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.

Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteers are accepted for our Sea Turtle Conservation Program from July through November of each year, and Research Field Assistants are accepted year-round. For more information on our volunteer program, send an email to seaturtles@osaconservation.org.

Learn more about our volunteer program

Apply to volunteer with the Sea Turtle Conservation Program 

Apply for a Research Field Assistant Position


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.


Osa Conservation is looking for motivated, self-starting interns who are interested in using creative and technical skills to help us fulfill our mission to protect the globally significant biodiversity of the Osa Peninsula. Interns will work in our DC office and provide general program and communications support, including  grant writing,  website management, and additional projects relevant to the intern’s interests and skill-set. This is a great opportunity for students or recent graduates interested in learning how marketing and outreach projects operate in a nonprofit environment.


We offer part-time internships; we are looking for interns who can work 2-3 days a week around their academic schedules for the academic period. Internships are unpaid, but academic credit can be arranged, and Metro fare can be reimbursed.


  • Highly organized, detail-oriented and self-motivated
  • Background in communications, website development, and/or marketing
  • Able to work well with a team
  • Interested in environmental conservation
  • Strong research and written communication skills
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel
  • Spanish proficiency preferred
  • Graphic design experience preferred

To submit an application, send a resume and cover letter to info@osaconservation.org