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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.

Executive Director Position

The Executive Director is the key management leader of Osa Conservation.  The Executive Director is responsible for overseeing the administration, programs, businesses, and strategic plan of the organization. Other key duties include fundraising, partnership creation and community outreach. The position reports directly to the Board of Directors. The position will be based in the Osa Peninsula of Costa Rica. The job requires experience of and enthusiasm for living in the wet tropics and the capacity to work under difficult field conditions. Extensive travel related to fundraising will be required. Multi-tasking in a dynamic environment without a large support team is essential. Osa Conservation is in a growth phase and the position is ideal for a high energy, hard-working, ambitious and entrepreneurial individual who seeks the opportunity to lead, nurture and grow an organization in one of the most beautiful biodiverse places on our planet.

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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.

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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

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.

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