areas of natural sciences in terms of improving and supporting research activities in marine resource conservation, fulfilling personal and professional academic requirements related to biodiversity conservation.



Duties of the intern

  • Assist other volunteers in the roles assigned within the project
  • Introduction to the methodology and data collection practices along with the basic biology of sea turtles
  • Attend and participate in data collection on the beaches related to the tasks of monitoring species
  • Attend the placement activities, harvesting, replanting, removal, monitoring and surveillance of nests according to preset protocols for sea turtle monitoring
  • Assist in the release of baby turtles according to protocol
  • Perform exhumations in the company of volunteer support
  • Record and review the information to be recorded in the formats established by the protocol
  • In addition, the intern will have to be responsible for the use and maintenance of tools, equipment and facilities of the project and other activities necessary for the normal performance of the project, considering the comments, recommendations and schedules of the volunteer coordinators in the project.

 

Overview

  • Project length: From 1 weeks to 6 weeks
  • Work Schedule: 6-8 hours per day. 5-6 days a week
  • Requirements: No Spanish needed, independent bus ride to/from project site.
  • Age Limits: Minimum 18yrs or older for solo travelers.
  • Minimum Age: 12 to 17 yrs if traveling with parents.
  • Vaccinations: Routine Vac, Hep-A and Typhoid

 

What is Included

  • Accommodation: Host family  (Sea Turtle project is cabana style dorms)
  • Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily
  • Orientation: Project Overview and San Jose Orientation
  • Support: Pre-trip written guide, In-country ABV staff available 24/7
  • Departure: ABV Staff Escorted Airport Transfer

 

Not Included

  • Flights.  Entry Visa. Departure taxes. Vaccinations. Local Transportation. Travel & Health Insurance. Laundry and Internet

 

Booking / Enquiry

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