“...but I also learnt so much
about myself as a person”
“When I accepted the position as Research Assistant for the Pacuare project I read all the information about the project site and work, but you never really understand until you experience it. I have to say working in Pacuare was one of the biggest challenges of my life. The remote location, the weather, walking the beach at night, relocating turtle eggs, building the hatchery, training volunteers… and much much more!! At the same time it was on of the best experiences of my life. I did learn so much about the dwindling sea turtle populations and what we need to do to help, but I also learnt so much about myself as a person.
Jodie Savage Research Assistant in Pacuare 2013
RA's really make the difference helping with the running of our projects and play an essential role in our conservation work; they are the connection between project staff and volunteers and complete our teams as highly appreciated extra members.
We offer a limited number of positions to work as a Research assistant (RA) in our Sea Turtle Conservation Projects. This job will be voluntary and no salaries or stipends will be paid in spite of that you will be considered part of the project staff and that you will have specific duties to carry out. Depending on the previous experience and skills of an applicant, it will be decided whether the costs of lodging and food will be covered by LAST Costa Rica or if the assistant will be asked to pay $5 or $10 per night. Each RA will be responsible for his own travel expenses to the project site in Costa Rica. Also, the RA's should cover other extra expenses like camera, lodging, special food and drinks and transportation to and from the project.
1. Send us your CV, two references (with their e-mail address) and an inquiry letter to firstname.lastname@example.org
2. Once your application is approved we will ask you to fill out an online application form, which will include various questions and time periods and project selected amongst others
Please send an email to email@example.com