Intern Abroad HQ offers flexible and affordable internships in Costa Rica! With impressive environmental policies, unparalleled biodiversity, a rapidly developing economy and “pura vida” culture, there is no better place in the world to join an internship abroad. Most placements are based in the Central Valley, which provides an ideal and convenient base to visit other parts of the country from.
The insight provided during an entry-level Animal & Veterinary Care internship program is aimed to help determine whether a career working with animals is right for you. Interns assist with animal care at a veterinarian clinic and, according to any level of current veterinarian training, may additionally shadow and work alongside local veterinarians.
Any participants with veterinary training should clearly state the details on their application, in order to assist in specific tasks as needed, related to level of training (i.e. emergency care, helping with spay/neuter clinics, vaccinations). Typical tasks may include feeding and cleaning assistance, as well as providing medication, grooming, and tasks related to customer service within the clinic.
An understanding of basic Spanish is required for this Costa Rica internship. All interns who are not yet intermediate Spanish speakers are strongly encouraged to take Spanish language lessons in addition to their internship program.
Intake dates for new interns are typically offered twice a month. The minimum duration requirement for Animal & Veterinary Care internship placements is a commitment of at least 2 weeks. Applicants may apply online to formally express their interest (it’s free and non-obligatory to apply) and – upon being accepted – register to confirm their internship in the field of Animal & Veterinary Care.