Hello.

Are you looking for a job opportunity with sea turtles?

Are you sick of volunteering, and are you sick of paying money for your passion? Are you experienced, self-confident and old enough to be considered as an intern, assistant or even camp leader? Do you have lots of time and dedication, but no money?

Then you are right, here.

Many job boards only show you current offers, but here I give you
a list of turtle jobs worldwide which are PAID or at least at no cost,
and which are offered every year. So you can choose your favourite projects, wait for the right time and send out your application!

Remember:
Assistant positions are like internships:
mostly unpaid, they do usually not require previous field experience with sea turtles.
Coordinators are on-site managers in charge of the team and the scientific work:
mostly paid, previous field experience is required.

Enjoy, I hope you’ll find the perfect job.

 




APPLY IN JANUARY


Turtle Trax S.A. Costa Rica

What: coordinator positions at 3-4 beach projects along the Pacific Coast.
When: June – December (6 months)
Turtles: mainly Olive Ridleys; surprise visits of Greens, Hawksbills and Leatherbacks are possible though
Benefits: 200 $US / month + food, accommodation included. (You have to pay travel costs to renew your visa after 3 months)
How: Apply here

Project Biodiversity Cape Verde

What: assistant positions
When: June-October (4 months)
Turtles: Loggerheads
Benefits: at no cost (food, accommodation included)
HowApply here




APPLY IN FEBRUARY-MARCH


Osa Conservation Costa Rica

What: assistant positions at the famous Osa Peninsula
When: year-round (min. 6 months), but turtle high season is from July – December
Turtles: mainly Olive Ridleys and Greens, occasionally Leatherbacks and Hawksbills
Benefits: at no cost (food, accommodation included)
How: Apply here

Turtle Foundation Cape Verde

What: field coordinator & volunteer coordinator positions at 2 beach projects and 1 community project on Boa Vista island
When: June – October (4 months)
Turtles: Loggerheads
Benefits: 450 € / month + food, accommodation included.
How: Apply here




APPLY IN APRIL-MAY


Gnaraloo Australia

What: program assistant (= on-site coordinator)
When: September – May (8 months)
Turtles: mainly Loggerheads, but also Greens and Hawksbills
Benefits: employee salary (doesn’t say how much) + food, accommodation included
How: Apply here

Gnaraloo Australia

What: intern positions (= assistants to coordinator)
When: October – April (6 months)
Turtles: mainly Loggerheads, but also Greens and Hawksbills
Benefits: small stipend (doesn’t say how much) + food, accommodation included
How: Apply here




APPLY IN DECEMBER


Sea Turtle Conservancy Costa Rica

What: assistant positions at the famous Tortuguero National Park
When: March-June, June-August, August-November (3 months)
Turtles: Leatherbacks and Greens
Benefits: at no cost (food, accommodation included)
How: Apply here

Pacuare Reserve Costa Rica

What: 1 coordinator & 1 assistant coordinator position
When: February-September (7 months)
Turtles: Leatherbacks and Greens
Benefits: 800$US / month & 600$US / month + food, accommodation included
How: Apply here

Pacuare Reserve Costa Rica

What: field assistant positions
When: February-September (min. 3 months)
Turtles: Leatherbacks and Greens
Benefits: at no cost (food, accommodation included)
How: Apply here