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.
Health & Medical internship placements in Costa Rica provide opportunity to shadow and assist alongside local doctors and nurses at rural clinics, that offer free medical services. Typical tasks (depending on skill and experience) can include assisting in the treatment of patients and in emergency situations, helping sort medical supplies, and helping with health awareness workshops. An understanding of intermediate Spanish is required. All interns who are not yet intermediate – fluent 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 Health & Medical internship placements is a commitment of at least 4 weeks. Apply online to formally express your interest (it’s free and non-obligatory to apply) and – upon being accepted – register to confirm your internship in the field of Health & Medical.