Costa Rica Conservation Short-Term Internship, Short Course | GVI Planet | San Josecito, Costa Rica
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Costa Rica Conservation Short-Term Internship

14 days
3150 USD/full
3150 USD/full
Tuition fee
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On this Costa Rica Conservation Short-Term Internship program from Ayyıldız Tim, interns will have the chance to participate in research conducted by GVI in partnership with highly reputable conservation organisations like the Costa Rican Ministry of the Environment, Energy and Telecommunications (MINAET), Panthera, Coastal Jaguar Conservation, and the Sea Turtle Conservancy. 


Costa Rica is one of the most biodiverse countries in the world, and thus one of the prime locations globally to complete an Costa Rica Conservation Short-Term Internship program offered by Ayyıldız Tim.


The research projects range from biodiversity surveys of the surrounding habitat, tracking and camera trapping to collect data on jaguars, and walking beaches during turtle nesting season to record data on mother turtles and hatchling success. Interns will also have the opportunity to input data into the relevant databases and learn more about how this data is analysed. 

An Emergency First Aid program is also included to prepare you for the realities of conservation work in the wild.

Programme Structure


  • Learn biodiversity survey techniques and gain real field experience.
  • Earn an ILM Endorsed Leadership Certificate.
  • Observe Costa Rican wildlife species in their natural habitats, including sea turtles on the Carribean beach, and monkeys, neo-tropical birds, and amphibians in the companies above rainforest canals.
  • Visit an incredibly jaguar-dense area and one of the only locations in the world where jaguars are known to prey on adult sea turtles.
  • Explore the rainforest by canoe and walk the pristine Caribbean beaches.
  • Undertake turtle nesting surveys and monitor nesting sites during turtle nesting season.
  • Contribute to jaguar research by setting up and checking camera traps in the rainforest.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 14 days

Start dates & application deadlines

You can apply for and start this programme anytime.




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Academic requirements

We are not aware of any specific GRE, GMAT or GPA grading score requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Complete our no obligation online application form – once you have found your program, select your trip duration and departure date and hit the “book now” button.
  • Application phone call – Our experts review every application thoroughly to ensure that you are matched with the right program.  You will be contacted by a Country Experts within two working days to chat through your application. Our specialists have been on these programs themselves and have a wide range of knowledge from their travels in our host countries.
  • Securing your place – A deposit will be required in order to confirm your place. You will then receive pre-departure information;  a training manual and a field manual for your program. You can also start meeting up with other travellers on GVI’s community networks.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    3150 USD/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 3150 USD for the full programme during 14 days.
  • National

    3150 USD/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 3150 USD for the full programme during 14 days.

From $3,150 to $8,400, depending on the duration .


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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Costa Rica Conservation Short-Term Internship
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