We offer internships for those that want to gain experience in sea turtle conservation and learn valuable field skills before embarking on a career in conservation.

Interns perform many of the same tasks as our research assistants such as morning and night patrols, data input and community engagement, while receiving continual support from our field team. Internships are available for a minimum period of 6 weeks or more, and successful interns may be considered for a Research Assistant position following this time.


Internships cost $150 per week which covers food and lodging, as well as their training during their stay. Interns must cover their transportation costs to reach and leave COPROT, and any extra activity that they want to do during their free time.

It helps if interns to have previous experience with conservation, research, or science, however it is definitely not a requirement. All interns will need to pass through an interview process before being accepted.

Want to join our team? Download and complete the application below! Please send to with " *your name* Internship Application" in the subject line.

Click here for the English application

Click here for the Spanish application