Costa Rica Internships (Voluntary)

Costa Rica

Costa Rica Information

Costa Rica is located in Central America & the capital is San Jose, with about 5 million people. The climate is tropical all year, dry season (summer) from December to April & the wet season (winter)  from May to November. National Parks make up 25% of  the country & tourism is the  main industry by far. The population is mainly Spanish & the main language is Costa Rican Spanish.  “Pura Vida” (pure life) is a common greeting. Football is the most popular sport. Costa Rica has an excellent health-care system.

  • Gain a competitive advantage
  • Develop an International professional network in your industry
  • Boost your career confidence
  • Enhance your practical skills
  • Include 'international global experience' on your CV
  • Immerse yourself in a new culture
  • Accommodation assistance
  • Airport transfers & Language courses available in most destinations
  • Specifically designed internship insurance
  • Ongoing support throughout your internship
  • 24/7 emergency phone number at your destination
  • Replacement options available
  • Visa guidance

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Program Information

Paid vs Unpaid

Unpaid only


Minimum 8 weeks > maximum 12 months

Start Date

Every Monday of the year


18 – 35


University student, graduated or relevant work experience.
There should be a connection between your studies and/or work experience and the placement you are requesting.


Spanish at level intermediate +

Lead Time

Must receive completed application form, CV and letter of intent in Spanish at least 8 weeks before requested start date.

San Jose

One of the safest cities in region. New tramway system being built, private buses, inter-urban trains, red taxis, Juan Santamaria International Airport is 23km west of downtown, also Aeropuerto Airport is 8km from downtown. Food not spicy, national dish is Gallo Pinto, (fried rice & black beans), traditional food cafes called “Sodas”. Many lovely theatres. Festivals — Easter Week , many parades, Guanacaste Day July, The Virgin of the Angels in August, Independence Day Sept. Limon Carnival Oct.& Christmas Week when many head for the beach.

Public Relations
Teaching & Training
Tourism & Hospitality

1. Click  ‘Apply’ to register your interest and further details about the program will be sent through. There is no commitment at this stage.

2. When you are ready to proceed, you will need to pay a deposit and send through your CV & Cover Letter.

3. Our partners in the destination country will arrange your internship and support you through finalising the process.


Costa Rica Internship Fees

Location Standard Internship
Costa Rica;
San Jose

Additional Registration Fee $150
All Prices are in AUD
Flights & Insurance not included


Internship placement
Intercultural orientation
Internship support & advice
Weekly Tours & Recreational activities Calendar
Internship certificate
24/7 Emergency Phone

Not included

Flight tickets
Personal expenses


There is no Visa required for Australian citizens travelling to Argentina.
Upon arrival, Australians are given a 90-day tourist visa which you can renew for another 90 days at the local migration office. This costs approximately USD $100. After 180 days, you will need to travel to a neighbouring country and re-enter, where you are given another tourist visa for 90 days, which can be renewed for another 90 days, totaling one year.
We recommend contacting your local visa office for this country for confirmation as details can change without warning.

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