Internships in Costa Rica
Intern in Costa Rica with Intern Abroad HQ, the leader in impactful short-term internships. Programs are available from two weeks in the areas of Environmental Conservation, Women’s Education, and Special Education. From a minimum duration requirement of just four weeks, other internships are also available in the fields of Healthcare, Physiotherapy, Veterinary, Media and Advertising, Microfinance, and Civil Engineering.
Internship programs in Costa Rica begin on the first and third Monday of each month and placements are based in San Ramon de Alajuela and around the neighboring towns. Locations are conveniently situated in areas that offer a positive learning environment, while allowing participants to make the most of the many tourism and cultural activities within beautiful Costa Rica.
Civil Engineering internships are based in San Ramon, Costa Rica, with a leading construction company. Founded in 1997, the goal of the company is to create high-quality work through adequate planning, execution, and solutions made to fit the client’s needs.Check availability Learn more
This internship program works toward preserving the fragile ecosystem in protected areas, parks and foundations. Activities may include organic gardening, helping to catalogue species of plants and insects, field research, helping to maintain trails, educating the community about ecological practices, taking care of butterfly farms and maintaining medicinal gardens.Check availability Learn more
Healthcare internship placements vary, depending upon the educational level of each intern, as well as chosen duration. Placements for pre-med interns typically include health support schools, elderly homes, chronic pain clinics, and programs for individuals with disabilities. Students in their third year or above can also be placed alongside doctors and nurses within rural clinics and hospitals.Check availability Learn more
Internship placements in this field are based with small to medium sized ad agencies, with in-house media creation services. Internship tasks are varied and the activities which interns may expect to become involved with is related to level of experience.Check availability Learn more
Physiotherapy interns in Costa Rica are placed at a clinic which provides support to individuals with restricted mobility and chronic pain. Activities are typically related to helping patients during physiotherapy sessions, providing assistance during home visits and developing educational workshops.Check availability Learn more
Special Education internships are suited for people who are patient, cheerful and motivated! While the nature of this work can be challenging, it may also be deeply rewarding and provide insight into careers related to caring, disability support, therapy and social work.Check availability Learn more
All Intern Abroad HQ programs include a guided reflection course, which combines personal development with professional competency building. Interns receive weekly reflection modules to complete during their program, which foster the acquisition of essential soft skills for employability and a resilient career. Each reflective journaling task introduces a new topic, presents learning objectives, and provides specific prompts that inspire and guide the learning process.
Intern Abroad HQ does not award grades for the completion of our internship programs, but interns can be supported to independently arrange academic credit through their home educational provider. Upon completion of the internship duration and reflection course, interns receive a portfolio as documentation of their experience. This includes a certificate of internship completion, alongside a summary of the internship goals, skill development, highlights, and a compilation of the reflection work.