Volunteer Costa Rica Sea Turtle Intern Program

Overall rating: 10 based on 1 reviews

Program Description

Volunteer and intern as you collaborate to improve the growth of projects of investigation and pursue initiatives for conserving resources and ecologies that are important to tropics in Central American. We are looking for individuals who are looking for a gap year project or internship that is rewarding and will benefit Costa Rica and its natural resources. You will be able to experience the hospitality, food, language, and culture of Latin America in Costa Rica. 


We conserve and protect nests with our Beach Investigation Program. We investigate essential information on efficient conservation and regulating safe tourist activities for protecting the endangered species.

Objective

Use your knowledge and training in natural sciences to improve and support research conservation initiatives of marine resources in Costa Rica. You even have the option to fulfill professional and personal academic requirements that relate to biodiversity.

Highlights

Overview

Vaccinations: Typhoid, Hepatitis A, and other routine vaccinations
Helpful airlines: Spirit Airways, Avianca, Taca, Copa, US Airways, Delta, United, and American
Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner
Accommodation: On-site dorm style, beach cabana
Arrival airport: San Jose (SJO)
Project dates: Year Round * Choose any date to arrive.
Project length: 12 weeks

Qualifications

Interns should be able to:

Assist other volunteers in the roles assigned within the project
Learn 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.

Volunteer Types

What`s Included

Program starts and ends in San Jose
Airport pick up: Project orientation and first night spent in San Jose
Transfer to bus station, including bus ticket to project
Pick up at bus station and escort to project site on arrival at coast
6 days a week work shifts
Morning and late night volunteer shifts including night patrols.
Transfer, bus fare back to San Jose: Pick up, last night in San Jose
Airport transfer to San Jose Airport provided
Support: Local ABV Director support 24/7 during placement
Departure: ABV Staff Escorted Airport Transfer

Program Locations

Guanacaste, Costa Rica

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Living Conditions
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Program Details

Provider:
A Broader View Volunteers Corp
Location
  • Costa Rica: Guanacaste
Terms:
Throughout the year
Program Duration:
1-3 months
Languages:
English
Participants:
American, Asian, Australian, Canadian, European, Kiwi, South African, Worldwide
Cost:
US$ 2775
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    I had a fantastic experience all the way around with ABV. From the time I inquired about their programs, to almost the day before I left to come to Costa Rica, ABV was continually in touch with me making sure everything was arranged, taken care of, answered any questions I had. ABV is a very professional organization and one I would volunteer with again.
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    Madeline Costa Rica Sea Turtle Conservation Program

    Review by: Madeline , On: 15 May 2019, Changed On: 15 May 2019 | Yes, I would recommend this program
    I had a fantastic experience all the way around with ABV. From the time I inquired about their programs, to almost the day before I left to come to Costa Rica, ABV was continually in touch with me making sure everything was arranged, taken care of, answered any questions I had. ABV is a very professional organization and one I would volunteer with again.
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    10
    Experience
    10
    Program Administration
    10
    Living Conditions
    10
    Cultural Immersion
    10
    Social Life
    10
    Health and Safety
    10

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