Most Affordable Internships in Costa Rica with Intern Abroad HQ

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Frequently cited as the happiest place on earth, intern abroad in Costa Rica to experience the "pura vida" lifestyle. Costa Rica Internships are available in Special Needs/Childcare, Health & Medical, Microfinance/Women's Empowerment, Veterinary Care, Teaching English/Education, Environmental and Wildlife Conservation.

Open for beginner to advanced Spanish speakers. Required level of Spanish varies by internship program

Internships through Intern Abroad HQ are flexible and affordable. All internship programs include a guided reflection course, to foster the acquisition of essential soft skills, for better employability and a resilient career.

Applications are accepted year-round for rolling admission dates! Your experienced Internship Manager will ensure you feel supported every step of the way.

  • Receive pre-departure and 24/7 in-country support
  • Customised placements
  • Affordable fees
  • Flexible start dates
  • Short term duration

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Yes, I recommend this program

Life Changing Experience

I spent 6 weeks interning at an NGO in San Ramón, Costa Rica. The work was challenging yet very rewarding and fostered spiritual, professional, and personal growth. I am so appreciative to have had this amazing opportunity and to have met such fantastic people. The memories made and the life lessons that I acquired will remain with me forever. I really enjoyed staying with a host family. This helped me to work more on my Spanish and become further acquainted with the culture. By the end of my time in Costa Rica, my host family became a second family to me. I would make the decision to intern through Intern Abroad HQ a million times over. Signing up is a very easy and organized process and the organization provides amazing support before, during and even after your time interning.

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Response from Intern Abroad HQ

Dear Kelsie, thank you for taking the time to share such a lovely review! I'm glad that you enjoyed all these aspects of your time interning in Costa Rica and I'm sure you will be missed by your host family and the people you met through your placement. We'd love to welcome you back anytime - take care and best of luck with your future adventures!

Yes, I recommend this program

My Cape, Town internship

My two month public health internship in Cape Town, South Africa was unique, adventurous, and unforgettable. I made a significant impact in the health field at my internship location during the day and experience the beauty of South Africa during the rest of the day/weekends. My accommodations were a one minute walk from town, which allowed me to maximize everyday enjoyment in the city. It was convenient living near the grocery store, coffee shops, the local bar/pub, clothing stores, and restaurants. I followed all safety procedures and did not experience unfortunate events. The assurance of safety allowed me to enjoy activities in the city, such as hiking table mountain, shopping at the water front, watch the sunset with friends, wine tasting, swimming at camps bay, and dancing on Long Street. I also met a lot of other international students and local students that accompanied me during my activities. My new friends made every event unforgettable and left unique memories. I also went on adventures that I have never done at my home country such as shark diving, go on a safari, pet a cheetah, bungee jumping off the world’s tallest bungee jump bridge, tandem paragliding, and kayaking. It’s amazing how much I was able to accomplish while working an 8-4 job. This was truly an experience of a life time.

What would you improve about this program?
At of people do not know how much InternHQ is available to help participants. For example, InternHQ is willing to listen to everyone's concern regarding refunds, robberies, problems with housing, and ect. A lot of students experienced something wrong with their internship but do not going to InternHQ for help. InternHQ helps their students so much, so its important to continually remind students of the service they offer to help their students.
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Response from Intern Abroad HQ

Dear Aaron, Thanks for taking the time to share a review of your experience. It sounds like you had an awesome time in Cape Town and we're happy to have been of assistance to you. Thanks for choosing Intern Abroad HQ!