Intern & Volunteer in Costa Rica
Discover Kaya’s volunteering programs and internships in Costa Rica, where a vibrant tourism scene has helped raise income levels, but there is still work to continue improvement on environmental and community projects. Whether you’re looking to volunteer on a sea turtle conservation project or take part in sports coaching abroad, there is a project in Costa Rica for you. Kaya offers a wide variety of projects in Costa Rica, such as marine conservation, teaching, public health or childcare. As an intern or volunteer, you can help make a sustainable difference to local communities, the environment and wildlife.
Volunteers can learn Spanish in Costa Rica or improve their Spanish-speaking skills through our Spanish language programs. Kaya offers an intensive one-week course to prepare you for your adventure, although this is already included in selected programs! Being able to communicate in Spanish will add to your experience volunteering in Costa Rica and improve your immersion in the culture whether you’re on a sea turtle conservation project or a child education project! This will also help the volunteers on certain projects, who have the pleasure of living with a local family during their stay.
In your spare time, you can learn to surf in the wonderfully warm tropical seas or do some whale and dolphin watching along the coast of Costa Rica. Be sure to visit the capital of San Jose, which is home to interesting museums and theatres too. Try fresh, local produce and buy handmade souvenirs at the many artisan markets.
Share your skills and experiences with Costa Rican communities and NGOs and carry out rewarding work, while being able to live in a biodiverse paradise! Join us as an intern or volunteer in Costa Rica now!
WHY INTERN OR VOLUNTEER IN COSTA RICA WITH KAYA?
- You can become an intern or volunteer in Costa Rica on one of our projects for anywhere between 2-12 weeks.
- Kaya’s internship and volunteer projects in Costa Rica are available to start throughout the year.
- All of our projects work towards achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals.
- Kaya provides all volunteers and interns with accommodation for the duration of their trip.
Easy 4-step application process
Apply online and pay your application fee to apply for your space on your chosen project. Our advisors will then contact you to guide you through the next steps.
Once we’ve received your application, we’ll review your details and be in touch to arrange your informal telephone interview with your Kaya Placement Advisor.
Following your interview, we will provide you a placement offer. Once you are ready to confirm your placement and dates, you can pay your confirmation fee to book and secure your space.
When you have confirmed your project dates we'll send you your Welcome Pack and lots of other helpful information to assist you with preparing for your placement.