Tree Conservation and Research Long-term Field Internship: Puerto Jimenez, Costa Rica

Osa Conservation
Puerto Jimenez, Costa Rica
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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 Restoration and Tree Conservation Long-term Field Intern will: Monitor the growth and mortality of trees in restoration experiments and in planting sites around the Osa Peninsula. Participate in the daily tasks of a tree nursery and the propagation of trees, including seed collection. Collaborate in the planting of 120,000 trees in the Osa Peninsula and the Amistosa Biological Corridor. Literature review and data collection of rare and threatened trees from the southern region of Costa Rica. Create social media content to share the conservation and restoration work carried out by the program. Participate in community events, workshops, and tours at the Osa Arboretum and other locations on the Osa Peninsula. In addition to Restoration and Botanical Conservation activities, long-term field interns will interact with and build skills alongside Osa Conservation’s wide breadth of programs. You will: Release baby sea turtles, monitor nesting mothers, and relocate threatened nests. Install and organize data from camera traps, acoustic devices and citizen science apps for vital wildlife monitoring across the Osa region. Practice regenerative farming techniques to grow sustainable produce. 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. Apply to be a Tree Conservation and Research long-term intern now! If you are interested in this unique field opportunity to develop your scientific and conservation career, please send your CV, cover letter and a 1-minute video explaining why you are the perfect person for this tropical rainforest conservation experience to with the email title “Tree Conservation and Research long-term intern” by August 1oth, 2022.
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