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 environmental internship. Most placements are based in the Central Valley, which provides an ideal and convenient base to visit other parts of the country from.
A background in biology or a related field is desirable for Environmental Conservation placements, but is not essential. More importantly, you’ll need a passion for the great outdoors and willingness to get dirty. An understanding of basic Spanish is required. All interns who are not yet intermediate Spanish speakers are strongly encouraged to take Spanish language lessons in addition to their internship program.
Activities on the Costa Rica Environmental Conservation program can include organic gardening, helping to catalog species of plants and insects, field research, helping to maintain trails, educating the community about ecological practices, and taking care of butterfly farms and medicinal gardens.
Intake dates for new interns are typically offered twice a month. The minimum duration requirement for Environmental Conservation 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 Environmental Conservation.