The Sloth Institute (TSI) Costa Rica – several intern/volunteering positions

Are you passionate about conservation work? Do you love sloths and wildlife? Do you dream about working in a beautiful tropical country helping a growing, non-profit expand its operation and vision of making this world a better place? If so, we need you. The Sloth Institute Costa Rica (TSI) is looking to fill several intern positions now! 

About The Sloth Institute Costa Rica (TSI):

The Sloth Institute was founded in 2014 for the purpose of enhancing the welfare of captive and wild sloths through research and education. We also collaborate with Toucan Rescue Ranch on the rescue, rehabilitation and release of sloths. TSI is active in hiring positions throughout the year with a rolling application process. TSI is a legal non-profit in Costa Rica and fiscally sponsored by a US 501(c)(3) tax deductible non-profit.

TSI headquarters and projects, are located in the Manuel Antonio rainforest maritime zone property at Tulemar Resort a short distance from Manuel Antonio National Park.

TSI has a three part mission:

1) RESEARCH of captive, wild and recently released sloths including collaborations with conservationists and scientists around the world
2) EDUCATION to generate and disseminate responsible information about sloths
3) CONSERVATION programs that negate human encroachment issues impacting sloths welfare and habitat.

For more information on the organisation itself, check their website: http://www.theslothinstitutecostarica.org/.

Qualifications/Experience: All applicants, regardless of position applying for, must be physically fit, healthy, have field and behavioral research experience (requires patience!), excellent communication skills, a strong interest in animal welfare and conservation and a great sense of humor. Must be non-smoker.

Coursework or experience in zoology, environmental education, wildlife ecology, or a related field is required. Experience traveling to a tropical country and living in rainforest conditions are a plus. Spanish language skills and experience working with VHF tracking technology are strongly considered.

Must complete required vaccinations and purchase current international health insurance prior to arrival in Costa Rica.

To Apply: Please send your CV and letter of interest to volunteer@theslothinstitute.com with the subject line of your applied position. 

The available volunteer/internship positions are:

1) The Sloth institute Technician 1
2) The Sloth institute Sloth Assistant (1 month program)
3) Sloth Technician 1 Sarapiqui
4) Sloth Technician Supervisor Sarapiqui

For a more detailed description of the mentioned positions, including the task descriptions, requirement list and salary/funding, please take a look at: https://www.conservation-careers.com/job/sloth-institute-costa-rica-tsi-looking-fill-several-intern-positions-now/.