Intern Abroad HQ offers flexible and affordable internships in Costa Rica! With impressive environmental policies, unparalleled biodiversity, a rapidly developing economy and “pura vida” culture, there is no better place in the world to join an internship abroad. Most placements are based in the Central Valley but some Wildlife Conservation placements may be offered near the coast.
Wildlife Conservation placements in Costa Rica allow interns the opportunity to join efforts that are dedicated to the conservation of marine or terrestrial species. Placements include a wildlife research station or a marine conservation centre/seaquarium. Interns are placed according to placement availability, in addition to an analysis of their skills, experience, educational background, level of Spanish language ability, and duration of stay.
Typical tasks may include caring for injured or rehabilitating species, cleaning and maintenance, participation in educational campaigns, aquaculture, assisting in fieldwork and data collection from ongoing research. When assisting with the care of animals, specific tasks may include animal shelter construction and maintenance, food preparation, and helping to educate visitors about wildlife conservation. Possible species to encounter could include sea and river turtles, various birds and insects, frogs, fish species, and mammals such as deers, dantas, tapir, and wildcats.
Intake dates for new interns are typically offered twice a month. The minimum duration requirement for Wildlife Conservation internship placements is a commitment of at least 4 weeks and an understanding of basic Spanish is required. Applicants may apply online to formally express their interest (it’s free and non-obligatory to apply) and – upon being accepted – register to confirm their internship in the field of Wildlife Conservation.