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Internship in Costa Rica

  • The world’s best price, guaranteed. Starts at $270
  • Pay program fees directly to host families and projects
  • Safety is our #1 priority along with services of experienced staffs
  • Choose From A Wide Variety of Internship Programs ... one that is right for you

Helping Abroad provides you with a unique opportunity to kick-start your career with unique and interesting internship programs in Costa Rica. You can choose from a wide variety of internship programs that can range from teaching to orphan care, farming to cleaning, construction to conservation, health care, medical and many more. We provide you with the most affordable priced internship programs where you can gain your internship experience abroad for a portfolio that will be unique and outstanding.

Whether you are a nature lover, adventure seeker or a culture enthusiast, you will find everything to relish, that will get you hooked to this beautiful Latin American country. Walk along the white sand beaches and enjoy the tropical climate in Costa Rica and do internship which has established itself as one of the most stable and developed Latin American nations.

To get a head-start on your Costa Rica adventure, take a few moments to contact us by email for more information, including travel dates, fees and more. We look forward to hearing from you.

Fees and Dates

Helping abroad offers the most affordable internship program in Costa Rica. Except our registration fee of $299, our fees start as low as $270. You can click the link to get the detailed information about internship fees in Costa Rica.

http://www.helpingabroad.org/volunteer-in-costa-rica/index.php#pf

Internship Programs

Teaching Internship (English) in Costa Rica

child from teaching project

Improving English communication skills is unattainable For children from under privileged families in Costa Rica because public schools lack qualified teachers and resources to teach the global language, which is becoming a key to employment and educational opportunities. Helping Abroad partners up with local schools and provides internship opportunities to English teaching enthusiasts like you.

As an intern, you can get involved by teaching English in schools and help the children improve their English comprehension and communication skills by taking English classes or participate in English classes by assisting the local teachers with classroom activities. Interns can help in making classes more interactive and learning more fun. Extra activities can also be arranged for children alongside helping teachers with curriculum development. They can also choose to assist in administration activities and help in fundraising for the school.

Through this internship, interns have a good opportunity to learn about classroom dynamics especially in an under resourced school, which provides challenging environment for the intern to learn and adapt to different situations. Those with the passion of teaching and want to pursue their careers as educators are highly encouraged to apply. Interns will also have the chance to foster personal growth, get exposed to a different culture and help the community they will be working with.

Education Requirements and Project Skills:

Interns do not have to be specifically qualified or professionals in teaching. They should at least have the passion for educating. Spanish speaking skills are highly preferred. Meanwhile, the intern should also possess the quality of patience, flexibility and adaptability.

Teaching Internship (math, science and physical education) in Costa Rica

child from teaching project

Schools in rural areas of Costa Rica lack sufficient teachers and resources to teach children who come from under privileged families. Help children receive good education, with an internship in the Teaching Math, Science and Physical Education project by Helping Abroad.

The interns will be required to work in the local community schools, giving classes on Math, Science and/or Physical Education. Interns can choose to give the classes by themselves or can also assist teachers with classroom activities. Extracurricular activities can also be organized for the school children. They can also help in administrative activities and can assist in fundraising activities of the school.

Those with a passion for teaching and learning can apply for the teaching math, science and physical education internship. This is a good opportunity for interns to get into the real feel of teaching and educating children. The challenging environment will enable them to practice and hone their skills, alongside personal growth. Interns get to travel to a new place, and get immersed into a new culture, which is an experience worth not missing out.

Education Requirements and Project Skills

This internship does not have specific educational requirement neither does it requires interns to be experienced teachers. Novices are welcome to apply. However, a good grasp over Spanish is highly preferable, though not a requirement. Patience and flexibility are expected from interns.

Internship in Orphanage in Costa Rica

child from orphanage project

A lot of children abandoned and orphaned in Costa Rica are homed and provided for by orphanages. However these orphanages which are under resourced could do with a few helping hands from people like you willing to do their internship abroad. Intern abroad in the orphanages of Costa Rica, with Helping Abroad.

Interns in the orphanage projects are required to perform teaching duties and take care of the children living there. Teaching duty involves teaching subjects like English, math, science etc. and tutoring them with homework. They can also arrange for extra activities like games, art, and video watching for the children during free time. Interns can get involved in the daily administrative duties of the orphanage if they wish to.

Internship in an orphanage will help interns get hands on experience in social work and get an insight into how orphanages are managed and operated at a daily basis. At the same time, interns will also get to hone their personal abilities along with professional ones, travel to a new place, immerse into a new culture and have an unforgettable experience.

Education Requirements and Project Skills:

This internship program does not have specific educational requirements or skills that the interns need to fulfill, but the interns are expected to be patient, flexible and easy going, with the passion for taking care of children.

Internship in Marine Life Project in Costa Rica

As a volunteer in the orphanage project in Costa Rica, you can help provide basic necessities, emotional care and affection to orphan children, all while exploGeographically and biologically diverse Costa Rica is where a nature lover would want to go for an internship journey. Marine Life Project in Puntarenas demands interns who are passionate about conservation and want to get hands on experience working for the protection of flora and fauna in Costa Rica, especially marine life.

Interns for this project will be working closely with national park authorities, to provide care and protection to the marine life species. Interns can choose to give educational workshops on marine life, food chains, pollution and waste recycling; assisting in maintenance (capturing, selection, transportation, quarantine, incubation and nursing) or helping in conservation efforts by getting involved in rescuing and rehabilitating the marine animals.

The Marine Life Project in Puntarenas is a fun way to learn and get involved in conservation efforts in one of the most biologically diverse countries. This is great place to start a good career in wildlife and bio diversity conservation. Internship in the Marine Life Project will not only help interns build up professionally but personally too. The new place and new culture will give them unforgettable memories.

Education Requirements and Project Skills:

This internship program does not have specific educational requirements or skills that the interns need to fulfill, but the interns are expected to be patient, flexible and easy going, with the passion for taking care of children.

Medical Internship in Costa Rica

medical project

Give your medical career a strong head start, with medical internship in Costa Rica, under Medical Project of Helping Abroad. Build your experience providing medical services to the local community in Costa Rica.

Interns will be required to help doctors and medical professionals in daily checkups and first aid care to patients. They will get the opportunity to shadow the doctors, nurses, health workers and therapists. They can also treat minor injuries and perform tasks such as, cleaning and bandaging wounds, take the vital signs, record patient details and distribute medicines.

By shadowing the health professionals, interns can get an insight into the medical services provided by the healthcare system of one of most diverse countries of Latin America. They will get a chance to observe and learn about the diseases prevalent in the area of assignment. It will be a good kick start to a long career in health service.

Education Requirements and Project Skills:

The interns will be require to provide an identification proof stating that they are studying or on the verge of becoming a medical professional. Medical students, nursing students and those studying physiotherapy are highly encouraged to apply.

Turtle Conservation internship in Costa Rica

Geographically and biologically diverse Costa Rica is where a nature lover would want to go for an internship journey. Marine Life Project in Costa Rica demands interns who are passionate about conservation and want to get hands on experience working for the protection of turtles in Costa Rica.

Interns for this project will be working closely with national park authorities, to provide care and protection to the turtles. Interns can get involved in rescuing and rehabilitating the marine animals. They can also help in research, recording details of the turtles that are captured, tag them and set them free in the ocean. They can also help in patrolling the beach areas during night, to protect from poachers and to chase away predator animals.

The Turtle Conservation Project is a fun way to learn and get involved in conservation efforts in one of the most biologically diverse countries. This is great place to start a good career in wildlife and bio diversity conservation. Interns will get to travel to a new land and immerse into a completely different culture with an internship experience with Helping Abroad.

Education Requirements and Project Skills:

Internship in the Turtle Conservation Project does not have specific educational requirements or skills that the interns need to fulfill, but the interns are expected to be patient, flexible and easy going, with the passion for animals.

Organic and sustainable farming Internship in Costa Rica

Organic and coffee farming is becoming popular in Costa Rica these days, with the increased awareness about the importance of organic and sustainable farming. Helping Abroad sends volunteers and interns to Costa Rica to help farmers and learn sustainable and organic farming from them.

Interns will physically help in farms, with activities like harvesting. They can learn and share organic farming practices and techniques from the farmers. Interns can also assist in research activities and support information distribution. They can choose to teach business skills to farmers and can also help with the production and distribution processes.

This is a great place to learn about sustainable farming practices and techniques, as Costa Rica is known worldwide for its organic farms. Students of agriculture and sustainability will have a good deal to learn from this internship, alongside giving back to the community they work with. Interns can also learn a lot about the local culture of Costa Rica, which is unique in its own way.

Education Requirements and Project Skills:

Though the Organic and sustainable farming internship requires no educational qualification or prior experience, knowledge of Spanish language is highly preferred. Interns are expected to have patience and the ability to adapt in a different environment.

Supervision and Field Support

The interns in the internship project will be guided and supervised by an experienced and qualified supervisor. Usually the head of the project will be mentoring the interns throughout the internship duration, guiding them professionally towards the completion of the project. Depending on the qualification and time allotted for the project, interns may be required to pay an additional supervision fee of $25-$50 per week to the supervisor.

College credit for internship project in Costa Rica

Please note that Helping Abroad does not provide college credits for internship project. Our local office or your supervisor can give you a letter verifying the duration and project of your internship. If you need college credit for your internship, please contact your own university or college. You can also talk to your professor.

Room and Food

Mostly, interns in Costa Rica will be staying with a host family in simple houses at safe and clean neighborhood with easy accessibility to internet cafes, supermarkets, restaurants and bus stops. Host families for Helping Abroad are well screened and are respectable community members. Living with a host family will help interns improve their Spanish skills and get interns into authentic cultural immersion. They will be provided with meals three times a day (local food). Interns who require vegetarian food should specify it while filling up the application. However, other snacks and drinks outside the meal times will not be included.

Free Time

The Internship does not require interns to get involved in work 24/7. They will have free time in their hands during the evenings and during weekends, which they can use for interacting with other interns and visiting local areas nearby. As the place of internship is located around rainforests, interns can go for trips in the rainforests, and explore the diversity of flora and fauna. They can also go around farmers’ markets during Fridays.