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Bird conservation and study is close to the heart of IGS's mission. With habitat destruction pushing more and more songbirds to threatened status, we hope to do our part to ensure the skies will be song-filled for years to come. Our avian internships have
Location:
San Jose, Costa Rica
Program Type:
Intern Abroad
Degree Level:
Undergraduate
Term:
Year Round
Work Types:
Hospitality

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.

Bird conservation and study is close to the heart of IGS's mission. With habitat destruction pushing more and more songbirds to threatened status, we hope to do our part to ensure the skies will be song-filled for years to come. Our avian internships have three different areas of interest: TRACK ONE: AVIAN CONSERVATION Join leading conservation groups whose primary focus is to increase habitat and diversity for endangered bird populations. We work with groups that focus on both coastal as well as terrestrial birds. As such, you will have your choice on whether to focus on land or coastal areas. Bird conservation can be an incredibly rewarding field as you are in constant contact with the birds you want to help. TRACK TWO: AVIAN RESEARCH Join leading scientists in their study of birds. Help them unlock some of the many mysteries that birds have eluded our knowledge for years. Ornithology encompasses a wide range of topics from avian behavior to distribution patters. Research takes place both in the lab and in the field. Work alongside leading scientists and experts in their field to promote diversity and conservation through knowledge. TRACK THREE: BIRD WATCHING ECOTOURISM Assist a leading tour operator on daily and weekly bird watching expeditions and running the business side of the tour company. Assisting leading guides in the field is a great way to learn species diversity and behavior. We work with tour operators that focus on both terrestrial and aquatic birds. Working with a bird watching company likewise provides insight into how an eco tour company is run. Assist in the marketing aspects of the business and help update the website. This is a chance for a well-rounded immersion. JOB DUTIES Conduct original research Assist on conservation projects Restore native bird habitat Work with leading bird guides Help on marketing campaigns Catalog bird diversity Prepare materials for clients and the public

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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