Marketing & Operations Long-term Field Internship: Puerto Jimenez, Costa Rica

Osa Conservation
Puerto Jimenez, Costa Rica
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Commensurate with Experience
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At Osa Conservation, we reconnect the rainforest, monitor and protect biodiversity, and work hand-in-hand with the local community to build climate resilient ecosystems for people and wildlife. Our team works across Southern Costa Rica, connecting and protecting landscapes and biodiversity from the ridges of the Talamanca mountain to the coral reefs of the Golfo Dulce and the Pacific Ocean. Be part of our conservation successes and come get your boots dirty in one of Earth’s greatest wildernesses. The Osa Conservation campus works as an educational hub and a living laboratory where student groups, researchers, volunteers and conservation visitors learn about tropical rainforest conservation. Interns will work alongside the Station and Operations team to learn about the coordination of daily operations and promotion of a biological station. They will gain experience in the tourism industry and client service, administration of tasks and coordination of teams. Long-term intern activities, training and experience Long-term internships are designed to empower and immerse early-career conservationists in one of the most important neotropical landscapes on Earth while developing crucial career skills. Come live in a tropical rainforest and learn, explore and achieve alongside an outstanding community of conservationists, biologists, media-specialists, educators, community outreach leaders, and more to fill knowledge gaps and push the frontier of tropical conservation. This team will provide one-on-one mentorship, advise on research methods, and equip interns with tangible career skills to solve real-world conservation issues. The Marketing & Operations intern will: -Work closely with Field operations manager & Osa Conservation campus coordinator in supervising and improving the conservation experience provided in the Campus. -Generate and lead advertising material to promote the Osa Conservation Campus. -Support the Field Operations manager in reaching out to visitors and finding new possible visitors to visit the Osa Conservation Campus. -Work alongside the science team to promote and develop workshops and courses in the Osa Conservation Campus. -Lead the visitors post departure survey to improve the service provided, including updating the visitors database. -Coordinate conservation visitors experiences with the science team, including the creation of itineraries, organizing activities and events. -Support the communications with nearby lodges to increase the number of day visitors. In addition to the Osa Conservation Campus activities, long-term field interns will interact with and build skills alongside Osa Conservation’s wide breadth of programs. You will: -Plant and measure trees to identify the best reforestation approaches. -Trial new rewilding techniques for tropical rainforest restoration. -Install, check and organize data from camera traps, acoustic devices and citizen science apps for vital wildlife monitoring across the Osa region. -Release baby sea turtles, monitor nesting mothers, and relocate threatened nests. -Practice regenerative farming techniques to grow produce the team will eat at the Osa Conservation Campus. -Develop scientific communication skills and learn to produce cutting-edge stories from one of Earth’s greatest wilderness areas.
Long-term field internship details: Long-term field internships range from 9-12 months. Interns live alongside the team at the Osa Conservation Campus (OCC), located at the heart of Osa’s tropical rainforest. The OCC is home to our top-tier biological station, boasting a new research lab and classroom, regenerative farm, arboretum, restoration experiment, and over 20 km of trails through old-growth and secondary forests, mangroves, rivers and pristine coastlines. During your internship, all food and accommodation will be provided. At the OCC, you will live in the middle of the rainforest in basic shared-living accommodation. You will be provided with one cooked meal a day by our campus kitchen (lunch) and groceries to cook breakfast and dinner in your living quarters. Basic Requirements -Valid manual driver's license -Fluency in Spanish and basic english language skills or willingness to learn Apply to be a Marketing & Operations long-term intern now! If you are interested in this unique field opportunity to develop your scientific and conservation career, please send your CV and a 1-minute video explaining why you are the perfect person for this tropical rainforest conservation experience to Gabriela Vinueza [] with the email title “Marketing & Operations long-term intern” by November 15th.
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