Costa Rica Conservation Programs

On our Costa Rica Conservation Programs, gain hands-on professional work experience with grassroots organizations in Nosara and launch your career in conservation.

Coming Soon In 2025

We are working behind the scenes to develop our fully comprehensive Costa Rica Conservation Programs. Coming soon in 2025.

Start Dates



2 months


from C$3,999

Program Overview

Our Costa Rica Conservation Programs take place in the small coastal community of Nosara in the Nicoya Peninsula.

Located on the northern Pacific Coast of Costa Rica, this rugged, remote peninsula is gaining a global reputation as a leader in ecotourism. Not surprising, given the region’s scenery – arguably the best in Costa Rica – and a strong focus on wellbeing. This has led to an influx of travellers looking to connect with nature and embrace the ‘Pura Vida’ lifestyle. In particular, Nosara is world-renowned for its sweeping beaches, world-class beginner surf breaks and sea turtles.

We work with local organizations aligned with the UN Sustainable Development Goals, giving you the opportunity to make a direct impact in Nosara. Plus, you’ll gain the skills necessary to launch an international career in sustainable development. It’s the conservation internship opportunity of a lifetime!

Costa Rica Conservation Programs

From tackling climate change to eco-tourism, wildlife conservation to community development, discover our conservation program placements.


Environmental Protection

Help protect and preserve Nosara’s natural habitat while working on projects ranging from reforestation to ecological monitoring; environmental education, community development and sustainable development. This is the perfect internship for students studying environmental studies, forestry, ecology or agriculture… or anyone interested in building a career in environmental protection!


Marine and Sea Turtle Conservation

From conducting marine biodiversity studies to reporting on turtle nesting activity, monitoring the local marine health and helping develop sustainable tourism efforts. You will gain experience in ecological monitoring, turtle nesting and hatcheries, environmental education, marine conservation and community tourism - all essential skills for participants seeking a career in wildlife conservation.


Social Media and Marketing

If you’re studying marketing, communications or business, this is the placement for you. Whether optimizing SEO on websites, writing blogs or building communities on social media, apply your knowledge while helping raise awareness for local NGOs.


Sustainable Tourism

Tourism is now the biggest employer in Nosara, and with no signs of slowing down, managing this growth sustainably is pivotal. Gain experience in hotel operations, guest services, finance and tour guiding. If you are interested in starting a career in hospitality, this will be a great opportunity to kickstart your international experience!


Community Development

Make a direct impact in the local community by helping an innovative startup providing accessible financing to local entrepreneurs. Plan and deliver educational courses on business and entrepreneurship topics, help develop business plans and much, much more.

What’s Included


  • Unpaid internship placement
  • Personal trip coordinator
  • Step-by-step visa application support
  • Resume review and revisions
  • Assistance booking flights and choosing travel insurance
  • Personal pre-departure orientation
  • Info pack with everything you need to know about living in Costa Rica

In Country

  • Airport transfer
  • Accommodation
  • In-country orientation
  • In-country program coordinator
  • Ongoing monitoring
  • Optional Spanish lessons can be arranged
  • Fun social events!

The Fun Stuff!

  • Gain a certificate of your conservation internship hours to add to your resume
  • Make in real impact
  • Gain conservation work experience from an organization that shares your values

What’s Not Included:

Flights, medical insurance, visa and/or work permit application fees, local transportation & food.

Where Will I Stay?

You will be staying in a guesthouse located in the heart of Nosara. Nestled against the jungle, listen to the sounds of howler monkeys while you swim in the pool, take part in daily yoga sessions in the garden or share a family meal using the barbecue. All this, while being within walking distance of the town’s amenities. In short, you’ll be close to the action while far enough to escape the hustle and bustle, giving you the best of both worlds.

You will be sharing a room with other interns (maximum of four per room), with a private bathroom. Private rooms are available upon request.

Features: Bed and linens, individual safe, locked room from rest of guesthouse, access to a fully equipped shared kitchen, access to a shared pool, access to shared gardens, lounge area, wifi, weekly laundry service.