Internships in Costa Rica

Practice your language and get work experience! This is a no-brainer combination for all those that want to take their Spanish to the next level.

This practical training program places university level students in enterprises or institutions to acquire work experience in their field of study in San José, or even outside of the Central Valley , for a period of 8 to 24 weeks.

It is non-paid work but a certificate of participation is issued and many universities accept this to fulfill the academic Internship requirement.

Intership in Costa Rica with Academia Tica

Internships at Academia Tica

For those of you who want to get involved in the workings of a Spanish school and keep practicing and learning in a work environment, we can offer internships/work exchange in our main offices in Coronado for the following fields:

  • Social media marketing
  • Photo and video production
  • Wordpress design and development
  • Organic agriculture
  • SEO

This option is available for students that can stay with us for a period of at least 6 weeks (2 weeks for intro course plus 4 weeks of internship/work). These work experiences include perks and special fees!

Let us know if you’re interested!


This program is available to those students who:

  • Have completed at least 4 university semesters.
  • Enroll for a minimum of a 2-week Academia Tica Spanish course if their Spanish level is upper intermediate, or for a minimum of a 4-week Spanish course if their level is lower intermediate prior to the begining of the internship.
  • Send their application to Academia Tica at least between 8 weeks prior to the start of the practical training.

More details

Before and during the work period, students will receive counseling from an Academia Tica staff. Work will also be supervised by a staff member of the enterprise or institution where the intership will take place.

It is important for the student to be able to adapt to a new work environment and style.

Possible fields of work

  • Nature Conservation
  • Marketing
  • Communication and advertising
  • Tourism
  • Design
  • Education
  • Law
  • Business Administration

Requirements to apply

Please get in touch to let us know your plan and we can instruct in further requirements if needed. These are the basics:

  • Your CV or Resumé, complete and updated
  • A motivation letter where you let us know what is your plan: dates, expectations, type of company where you would like to apply and the type of work you would like to perform. The more detailed and precise, the better we can place you in a company that fits your exact needs and expectations.
  • An application form will be provided if needed

I'm in!

Get in touch to talk about the possibilities available in your field of study and to start your application process.

Start your internship in Spanish!