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Volunteering, internships and research scholarships

Planning a student educational trip to Costa Rica? Our amazing country has so much to offer students,  with more than 5% of the world’s biodiversity, multiple climate zones, awe-inspiring natural beauty, and a fun, friendly local culture.

The Veragua Rainforest welcomes high school and university student groups traveling to Costa Rica throughout the year. We also receive educational groups from local schools and universities.


One of the goals of our organization is to promote citizen science and, together with the local community, visitors, volunteers, and national and international students, achieve our objectives. For this reason, we have developed a volunteer program adapted to people of any age, condition, or educational level. The possibilities range from specific collaborations in our ecosystem restoration projects, biodiversity monitoring, or environmental education strategy; to participation as a research assistant in the NGO’s prioritized projects, including internships and research scholarships that contribute to the professional development of young conservationists. Our programs incorporate STEM educational elements of the natural sciences, technology, engineering and mathematics in a hands-on learning experience.

Suppose you want to be part of our team and contribute to protecting one of the world’s valuable ecosystems for human well-being. In that case, you can find information here about how to apply to our different programs.

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An excellent educational opportunity for students and educators to engage in hands-on research of rainforest life working closely with our resident biologists. Our nature reserve features a research station, wildlife habitats, walking trails, a river and waterfall, a Sky Gondola, a canopy zip line tour, group accommodations, and a restaurant and souvenir shop.

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