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Intern Position Available

Intern Position Available

Interns

Periods

June 15 to October 1, 2014

October 1, 2014 to January 15, 2015

Requirements:

At least 21 years old.

Professional or student of biology or related field.

Bilingual (English-Basic Spanish but advanced Spanish a plus)

Enthusiastic, positive, dynamic, self-motivated.

Able to work in a team.

In good physical condition.

Able to live in and handle tropical climate conditions.

Able to live in an isolated place, not in close proximity to the community.

Able to stay at the project for 3 ½ months.

Job Description and Responsibilities

Follow instructions from supervisors and help to coordinate work in the different activities and projects in the refuge.

Work in the Sea Turtle Conservation Project:

  • Night Time and Early Morning Patrols (3-4 hours).
  • Take biometric data of sea turtles.
  • Collect and relocate nests to the hatchery and beach.
  • Release baby turtles.
  • Exhume nests that have hatched.

Work in the refuge on other activities: vineyard, environmental education, monitoring wildlife, maintaining infrastructure, landscaping, and trails, cleaning the beach, and other projects.

Hours of work will vary, both during the day and at night.

 

Job description and responsabilities for dry season

Follow the instructions of your superiors and coordinate the work activities for the various refuge projects.

Work on the Mammal Monitory Project

  • Perform day, night, and/or early morning patrols for mammal observation.
  • Identify and record evidence of mammals (tracks, feces, take plaster molds, etc).
  • Maintain monitory trails.
  • Prepare, monitor, and clear mud traps.
  • Position trap cameras.

Work in the vineyard

  • Prune the vines.
  • Clean the vines.
  • Assist in the wine-making process (harvesting grapes, smashing grapes, etc).

Work on other projects in the refuge: environmental education, maintaining infrastructure, trails, and gardens, cleaning the beach, and other projects.

Hours of work will vary, both during the day and at night.

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Refugio Romelia

Montezuma, Costa Rica

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Field Coordinator Position available

Field Coordinator Position available

Requirements:

 

  •   At least 24 years old.
  •   Professional or student of biology, social sciences, education, or a related field.
  •   Experience managing groups (volunteer coordination, students, etc).
  •   Bilingual (English-Spanish).
  •   Does not abuse drugs or alcohol.
  •   Enthusiastic, positive, dynamic, and self-motivated.
  •   In good physical condition.
  •   Able to live in and handle tropical climate conditions.
  •   Able to live in an isolated place, not in close proximity to the community.
  •   Must be able to stay the duration of the project (7 months).

 

 

Job Description and Responsibilities

 

 

 

The principal function of this position is, and ensure that volunteers understand and participate in the projects.

 

Coordinate, direct, and participate in group work, always following the direction of supervisors.

 

Sea Turtle Conservation Project:

 

  • Night Time and Early Morning Patrols (3-4 hours).
  • Take biometric data of sea turtles.
  • Collect and relocate nests to the hatchery and beach.
  • Release baby turtles.
  • Exhume nests that have hatched.

 

Work in the refuge on other activities: vineyard, environmental education, monitoring wildlife, maintenance of infrastructure, landscaping, and trails, beach cleans, and other projects.

 

Will be responsible for the collection of scientific data.

 

Make sure data books are accurate and updated.

 

Make sure all equipment is in good condition and clean.

 

In charge of coordinating group work for the different projects in the refuge.

 

Create and implement environmental education and community outreach.

 

Hours of work will vary, both during the day and at night.

12.02.13 (1)Photo: Toñi Betula

 

Requirements:

  •   At least 24 years old.
  •   Professional or student of biology, social sciences, education, or a related field.
  •   Experience managing groups (volunteer coordination, students, etc).
  •   Bilingual (English-Spanish).
  •   Does not abuse drugs or alcohol.
  •   Enthusiastic, positive, dynamic, and self-motivated.
  •   In good physical condition.
  •   Able to live in and handle tropical climate conditions.
  •   Able to live in an isolated place, not in close proximity to the community.
  •   Must be able to stay the duration of the project (7 months).

Job Description and Responsibilities

 

The principal function of this position is, and ensure that volunteers understand and participate in the projects.

Coordinate, direct, and participate in group work, always following the direction of supervisors.

Sea Turtle Conservation Project:

  • Night Time and Early Morning Patrols (3-4 hours).
  • Take biometric data of sea turtles.
  • Collect and relocate nests to the hatchery and beach.
  • Release baby turtles.
  • Exhume nests that have hatched.

Work in the refuge on other activities: vineyard, environmental education, monitoring wildlife, maintenance of infrastructure, landscaping, and trails, beach cleans, and other projects.

Will be responsible for the collection of scientific data.

Make sure data books are accurate and updated.

Make sure all equipment is in good condition and clean.

In charge of coordinating group work for the different projects in the refuge.

Create and implement environmental education and community outreach.

Hours of work will vary, both during the day and at night.

 

The turtle nesting season in pictures

The turtle nesting season in pictures

 

 

 

 

 

Upcoming Events

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Sea-turtle nesting

The season starts now and ends around February, hundreds of Olive Ridley are arriving to our beaches here in Refugio Romelia, it’s a good time to come visit, help us save this creatures and enjoy the beauty of this pristine beach and jungle in Montezuma, Costa Rica

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