Costa Rica holds some of the worlds most diverse ecology, and notably maintains careful preservation of parts of its land and maritime territories. All GVI programs ensure that you will be contributing towards purposeful sustainable objectives that have been carefully aligned with the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals.
Build on your CV and develop professional skills in marine and wildlife conservation, education, and community development while also supporting the sustainable preservation of the countries ecological zones.
This is also a sure way to experience the abounding nature of the country, like trekking through the densely populated rainforests, viewing some of the countries most scenic volcanic formations, relaxing on a peaceful beach shore, or going on zip-lining and kayaking adventures in your free time.
- Work alongside and collaborate with qualified field experts, and other international interns.
- Improve your CV and develop professional skills in marine and wildlife conservation, education, and community development.
- Learn about the UN Sustainable Development Goals, and contribute towards long-term objectives.
- Become a global citizen as you immerse in and better understand different cultures, traditions and customs.
- Improve your future employment opportunities with hands on practical experiences and a larger database of knowledge.
Engage in ongoing marine and wildlife conservation activities at Tortuguero National Park. This is an opportunity to learn directly from expert international conservationists. Gain a variety of technical skills in; species identification, remote camera trapping, conservation management, data collection, monitoring and surveying turtle nesting sites, and contributing to the necessary research of the endangered jaguar.
Receive an ILM leadership qualification on this internship expedition, while assisting and participating in a variety of research based activities. Aside from gaining practical conservation skills, you will be contributing to the UN Sustainable Development Goal 15: Life On Land, Goal 14: Life Below Water, and Goal 13: Climate Change.
Assist in the conservation of endangered leatherback, hawksbill, and green sea turtles. This is a collaborative internship where you will work together to protect their nesting sites while also contributing to wildlife survey initiatives. As an immersive program you’ll be equipped with the skills and experience to embark on a career in conservation if you so choose.
Contribute to the UN Sustainable Development Goal 4: Quality Education, among others, while teaching and facilitating English for individual or group classes, child development projects and assisting with women’s empowerment initiatives. This is a great way to gain skills in international development through first hand experience, while exploring the diverse, rain-forested, beachfront landscape of Costa Rica.