Programa de Internships
External Bonding Program, Internships and Supervised Practice
This program emerges as a technical training arm and transfer of skills and abilities in support of the fulfillment of the strategic objectives of ICAP.
The pillars of this program are educational innovation, the participation of the academic community and the Central American youth, and the creation of spaces that foster regional integration.
It is a workspace to put into practice the knowledge acquired, which allows contributing to the professional growth of the interested party
It offers space for students who are in the final phase of their undergraduate and graduate studies to perform their professional practice at ICAP
Once accepted as an intern in the program, you can apply for a scholarship holder to receive financial support for your duties
It offers the opportunity to conduct research in thematic areas of interest of ICAP
Thematic and interest areas
The three modalities of the program include a series of thematic categories that serve to guide the interested party in the ICAP work overview
What are the Modalities of the program?
This program has four modalities:
What is the duration of the Internship?
Is there financial support for interns?
Those who apply to participate in this program must bear all the costs of transportation, stay and food in the period in which the internship takes place, the ICAP may not cover any type of expense for the realization of field work and stay in Costa Rica.
The only financial contribution that will be made will be assigned to who applies for the scholarship modality and after an analysis of the case, an economic collaboration will be assigned, which will correct food and internal transportation expenses.
In any case, ICAP is willing to support internship scholarships with other institutions, so it is willing to generate the necessary documentation (letters of acceptance) to support the intern in the management of external financial support.
How is the process of interns selection?
Once the deadline for receiving applications is over, the participants of the program are selected according to the modality.
For the internship and internship modality:
Once the request is received, it will be determined if it meets the requested guidelines, then a list will be determined, with which an interview will be concentrated with the Research and Extension Coordinator, in this the applicants' interests will be evaluated and their profile will be verified.
In the case of international students, the steps will be taken
so that the interview is virtual.
For the professional practice modality:
Upon the reception of the request and the letter of intent, the investigation and extension coordination will evaluate the applications and call the applicants for an interview. Once the requirements have been met and accepted in the program, the functions and the department where you can carry out the professional practice will be assigned, assigning a manager according to the work area.
For the modality of investigative stay:
he research will be evaluated according to the programs and projects maintained by ICAP and it will be determined whether it is approved or not.
Within an approximate period of 15 business days after the interview for the internship and intern applicants, and 8 business days for the internship seekers, the interested parties will be informed by means of a letter (email) Your request, if admitted, will include a series of indications to take into account (start and end dates, information of the work area and manager).
What are the themes that ICAP works?
The work landscape of ICAP; It is characterized by being intersectoral and interdisciplinary, constructivist and that is also continuously improving and adapting, some of the areas in which ICAP generates research and academic programs and projects are:
Public Management, Governance and Governance.
Public Procurement Management
National and Regional Security
Cross Border Security
Formulation, execution and evaluation of public policies
Ethics, transparency and accountability
Innovation, technology and sustainable development.
Information and Communication Technologies, ICTs for Public Management and Regional Integration
Innovation and Social Inclusion
Environmental Management and Local Development
Environmental Project Management
Projects with a gender perspective
Models and Dynamics of Integration processes
International Trade Negotiations and
Regional Public Goods
Regional Integration Models (European Union, CARICOM, MERCOSUR, Pacific Alliance, etc.)
Development Project Management
Evaluation of Projects for Development
Project Execution Management
Environmental impact assessment of projects
Risk assessment for projects
Ex post evaluation of projects
Competitiveness and economic development
Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises
Productive and value chains
Commerce, exports and logistics
Human talent management in organizations
Teamwork, negotiation and conflict resolution
Interpersonal Relations, etc.