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Internships

Set Yourself AparT.


If you want to distinguish yourself from your peers, the experiences gained abroad are unmatched by any internship that you'll find in the United States. Not only do international internships offer professional experience for your resume, but they have the added value of developing your intercultural competence, communication skills, multilingual abilities, and they boast the bonus of travel. All of which are relevant to employers in today's job market.


MLSA offers international internships and volunteer experiences in San Jose, Costa Rica under the mentorship of an MLSA supervisor and field supervisor. These opportunities are established in cooperation with host companies, institutions, enterprises, where the student works to gain academic experiences in a professional environment. Internships may be coordinated with your university for academic credit or completed for non-credit. 


MLSA's internship experiences will: 

  • Provide you with valuable and real-life work experience related to your academic field of study.
  • Give you a head start in your career by providing you networking possibilities and prospects.
  • Introduce you to the work place in a different county.
  • Teach you how to collaborate with people from another country and culture.
  • Help you to identify career goals.
  • Build your resume with experience for your future job search.
  • Test and refine your job skills and interpersonal skills for your future career
  • Make lifelong friends and professional contacts.
  • Make your major more relevant in a non-traditional way.
  • Improve your linguistic abilities and skills in another language.
  • Give you a better understanding about yourself and other people.
  • Provide invaluable insights into another culture and society.
  • Build your self-confidence and self - esteem.
  • Build leadership and communication skills.
  • Be competitive in a global job market.

SAN JOSE QUICK FACTS

POPULATION 300,00 CITY, 1.5 MIL METRO

CAPITAL CITY AND CULTURAL CENTER

GATEWAY TO DAY TRIPS​

VOLCANO POAS LIES 40 MINUTES AWAY

HISTORICAL GEM: TEATRO NACIONAL