This Women’s Education internship in Costa Rica helps vulnerable local women overcome tough situations and empower themselves through education and psychological support.
This is an in-country internship, with accommodation and meals provided.
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.
For all interns with an interest in developing skills as an educator, we also recommend an interactive Online TEFL Certification Course. The training offers tools and techniques over a 100-hour program. Upon completion, you’ll have earned experience in planning, designing, and adapting diverse language activities and materials. No previous teaching experience or training is required. You can sign up for the Online TEFL Certification Course anytime and you’ll pay the discounted Intern Abroad HQ rate.
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
- Gain practical skills and boost your employability, with guidance from Intern Abroad HQ’s Experiential Learning Curriculum to support your learning and cultural intelligence.
- 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
Keen to get started?
Taking the first step is easy! It is free to apply and takes just 5 minutes.Submit an application
It’s free to apply for this internship. Once we have reviewed your suitability and accepted you onto this program, you’ll need to pay a deposit of US$449 to confirm your place. The remaining balance of your Program Fee (less your initial US$449 deposit payment) will be due no less than 60 days before your internship start date.
Program Fee (USD)
|2 weeks||$1,357Equivalent to $96/day|
|3 weeks||$1,635Equivalent to $77/day|
|4 weeks||$1,913Equivalent to $68/day|
|5 weeks||$2,021Equivalent to $57/day|
|6 weeks||$2,130Equivalent to $50/day|
|8 weeks||$2,349Equivalent to $41/day|
|10 weeks||$2,522Equivalent to $36/day|
|12 weeks||$2,695Equivalent to $32/day|
|16 weeks||$3,042Equivalent to $27/day|
|20 weeks||$3,388Equivalent to $24/day|
|24 weeks||$3,735Equivalent to $22/day|
- 24/7 in-country support
- Airport pick-up
- Program orientation
- Dedicated support before, during, and after your internship
- In-country guidance for social and tourist activities
- Sourcing and securing your internship placement
- Personalization of your internship plan
- Coaching from your supervisor
- Documented portfolio of your experiential learnings
- International reference letter
- Certificate of Internship Completion
- Visa (if required), flights, travel insurance (mandatory), vaccinations, criminal background check
- Transfer back to the airport at the end of your internship program
- Optional extras, such as language lessons
- Souvenirs and leisure activities during your free time
- Personal spending money to cover basic expenses such as drinks, snacks, laundry, public transportation, and any meals not included in your Program Fee
- A deposit of $449 USD is required to secure your internship
- Balance of your Program Fee is due 60 days before your internship start date.
- All payments attract a 5% transaction fee to cover international banking fees and currency charges.
- Terms and Conditions apply.