Volunteer in Costa Rica with Medical Internship Program - from just $28 per day!

Company : Love Volunteers
Location : Costa Rica, Tilaran
Duration: 4 weeks to 1 year
Approx Costs: 50 to 2000 $ Dollars (US)

This amazing program will be a wonderful experience for volunteers in the medical or health fields. 

Suitably trained volunteers provide much-needed skills and knowledge to help in the under-resourced and under-funded medical system, providing care to people in need. Students in their third year or further studying or practising as doctors, nurses, physiotherapists or dentists will find their skills greatly appreciated and will be put to good use – skills and qualifications dependent, working side by side with local doctors and nurses. Volunteers need to be ready to think outside of the square as some clinics will have limited resources and equipment and volunteers need to understand that there may be great differences in the resources available.

Goals of this Project:

  • Improve the prospects of the people of Costa Rica
  • Provide quality medical care to the impoverished people served by this project
  • Provide an opportunity for shared learnings  
  • To create a better cultural understanding between all participants 

Start Dates

This project is available year-round and programs typically start every 1st and 3rd SUNDAY of each month. Volunteers can choose to participate for periods ranging from 4 weeks to 12 weeks. Longer stays can be arranged directly with the local team, but will be subject to availability and individual visa conditions. Spaces on this project are limited and therefore subject to availability. Early booking is recommended.


This program offers an amazing opportunity for suitable applicants who are 18 years and over to work alongside qualified medical professionals and gain first-hand insight into the Costa Rican healthcare system. It is open to those with experience and/or education in the field of medicine, as well as med-school and pre-med students. Volunteers on this project will need at least an intermediate understanding of Spanish in order to communicate effectively with patients and staff.

Naturally, all applicants must also have a genuine willingness to help, show drive and initiative, and bring a positive 'can-do' attitude. If this sounds like you, we want you on the team! Additionally, volunteers applying to join this program will be required to supply to following documentation:
Emergency contact
Police check

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