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Project Ideas: Geographic Information Systems, Environmental Conservation, Ecology, Sustainable Development, Permaculture, Wildlife Conservation, Spanish, Biology, Eco-Tourism Join this public service non-profit as they tackle issues of climate change, environmentalism, and sustainable community development in an ecotourism hotspot.

Humans and The Rainforest (Virtual)

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Project Ideas: Geographic Information Systems, Environmental Conservation, Ecology, Sustainable Development, Permaculture, Wildlife Conservation, Spanish, Biology, Eco-Tourism

Join this public service non-profit as they tackle issues of climate change, environmentalism, and sustainable community development in an ecotourism hotspot.

Zero Waste Field Studies

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Live and learn about sustainability in a hands-on way. Explore creative and applied solutions to the effects of climate change, particularly as relates to community development and education, ecotourism, and farming.

Plant Genetics and Biotech Research

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Take part in genetics and biotech research on topics like seed reproduction, propagation, and preservation.

Sustainable Agricultural Sciences

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Sustainable agricultural efforts and research, including silvopastoral systems, integrated pest management, carbon-neutral dairy operation, cacao farming, and more.

Fair-Trade International Commerce in the Birthplace of Chocolate

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Participate in a business internship with a focus on international commerce in the birthplace of chocolate.  As a fair-trade chocolate producer, this company’s business model is designed to give back to the local community and provide fair wages to local cacao growers.

Artisan Chocolate Production

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Participate in a culinary internship with two master chocolatiers in the birthplace of chocolate.  Drawing on historical records dating back to the European conquest of the Americas, their line of fair-trade chocolates is created from start-to-finish in Costa Rica and includes flavors drawn from local ingredients.

Humans and the Rainforest

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Join this public service non-profit as they employ education, research, and community engagement to tackle issues of climate change, environmentalism, and sustainable community development.

Tropical Wildlife Husbandry & Rehabilitation

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This wildlife rescue site focuses on the care, rehabilitation and study of Costa Rican wildlife, including sloths, toucans, macaws, owls, monkeys, and other creatures that become injured, ill, or orphaned in the wild. The site gives them a loving home with the goal of providing appropriate medical treatment, rehabilitation and then – when possible – returning them to their natural environments. Interns at this site will assist with daily animal care and clinical activities.

Tropical Forestry and Botanical Studies

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This organization provides leadership in education, research and the responsible use of natural resources in the tropics. Interns will support the research, environmental sustainability, eco-tourism, and educational projects that take place at one of their biological stations and botanical gardens near San Vito, Costa Rica.

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