Ecology Project International (EPI) is a non-profit education and conservation organization that offers experiential educational programs to students in a variety of outdoor settings. Students work alongside professional scientists on applied research projects and participate in multi-activity outdoor adventures (camping, whitewater rafting, etc.) in National Parks, forests and nature reserves throughout the western hemisphere.
Location: Costa Rica, Ecuador, Belize, HawaiiEnds in 6 days, 12 hours

Thank you for your interest in working with Ecology Project International.  To apply for this position, thoroughly read the job description (www.ecologyproject.org/about/jobs) and make sure you have the right qualifications.  Then complete the application below and upload your resume as directed.  If you have any questions please contact our office at dave@ecologyproject.org. In an effort to conserve resources, we are using a paperless application process. All materials must be submitted electronically through this system.  

Applications will be accepted until suitable candidates can be identified. Early applications are encouraged and applications will be considered as they are received.

Current Openings:

Belize Marine Ecology Program: February – August 2018

Program emphasis is the Caribbean environment and conservation. Research focuses on dolphin behavior, ocean trash, or shark and ray studies. Participants look for the invasive species lionfish and engage in marine transects. Terrestrial rain forest activities include birding, the use of camera traps to monitor mega fauna and cultural engagement.

Costa Rica Sea Turtle Ecology Program: March – August 2018

Program research emphasis is sea turtle and tropical rainforest ecology.  Principle research activity involves night census looking for leatherbacks, green and hawksbill turtle nests. Habitat restoration activities, tropical forest research, canopy tours, and white water rafting are also regular activities.

 Ecuador Amazon to Andes and Galapagos Ecology Programs: February – August 2018

Amazon to Andes Program: Program focus is Andean Bear and Tapir research using radio telemetry.  Participants will explore Ecuador from the Amazon basin to the highlands of the Andes Mountains.  Highlights include interaction with local communities, whitewater rafting, and experiencing the diversity of ecosystems in Ecuador.

Galapagos Program:  Program focus is on Galapagos Tortoise and Marine ecology.  Participants will engage in terrestrial tortoise monitoring, marine life investigations, and invasive species control.

   Hawaii Island Ecology Program: March – August 2018

Program emphasis is watershed ecology, sustainable living, and conservation within a cultural context. Groups will participate in land and water-based conservation efforts in support of state and federal endangered species recovery efforts. Students will collect data on invasive plant species and conduct marine-life snorkel transects to collect data for on-going reef monitoring projects that support community-based conservation initiatives. Students will also be immersed in local Hawaiian culture and participate in ecological restoration activities to learn unique perspectives and tools for addressing sustainability challenges.

 Job Summary:

An ideal candidate will demonstrate experience and aptitude in environmental education as well as the ecosystems, geographies and cultures of the program they are applying to work in. Instructors work as a team with support from program staff to plan, lead, and teach EPI’s curriculum. Instructors coordinate logistics and opportunities with partners, vendors, group chaperones, and participants to craft an inspirational and educational experience. They are responsible for establishing and maintaining a safe physical and emotional learning environment.  Specific responsibilities and qualifications for each position can be found at: www.ecologyproject.org/about/jobs

Location: Pacuare Reserve, Costa RicaEnds on November 30, 2017

Thank you for your interest in working with Pacuare Reserve. Please, complete the application below and upload your documents as directed. In an effort to conserve resources, we are using a paperless application process. All materials must be submitted electronically through this system.  

The application process will be open until November 5, 2017. Applications will be considered as they are received. The system will send an automatic response, in case you don't receive it, please contact us. If you have any questions please contact our office at rocio.valentin-gamazo@ecologyproject.org.