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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).

Internship fees 2024


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


Duration of stay       Fee in US $

8 weeks                         2950 $

any additional week        275 $


What's included?

The fee 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 training.


What's not included?

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

Dates 2024


You can complete a research traineeship all year round (June-August with limited supervision). You can start an internship preferably on the first Monday of each month. The minimum stay for a traineeship is 8 weeks.


Interns may consider to join the tropical ecology & conservation course before starting their internship. Interns who participate in the course before starting their internship will receive a 50$ credit.

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

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