Career development placement: Biology and Conservation






Ninth Wave Global are offering placements for student or early-career biologists and individuals passionate about conservation to gain experience in the field in southern Mexico, with work focusing on local flora and fauna of the coast of the Gulf of Mexico, the mangroves of the Los Petenes reserve and the incredibly biodiverse Calakmul biosphere.

All placements involve getting actively involved in processes, working in a practical capacity on the ground, with the support of experienced professionals. Depending on the season, you'll be supporting bat, spider, peccary and turtle biologists as part of an interdisciplinary team working on wide-ranging environmental, conservation and community projects.

Aside from species-specific study, we'll be focusing more broadly on conservation, ecosystem management, local communities and environmental engagement on both an individual and global scale.

Placements are flexible and can be adapted from 10 days up to 4 months, and could incorporate remote expeditions in areas including Calakmul and the Usumacinta river. Tuition and accommodation fees will vary according to length of stay and specific requirements. Please note that we are a not-for-profit organisation and will gladly support any external funding applications pursued by individuals to cover the costs of their stay.

Fee Required


  • Housing Available
  • Language/Cultural Support Available


  • International Volunteers

How To Apply

Send us an email with 'Biology placements' in the subject line, and start a conversation about why you think you'd like to participate in one of these placements.