Volunteers at STRI take part in the Smithsonian's Behind-the-Scenes Volunteer Program. Opportunities may be available in a variety of areas: scientific, educational and administrative. Volunteers provide a service to the Institution and do not receive any payment. Although volunteers may derive many of the same educational and enrichment benefits as interns, their efforts are viewed primarily as contributions to the on-going work of the institution.

Interested candidates should apply to Long Term Opportunities here. The VSO does not provide the volunteer with funds for living expenses.

For more information

Visitor Services Office
Vanessa Bernal
Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute
Phone numberTel: +507 212.8231
Phone numberFax: +507 212.8148
e-mail addressE-mail: bernalV@si.edu