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.

Past internship placements in Heredia have included:

English Teaching/Assisting Professors

  • Public Ministry of Education
  • Private schools and high schools
  • Office Administration School
  • Literature School

Biology, Ecology, Environmental Sciences

  • Greenhouse Project and Biology School
  • CINAT (Apicultural studies, research)
  • INISEFOR (plants and trees research)
  • Biology School
  • Environmental Sciences School
  • Toucan Rescue Ranch

Pulbic Relations/Communication/Advertising

  • Communication Office
  • International Relationships School


  • Economy School

Hotel Management/Business

  • Hotel Valladolid and Hotel America
  • Hotel Cibeles

Health Sciences

  • Health Department at UNA

Criminal Justice

  • Heredia Police Department

Socio-cultural & Others

  • UNA Volunteering Program
  • Promocion Estudiantil (UNA Department for sociocultural activities)
  • Corazon de Jesus Casa Hogar (Homeless People Center)
  • Centro Diurno Miraflores


  • Minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Junior standing (at time of internship)
  • Foreign language proficiency (some placements)

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.