We prioritize local participation in all Program activities, but we have found that there is a clear role for one or two seasonal volunteers during the main biomonitoring season (February-May). There may also be opportunities at other times.
These opportunities do not represent true internships, in that we are not in a position to assume responsibility for supervising any academically related acitivities, but they do represent a tremendous educational opportunity. General conditions are:
Volunteers must pay their own way to Costa Rica. We will cover all work-related in country transportation, and can offer dormitory style accommodations (cold water, separate bathroom) with cooking and laundry facilities at our Hone Creek field office, plus similar services in San Jose (arrival and departure from the country). We cover lunches in the field and all food and lodging expenses on overnight or longer field trips. Otherwise volunteers must cover their own food expenses.
This description covers our most frequent need. There is also the possibility of shorter stays or special volunteer opportunities outside the main biomonitoring season. You are welcome to inquire.
Inquiries in the U.S. (June-January) to Bill McLarney (email@example.com; 828-52four-8369). Or anytime to Maribel Mafla (firstname.lastname@example.org, 506-two756-8120 or 506-85zero3-8619).