Animal Science in Costa Rica

An internship with a view

The professional experience you’re seeking to advance your career, plus global travel to give you a whole new perspective. Let WI work out the details for you and get you on your way with confidence.

Type:Internship
Location:Guanacaste, Costa Rica
Duration:4-12 Weeks
Organization:Wildlife Rehabilitation Center

Role, Responsibilities and Experience

Get ready for the wildlife experience of a lifetime! As the Conservation Intern at this turtle rescue and research center, you will help Southern Costa Rica protect its precious turtle population. Working with local researchers and wildlife experts, you will gain hands-on access to the turtle population while participating in grassroots, community-oriented ecology projects. You can supervise sea turtle hatcheries and nurseries, conduct beach patrols, maintain turtle habitats, and even release baby sea turtles into the ocean once they’ve hatched. You’ll be able to add field research and hands-on field work techniques to your resume while working with a local team and digging deeper into the country’s unique wildlife ecosystems.

Program Highlights

Spanish Lessons

Further immerse yourself in Costa Rican culture by enhancing your Spanish skills during an intensive language course your first week, designed to fit your Spanish level.

Global Training

Learn to work effectively in a cross-cultural setting by understanding your own work style. GlobeSmart -- an innovative online profile -- will help you make the most of your professional experience.

Exceptional Support

Enter the country with ease and come back home with a plan. We will provide you with the career guidance and recommendation you need to land your next job.

Job Guarantee

Find a job in your field or we’ll refund your program tuition! We believe in the value of our programs so much that we will refund you your program tuition if you are not able to land a job in the field of your program within one year of completing your program.

What You Can Expect From WI

Personal Fit

We don’t believe in a one-size-fits-all approach; we believe in you. We will find you the perfect internship based on your goals.

Detailed Orientation

We provide you everything to thrive in an international setting. From online guides to resources that ensure you’re ready before you leave.

24/7 Support

Before you travel, while you’re on-site, and when you return to your home country, the WI team will be there for you.

A Better Resume

Resources to make your resume shine so you can really make an impression on your future employer, and get the most out of your internship.

Complete your application and get your placement confirmation in as little as 7 days.

Program Details & Pricing

standard Program
$2,690 Homestay Included

Live with a local host family and participate in local customs, family activities, and share homemade meals -- a true “home away from home”!

premium Program
$3,690 Homestay + Career Support

Add an intensive Mentor Program to your homestay standard package to receive additional professional guidance from an expert in your field before, during and after your internship.

standard Program
$3,790 Homestay Included

Live with a local host family and participate in local customs, family activities, and share homemade meals -- a true “home away from home”!

premium Program
$4,790 Homestay + Career Support

Add an intensive Mentor Program to your homestay standard package to receive additional professional guidance from an expert in your field before, during and after your internship.

standard Program
$4,890 Homestay Included

Live with a local host family and participate in local customs, family activities, and share homemade meals -- a true “home away from home”!

premium Program
$5,890 Homestay + Career Support

Add an intensive Mentor Program to your homestay standard package to receive additional professional guidance from an expert in your field before, during and after your internship.

standard Program
$5,990 Homestay Included

Live with a local host family and participate in local customs, family activities, and share homemade meals -- a true “home away from home”!

premium Program
$6,990 Homestay + Career Support

Add an intensive Mentor Program to your homestay standard package to receive additional professional guidance from an expert in your field before, during and after your internship.

What's Included

Standard Program Premium Program
Internship placement and professional supervision
Personal pre-departure orientation
On-site health, safety & cultural orientation
24/7 On-site emergency support and services
Comprehensive medical and accident insurance
Re-entry Workshop with career coaching resources
LinkedIn endorsement and professional letter of recommendation
Intensive Spanish instruction week
Airport pick-up and transfer to accommodation
Arranged accommodation in local homestay
Nine one-on-one mentoring sessions (via Skype) with your industry mentor
Nine professional development projects assigned for you by your mentor
Access to exclusive backstage platform with additional career resources and community

Ready To Go?

Whether you need more information or you’re ready to apply for a program, we’re here to help you get started. Our expedited selection process means that your internship is confirmed in as little as 10 days and your application fee is fully refundable if we can’t place you in your desired program. What are you waiting for?