Program Details

With such a broad spectrum of ecosystems in the rainforests, coral reefs, paramo and mangroves - there are a lot of opportunities for anyone interested in biology, conservation, and sustainable development. You could work for an NGO that centers around en
Location:
San Jose, Costa Rica
Program Type:
Intern Abroad
Degree Level:
Undergraduate
Term:
Rolling Starts, Year Round
Work Types:
Business, Sciences & Environment

Program Overview

Program Description:
Gain international work experience and polish your Spanish skills with an internship program in the beautiful, tropical paradise of Costa Rica! Placements are available year-round for 4 weeks up to one year and language instruction and cultural activities will keep you busy when you aren't busy interning.

With such a broad spectrum of ecosystems in the rainforests, coral reefs, paramo and mangroves - there are a lot of opportunities for anyone interested in biology, conservation, and sustainable development. You could work for an NGO that centers around environmental sustainability, research, education, and outreach or even work at a biological station for research and surveys, or on conservation projects related to your area of interest!

All internship programs in Costa Rica include the following:
  • Internship placement and supervision
  • Airport pick-up
  • On-site support
  • Housing - homestay (breakfast and dinner included)
  • Spanish language training - 4 hrs/day for 4 weeks
  • One day excursion
  • Social and cultural activities
  • Medical and Accident Insurance
  • 24/7 emergency support
  • WI support services from start to finish
Setting Description:
Known throughout the world as the "Switzerland of Central America," Costa Rica has a peaceful, democratic culture and government and has been recognized as the nation to be the greenest and overall happiest country in the world! Located in the Central Valley, San Jose is surrounded by valleys and lush, green mountains. It is famed for its Teatro Nacional (National Theater), busy market life, and cafe culture. There are tons of restaurants in San Jose, but be sure to get a tast of the local cuisine which includes gallo pinto (fried rice and beans), plantains, and sea bass. After you've nourished yourself, go whitewater rafting, do a canopy tour, or go surfing at Jaco beach, there's plenty of outdoor activities to keep you busy in this beautiful country!
Cost:
Please check World Internships website for program costs.

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