Social Justice and Development Internship Program Costa Rica
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Social Justice and Development Internship Program Costa Rica


Costa Rica: Alajuela, Atenas, Bribri and 23 other cities

Subjects & Courses

  • Conflict Studies
  • Development Studies
  • Economics
  • Education
  • Environmental Studies
  • Human Rights Advocacy
  • Humanities
  • Leadership
  • Liberal Arts
  • Natural Sciences
  • Public Health
  • Science
  • Service Learning
  • Social Sciences
  • Social Work
  • Spanish
  • Sustainable Development
  • Travel & Tourism
  • Women's Studies


  • Agriculture
  • Communications
  • Development
  • Economics
  • Environmental Management
  • Environmental Studies
  • Human Rights
  • International Relations
  • Journalism
  • Philosophy
  • Social Sciences
  • Social Work
  • Spanish

Terms Available

Fall, Spring, Academic Year

Participation Guidelines

Worldwide Participants.

Cost in USD per week

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Program Includes:

Airport pick-up, classes, books, internship placement and supervision, donation to internship organization, room and partial board (breakfast and dinner), laundry service, round-trip transportation from San Jose to internship sites in Costa Rica, field trip expenses and a weeklong group trip to Nicaragua (excluding visa related fees) during Block I.

Accommodation Options

  • Home-stays

Experience Required



The application process entails: ICADS' online application, 2 letters of recommendation (at least one academic), and official transcript. At least one year of college Spanish or three years of high school Spanish are highly recommended to participate.

Internship placements are determined based on a number of factors, including student interests, previous experience, formal education, and level of Spanish competency. Internships with stricter requirements include those in the medical field and all placements in Nicaragua.

Application Procedures

  • Online Application
  • Transcript
  • Letters of Reference

Scholarships Offered

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