Academic Internships

 
                                                                                                                                                                                                   ONE DREAM...ONE TEAM 
 
 
CRINI offers highly structured internships for those who need social hours or have a serious interest in a specific field of study or concentration. We offer internships in the area of: Social Work, Human Rights, Psychology, Medicine, Alternative Medicine, Midwifery, Physical Therapy, Education, Agriculture, Conservation, Marine Biology, and Women’s and Gender Studies, among others.
 
In our internship program, students work with one community and live with a local family. Our programs run all year round. Under the guidanse of a site or community facilitator, students develop their work agenda and the CRINI staff insures that the students complete a daily work routine under academic supervision.
 
This is a wonderful program that offers the opportunity to conduct research and to have some field experience in the area of interest or concentration. This program is designed for both undergraduate and graduate students.
 
The program is open to advanced undergraduates, graduate students, professionals, and individuals interested in academic research or practical internship work.
 
 
Program Requirements
Spanish is required for all internship placements. We require the equivalent of two semesters of college-level Spanish. Individuals who do not meet the language requirement may take intensive spanish courses, CRINI can arrange private classes prior to beginning their internship at an additional cost.
 
Additionally, all interns must provide proof of international medical insurance.
 
Intern Responsibilities
All interns are required to keep a daily record of their activities and work in order to trace their adjustment process as well as the needs of the communities and/or organizations where they work.
 
Interns are required to present a written weekly report as well as a final written report based upon the work they do. These reports are often useful for developing future research projects or policy agendas for their host organizations and communities.
 
Program Duration and Schedule
The Internship Program runs from second week of January to November 30th. (We are closed in December). Program participants can arrive at any time, based upon their needs and schedules.
 
Interns can work for a minimum of eight weeks and a maximum of sixteen weeks. Longer stays can be negotiated for certain projects.
We require at least an eight weeks commitment because it usually takes several weeks for interns to integrate into their community and internship and to define the scope and tasks of their internship project.
 
Intern Responsibilities
All interns are required to keep a daily record of their activities and work in order to trace their adjustment process as well as the needs of thecommunities and/or organizations where they work.
 
Interns are required to present a written weekly report as well as a final written report based upon the work they do. These reports are often useful for developing future research projects or policy agendas for their host organizations and communities.
 
Placement Fees
For the 2017-2019 academic year the Internship Program cost is US$5.000 for the first eight weeks and $500 for any additional week Only for medical, physical therapy and nursing is US$5.800. The tuition fee is to be paid in two installments. The first, a non-refundable deposit of US$500, is due upon notification of acceptance. The balance is due upon arrival of the participant's internship. After the program begins, no refunds will be made of any part of the program fee. Placement fees include: Airport pick-up and drop off, lodging and two meals a day at the internship site, internship placement including consultation on research and internship options, visits to internship sites, negotiation of a learning contract between CRINI staff, the student and the host organization/community, monitoring and supervision of the internship, evaluations of the intern’s on-site performance, written evaluation of program completion, and donations to the host organization. Program fees do NOT include: Airfare, weekend travel, personal expenses. Each student should bring between $500 and $600 per month for personal expenses and weekend trips.
 
Arrival Information
We will pick you up from the airport and take you directly to your homestay family.