This Women’s Education internship in Costa Rica helps vulnerable local women overcome tough situations and empower themselves through education and psychological support.
Women’s Education interns are placed in local organizations that work directly with vulnerable women in the community, helping to provide dedicated and targeted support to their needs. Interns can expect to help to teach women income generating skills, assist in educational workshops, teach basic finance classes, and provide emotional support to women who have endured individual challenges.
Interns can also help local organizations to raise awareness of women’s issues by assisting with public relations, writing articles for websites or media publications, marketing, event planning or producing content for social media, as well as contributing to fundraising campaigns. Assisting these organizations with administrative tasks is also hugely beneficial to enabling staff to focus their time on providing support to vulnerable women.
Interns with a background in psychology and social work can make a valuable contribution, as can those able to help with the design of educational resources for women. It is important to be proactive and maintain an open mind and willingness to assist where it’s most needed - especially during your first two weeks, while you’re still establishing a rapport and routine.
Women’s Education interns learn from a qualified and experienced supervisor, and can be involved in:
- Teaching skills or English language lessons, that enable women to get jobs
- Hosting finance classes
- Providing emotional support to local women
- Public relations, marketing and event planning to raise awareness of women’s issues
- Producing social media content
- Fundraising campaigns
- General administration
Professional development opportunities:
- Work in well established NGOS
- Help women with a variety of backgrounds and problems
- Contribute to workshops alongside experienced communicators
- Gain an understanding of women’s issues
- Working hours are usually 6 hours per day, 5 days per week
- Make a genuine difference to the lives of underprivileged women
- Learn from experienced women’s education professionals
- Raise awareness of women’s issues through a range of content and campaign initiatives
Types of host organizations:
- Women Empowerment NGOs
|“As an intern, I actually assisted at two different organizations related to Microfinance & Women’s Empowerment and split my time equally between the two. They were both very similar organizations, sharing a common mission of helping and empowering vulnerable women within the community. At one of the internship placements, I assumed many responsibilities and administrative roles, such as filing, organizing, and transferring hand-written psychological assessments to an online database. I also assisted with a variety of group therapy classes. Finally, I created and taught an English class for a community of women. At my other placement, I was able to perform many tasks under the business umbrella including: public relations, fundraising, marketing, social media management, and event planning. My time interning on this Microfinance & Women’s Empowerment program empowered me to be successful in my future career. I believe that I am now a well-rounded employee, capable of communicating within a bilingual context. After working in such a variety of areas and with a diverse group of people, I am absolutely capable of accomplishing any task sent and adapting to any environment in the future.” - Kelsie Gronauer, USA|
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- All Intern Abroad programs attract a Registration Fee of US$299 in addition to the Program Fee.
- All payments attract a 5% transaction fee to cover international banking fees and currency charges. International wire transfer payments attract a minimum fee of US$75.
- * Terms and Conditions do apply
What extra costs will I have?
- Visa, flights, travel insurance (mandatory), vaccinations, criminal background check.
- Transfer back to the airport at conclusion of the program.
- Language lessons.
- Souvenirs + tourism/leisure activities during free time.
- Personal spending money to cover basic expenses such as drinks, snacks, laundry, and public transportation. Interns generally find US$50 per week to be sufficient.