GLV Internship

Would you like to help GLV grow and receive more volunteers for our projects? Would you like to build your resume, gain invaluable work experience, and even fulfill course credits for your university degree? Then you should apply for our GLV Internship program.

  • Age requirement: 18+ years
  • Working Schedule: 5 days a week (Monday – Friday) for 6 – 8 hours a day
  • Language requirement: You must speak English and a basic level of Spanish would be an advantage, but it is not necessary.
  • Costs: Each week is $149 payable to GLV or directly to your host family
  • Accommodation: Host family
  • Food: 3 meals daily
  • Location: Puerto Jimenez, Osa Peninsula, Southern Costa Rica
  • We provide: 24/7 emergency telephone support
  • Optional: A letter of recommendation and certificate at the end of your volunteer time

Would you like to help Green Life Volunteers grow? Then you should become an intern for Green Life Volunteers in Costa Rica!

We are always looking for communications, media, and marketing interns with good computer skills. We need help to “spread the word” of the projects we have on offer in Costa Rica. With your help, you’ll help all of the projects in Costa Rica to receive more volunteers…!

You will work closely with the Owner of GLV and Costa Rica Program Manager – Janina Schan – and you’ll learn what you’ll have to do.

At the end you’ll receive a certificate and a letter of recommendation for your successful internship completion. Let us know if you need to meet any special requirements for your program of study or for your school – we are glad to accommodate your needs for a thesis or major paper.

We are receiving lots of University students that conduct their major research within Green Life Volunteers – just ask us and we’ll help you with your school requirements!


One of our past interns Avery working in the "office"

One of our past interns Avery

What We Offer

  • After your internship we offer you to go to a project of your choice for the weekly fee only (!) – so you won’t have to pay the initial organizational fee and you’ll only pay the weekly fee for the project’s accommodation and food.
  • A quite flexible and relaxed work schedule. Usually you’d work 5 days a week for around 6-8 hours a day (depending on the schedule of the Program Manager) – You’ll have the weekends off and be able to explore the Osa Peninsula and Costa Rica!
  • We find an amazing host family for you, where you’ll be staying and receive 3 meals a day. You will only have to pay for your host family stay, the costs are 149 USD per week. You won’t have to pay the first week’s sign up fee as a GLV intern, just the weekly fee to cover your accommodation and food in a host family.
  • Fun and “Pura Vida” work environment attitude. We believe that it should always be fun to work at GLV !

What you’ll be doing:

  • Contact Universities, Travel Agencies, and other organizations via email to promote our projects
  • Make project videos using video editing software
  • Promotion on volunteer projects on different websites
  • Help making flyers and brochures
  • Help with website content
  • Social Media updates

How do you qualify?

  • Have your own laptop computer that you can bring to Costa Rica and work on
  • Have experience and enjoy working on computers
  • Have experience in media/communications/marketing (not essential though)
  • Speak English fluently (Necessary)
  • Spanish on a basic level would be good, but is not essential

The costs for this project are:

  • You’ll just pay the weekly fee, $149 per week, to live with your host family if you’re an Intern with GLV

FEES EXPLAINED: The weekly fee covers the costs of your host family or project accommodation and food.

NOT INCLUDED IN THE FEE: First and last night in San Jose in a hostel, travel to and from the international airport (airport shuttles are around 30$ each way to San Jose – We can set this up for you, just ask us during sign-up), travel to the project site (usually by public buses, which are from around 10-16$ one way), national/ International flights, travel insurance, visa costs, Any additional food or snacks besides the host family meals, extra-curricular activities.

LocationCorcovado National Park Osa Peninsula Costa Rica

You’ll be located in one of the most beautiful parts of the country – in Puerto Jimenez on the Osa Peninsula of Costa Rica!

From here you can do almost any fun activity – dolphin and whale watching, hiking in Corcovado National park, lying at the beach and swimming, surfing, canopy tours, tree climbing and waterfall rappelling, horseback riding, and much much more!

The town you’ll be living and working at is called Puerto Jimenez, and is a hip and small little village. There is a hosptial, medical facilities, pharmacies, and dentists. We have banks and supermarkets. There is also a small swimming beach close to town. It’s a very Costa Rican place, and less touristy and developed than other parts of Costa Rica.
To find out more read out Location section.

This is the GLV Handbook for the Internship at GLV. This will give you DETAILED info on everything you would need and want to know regarding the project. If you have any other questions, don’t hesitate to contact us!

 

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Read what our past Interns had to say:

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All of GLVs Past Interns

Jian, June -July 2016

Jian was GLVs intern in May - June - July of 2016. He did an amazing job, and helped mainly with video editing and GLV promotions on University and Volunteer platforms. He was an amazing intern - and he enjoyed his stay very much. Read his full review here.

Carlies, 2015 - 2016

Carlies is here together with Thyrza through their Tourism Degree on the HZ Unviersity of Applied Sciences in Vissingen, the Netherlands. They're staying for a 7 months internship at GLV. She's helping with all aspects of GLV's office and administrative work, and is also writing her major thesis on the topics of volunteering. Her main focus in GLV is writing new website content, making handbooks for each project, and promoting projects at Universities around the world. Thyrza and Carlies have also been fostering dogs and Carlies even adopted a doggie and are taking her back to the Netherlands.

Thyrza, 2015 - 2016

Thyrza is here together with Carlies through their Tourism Degree on the HZ Unviersity of Applied Sciences in Vissingen, the Netherlands. They're staying for a 7 months internship at GLV. Thyrza is helping with all aspects of GLV's office and administrative work, and is also writing her major thesis on the topics of volunteering. For that she's been interviewing various volunteers. She also helped GLV a lot with making beautiful project videos and with general promotions of our projects on different websites.

Guanho, 2014 - 2015

Guanho was an intern in 2014-2015 through the Tourism Degree on the HZ Unviersity of Applied Sciences in Vissingen, the Netherlands. He was doing his 7 months internship also together with Kaho. They've been helping with all aspects of GLV's office and administrative work, and also wrote their major thesis on the topics of volunteering. Guanho's focus was the projects.

Kaho, 2014 - 2015

Kaho was an intern in 2014-2015 through the Tourism Degree on the HZ Unviersity of Applied Sciences in Vissingen, the Netherlands. He was doing his 7 months internship also together with Guanho. They've been helping with all aspects of GLV's office and administrative work, and also wrote their major thesis on the topics of volunteering. Kaho's focus was student volunteering.

Allison, 2015

Allison spent 3 months in Puerto Jimenez and helped mainly with the dog and cat rescue project. She was a real asset to GLV since she took off a lot of work of Janina Schan's shoulders and helped with many aspects of Green Life Volunteers' dog and cat rescue project. She's now back in the USA was an adopted dog that used to be a street dog for years in Puerto Jimenez.

Avery, 2014

Avery was an excellent intern for 2 months with Green Life Volunteers in 2014. She was helping with all administrative aspects and promoting of projects.

Abigail, 2014

Abigail helped for a short time in 2014 with making of videos. This was a new aspect of GLV and she was the first intern to have helped with that aspect of GLV.

Judy, 2013

Judy was with Green Life Volunteers in 2013 and was one of the first long term interns of GLV. She helped with promoting GLVs projects in the world, and did a great job at it.

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