Nature Reserve & Biological Station

Research Traineeship

Internship Project in Tropical Ecology, Animal or Plant Biology


Advanced biology students are welcome to conduct a research traineeship at the biological station Un poco del Chocó. Whilst investigating their research project students gain an understanding of scientific investigation methodology and thus will be prepared for future academic studies (e.g. bachelor or master thesis).


The internship is especially recommended for graduate students, although advanced undergraduates with a special interest in conducting their own project are also welcome.




During a research traineeship interns will mainly work on their own internship project, as well as participate in on-going research projects. Students will be supervised by Nicole. She assists interns to plan, carry out and analyze their own investigation. At the end of the internship project students have to write a report about their work and the results (in publication style).

Rates 2021


The internship can last between 8 and 24 weeks. Costs depend on the duration of stay.


Duration of stay       Rate per week         Rate per month


First 8 weeks                 224,- US $               896,- US $


Following weeks            199,- US $               796,- US $


What's included?

The rate for an internship covers the costs for food (three meals per day), lodging in a double room (bunk bed), use of the station’s facilities and WiFi, the lab, library and research equipment, professional supervision and taxes.


What's not included?

Airfare, travel and health insurance, snacks, visa fees, transport to the reserve, laundry service, weekend trips

Dates 2021


You can complete a research traineeship all year round (only in June/July supervision might be limited). The minimum stay for a traineeship is 8 weeks. Please note that we prefer to receive new arrivals on Wednesdays.


Interns may consider to join the tropical ecology & conservation course before starting their internship.


Dates for the tropical ecology course


To be determined....

I had a wonderful time at the station!! It was pleasant and rewarding!In the five months I stayed at Un poco del Chocó I learned a lot...


Ilse, Netherlands