It doesn´t matter, whether you would like to do an internship before
going to university, while you are still studying or even when already working
in your field of expertise:
an internship is a huge asset in your professional
profile and in order to stand out and be competitive in the job market.
An internship abroad is not just about gaining international work
experience, but to dive into a completely new work routine, so you can make new
connections and meet new people so as to develop a strong sense of tolerance
and understanding for other cultures.
In order for this experience to be as successful as possible, we recommend a 1-week-Spanish course before
starting your internship. Learning Spanish will of course be another
advantage, which you can only fully acquire by living and working abroad.
Costa Rica has been a very important exporter for High-Tech and services
in the region; the high educational level, as well as the renowned universities
in this country have made it possible for inhabitants to become respected
professionals. These have also been reasons for many international and
US-American companies to manage their operations for Latin America from Costa
Rica. The “ticos´” high-leveled training, as well as their agility for other
languages makes it easy to assure a smooth working process.
Not to be sneezed at is Costa Rica´s rich biodiversity; whether in the
seas, the rain or cloud forest, near volcanoes or at the coasts: there are new
species waiting to be discovered and protected everywhere.
The fact that approximately 25% of the country´s territory is protected by National
Parks and Nature Reserves allows an effortless collaboration between locals and
interns and both parties can profit from it
Be at least 18 years old
Download, fill out and send back our application form
Minimum stay for at least 2 weeks
Having basic Spanish skills is a plus
Be able to work as part of a team
Be able to easily adapt to different situations
Be interested in a new culture and in getting to know their people
A small monument to the Costarican book „Mamita Yunai“ by Carlos Luis Fallas
A well camouflaged serpent hides among the branches of a tree
Every small town has its church right next to its park; this one is located in San Antonio de Belén
In order to
make your start a little easier, you will participate in an orientation the day
after your arrival. This orientation has been developed so that you can learn
some important facts about Costa Rica and its people. On your second day in
Costa Rica, you will start your internship.
may apply for an internship in any of these lines of business:
Hotel trade and tourism
for internsmay vary according to the elected work field, since some of the
internships may place in National Parks (such as for Biology, environmental
protection, etc.). Accommodations may also be provided in local hos
Volunteering / Internships
Prices in US$
per additional week after the 12th
In case you
do not feel very comfortable with the Spanish language we can offer an
Express-Spanish-Course, in which you can learn relevant vocabulary for your
volunteering in Costa Rica. This course will give you the confidence you need
to have a successful experience.
families with half board, in small private apartments or a hotel. AiL organizes
various excursions and trips throughout the year, you are welcome to join us!
This will give you the chance to get to know other parts of the country or even
Panama or Nicaragua.