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"Creative," "colorful," "exciting" . . . this is the feedback we continually get from our Marine Research projects. IGS is the industry leader in this area and has been placing students in high end marine projects in Hawaii, Fiji, Australia, New Zealand,
Location:
San Jose, Costa Rica
Program Type:
Intern Abroad
Degree Level:
Undergraduate
Term:
Year Round
Work Types:
Sciences & Environment

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.

"Creative," "colorful," "exciting" . . . this is the feedback we continually get from our Marine Research projects. IGS is the industry leader in this area and has been placing students in high end marine projects in Hawaii, Fiji, Australia, New Zealand, Thailand and the mainland USA since the 1990's. We have run semester-long university field studies that have featured turtle research in Hawaii, reef monitoring in Fiji and Great Barrier Reef fish and coral studies in Australia. In short, you have come to the right place for marine studies! Our projects pair the individual with university research statins, eco-tourism, aquariums, sea parks, dive shops among other organizations with the goal of creating a high quality learning experience. We match your interest to a specific country. It is what we do best. Some examples of marine research conducted by Former IGS clients: *Hawaii sea turtle study (UC Santa Barbara) *Hawaii spinner dolphin population study (San Francisco State) *Hawaii native cultures and marine conservation (Minnesota State University, Bemidji) *Hawaiian reef teach *Hawaiian aquarium *Fiji reef check (reporting to UCLA) *South Carolina fish population and health (Charleston, SC) *Australian Great Barrier Reef ecology (Townsend University, Cairns, Australia) *Whale shark study (Brisbane Australia) *Thai ecotourism and effects on reef health (Phuket, Thailand) *Thai dive shop marine tourism (Phuket, Thailand) These are just some of the current projects we have. However, we have the contacts to do marine placements in this country and others not on the website. We are plugged into the gloabl marine community so please let us know your first choice for a country and we will let you know the projects available. Job Description *Study marine health *Conduct fish counts *Sea turtle population studies *Marine ecotourism *Monitor reef damage *Dolphin count and study *Dolphin ecotourism *Whale count and study *Seabird population and health *Seal and sea lion behavior/health *Crocodile behavior and preservation

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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