Turtle Nest Monitor, Galapagos - (During nesting season only: December – May)
Available in Cuba from
May – October

See also our Costa Rica Program

Role Overview:

As the turtle nest monitor, you will assist the Galapagos National Park staff by taking critically important nesting baseline data. This will include:

  • Identifying species (hawksbill or green).
  • Determining nesting patterns.
  • Monitoring nest sizes.


4 hours/day: 6:00AM-8:00AM (first light) and 8:00PM-10:00PM (dark)
(Position can be combined with another position during the day at no extra cost)


  • Basic level of Spanish.
  • A genuine passion for animal conservation.
  • Ability to work independently as well as in a team.
  • Flexible schedule that accounts for the day to day needs of working with a local institution.
  • Physical ability to work outdoors with potentially high sun, element, and temperature exposure.
  • Ability to independently collect and register data

Accommodation Terms, Durations & Fees

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