Internships in San José

 The vibrant capital of Costa Rica, San José, is the business center of one of the world's top tourist destinations and most biodiverse countries in the world. San José is surrounded by beautiful mountains and lush rainforests, and is considered the gateway to the Pacific and Caribbean coasts. Intern in San José to gain valuable international work experience, and fulfill your desire for adventure and the country's motto of "Pura vida"!

There are many exciting internship options for you in San José. Get started by exploring our wide range of internship examples and don't worry if you do not see what you're looking for - we are always finding new opportunities in order to give everyone a personalized internship match.

 

The program combines a customized professional internship in London, centrally located student housing in Zones 1-2, cultural excursions and social activities, trained London-based support staff, and our award winning Strengths-Based career development. Offerings range from full-time, 8 to 15-week internships in the fall, spring, or summer.

London has a unique reputation as a center for global finance, fashion, and media, and the close ties between the United States and the United Kingdom continue to make it a top choice for interns from US colleges and universities. Interns are rarely disappointed by the combination of meaningful, exciting London internship experiences and a thriving, multicultural city with easy access to weekends in continental Europe and the Mediterranean. In its seemingly endless neighborhoods and districts, you can walk past iconic buildings, hear numerous different languages spoken on the streets, and enjoy authentic cuisine from the far reaches of the globe. Many of our participants are so enamored by London, that they return for work or graduate study after program completion. Since London is a sprawling metropolis, our interns get used to navigating the city by using the extensive public transport system. Commutes to work can vary from a 10-minute walk to a one-hour tube ride, typical to most Londoners as well. Intern housing is always in student residences located in Zones 1-2, so home is also close to fun for evenings and weekends. Browse our international internships in London!

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Internship Examples

Accounting and Tax Internship in Costa Rica

Accounting and Tax Consulting Firm

This evolving business offers advisory, tax, accounting, book-keeping, company formation, and payroll services to clients. Services cover all sorts of accounts including limited company, partnership, tax return, self-assessment, tax investigation, VAT, tax rebate, and more. The accounting assistant intern will assist with preparation of accounts and tax returns for sole traders and limited companies, corporation tax return, self-assessment income tax return, child tax credits, working tax credits, payroll and employer annual return (P35 both online and manually), VAT registration and returns, PAYE registrations, 363 annual returns, compliances and filing accounts to HMRC and Companies House, and SMP, SSP, and other social security benefits.

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Loss Prevention Internship

Loss Prevention Company working with Corporate Clients

This company specializes in loss prevention and risk management. In particular, they work with corporate clients to prevent credit card, insurance, and banking fraud. Their software platform supports the full risk management life cycle from modeling and execution to investigation and oversight using three key capabilities: modeling tools, an execution engine, and monitoring & investigation dashboards. They seek interns with a wide array of computer, forensic accounting, and analytical skills. The ideal candidate will have a strong background in software, forensic accounting, spreadsheet analysis and/or law enforcement.

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Accounting Internship in Costa Rica

Accounting for a Business Organization

This organization is quickly growing into one of the leading businesses dedicated to helping companies connect and grow. Interns at this company will apply their accounting skills in furthering this mission.

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Online Marketing Internship in Costa Rica

Dynamic Online Marketing Agency

This vibrant boutique digital agency covers all areas of online marketing, from search marketing and social media, to web design and development. They work with businesses from extremely diverse fields, ranging from the travel, fashion and hospitality industries to plumbing and haulage services. The intern's responsibilities and experience will vary and be reflective of the client's needs. These duties may include: copywriting, building passion groups and managing online communities, event planning and management, online market research, report writing, brainstorming, and more!

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PR Internship in Costa Rica

Award-Winning PR Company Looking for Intern

With the aim of growing their business in the US, this PR firm is looking for an intern to develop marketing strategies for the US market to attract new clients. The role will include the production of blogs, social media management and supporting in the development of marketing campaigns.

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Marketing Internship in Costa Rica

Advertising and Marketing Internship With Consultancy

This placement is with a company that designs, develops, and manages successful advertising, marketing, and recognition campaigns for their clients. They continue to set industry and technology standards and offer solutions. Internships tasks will focus on lead generation, online, web marketing, social media campaign and database management.

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Architectural Internship in Costa Rica

Boutique Architectural Firm

This architectural placement is with a boutique firm where the projects are tailored to the client needs and vision. The intern will take part in numerous office activities. They will collaborate with one of the Project Architects and help him/her to prepare design presentations to clients. The intern will be required to draw with AutoCAD and Photoshop to use their creative skills. Also work on Concept, Schematic, Design Development packages. With a 40-year history of award-winning experience, this placement will give any architectural student a practical, hands-on experience in the industry.

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Commercial and Residential Architecture Internships

Innovative Commercial & Residential Architecture Firm

This architecture company transforms high-end residential properties and businesses. Their design goals are centered around thought, vision, and passion combined. They are looking for an intern to shadow their award-winning team of architects and learn about business and projects from concept to completion.

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Building Services Design Internship

Building Services Design Consultancy

The prime objective of this company is to provide their clients with innovative, sound and cost effective design solutions. They work proactively with clients to give them the most effective design options for their needs. They are commercially and architecturally aware engineers, that believe their proactive approach enhances any project that is brought to them. Intern must be enthusiastic and have an interest in building services engineering design and management services. Intern will have exposure to projects from inception to completion.

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Intern in an Urban Museum

Intern in an Urban Museum

This internship is in a free, family and community-focused museum with designated collections in anthropology, musical instruments and natural history. They also have an aquarium, 16 acres of gardens, a library and an education center with a large handling collection. Placement students may be working in one of a variety of areas, including learning, collections management, the library, exhibitions and volunteer management. Interns will be in a generalist role working with archives and helping the volunteer coordinator in museum operations.

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Art and Photography Gallery Internship

Contemporary Fine Art and Photography Gallery

This placement is in a contemporary fine art gallery which exhibits an eclectic variety of contemporary art as well as by international artists from all corners of the world. The gallery presents an integrated program of exhibitions, including solo-shows as well as group exhibitions of emerging and established artists from all artistic backgrounds. We exhibit a broad variety of mediums such as painting, sculpture, photography, mixed media, video, and works on paper. As an intern at this establishment, you could be researching for shows and performing initial contacts of artists, helping with the installation of shows, supporting the promotions, sales, and marketing side of the gallery's operations and even representing the gallery at front of house.

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Internship with Contemporary Art Gallery

Internship with Contemporary Art Gallery

This gallery represents and exhibits cutting edge, stimulating works by established contemporary artists. Interns selected for this placement intern will work directly with the gallery manager and client developer, including learning everything about running a gallery.

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International Investment Group for Economic Development

International Investment Group for Economic Development

This financial group advises companies, governments and economic development organizations on international investment and trade attraction strategies. Organizations working with this firm benefit from the group's experience, insight, and a portfolio of added value products that help to drive efficiency and results. They also develop market research reports on consumer behavior. The intern will join a small team of three staffers, who will provide research and support to their consulting, outsourcing and market research divisions. They also maintain their own portfolio of products and services, including investor profiling and market reports. Typical intern duties include gathering intelligence on organizations and gauging the potential to engage in international expansion, conducting desk research and analysis of FDI, trade and economic data, conducting interviews with companies and trade associations, researching and drafting sector specific reports, and maintaining company databases on CRM software.

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Global Advisory and Business Development Firm

Global Advisory and Business Development Firm

This global advisory and business development firm enhances strategic decision-making for their clients by providing analytical and advisory services, along with an authoritative and original perspective about the factors and risks confronting their client. Their global client base includes several of the strongest and best-informed governments, institutions, and corporations. The intern will assist in internet-based research and the production of materials, such as a newsletter. Through shadowing, the intern will develop networking skills by meeting with senior business, diplomatic and political contacts, and also develop skills involved in researching and producing newsletters.

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Executive Search Firm for the Corporate Responsibility Industry

Executive Search Firm for the Corporate Responsibility Industry

This global executive search consultancy work across: Life Sciences, Food and Energy practice areas. They work on mid and senior level assignments across the globe on a retained basis. They have designed an innovative new solution that helps measure success and become more accountable for organizations long term hiring success. Interns will support search team on assignments; work on building up knowledge of the sector, and use social media to track and follow prospects.

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Radio Broadcasting

Radio Broadcasting

This music incubator and coworking studio combo shares inspiration in music, art, fashion, and culture 24/7 via constant online radio stream and video segments. They seek to push the boundaries of the music and creative industry with unique and high-quality content. This company is looking for an intern to assist them in their production of high-quality video and radio segments.

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Independent TV Production Company

Independent TV Production Company

This placement is with an independent TV production company dedicated to creating mainstream factual entertainment series and formats for the British and international markets. They have a bold editorial ambition and have created and produced large scale reality shows as well as entertainment and factual series for broadcasters including the BBC. Communications interns will get to work in television production with specific duties to be determined based on the intern's areas of expertise. Interns may be requested to assist the office manager, production and development teams and carry out tasks such as assisting with development research, personal assistance and errands for production and office staff, logging footage, reception and assisting on shoots.

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Recording Studio Intern

Recording Studio Intern

A long established recording studio that acts as a host to some of the biggest names in music, and offers an opportunity for a hands-on recording studio intern with a willingness to learn and contribute. The ideal candidate should have experience and qualifications in recording and music technology. A can-do attitude and willingness to get involved in all areas of a recording and publishing within a studio is a must.

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Education Internship in Costa Rica

Se busca pasante para una escuela en San José (Auxiliar de conversación)

Escuela privada busca un pasante con inglés nativo y un buen nivel de español. El auxiliar será responsable de:
- La planificación e impartición de clases junto con el profesor.
- Colaboración con el profesor en la elaboración y adaptación de materiales didácticos.
- Organización, junto con el profesor, de actividades extraescolares.

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High-Profile Education Placement

High-Profile Education Placement

Interns are fully integrated into the work of the organization and are exposed to the day-to-day activities of one of the oldest and most prestigious bi-national organizations in the world. Though some administrative work is required, participants work closely with staff on a wide range of professional activities, from assisting prospective students with questions about studying, to helping plan college day fair. For many students, this type of work is an exciting way to help other students interested in studying abroad and to complement coursework, by experiencing first-hand differences in culture and educational systems.

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Creative Writing and Mentoring Center for Young People

Creative Writing and Mentoring Center for Young People

This organization uses storytelling to inspire young people and believes that writing stimulates their imaginations and builds communications skills as well as confidence and self-respect. Tasks may include: assist workshop leaders; prepare equipment and materials; help the students settle in; work alongside and support new mentors; supervise and lead work with small groups; provide additional assistance to those in need; and act as a floating mentor.

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Supply Chain Analyst Internship

Supply Chain Analyst Internship at Mechanical Engineering Firm

A mechanical engineering firm is looking for an intern with an interest in supply chain management. Currently the firm sources materials in the US and produces precision engineered devices for a number of firms. The internship would involve supporting in the analysis of suppliers and providing cost benefit analysis based on the performance of materials relative to cost. A background in engineering and/or high levels of numeracy required.

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Competitive Mechanical Engineering Internship

Competitive Mechanical Engineering Internship

A San José based engineering firm is looking for a mechanical engineer with a good knowledge of industrial machine tooling to support their local team. Using knowledge of precision engineering, the intern will work on the development of quality processes to help the company maintain the high standards required by their customers. This role is ideally suited to talented university juniors or seniors with strong grades and an interest in optimization of industrial processes. 

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International Group of Laboratories

International Group of Laboratories

This company is a leading international group of laboratories, operating in over 30 countries with 13,000+ employees. They provide an unparalleled range of nearly 100,000 testing methods and support services to governments and to the environmental, pharmaceutical, food, and consumer product industries. The ideal candidate will have a strong background in lab work and assist in operations within the companies range of activities.

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High-End Wedding and Event Planning

High-End Wedding and Event Planning

This internship is with a full-service wedding and event planning firm specializing in the design and production of tailor-made wedding and event experiences. Their wedding planning service helps to support brides and ensure them that the process leading up to the day and wedding day itself is enjoyable, stress-free and seamless. The intern will support all aspects of services provided from sourcing suppliers to on the day coordination. Tasks may include: preparing proposals, generating leads, meeting with clients, researching and booking vendors/venues, networking and brainstorming on creative ideas.

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Multi-Venue Management

Multi-Venue Management

This cool, trendy company owns five venues in London all with a different lifestyle emphasis (punk, Latin, etc.) and hosts interns at both their main office and at individual venues. Interns will assist with the promotion of various events, for example on Facebook and other social networking sites, occasionally work at the events, maintain the master database and perform administrative tasks as needed. Dedicated interns may also have opportunity to organize, promote and host their own event.

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Wedding and Event Planning Internships

Wedding and Event Planning

This internship is with a full-service wedding and event planning firm specializing in the design and production of tailor-made wedding and event experiences. Their wedding planning service helps support brides to ensure that the process leading up to the day and wedding day itself is enjoyable, stress-free and seamless. The intern will support all aspects of services provided from sourcing suppliers to on the day coordination. Tasks may include: preparing proposals, generating leads, meeting with clients, researching and booking vendors/venues, networking, brainstorming on creative ideas, communicating directly with clients and vendors, reviewing contracts, creating timelines, day of coordination, setup and breakdown, and more!

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Eco-Fiber Fashion Company

Eco-Fiber Fashion Company

This unique fashion and lifestyle organization sells merchandise through hundreds of retail outlets in England and Australia. In the last ten years, they have continued to grow the business to maintain their position at the forefront of organic natural clothing manufacturing and retailing. They seek an intern interested in environmentally conscious clothing alternatives who is willing to assist with general office duties and provide managerial support to our London based retail operation.

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Fashion Shoot Production Assistant Role

Fashion Shoot Production Assistant Role

This placement is a generally supportive role within a small, yet very successful, fashion production company. The internship will entail a variety of tasks involved in the preparation, execution, and wrap up of fashion photography shoots. The intern will have the opportunity to work directly with the owner of the fashion company, where they will learn how the business is run and get an inside look into the fashion industry. An interest in fashion, photography or event planning is useful for this position. The candidate must have strong organization skills, be detail-oriented and present well to clients.

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Style Research for a London Showroom

Style Research for a London Showroom

London Fashion Showroom is seeking a style research intern for their two showrooms. This fashion company prides itself on their simple, elegant clothing, with a touch of quirkiness. Born and inspired by architecture, rich textures, and strong colors, their clothes are designed to fit the consumer's body perfectly. Ideal candidates should have a background in business and a passion for fashion. Intern tasks will include trend research, working with special orders, mood board presentation, and alterations. This is the perfect setting to learn the fashion business world in a small and professional showroom.

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Internship with a Progressive and Empowered Designer

Internship with a Progressive and Empowered Designer

A personalized, high-end experience is the name of the game with this company. The motto behind this business is that women ought to be empowered by what they wear. Highly trained employees help to make women look and feel their best. Interns here will help to assist employees in making these women as confident and stunning as possible.

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Luxury British Designer

Luxury British Designer

This dynamic British design brand provides unique luxury tailoring for contemporary women. Their core product lines have gained recognition from the world's media and are now stocked internationally in the UK, USA, France and online with a bespoke service available in London. The student selected for this internship will gain production experience by assisting the designers with alterations, sewing, pattern cutting, and fabric/source trimming. Other general tasks involve assisting during factory visits and helping backstage (or preparing for) London Fashion Week. The selected intern will learn how to work as a team, develop sewing and pattern cutting skills and gain an intimate glimpse into how a fashion label works.

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Bridal and Evening Wear Designer

Bridal and Evening Wear Designer

This bridal and ready-to-wear evening gown designer has more than twenty years of experience and has been recognized as a true expert when it comes to pattern cutting. Her dresses are made of the finest fabrics and bejeweled with Swarovski crystals and fresh water pearls. Fashion design student with an interest in apparel construction and the opportunity to learn about the operations of a small, yet highly successful upscale boutique.

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Immersive Stage Production Internship

Immersive Stage Production Internship

This small film and theatre company with has team of four highly motivated individuals producing theatre shows for national tours. Set up in 2012, they have a proven record of bringing quality theatre to the stage. Interns will have backgrounds in film or theater production and acting.

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Post Production Firm

Post Production Firm

Boutique post house offering a one stop solution for post production needs in the film and TV industry. These specialists design, edit, grade and dub content for movies, broadcasting and corporate use. This is an amazing opportunity for an intern to network with major film professionals, promote themselves and get their foot in the door to a tough industry.

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Placement within a Professional Producing Theatre Space

Placement within a Professional Producing Theatre Space

This placement is with a brand new state-of-the-art theatre set up as a charity and run by a small and very motivated team. They produce plays in-house, are a receiving house and also a venue for hire. It is a very exciting place to learn about production and how an arts venue works. They are setting up new systems and the intern will become part of that process and has the chance to leave a lasting legacy within the infrastructure of the organiZation. At the same time they hope they will be able to give the intern an extraordinary taste of how it is to be at the heart of a professional producing theatre space.

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Finance Internship for a Renewable Energy Company

Finance Internship for a High-Profile Renewable Energy Company

This company is establishing itself as a leader in the renewable energy business. They assess financial and technical feasibility for developing solar power plants and projects through a wide variety of solar technologies. They are seeking an intern to work with company executives to perform the duties of corporate finance. The ideal candidate will have an interest in the renewable energy business and a strong background in finance, particularly with profit and loss balance sheets.

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Competitive Finance Placement

Competitive Finance Placement

This asset management firm has worked hard to build an investment team and client base that is committed to focusing on active fund management, with an equal emphasis on preserving capital and generating superior returns. They are looking to add a finance or economics intern to join their company. The intern will work side-by-side with them in a professional work and learning environment.

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International Asset Management Internship

International Asset Management Internship

This international asset management company aims to provide high-quality products to investors. The internship will involve working directly with the CEO and COO of the company, providing back office administrative assistance and PA support. Sample tasks may include, but are not limited to: assisting the head of client trading to accommodate the existing clients, maintaining and updating systems and databases, administering expenses, costs, invoices, fees and commissions, manage and improve business processes and workflows. Additionally, interns may have the chance to attend the Property Investor Show and help in its planning.

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Internship with a Member of Parliament

Internship with a Member of Parliament

A member of the British Parliament is seeking an intern to assist with case work research and drafting of related information for press releases, staff meeting and campaigning. Additional activities may include working with constituents, organizing policy briefs and interacting with various governmental bodies within the UK. Interns in this role will gain an intimate glimpse into the workings of a British MP's office and the overall workings of the British Parliament.

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Work and Learn from Senior Officials in Parliament

Work and Learn from Senior Officials in Parliament

This internship is the opportunity to organize and work with senior officials from around the world on matters that range from anti-corruption to gender equality. The ideal candidate will also possess a thorough understanding of and interest in geo-politics and international public policy issues, and demonstrate a sound knowledge of the structure and functions of public sector organizations both nationally and internationally.

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Policy Internship for a Transatlantic Business Organization

Policy Internship for a Transatlantic Business Organization

The main priority for a Policy intern is to provide overall support to the Policy and Public Affairs Manager. Tasks include conducting research on government policy initiatives, writing summaries on various policy areas, drafting meeting notes, preparation of policy meetings, proofreading policy documents, supporting policy event management including event registrations and data management (eg updating distribution lists). Based on interest, availability and skills, the Policy intern can be fully involved in the everyday work of the Policy and Public Affairs Manager.

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Retail Graphic Design Internship

Retail Design Internship

This is an internship with a design led gift company supplying big retailers. Internship tasks may include, but are not limited to: designing the layout of brochures, retouching of designs, creation of backgrounds for existing characters, adjusting artwork of licensees under the direction of the creative director and general support the small but busy office.

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Graphic Design for Fashion Magazine

Graphic Design for Fashion Magazine

A well-known fashion magazine published in 196 countries is looking for a graphic designer with skills in page layout and brand development. The selected intern will get to work with the magazine design team in putting together their bi-monthly publication including layout, ad design and formulating specs with clients. This is a true fashion journalism environment for a serious graphic designer!

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Graphic Design Internship in Costa Rica

Graphic Design for a Personal Styling Company

This company is home of personal styling and shopping services, and experts in image consultancy. They assist clients in finding the right solutions for their body shape, coloring, lifestyle, and personal brand. Forever developing new leaflets, newsletters, posters, forms, stationary, online marketing materials etc. in order to excel in this area. They need an innovative and creative individual who is able to quickly adapt to the business needs, utilize their creative flair and use their initiative to offer the business new ideas in the graphics development space.

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Tourism Internship in Costa Rica

Tourism Internship

This hospitality company arranges day trips and weekend trips for international students, service providers, and universities. Tasks may include assisting the sales and marketing department on a day-to-day basis to increase sales and awareness. The intern will assist with new business research (online and by telephone), help marketing staff manage contacts, update and maintain records, assist in creating emails, online marketing, and the use of social networking. Also, help the sales team create marketing materials specifically develop our student online booking website, and provide support for staff at events.

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Relocation and Social Orientation Services

Relocation and Social Orientation Services

Working primarily with the Government Office and County Councils, this organization has helped thousands new to Costa Rica. They help them arrive, settle, and most importantly, have a fantastic time as they acclimate to the country. This firm has been providing arrival orientation packages for international travelers. Interns will work in strategizing reports, marketing material and general development efforts.

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Tourism Development for a Film Museum

Tourism Development for a Film Museum

This Museum is devoted to keeping alive the spirit of cinema from the days before the multiplex. Interns will be tasked with assisting with the planning and execution of various programs, including but not limited to regular talks, film screenings, bazaars, exhibitions, and live events. If the intern has a specific interest in events, there will be the opportunity to perform evaluation of event success with the aim to develop and implement plans to improve future events.

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Industry Leading Recruitment Internship

Industry Leading Recruitment Firm

This group of consultants are experts in networking making them an industry leading recruitment firm. Interns will experience extensive initial training in the fields of recruitment and headhunting. After orientation the intern will be involved in the daily workings of the company's team-oriented, target driven sales team.

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Human Resources Internship in Costa Rica

Charity HR and Recruiting

This organization is the largest independent provider of charity jobs, delivering permanent and temporary placements at every level. The business has expanded over the years through organic growth and acquisition. They seek an intern who will observe the recruitment and screening process of candidates. The intern will gain exposure to how information is reviewed in the hiring/selection process, analyze differences in business practices, identify trends in the non-profit sector, and analyze changing needs based on client feedback.

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Recruitment Company for Fortune 500 Clients

Recruitment Company for Fortune 500 Clients

This recruitment and consultancy company works with major fortune 500 companies and is quickly becoming a major player in Europe. Responsibilities may include: Research, Database Management, Marketing, Business Development, and more. The ideal candidate will want to work in recruiting or research, will be bright and articulate and very determined.

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Innovative IT Internship in Costa Rica

Innovative IT Internship

One-stop shop for computer support and services, specializing in technical support and network services to small businesses and charities. This is an ideal opportunity for a young person to gain a huge amount of practical technical knowledge in a short time, which would give you an edge in technical interviews when looking for your next job. A PHP/MySQL coding placement will also look great on your CV if you are looking to pursue a career in the IT industry.

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Web Development Assistantship with Digital Creative Agency

Web Development Internship with Digital Creative Agency

This company is digital creative agency made up of a team of in-house web developers and app builders who run global marketing campaigns. The web development intern will assist projects of building and editing websites for clients.

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Database Development Intern

Database Development Intern

The position involves working alongside a senior developer to create a large database application. Additional tasks include creating online help entries for this database, creating queries and reports. This is an ideal opportunity for a young person to gain a huge amount of practical technical knowledge in a short time, which would give you an edge in technical interviews when looking for your next job.

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Interior Design In The Luxury Residential Sector

Interior Design In The Luxury Residential Sector

An award winning firm is looking for a creative interior designer to join their team who would consider themselves to be a highly proficient ‘all-rounder’. They are an interior design and architecture studio that create exquisite award winning residences for the most discerning clients through a holistic and considered design approach within the luxury residential sector.

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World Leading Bespoke Aquarium Design Firm

World Leading Bespoke Aquarium Design Firm

This firm specializes in international aquarium design, installation and maintenance, and operatives based across the globe. Each aquarium installation is bespoke, ensuring both a personal and professional service is delivered. The firm prides itself on their depth of knowledge, quality of service and a tailored approach to aquarium design. Providing an extensive variety of services they have cemented their position as the industry leader in bespoke aquarium design.

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Highly Acclaimed Interior Design Firm

Highly Acclaimed Interior Design Firm

The team at this prestigious design firm oversees the entire process with an award winning construction team of fitters, joiners, tilers, and decorators. Each team member is unique and an integral part of the jigsaw that keeps the firm in its highly respected position. Interior design internship duties include research from library and Internet sources, plan to scale modeling, 3-D rendering, assisting with client presentations, general office issues and updating of manuals.

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Journalism Internship With An LGBT News Organization

Journalism Internship With An LGBT News Organization

Launched in 2005, this quickly growing LGBT news service is now read by more people than any other LGBT news service in Britain. They are looking for an intern to show the ins and outs of journalism. From research to interview skills, to writing for print and web, this news company is ready to offer a unique and professional experience to an intern.

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Independent Music & Entertainment Magazine

Independent Music & Entertainment Magazine

Combining underground and mainstream music genres, this hip magazine is a multi-award winning music publication that launched to critical acclaim in 2004. It also includes fashion, film and entertainment in its subject matter. Journalism interns will get to work in a music magazine setting writing articles and web content, researching for writers, creating press launches and complementing the rest of the writing staff.

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Leading Political Magazine

Leading Political Magazine

Irreverent and witty, this publication has established quite the following over the years to become Britain’s leading, best written and most authoritative weekly political, cultural and current affairs magazine. Working with a small team in the art department, interns gain experience working on magazine layouts and prepare pages for press, as well as doing picture research, downloading and retouching images, designing supplements and assisting with general administrative tasks.

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Law Internship in Costa Rica

Leading Immigration and Human Rights Law Firm Internship

This placement is with a growing solicitors firm that works on immigration and human rights cases. Qualified interns will work with paralegals on document management, case briefs, case submissions, client submissions and in-person hearings. This is an ideal placement for pre-law students keen to get an overall exposure to a law firm.

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Immigration Law Agency

Immigration Law Agency

This agency is a law practice with specialization in immigration and nationality law, and strives to achieve security for those whose future is otherwise uncertain, and to carefully navigate where danger can be avoided. The intern will review files of the practice from the last two years and become acquainted with various areas of immigration law. The intern will have opportunities to sit in on client meetings to take notes, with a case discussion to follow, following up phone calls to courts and more. There will also be discussion on the merits of certain cases and the assignment of additional tasks/projects.

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International Dispute Resolution

International Dispute Resolution

This organization is the home of resolution for disputes. It sets global standards for dispute management and provides education and training for arbitrators, mediators and adjudicators. They act as an international center for practitioners, policy makers, academics and those in business concerned with cost-effective and early settlement of disputes. The selected legal intern will hone drafting skills working on mediation, adjudication and international arbitration.

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NGO Non-Profit Internship in Costa Rica

NGO Seeks Intern to Support Local Learning Program

A San José charitable organization is looking for an intern with a background in Psychology (ideally childhood and development psychology) to support with the charity’s outreach work to young local children. The role would involve planning activities for after school clubs, helping to diagnose and evaluate mental and social well being and supporting in the production of remedial plans for children with development issues.

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Healthy Living and Nutrition Organization

Healthy Living and Nutrition Organization

This independent, nonprofit charity's principal activity is to further the knowledge and practice of optimum nutrition through the education of public health officials. They also serve to preserve and protect the health of the general public by giving advice, assistance and treatment. Internship tasks: To support the Director of Communications and Fundraising in various projects, including a conference on pre and post natal nutrition. The intern will also help with the marketing of our Clinic product reviews and features, for our magazine, and help in developing website content.

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Organization that Supports Women and Children Fleeing Domestic Violence

Organization that Supports Women and Children Fleeing Domestic Violence

This internship offers an overview and insight into the work of a registered charitable organization that aims to help women and children fleeing domestic violence. They offer dedicated legal advice, counseling and parenting services and domestic violence workshops. They also offer children's services, which include individual and group support and counseling. The intern will support the Central Services teams and time will be spent within some of the different services offered, which include refuge, advice, HR and admin, and fundraising. The intern will be involved in new projects and may be involved in any in-house training.

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Fast-Paced Digital Media Agency

Fast-Paced Digital Media Agency

This innovative, international media agency works across digital, print and video mediums. They serve both high profile clients and breakthrough campaigns. Their clients are some of the biggest in the business and they are looking for top notch interns to join their team. Working in the photography department, the interns would assist the photographers, manage stock input and output, process images, maintain studios, organize weekly model shoots, and perform general administrative duties.

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Photography Internship in Costa Rica

Photography Internship

You will be joining the team of this busy and vibrant photography and film studios. Interns will work along side the team to ensure smooth running of all shoots, and maintenance of studios and equipment. Interns will also deal with client requests and ensuring their fulfillment to a high standard.

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Photo Syndication Library

Photo Syndication Library

This firm is a high quality photographic syndication company that provides images to communications businesses. Through its extensive library of pictures of celebrities and models taken by internationally renowned photographers, they have developed a large worldwide clientele. Interns will work more in a photography heavy capacity, touching up pictures, processing, and potentially assisting in photo shoots.

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Psychotherapy Counseling

Psychotherapy Counseling

This counseling center was set up in 2001 with the goal of providing psychological therapies to help clients deal with the specific problems of anxiety, depression, panic, obsessive-compulsive disorder, mental health, and social anxiety. Interns in this psychology placement will be able to learn more about these particular cases, and how a counseling center operates. The role will allow for both clinical shadowing and relevant administrative tasks.

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Mental Health Clinic

Mental Health Clinic

This outpatient clinical treatment center, specializing in a nutritional approach to mental health problems, offers a comprehensive assessment of biochemical imbalances that can contribute to mental health problems, and advice to correct these imbalances as a means to restore health. For someone interested in enhancing their cover letter for graduate school applications, this internship is a dream placement! The role entails client file data collection and analysis, observation of consultations conducted by clinical psychologists and psychiatrists, and assisting with the general operation of the center, including fielding clients’ queries. The ideal candidate will have excellent research, phone and interpersonal skills, as well as the ability to contribute to the administration of the clinic.

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Imperative Multidisciplinary Approach To Aid

Imperative Multidisciplinary Approach To Aid

The internship role will be based at an Adult Drug and Alcohol Treatment Service. This is a unique role providing an opportunity to experience a multidisciplinary approach to service delivery to aid interns to develop clinical skills in the application of treatment interventions. Interns will shadow and co-facilitate drug and alcohol groups in both an abstinent and non-abstinent structured day programme. Additionally, they will assist in the delivery of basic substance misuse training both in-house and/or externally, to local services as and when required.

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Award-Winning PR Company Looking for Intern

Award-Winning PR Company Looking for Intern

With the aim of growing their business in the US, this PR firm is looking for an intern to develop marketing strategies for the US market to attract new clients. The role will include the production of blogs, social media management and supporting in the development of marketing campaigns. 

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PR Agency Internship

PR Agency Internship

The placement will give you the opportunity to gain experience of how a brands/lifestyle PR agency works. The placement will help you to develop your time-management, communication, writing and creative brainstorming skills as well as improving interaction with work colleagues and journalists. Duties could include organizing newspapers and magazines, circulating press coverage and articles of interest to the team, mounting press coverage gained, client research as well as competitor research, helping out at events, writing press releases and selling stories/products to journalists in advanced stages. It’s a very hands-on role in which you will have the opportunity to work across all clients in the company.

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PR Placement in the Entertainment Industry

PR Placement in the Entertainment Industry

This is a creative communications agency working with the entertainment, arts and culture industries. They have expertise in film, home entertainment, television, games, theatre, music & dance and personal representation. Interns can expect to be responsible for updating client reports, contacting journalists, pitching DVD/Blu-ray titles to review, securing attendance at events and screenings, and placing competitions. On the creative side, interns will utilize writing skills and some knowledge of film and television to produce pre-written features. Interns will also be encouraged to support events/screenings out of office hours, within reason and where necessary.

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What if I don't see my internship career field?

The career fields listed on the website are just a sample of what is available. Even if you don't see what you're looking for, doesn't mean that it's not a possibility. Think about what kind of work you would like to partake in and where your interests lie. Want to find out all your opportunities? Inquire now and one of our knowledgeable Admissions Counselors will get in contact with you. 

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San José Internship Program Inclusions

We are focused on matching you with the best employer and experience that will help you achieve your goals. All programs include a one-on-one Program Advisor, personalized career coaching, social events, housing, on-site local staff, and much more.

  • San José Program Experience
  • Guaranteed Internship Placement
  • Career Readiness Program
  • Experience Advisor
  • Centrally Located Housing
  • Travel Support
  • On-Site Programs Team
  • Academic Credit

What to expect from your Internship in San José

San José is a city of laid back charms combining colonial and modern architecture with bustling commerce and a vibrant outdoor lifestyle. As the capital city of Costa Rica, San José is the gateway to Costa Rica and one of the main hubs of economic activity in Central America.

Although relativity small, nearly a million people commute to the center of the city every day to work in the thriving industries of San José. Some of the most popular internship placements are in the business, environmental, engineering, and NGO sectors. It is the ideal destination to combine a professional internship with access to one of the most beautiful countries in the world.

In San José, you can embrace the “Pura Vida” lifestyle. "Pura vida" means pure life or the simple life and reflects the way Costa Ricans (los Ticos) like to live. Living this way is about enjoying the simple pleasures of life and valuing personal relationships and treating others with respect. Los Ticos are said to be amongst the happiest peoples in the world. Spending the summer in San José you will be able to appreciate "Pura vida" on the vibrant streets of the capital.

Global Experiences provides you with a tailored internship in your approved career field. Throughout your program, we take you and your fellow interns on social excursions to allow you to experience San José and the local culture. You will also have free time during your program to travel on your own. Set yourself apart from your peers with an international internship in Costa Rica.

Guaranteed Custom Internship Placement

From your dedicated Admissions Counselor to your Program Advisor, we continuously speak with you one-on-one to learn all about you, your academic background, and your internship goals.

If accepted into the program, we guarantee you an internship in your chosen career field and location. Your acceptance into the program is based on a combination of relevant college or university level courses, relevant work experience, and an assessment of maturity and readiness for a professional abroad experience.

After you've committed to the program and enroll, we continue to work with you to further understand your skills, talents, career objectives, and overall internship expectations. Knowing this, we are able to place you in a dynamic work environment providing real-world work experience that benefits you.

Once we match you with an employer, you will interview directly with them by phone or Skype before your internship placement is confirmed. We work with you until you have an internship confirmed with a host organization and then you're officially on your way to interning abroad in Costa Rica!

When you arrive on location and start your internship, we have staff in San José to support you and ensure you make the most of your internship.

Global Career Readiness Program

Included in all programs is our award-winning Global Career Readiness Program which combines assessment, coaching, and events to connect students academic experience with their professional ambitions. We take a Strengths-based approach and focus on helping every participant meet their potential and find a career their love. 

Core Components Include

  • CliftonStrengthsFinder® Assessment
  • On-on-One Career Strengths Coaching
  • Career Webinar Series
  • Goal Setting and Career planning
  • Interview preparation
  • On-Site Career Seminars and Networking Event
  • One Day Global Career Workshop
  • Leadership Training and Recruitment Opportunities

Your Experience Program Advisor

Global Experiences is built by a team of passionate and experienced travelers, who love working with our participants to help them get ready for both living and interning abroad. We know that it is a big step to move to a new city, make new friends, and explore a new culture, all while going to work everyday. That is where your program advisor and location coordinator will become your new travel experience advisors, taking care of you from the day you join the program, to the day you head home.

Your Program Advisor will help you prepare for what will become the most life changing experience that you may ever have, including helping you navigate through travel bookings, visa requirements, academic credit and financing questions, as well as any nerves you have about living in a new city. We will help you get to know the rest of the program group so you'll have friends as soon as you arrive on location, and get a head start on weekend travel planning.

Housing in San José

Our San José program housing is by far one of the best student living in Costa Rica. It is a brand new modern student residence located in the University area of San Pedro Montes de Oca.

  • Single ensuite rooms in a shared 3-4 bedroom flat
  • Includes a shared kitchen, wifi, balcony, a washer and dryer
  • 24/7 security and on-site support services in a sealed housing building
  • Great communal areas - cinema, games room, BBQ terrace and sun lounges
  • Eco friendly and easy access to public transport, shops, and cafes

The flat is shared with other Global Experiences interns and sometimes mixed with other students from local universities. You will take a roommate questionaire to help us match you with the best flat mates.

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Travel Support

Included in your program are many essential travel services to help your experience be as easy as possible so you an focus on enjoying your new home and rocking your internship.

Program Inclusions

  • Travel and Medical Insurance.
  • 24/7 Emergency support on location.
  • Visa processing support.
  • Partnership with STA Travel for discounted and group flights.
  • Social and weekend events on location.
  • Closed Facebook Groups for each group, so you can get to know your new friends and make travel plans before you arrive.

On-Site Programs Team

Global Experiences programs are lead by qualified staff in each program city that are trained and supervised by our head office in Annapolis, Maryland, USA.

Your program coordinator on location will get to know you before you depart, and will meet you on arrival in your new home. As a local of the city, all of our location staff are experienced in providing hands-on support to new visitors. There can be adjustments and culture shock when you first arrive, but we are more than ready to help you feel comfortable and get to know the amazing new culture in your new city. You will have an outline of events and experiences to take part in as well as plenty of opportunities to give your career skills an extra boost so you come home not just a world traveler, but also ready to take a big step forward in your journey to finding a career you love.

Add Academic Credit to your Program

Adding credit can allow students to access existing financial aid options and gain credit towards graduation for many majors. This is suitable for students who attend a university that does not offer credit for internships. For more information please discuss your situation with your program consultant at time of application.

Fairfield UniversityYou can add optional transfer credit to your program through our school of record, Fairfield University. 

Option 1: Summer, 3-6 Credits, $600
Option 2: Semester, up to 9 Credits, $900

  • Transfer credit - letter grade or pass / fail. Determined by the home institution.
  • General Elective credit - letter grade or pass / fail.
  • Major credit - transfers as DEPT000 with letter grade.
  • Financial Aid available. 

Testimonials From Our Interns

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Student Rating from GoOverseas.com

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  • Siddhi
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    My internship was great. The experience taught me how to work with different types of personalities and management styles. Along with all of the skills I learned, the experience taught me a lot about myself and how I handle challenges.

    Siddhi S.

    The George Washington University / Economics

  • Rushana
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    It was great, studying different cultures, learning about the world and meeting a lot of new people. I had the time of my life.

    Rushana A.

    RIT / Finance

  • Aviva
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    I had the most amazing summer. I couldn’t have asked for a better placement. Thanks to GE for making it happen!

    Aviva B.

    Collège LaSalle / Fashion Design

  • Brittany
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    Having this internship really confirms my career in fashion merchandising.

    Brittany D.

    Academy of Art University / Fashion Business

  • Max
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    My time interning abroad was spectacular. An experience that I will remember throughout both my life and my professional career.

    Max O.

    Babson College / Finance

  • Emily
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    I loved my internship with an eco-fashion design company. Being in London was an amazing experience; every day was different and I really got a chance to immerse myself in the culture.

    Emily P.

    Stephens College / Fashion Design

  • Lucy
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    London is fantastic. I looove everything about it! London Fashion Week was absolutely AMAZING. Words can’t even describe!

    Lucy H.

    University of Alabama / Fashion Business

  • Geoffrey
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    My friends and family both pushed me hard to go to London. It’s been a life changing experience I’ll never forget.

    Geoffrey G.

    Nichols College / Event Management

  • Karley
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    One of the best experiences of my life! How many kids can say they spent a summer abroad? It was unbelievable. There are so many good things to say.

    Karley P.

    College of Charleston / Hospitality

  • Erica
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    I learned so much at my internship. I would have never learned all of this just in school.

    Erica R.

    Fashion Design

  • Jessica
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    Without Global Experiences, I believe I would not have had this once in a lifetime opportunity, which helped me achieve my goal of interning abroad that I set for myself at the beginning of my college career. From start to finish Global Experiences made the entire process simple, organized, and fun."

    Jessica L.

    Fashion Design

  • Rachel
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    I really have become more confident in not only my work skills but my path in general. I’m very sad to be leaving because I’ve made some amazing friends and love the city but I am also excited to get home and start on my next project.

    Rachel P.

    Fashion Design / Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising

  • James
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    It has made me more well cultured, and more confident in the professional world.

    James H.

    Sports Business / Maryville University

  • Chiantelle
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    This overall experience was definitely more than I had expected it to be even though I didn’t really have any expectations to begin with. Well, other than just being open to what’s in store for me and hopefully by the end of it be more confident and concrete in who I am and what I’m going to be doing. In the past trips I’ve been in in a decent amount of places and there’s always a word that resonates with me. This trip it was: LOVE. That I should do what I love and love what I do. To love the people around me no matter where we come from. That I should learn to love and accept myself and continue to strive to become the person I’m intended to be.

    Chiantelle R.

    Psychology / Trinity Western University

  • Amanda
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    Because I applied having no idea what I would like to do with psychology, this experience has given me a grander vision of my career path and acted as a guide for where I need to go with my future career. It has also given me a sense of independence by living on my own and an intense desire to travel more often and visit more places in Europe.

    Amanda W.

    Psychology / Millersville University

  • Lucia
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    I’ve definitely realized how capable I am living on my own in a completely new environment. I can successfully make a new life for myself in a place where I don’t know anyone.

    Lucia Z.

    Pharmaceuticals / Northeastern University

  • Lauren
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    I am much more laid-back, go with the flow, and fearless when it comes to any endeavor.

    Lauren D.

    Political Science / Northeastern University

  • Nicee
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    I was able to realize that I am a valuable employee and I am able to adapt well to any situation that might come my way. I am also more cultured because of this experience.

    Nicee G.

    Higher Education Administration / University of Rochester

  • Chrissy
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    I thoroughly enjoyed my internship in London working in psychology. My experience further enhanced my interests in psychology and education as I was able to strengthen my communication skills and feel as if I was really making a difference in other people’s lives. Moving forward, I could not be more excited to teach children and positively impact them as my role models did for me when I was growing up.

    Chrissy L.

    Psychology / Dartmouth College

  • Nicee
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    I had been struggling with what type of career I wanted before applying for an internship, but my internship helped me to understand what I really wanted to do in life: help students through the nonprofit or higher education field. I even began applying for jobs halfway through my internship in London because I was felt motivated and encouraged by the GE ground support and my internship supervisors. Also, the work experience I gained in mentorship programs has made me part of a team at work to create a mentorship program.

    Nicee G.

    Education / University of Rochester

  • Cassie
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    Since completing my internship abroad I have graduated from college and started a career in retail. I was able to begin a fast track course in management and I now have a fulfilling career as an executive for Kohl’s. During the interview process I could tell the hiring manager was incredibly impressed my experience in fashion abroad. Not everyone is able to have this kind of chance but I highly recommend it because as cliche as it sounds, interning abroad really does set you apart! After graduating it took me less than a year to start the career I aspired to in university and I know my experience abroad had something to do with that!

    Cassie G.

    Fashion Business / Central Michigan University

How To Earn Credit?

All Global Experiences' international internship programs are designed to complement a student's academic degree program. You could earn credit from your own institution, from our School of Record, or one of our partner schools.

There are many options for gaining credit and securing financial aid for your internship abroad program and we're happy to help you find what works best for you.

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Life as an Intern in San José

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Tuition And Dates

Join us for a summer internship in Costa Rica! Review the program dates and prices below or contact our team to talk about financing options.

Season

Summer 2019

Length

8 Weeks

Start Date

June 8-Aug 3

Full Program Tuition

$4,990 USD

2018 Early Admissions
(Enroll by 8/31/2017)

Not Available

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San José, Costa Rica

Season: Summer 2019

Length: 15 Weeks

Start Date: 07/15/2019

Full Program Tuition: $4,990 USD

2018 Early Admissions: Not Available

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When you are applying for internships abroad, you will follow a step-by-step process with our team that will provide you with enough information to help you make an informed decision about an internship abroad with Global Experiences. From application to arrival, we'll be there to guide you.

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Find Out If You’re Eligible

All Global Experiences participants are required to be 18 years old by the start date of the program. Some Spanish is preferred while more advanced levels of Spanish will allow for wider access to internship tasks and opportunities in Costa Rica.

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