Internships in Human Rights

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Work with an NGO in Costa Rica. This volunteer program is especially suitable for:
Âge 18+
Seul voyageur
Couples
50+

Human Rights placements are typically with community organizations, NGOs, and government agencies. Interns work with change agents and other social workers who are focused on empowerment and social justice. You help with community outreach, education, research, and fundraising. Immerse yourself into a community and a project and see first-hand the impacts of culture, social values, and the roles of politics, religion, gender, and ethnicity.

Possible tasks for Human Rights Interns include:​

  • Support marketing via website updates, social media, and creation of promotional materials
  • Interview potential recipients and/or beneficiaries
  • Collaborate on projects or events
  • Translate or edit documents
  • Create presentations for potential projects
  • Attend organizational meetings
  • Support staff in daily office tasks

When finding a suitable internship placement, Maximo Nivel always take your goals and interests into account. You gain valuable experience in your desired field, but please also keep in mind that placements are meant to be mutually beneficial. The tasks available and assigned to you may vary depending on the current projects and goals of the organization in which you are placed. 

Interns are required to submit weekly journals and a final deliverable.

Internships lasting less than 8 weeks require either a 10-20 page written paper or a 1-hour PowerPoint presentation. Internships that last 8 weeks or longer require both a 10-20 page written paper and a 1-hour PowerPoint presentation. Final deliverables are expected to cover the following:

  • Overview of the organization worked with and the intern's role
  • Organization review
  • Sector analysis in host or home country
  • Analysis of obstacles incurred
  • Outcomes/results
  • Recommendations for the future

As part of the internship program, participants receive 1 hour of private Spanish lessons every day, Monday to Friday. The classes can be personalized to the level and work schedule, and focuses on vocabulary relevant to the internship placement. 

Our Native Spanish Program is taught by experienced, certified, native Spanish instructors. Maximo Nivel uses the Communicative Method of language teaching, which is focused primarily on immersive, spoken interaction as a means of learning. For this reason, please note that teachers speak only in Spanish 100% of the time during class.

Interns are always supported by Maximo Nivel’s in-country coordinators, but they are not with them at their placement every day. Please be prepared for some independence and leadership.

The majority of internship placements are located in and around San José. Travel time varies widely from place to place and interns should expect to spend 20-90 minutes traveling each way. The city bus system is generally the most effective and cheapest way to get to and from your project, though taxis are widely available and are still an option. For the first visit to the placement, interns are taken by a Maximo Nivel representative using the local transport and given additional information about how to get to and from your work place. Local bus rides are very affordable and a one way trip will rarely cost more than ₡350 (about $0.75). Taxis will be much more expensive and the cost will vary.

Journée Typique

Work hours at the internship placement vary according to the needs of the project, but interns should expect to work 4-6 hours per day, Monday to Friday, and they may have additional planning to do outside of work. 

Spanish classes are also included in the program (1 hour private class every day) and are scheduled during off hours, Monday to Friday.

Activités de Loisir

Within San José, participants can take a city tour, see shows at the National Theatre, visit the central market, and go zip-lining. Our local staff always posts a monthly events calendar to let them know of the activities going on around Maximo. Outside of San José, they can hike up volcanos, go whitewater rafting, and take a trip to the Pacific or Caribbean coasts. There are a lot of options and our staff is well-acquainted with the area to help advise on the must-see places. Tours and trips can also be easily booked through our on-site travel partner.

Natation
Concert /
Musique
Tourisme
Shopping /
Souvenirs
Escalade
Randonnée
Musée /
Opéra
Des sports
Yoga /
Méditation

Conditions

Pour participer à ce programme tu dois avoir au moins 18 ans quand le programme commence. Il peut y avoir des exceptions si tu peux montrer la permission de ton tuteur légal ou si tu es accompagné(e) par l'un de tes parents.
Compétences Linguistiques
Tu dois parler espagnol (niveau moyen)
Exigences de Formation
à niveau High School
Restrictions de Nationalité
Aucune restriction. De l'aide venant de tous les coins du monde est bienvenu.
Engagement de Temps
Nous avons besoin de ton aide le lundi, mardi, mercredi, jeudi et vendredi

Services inclus

Services de Maximo Nivel

Our fees include:

- Airport pick-up
- Host family accommodations (private room with breakfast and dinner)
- Spanish classes (5 hours of lessons/week)
- Program and safety orientation
- Walking tour
- Official certificate of internship
- Emergency contact number 24/7
- Program management
- Free Tandem Conversation Program
- Free office-wide WIFI and computer lounge
- Free social activities
- Free coffee and tea and on-site snack bar
- Maximo Nivel Institute open 7 days/week

Transfert de l'aéroport Juan Santamaria International Airport
Airport pick up in San José is included. Interns find our representative outside the airport bringing a yellow flag with a smiley face on it.
Logement
Interns stay in a traditional family-stay where you they are placed with a pre-approved middle class Costa Rican family. Breakfast and dinner are included in their home stay.
Famille d'accueil
Aliments & Boissons
Interns have 2 meals included (breakfast and dinner) 7 days a week.
Accès à Internet
Bon accès sur le site du projet
NE SONT inclus dans le prix:
Visa, billets d'avion, assurance voyage ne sont PAS inclus dans les frais de programme.
Billets d'avion
L'aéroport le plus proche est Juan Santamaria International Airport (SJO) à San Jose. Nous t'aidons à trouver des vols pas chers pour aller en Costa Rica.
Assurance Voyage
Partir à l'étranger est une aventure et c'est toujours mieux d'être bien préparé. Que ce soit une maladie soudaine, une blessure ou du vol - une assurance voyage pour Costa Rica te protège en cas de situation imprévue.
Vaccins
Si tu envisages de faire du bénévolat en Costa Rica, nous te conseillons de consulter un médecin avant le début de ton voyage. Renseigne-toi sur les vaccins nécessaires pour Costa Rica.

Dates et Prix

PAS DE FRAIS DE CARTE DE CRÉDIT

Informations sur l'arrivée

Every Monday, all year round. 

Disponibilité
janv. févr. mars avril mai juin juil. août sept. oct. nov. déc.
Durée
4 - 50 sem

Frais de Programme

Frais: Prix en USD
4 sem (durée min.)
$1 995
5 sem
$2 290
6 sem
$2 585
7 sem
$2 880
8 sem
$2 995
12 sem
$4 175
16 sem
$5 355
50 sem (durée max.)
$15 385
Coût moyen
$403 /sem

Merci de noter que les prix ci-dessus sont des prix estimés et qu'ils sont soumis aux fluctuations des taux de change. Maximo Nivel t'informera du prix final au cours du processus de candidature.
Acompte (15%)
L'acompte sert à réserver ta place avec l'organisation. Les paiements sont effectués par Paypal, notre partenaire de confiance pour les solutions de paiements internationales. Si tu n'as pas Paypal, tu peux également utiliser ta carte de crédit.
Montant Restant (85%)
Le paiement du montant restant doit être organisé avec Maximo Nivel durant le processus de candidature. Très souvent ce paiement est effectué par virement bancaire ou en espèces.

Pourquoi partir avec Volunteer World

Couche supplémentaire de sécurité de Volunteer World
Volunteer World est la plateforme comparative principale pour des missions humanitaires internationales. Nous te guidons tout au long de ton processus de candidature - y compris tous les paiements nécessaires. Planifier ton prochain voyage humanitaire avec Volunteer World te permet d'accéder gratuitement à:
Assurance qualité
Normes éthiques élevées & impact social vérifiable
Option Flex
Modifie ta réservation sans frais supplémentaires
Garantie de remboursement
Si l'organisation annule ton séjour, nous te remboursons les frais
Support & Médiation
Nous te soutenons quelles que soient les circonstances
Notre service est gratuit
Les frais de programme sont perçus directement par Maximo Nivel.

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Internships in Human Rights

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