Hospitality & Tourism Internship in Costa Rica
Since the late 1980’s, Costa Rica has become a large eco-tourism destination because of its biodiversity, national parks, Pacific and Caribbean coasts, and top rated hotels. From volcanoes, to pristine beaches, waterfalls, mountains and rainforests, there’s no shortage of places to see when visiting Costa Rica. On average, more than 2 million travelers visit each year.
The impact of travel and tourism in Costa Rica is approximately 12% of its total GDP, and continues to increase each year, making the country a top travel destination for international and domestic tourism.
Though a small country, Costa Rica is rapidly developing to become more competitive in the travel and tourism industry by emphasizing its adventure and eco tours. Interns receive hands-on experience in one of the more developed countries of Central America, where the tourism industry is comparable to those of Europe and North America.
Interns work in the capital city of San Jose, where business thrives as the hub for international travel. Internship placements are based on your professional interests and may include boutique hotels, travelers’ hostels, tour agencies or restaurants. Prepare to directly contribute to business development through client outreach, marketing, social media management, promotions, public relations, sales, and guest services. Our internship partners are depending on your skills and creativity, and give you the opportunity to show ‘em what you got!