Join our team

Thank you for your interest in working with Osa Conservation. Staff openings are available periodically and a number of volunteer and internship positions are available year-round. Read the listings below for current opportunities.

Job Opportunities in the Osa


The Restoration & Rewilding Coordinator will be responsible for overseeing restoration and rewilding efforts on OC properties and specifically within areas of key community partners (eco-lodges, private landowners and citizen science network partners). Key duties include leading and carrying out science-led conservation initiatives, fundraising, building institutional partnerships, mentoring, and managing staff in a team-based system.

If you meet the qualifications, please send your cover letter and resume to andywhitworth@osaconservation.org

Learn more about the Restoration & Rewilding Coordinator position


We are seeking a General Manager for our new Osa Verde Lodge in the Osa beginning in 2018. This is a very exciting position to help set up business operations and training to prepare for our Grand Opening in mid 2018. The Osa Verde Lodge is a social enterprise to generate income for our conservation work. 100% of the profits will be invested in the non-profit operations of Osa Conservation, which is dedicated to protecting the globally significant biodiversity of the Osa Peninsula.

If you meet the qualifications, please send your cover letter and resume to  info@osaconservation.org

Learn more about the General Manager position

Volunteer Opportunities in the Osa

Volunteers are accepted year round for our sea turtle and general volunteer programs. For more information on our volunteer opportunities, send an email to volunteer@osaconservation.org.

Learn more about our volunteer program

Research Field Assistant Opportunities

Field assistant positions are posted according to availability but we have rolling application acceptance. These positions are 3 months – 1 year opportunities for post-grad students interested in hands on field experience in tropical biology, ecology, sustainable agriculture, community involvement, and more! For more information on our field assistant positions, send an email to volunteer@osaconservation.org, or see our current job postings here:

Current Research Field Assistant Positions

Álvaro Ugalde Scholarship

Conservación Osa creo el Fondo de Becas Álvaro Ugalde para involucrar a los jóvenes en la conservación de la Osa.  Las becas pueden ser utilizadas para reducir los costos de la matrícula o los costos asociados a un proyecto definido para Conservación Osa por valor máximo de $2,500 USD

Osa Conservation is offering the Álvaro Ugalde Scholarship Fund to involve young people in the conservation of the Osa. Scholarships can be used to reduce tuition costs or costs associated with a project defined for Osa Conservation  for a maximum value of $ 2,500.

Learn more about the Alvaro Ugalde Scholarship and how to apply

Internships in Washington D.C.

Our Washington, DC office offers internships year-round, in the winter/spring (January – April), summer (May – August), and fall (September – December). Interns often assist in program and database management, communications and social media efforts, but other opportunities are available. Available internship positions are usually posted 1-2 months in advance of the upcoming semester, but applications are accepted year-round. To submit an application, send a resume and cover letter to info@osaconservation.org.

Learn more about our Internships