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.
Take part in genetics and biotech research on topics like seed reproduction, propagation, and preservation.
Sustainable agricultural efforts and research, including silvopastoral systems, integrated pest management, carbon-neutral dairy operation, cacao farming, and more.
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.
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.
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.
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.
This premier international research center conducts scientific research and explorations of natural history at seven different terrestrial and marine field stations equipped with modern laboratories.
Program on hold until further notice.
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.