Internship in Guatemala

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If you are on a lookout for a great internship experience, look no further. Helping Abroad partners with local organizations in Guatemala and now offers amazing internship programs by which you can travel, acquire your internship experience and at the same time provide your service to the local communities. Internship in Guatemala is a good place to start a career and gain experience for the future to kick start your career. A wide variety of programs like English Teaching Project, Health/Medical Project, Street Children Project and Women’s Project are available that are so unique and rewarding for an unforgettable internship abroad experience.

Guatemala is home to a unique eco system and is a world renowned bio diversity hub. Apart from our unique internship programs, this will also be an absolutely good opportunity to travel and experience the diversity and culture of this fascinating place as we offer the most affordable internship programs that will make your dream of interning abroad and traveling come true.

To get a head-start on your Guatemala adventure, take a few moments to contact us by email for more information, including travel dates, fees and more. We look forward to hearing from you.

Fees and Dates

Helping abroad offers the most affordable internship Guatemala program. Except our registration fee of $299, our fees start as low as $160. You can click the link to get the detailed information about internship fees in Guatemala as our volunteer and internship fees are the same.

Internship Programs

Teaching Internship in Guatemala

teaching internship project

With globalization taking pace and English language gaining popularity for better education, Guatemalan schools in rural area lack well educated teachers and sufficient resources to teach English to the children. This causes children growing up to sub-standard English, which closes doors to better opportunities in the future. Now we offer internship programs where you can teach English to children in such underprivileged parts of Guatemala and gain internship experience in this unique program.

Interns for this project will be posted in rural schools, where they will be taking English classes or assisting local teachers in classroom activities, ensuring learning process becomes fun and innovative. They can also introduce extracurricular activities or help teachers with the curriculum development. Interns can also choose to participate in administrative activities and help around in fundraising for the school.

The Teaching Internship Project is especially recommended to those who want to get into teaching and education for a profession, as interns get to learn a great deal about classroom activities and the process of education, practicing and improving on their teaching skills at challenging environments. They will also learn how schools are operated on a day to day basis in rural areas. Alongside practicing teaching, this opportunity is the perfect chance for personal growth.

Education Requirements and Project Skills:

Interns should be fluent in English, both spoken and written, although they may be non-native English speakers. They should also have the passion to teach and help students. Interns should be good role models, flexible, patient, caring, creative, responsible and open-minded.

Medical Internship Project in Guatemala

medical internship project

Medical internship is for students pursuing their medical studies who are looking to make a career in health and medical service. Helping Abroad collaborates with local hospitals and clinics where interns have a perfect opportunity to gain experience in the day to day works of a hospital or a clinic.

Duties and responsibilities of the intern will depend on the hospital/clinic they are placed, their length of internship and their experience and knowledge. Interns will be involved in assistance to the medical staff with general activities like routine checkups, assisting in the lab and helping patients with physical therapy, check-ups and examinations of patients, measurement of blood pressure, temperature, height and weight of patients. Due to the risk involved and medical regulations, interns cannot be involved in direct treatment of patients and in surgeries. However, they can shadow the doctors and health professionals and observe as they learn.

Interns will get a good level of exposure into the real world of medical service with an internship in the Medical Project. They get to learn a great deal, observing and shadowing doctors and health professionals, which will help them to strengthen their knowledge base about medicine and health. Interns have more than just professional growth to get out of the internship; this is a great opportunity of traveling to a new country, immersing into new cultures and meeting new people.

Education Requirements and Project Skills:

The intern for the medical program must possess a health care certification such as an ID as a medical student, EMT or paramedic certification, or nursing or physician's credentials. Medical interns without credentials are not allowed to work in this program because of the potential risk. The hospitals require a copy of your resume, clearly stating credentials and education before your arrival to the project.

Street Children Internship Project in Guatemala

street children project

Guatemala is one of the poorest countries in Latin America with around 56% people living in poverty, and around 2000 families living around garbage dumps. Numerous children belonging to such families are being abandoned and exploited, leading a life of misery. Helping Abroad partners with local organizations that work for the welfare of these children and provides internship opportunities to work for street children in Guatemala.

The interns for street children project will work in liaison with the local organization that is working for street children. They will basically be involved in teaching English to the children. They can also teach life skills and organize extracurricular activities for the children. Interns have the choice of working for the administrative division and can help around in fundraising activities.

Interns in the street children project have a good opportunity to learn about rural life problems in Guatemala, observing the lives that the unfortunate children lead in the streets. This is a good place to start a career if interns are interested to pursue social work, child care and community development in the future. Internship abroad is a great learning experience, the best way interns can give back to the community and an excellent opportunity to travel.

Education Requirements and Project Skills:

There are no specific qualifications needed for internship in the Street Children program in Guatemala. A good command over Spanish language is highly preferred, though it is not listed as a requirement. Interns are expected to be flexible, patient, enthusiastic and able of setting good examples.

Women Empowerment Internship Project in Guatemala

The women living in the rural areas of Guatemala, who are uneducated could benefit so much with interns and volunteers teaching them skills that help them become economically independent. The Women Empowerment Internship by Helping Abroad is an internship opportunity for those willing to learn from and help the women in collaboration with local organizations working to empower these women.

Interns will be engaged in providing education and support on legal issues and translation work too (if interns are qualified in Spanish skills). They can also teach skills like handicraft, cooking and other skills that can help women generate income. Interns will also provide educational workshops with the motive of empowering women, which is a great way to give back to the women who deserve good lives.

The Women Empowerment Internship Project will be an eye opening experience for interns who are passionate towards women empowerment, getting hands on experience working alongside the women of Guatemala. They will have the opportunity of interacting with these women learning a lot about them and helping them to bring a positive wave of change in their lives. At the same time, interns will also get the pleasure of traveling to a new country and witnessing the vibrant festivals and cultures.

Education Requirements and Project Skills:

There are no educational qualifications or experience required for the internship; however interns with a good command over Spanish language are highly preferred. They should have a certain skill that they would like to teach and share with the women. Personal traits like flexibility and patience will be highly regarded.

Supervision and Field Support

The interns in the internship project will be guided and supervised by an experienced and qualified supervisor. Usually the head of the project will be mentoring the interns throughout the internship duration, guiding them professionally towards the completion of the project. Depending on the qualification and time allotted for the project, interns may be required to pay an additional supervision fee of $25-$50 per week to the supervisor.

College credit for internship project in Guatemala

Please note that Helping Abroad does not provide college credits for internship project. Our local office or your supervisor can give you a letter verifying the duration and project of your internship. If you need college credit for your internship, please contact your own university or college. You can also talk to your professor.

Room and Food

Mostly, interns in Guatemala will be staying with a host family in simple houses at safe and clean neighborhood with easy accessibility to internet cafes, supermarkets, restaurants and bus stops. Host families for Helping Abroad are well screened and are respectable community members. Living with a host family will help interns improve their Spanish skills and get interns into authentic cultural immersion. The rooms will have basic amenities of a normal bedroom, which the interns will normally be sharing with interns of the same gender. They will be provided with meals three times a day (local food). Interns who require vegetarian food should specify it while filling up the application. However, other snacks and drinks outside the meal times will not be included.

Free Time

The Internship does not require interns to get involved in work 24/7. They will have free time in their hands during the evenings and during weekends, which they can use for interacting with other interns and visiting local areas nearby. During free time, interns can also go around the city area, marvel at the distinct culture with Spanish and Mayan roots and get excursion tours around Xela. The rich culture, history, art and architecture of Guatemala are something not to be missed out.