Are you looking for the experience of a lifetime? CELA can place you to work with an organization or agency in Belize where you can experience working in a different culture while gaining unique knowledge and experience. Contact us to find an internship that fits your interests.
WINTER, SPRING, SUMMER, OR FALL
An internship with CELA allows you to be immersed in Belizean culture and learn how organizations, companies, and clinics work. You will live with a Belizean family, learn in a new environment, develop new skills, and be a part of the development of Belize. Longer internships will have more comprehensive projects. Many interns are placed with host families to ensure a rich cultural and personal experience of Belize. Belize is English speaking so there is little language barrier, however Spanish is widely spoken. If improving Spanish is a priority, you can be placed in a Spanish home.
When you arrive in Belize, you will receive a two-day orientation to ensure you are prepared and set up for your experience. You’ll learn about Belizean culture, prepare your internship assignments, and get a chance to ask questions. Then you will be off to your placement, where you will settle in and begin work. While there, you will have access to internet and will be given a local cell phone in order to stay in touch with family and CELA staff.
Belize has a wealth of organizations and businesses which provide excellent opportunities to apply your skills in a developing country and learn more about your selected field. CELA has nearly 50 host organizations, agencies, or clinics in which to place students. Each internship is customized for you. Let us know your areas of interest and we will develop possible placements to choose from. Once you decide on a placement, we will send you a cost estimate.
POSSIBLE INTERNSHIP AREAS
Focus areas may be subject to change depending on availability
Archaeology & Anthropology
Education (Kindergarten to University)
Environment & Conservation
Healthcare and Medicine
Public Policy & Government
READY TO APPLY?
If you are interested in applying for an internship placement in Belize, please contact us and let us know your area of interest. Internship placements have a fee, which varies based on their length and location, that includes airport transfer, orientation, placement with a Belizean family for housing, internship coordinator, visa assistance where necessary, and internship placement.
SCHOLARSHIP AND FUNDING IDEAS
Want to study abroad but not sure if you can afford it? You are not alone! Whilst studying abroad gives you an appreciation for the world outside of your home country, grows your character and confidence, gives you great opportunities, may still worry about paying off student debt in the future. Thankfully there are a couple of options you can pursue that may make that trip of a lifetime a little bit more affordable.
Many of our alumni have been successful raising money from friends, family, and community through crowdfunding. Tell your story, share your passion, and people may want to be a part of your adventure and growth!
CELA Belize will sponsor two scholarships for APVMA members each winter and summer season. Each scholarship has a value of 50% off the program tuition. Students can choose among any animal science courses offered (Large Animal, Wildlife Health, etc). Additional charges including but not limited to late arrival/early departure, extra transcripts, and a transcript from a U.S. college/university are not included.
CELA Belize will sponsor scholarships for students in the field of health and pharmacology in each winter and summer season. Each scholarship has a value of 50% off program tuition. Students may choose among any courses offered. Additional charges including but not limited to late arrival/early departure, extra transcripts, and a transcript from a U.S. college/university are not included.
CELA Belize will sponsor scholarships for students in the field of anthropology in each winter and summer season. Each scholarship has a value of 50% off program tuition. Students may choose among any courses offered. Additional charges including but not limited to late arrival/early departure, extra transcripts, and a transcript from a U.S. college/university are not included.
The Gilman Scholarship Program offers awards for undergraduate study abroad and was established by the International Academic Opportunity Act of 2000. This scholarship provides awards for U.S. undergraduate students who are receiving Federal Pell Grant funding at a two-year or four-year college or university to participate in study abroad programs worldwide.