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We work with shelters that house and rehabilitate both domestic and wild animals. They may be the local variety featuring dogs and cats as well as shelters that feature exotic pets and injured wildlife. When wildlife is injured either through natural caus
Location:
San Jose, Costa Rica
Program Type:
Intern Abroad
Degree Level:
Undergraduate
Term:
Year Round
Work Types:
Animal Sciences

Program Overview

Program Description:
The INSTITUTE for GLOBAL STUDIES makes COSTA RICA dream internships come true! Work alongside top marine scientists; law firms; television stations; social workers; sports marketing gurus and many more! Our 90% placement rate on hard to find custom internships and global database of leading university researchers and top executives makes us the industry leader. IGS founder Dr. David Adams, a cultural anthropologist with twenty years of working one on one with students, has personally set up many of the internships during his world travels and research. The bigger the dream, the better the internship! 17 Countries.1 Dream.

We work with shelters that house and rehabilitate both domestic and wild animals. They may be the local variety featuring dogs and cats as well as shelters that feature exotic pets and injured wildlife. When wildlife is injured either through natural causes, road accidents, hunting or loss of a parent, shelters step in to provide rehabilitation and care. These facilities may be open to the public to allow visitors a close look at animals they might not otherwise see in the wild. Shelters catering to domestic pets are often safe havens for lost pets, strays, and abandoned animals. They function to immunize the animals and create a space for them to be able to integrate back into society. Animal shelter work can bring out the best of human nature. Connecting and rehabilitating abandoned animals can instill a sense of accomplishment that few tasks can provide. As well as connecting to animals, this internship provides a great insight into local communities as well. There are great opportunities to connect with school children as well as the general public in this internship to learn some of the local customs. This internship requires an intensive training period that will teach you the basics of animal care expected at the facility. Job Duties Assist staff with wildlife rehabilitation Food preparation Wildlife intake Interpretation Arranging exhibits Facilities & Grounds Maintenance Humane Education Admissions Office & Adminitrative Support Pet Foster Care - Pre-Adoption Pets & Owned Pets of Families in need including military families deployed in war Pet Lost & Found Pet Visitation - Take Your Pets to Healthcare & Senior Facilities Special Events & Promotions Adoptions Assistant Advocacy Behavior Help Line Associate Cat Trainer Dog Exerciser Dog Trainer

IGS programs are the best programs for the money. We have purposefully kept cost below our competitors to allow us to work with deserving students. You will get one on one counseling throughout the process and we are available seven days per week. We provide students a letter of reccomendation as needed. And our founder, Dr. David Adams, can serve as a job reference in the future.
Setting Description:
We work in big cities like San Jose as well as rural locations. You can choose your location for most internships. IGS provides a contact person for each country. You will be picked up at the airport and shown your internship location. Next, we will tak you to your housing. You are guaranteed a private room a short commute to your job site. We try to place you where you can make friends easily in parts of town with other students and in housing options with people like yourself. We want you to be comfortable!
Cost:
Four Weeks $2335 Six Weeks $3255 Eight Weeks $3850 Twelve Weeks $4495 $500 more for custom internships Hawaii, New Zealand, Australia, and Europe cost more per each four weeks.

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