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Working in collaboration with a major conservation / education group based in the verdant cloud forest of Monteverde IGS offers interns a chance for hands on rainforest protection. Located on a 32 acre reserve and adjoining the Bosque Eterno S.A., the res
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.

Working in collaboration with a major conservation / education group based in the verdant cloud forest of Monteverde IGS offers interns a chance for hands on rainforest protection. Located on a 32 acre reserve and adjoining the Bosque Eterno S.A., the reserve includes primary and secondary growth cloud forest with trails throughout, and is available for research and recreational use. Areas of focus include several areas of focus that reflect the complex issues faced by the Monteverde zone and around the world. All of our programs, whether they are a study abroad program, an applied research project, or community forum, reflect these areas: Water Ecotourism Conservation biology Community Health Land use and sustainable development Spanish language and culture Your work at the site will include trail maintenance, assisting research scientists in the monitoring of native plant species, birdlife, and native mammals on the preserve. Additional duties may include assisting office staff with marketing materials and online searches, repairing facility infrastructure and providing tours for visitors. Your host is a not-for-profit association dedicated to education, applied research, and community engagement. Founded in 1986, they have facilitated place-based, experiential learning in education, grounded in the environmental, social, economic and cultural realities of Monteverde communities, while at the same time promoting research and community development activities relevant to Monteverde. Through the participation of international students, faculty, researchers, and the local community, their programs and projects have evolved to be both locally focused and globally relevant – a unique interplay between a world community and a particular locale. "Education for a Sustainable Future" is the core theme of all the programs on site. The philosophy is that sustainability requires consideration of environmental, social, cultural, economic, and technical factors equally. The complex and multifaceted issues faced in Monteverde and around the world call for multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary study and professional practice. The cornerstone of their approach is its synergism between international study, applied research, and community engagement.

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 Paris 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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