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Are you looking to put your skills, education, and expertise to the test in a different culture? Becoming an intern would allow you to get hands-on experience in your career field while continuing to learn from professionals.

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Lock Down in Peru

As in many countries, Peru finds itself in a lock-down situation with closed borders, and for the moment being, only online services are available. Right now you can start online Spanish classes with certified Peruvian teachers. Also Quechua classes are available.

You can still for local services as well. We are flexible with changing starting dates due to changing circumstances in Peru or your country.

An internship is for you when:

Check also our volunteering projects.

Can I choose any internship project?

You can choose from many internship projects and community service opportunities based on your skills, Spanish level, and availability. We partner with more than 20 local, existing and sustainable internship placements in and around Cusco. Read more about our code of conduct and behavior at Responsible Work in Peru.

How much time do I need to do my internship?

Obviously your school/university will have certain requirements for the duration of your internship and we will try to find a fitting internship project. The minimum time to commit is, depending on the project, starting at 3 weeks minimum. You will work half to full days, depending on your placement. Although you will have enough time to explore this beautiful country, your internship is your main focus while in Peru. We place you with one or two of our local projects, where you are given the opportunity to continue growing in your craft.

Will there be professional guidance during my internship?

You will have a coordinator from your project or Proyecto Peru assigned to oversee and assist in your progress. We mitigate between your school/university and the project to process necessary formalities and paperwork. At the end of your internship you will have the opportunity to do a final presentation about your work and if you want we provide you with a certificate of compliance. By pursuing an internship through Proyecto Peru, you are qualified to receive university credit and fill any remaining courses.

Is the internship for free?

When you stay at one of our accommodations or take some Spanish lessons with us, we coordinate and assist your internship for free. Some projects might ask you for a donation which goes directly to support your internship project.

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Medical Internships

As a medical intern you will work in one of our local medical clinics or hospitals. Depending on your study goals and experience, you will be assigned a doctor or technical nurse and follow him/her in their morning or afternoon tasks. A high Spanish level will give you the opportunity to work and rotate in to all areas of your clinic placement. Work in specialized fields such as Midwifery and Physiotherapy available depending on a case-by-case basis.

youth & development

Internship in Education & Social Work

Interns looking to fill their days teaching English, leading workshops and work together with woman and their kids, will love this program! Depending on prior experience, interns can specify in a specific area and/or rotate in the different sectors of the after schools, the kindergarten and woman protection centre. Knowledge of Spanish will help you grow in your relationships with the woman and kids.

Dog shelter project

Animal Care Internship

Working with a veterinary in Cusco is a very interesting way of learning skills with animals and requires some skills and knowledge in the field of medical care for animals.

environmental project

Marketing & Communications, Business Internships

This package is great for Tourism & Hospitality, Marketing, and International Business students or professionals who want to gain experience in the field. Interns can work with any of the travel agencies we partner with or directly with us, in our Marketing or Operations departments. You will be surrounded by an international team and learn about the Peruvian business culture.

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Dedication to your internship

Interns carry more responsibility due to the amount of hours worked and tasks given. They are encouraged to use their Spanish and take initiative in the work environment. While it does require a lot more responsibility, it also provides an opportunity to use your skills and grow as a worker.

Proyecto Peru we will make sure you can expect the following principles for your internship:

In return for these principles, we consider it important to be an advocate for our projects, as it is essential to use your skills to improve the project in every way possible. Our policies aim to reflect this. We expect all interns to adhere to the responsibilities outlined by this policy.