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.
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]
The rainforest journalist intern will assist in spearheading the media efforts of Osa Conservation. You’ll be working in one of Earth’s last wild places, recording and communicating the work of a dedicated team of conservation scientists by taking photos, making videos and blogging. An average week at Osa Conservation will consist of experiencing a day in the life of a sea turtle conservationist to reporting on a botanical expedition in the rainforest, to photographing our restoration efforts planting trees across the Osa and documenting scientists monitoring the last remaining populations of threatened jaguars, peccaries and monkeys. This is an opportunity to develop your storytelling skills through the use of media to communicate OC’s mission and achievements to conserve Costa Rica’snatural treasures.
Along with interacting with conservation visitors, researchers, and school groups that visit the Osa Conservation campus, you will be training and engaging them in different survey-apps that Osa Conservation is collaborating with (such as iNaturalist,eBird, Instant Wild and Rainforest Connection).
Role Outline and Deliverables:
Send your CV, cover letter, 3 photos (1 x wildlife, 1 x landscape and 1 x people) and 1 x video, max length of 60 seconds (a video of you explaining why you want this internship here in Costa Rica with Osa Conservation – it can be you outdoors, at a desk, in a tree and be as creative as possible to showcase the impact you want to have through media and storytelling during this internship.) to Eleanor Flatt (Wildlife Monitoring Program Coordinator and Media Leader, Osa Conservation) at [email protected] by the 3rd November, 2019. Most suitable internship candidates will be selected for a formal interview within the week beginning 28th October 2019. Successful candidate will need to be able to start within a month of appointment.
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:
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]