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We are an international network of alumni and supporters. During the last 30 years, Monteverde Institute has hosted over 7,000 students and faculty from dozens of universities in the Americas.

Our students and supporters have participated in projects and programs related to sustainable development, ecotourism, Spanish language and culture, conservation biology, community health, land use planning, integrated water resources and social justice.


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Ways to Get Involved

1.  Explore an internship or a research affiliation opportunity

2.  Partner with MVI

3.  Participate in a Study Abroad course.

    4.  Donate

    Internships are a powerful tool that provide you with hands-on experience in a specific field and enhance your resume in today’s competitive working world.  We offer project-based team or individual internships, with the option of integrating academic modules and Spanish classes.  Experienced supervisors support and guide students throughout their internship with the Monteverde Institute. For more information please visit the following links:


    General information about internships

    Description booklet: Available Internships  

    Internships depend on the availability of the supervisors, therefore if you are interested please write to check options.


    These internships require funding. For more information about prices, please access the following link: Modules and Pricing

    How to apply: Apply by completing the following and sending it to 

    1. Cover letter of interest
    2. Curriculum vitae / resume
    3. Application form 
    4. Two letters of recommendation
    5. Application fee: .  You can do it through Paypal, Or by sending out a check to “Asociación Instituto Monteverde” and sending it to:

    Instituto Monteverde Internship Program

    Apartado 69-5655

    Monteverde, Puntarenas, Costa Rica 

    Note: Applications will not be considered until the application fee is received. Please allow two weeks for checks to arrive.  Must be 18 or older to apply.


    Immediate requirements upon acceptance:

    1- Copy of international health insurance policy 

    2- Copy of valid passport that does not expire within 6 months of the date of your arrival 


    For more information about applying, please contact us at:, Tel. (506) 2645-5053