Transfers from the International Airport to your accommodations are arranged with local companies. Courses include daily transportation, and interns are generally housed within walking distance of their internship station. Under some circumstances, interns may be asked to use public transportation.

Belize is a beautiful eco-tourism destination bounding with outdoor recreational opportunities, Maya Archeological Parks, Caves, Rivers, Waterfalls and of course the largest reef in the Caribbean! We encourage our guests to visit local attractions during their stay with us and we can help plan your excursions.

Students enrolled in courses have breakfasts, most lunches and some dinners included. No kitchen is needed. Laundry service is available. Interns have access to a kitchen with cooking utensils, stove, and basic appliances (as available). Interns must supply their own food. Washer and dryer is generally on-site and may be utilized for a small fee. Otherwise, laundry services are available at your accommodations or in San Ignacio/Santa Elena.

Interns and students are routinely filmed and photographed during BWRC wildlife rescue events. If you are not willing to be on film or in photographs, please inform the photographer on site.


The Belize Wildlife Institute arranges housing at local hotels and guest houses for interns and students. Standard accommodations include multiple occupancy, A/C, free WiFi, private bath & kitchenette. Upgrades and private accommodations are available upon request. Students and interns have free access to BWRC’s kayaks for wildlife spotting and recreation.



Internships and courses with the Belize Wildlife Institute provide critical funding the Belize Wildlife & Referral Clinic (BWRC) and it’s conservation partners around the world. Belize Wildlife Institute also provides scholarships & wildlife conservation grants program. Without your participation in our educational programs, BWRC would no longer be able to provide free veterinary care and rehabilitation to wildlife. The Directors at Belize Wildlife Institute and the Belize Wildlife & Referral Clinic thank you for your participation and support.