Sea Turtle Internship Position Available in San Pancho
Join an important multi-year multi-national research project on climate change impacts on nesting turtles on the beaches of Mexico this fall.
Volunteer Duties: Search for nesting turtles at night on the dune buggy and monitor the eggs in the box nursery at the turtle house. Release hatchling turtles on the beach and enter data in excel. Help with program maintenance activities. Help with educational outreach.
Research Duties: When you are not on turtle duty and with permission from your Site Supervisor, you will collect data and complete assignments for the academic portion of the course. We are doing a multi-year multi-national research project on climate change impacts on nesting beaches. A final 15-page research paper is required and can be used to receive college credits if desired.
Location: San Pancho is a very safe coastal village near the vacation destination of Puerta Vallarta, Mexico. It has a sea turtle monitoring program for the many olive ridleys, and occasional green, leatherback, and hawksbill turtles that nest here. Interns will have their own room in an apartment with other volunteers sharing a bathroom and kitchen and receive a modest monthly food stipend to cook in or eat out.
Requirements: Must be at least 18 years of age, have a positive attitude, able to work in a hot tropical climate, and tolerant of diverse personalities. Spanish conversational ability is a plus but not required.
Costs: Interns pay for their travel and program fees, partial scholarships are available.
Contact Katherine Santos at Info@thescienceexchange.org or via What’sApp at 011-52-322-105-6874. More information is available at TheScienceExchange.org.
This content was submitted by a member of the community. We'd like to hear from you, too! To share stories, photos, video or events for our calendar, please send them here.
We invite you to add your charity or supporting organizations' news stories and coming events to PVAngels so we can share them with the world. Do it now!
How You Can Help
Partners for Change
PVAngels.com is a unique blend of community awareness through the posting of local news and events, formal introductions to the charities and their needs, online fundraising, social networking and giving back. Ready to change the world? Join us.
FAIR USE NOTICE: This site contains copyrighted material the use of which has not always been specifically authorized by the copyright owner. We are making such material available in our efforts to advance a more in-depth understanding of critical issues facing the world. We believe this constitutes a 'fair use' of any such copyrighted material as provided for in section 107 of the US Copyright Law. In accordance with Title 17 USC Section 107, the material on this site is distributed without profit to those who have expressed a prior interest in receiving the included information for research and educational purposes. For more information click here. If you wish to use copyrighted material from this site for purposes that go beyond 'fair use', you must obtain permission from the copyright owner.