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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.


Ridge to Reef Program Director

Based in Osa, Costa Rica, this role is a leadership position which will  lead fundraising efforts, form institutional partnerships, recruit talented staff, conceptualize major initiatives, and engage a variety of stakeholders from the general public, thought leaders to government decision makers. OC seeks an early-mid career, exceptional professional to build an ambitious conservation corridor program in the epicenter of biodiversity in the Central American tropics.  The conservation corridor program will both develop and apply conservation science to create a corridor implementation plan to build a viable conservation corridor between Corcovado and Amistad National Parks (a strategic roadmap and operational plan that includes approaches, timeframes, actors, financing mechanisms, developed with a coalition of local to International stakeholders). This is not an academia job or full-time field work role – it is directing the use of the best in science, planning and technology to accomplish conservation in this landscape. It is an opportunity to take millions of dollars of investment in infrastructure and land and deploy it for maximum conservation impact — as such it is a unique career opportunity.

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Técnico de Campo para el Proyecto “Red de Restauración de la Montaña al Mar”

Conservación Osa requiere una persona proactiva y apasionada por la conservación para el en la zona sur de Costa Rica (entre la Cordillera de Talamanca y el Golfo Dulce). El puesto es a tiempo completo, colaborando principalmente con la logística y ejecución de actividades relacionadas con la restauración de áreas ribereñas, de fincas ganaderas y de fincas bajo otros sistemas de uso o producción.

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Managerial and HR Coordinator & Executive Assistant

Based in Osa, Costa Rica, this role requires the ability to manage multiple work streams across the organization,  including supporting the priorities of the ED, managing the non-profit’s daily operations, overseeing OC’s HR system in Costa Rica, and providing an excellent guest experience for VIPs and donors who visit the research station. The candidate must be highly organized, a team player, able to complete work in an efficient and effective manner, and must be solutions- oriented when it comes to problem solving.

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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 [email protected]

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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 [email protected], 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 [email protected]

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