Heredia, Costa Rica
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Internships for Heredia, Costa Rica

Internships in Heredia are offered during the semester and yearlong terms. Internships are optional and included in your program fees. They range from 1-3 credits and are counted as part of your credit load. Interns earn credit, but no financial compensation. In addition to professional and academic experience, internships are a great way to immerse yourself in the culture, meet locals, and practice your language skills.

Internship placements in Heredia include:

English Teaching/Assisting Professors

  • Public Ministry of Education
  • Private schools and high schools
  • Office Administration School
  • English Classes for Campus Administrators - 2 positions available.
  • Master in Translation Program - 1 position available.

Biology, Ecology, Environmental Sciences

  • Centro de Investigaciones Apícolas Tropicales - (CINAT) - Apicultural studies and research - 2 positions available.
  • Instituto de Investigación y Servicios Forestales (INISEFOR) - Forestry and plant research - 2 positions available.
  • Herbarium - Leaf species collection and research
  • Biology School - Carribean sand research - 3 positions available.
  • Chemistry School - Chemistry studies and research - 3 positions available.
  • Environmental Sciences School - (Greenhouse Project) - Reforestation.
  • Observatorio Vulcanológico y Sismológicao de Costa Rica (OVSICORI) - Vulcanological Research - 2 positions available

Pulbic Relations/Communication/Administration

  • Communication Office - Journalism and radio/TV programming - 1 position available.
  • Proyecto Sistema de Gestión Administrativa (SIGESA) - Administrative management systems - 3 positions available


  • Economy School - Research projects - 2 positions available.
  • Centro Internacional de Política Económica para el Desarrollo Sostenible (CINPE) - Research projects - 3 positions available.

Hotel Management/Business

  • Club Campestre El Castillo Country Club - Hotel management - 2 positions available.

Health Sciences

  • Health Department at Universidad Nacional de Costa Rica (UNA) - Nursing - 1 position available.
  • Centro de Rehabitilación Cardiaca at Universidad Nacional de Costa Rica - (UNA) - Heart Rehabilitation - 1 position available.

    Socio-cultural & Others

    • Corazon de Jesus Casa Hogar - Homeless shelter.
    • Centro Diurno Miraflores - Nursing home.

    *Placement with a particular internship provider is not guaranteed.


    • Minimum 3.0 GPA
    • Junior standing (at time of internship)
    • Foreign language proficiency (Four semesters of college-level Spanish)

    A $200 refundable fee is charged and returned upon successful completion of the internships. Placement is not guaranteed by USAC; rather it will be determined by your application, supporting materials, and an interview with the internship sponsor on site.