Are you looking for an intense yet rewarding experience? While your college friends start their 9-to-5 jobs, you could be living at a remote field station, waking up in the middle of the rainforest in Australia, eager to start your day of assisting faculty and students with their Directed Research on tree kangaroos. Maybe you are organizing a community outreach project with the local school in Panama, or a pickup soccer game with the local community in Costa Rica. You could even be helping to tag sharks or researching sea turtle nesting areas in the Turks and Caicos Islands. These are all typical days when you’re an SFS intern.
As an intern with SFS, you will:
Internship positions are typically posted in early to mid fall (for a January start) and early to mid spring (for a May-June or late August start). Please indicate in your application which internships you are interested in.
“The SFS experience in Costa Rica was one that changed the course of my life. It helped me grow into an educator, it helped me learn more about myself and working with students, it helped me learn more about science and field work and being on a team, and it helped me realize that I want to keep doing this type of work forever. During the internship, each day and each week was different, with incredible experiences that I will always remember: picking mangos with students, putting up a transect line through the tropical rainforest, hiking up a beautiful volcano on Ometepe island, playing soccer with staff, seeing a baby sea turtle for the first time, and sharing stories and meals with all students and staff. The experience is one that requires flexibility, organization, and motivation to keep on top of things, and I loved every minute of it. The staff, faculty, and students were incredible to work with, and I still keep in touch with many of them. “Rosy Cohane-Mann