Internship programs in Guatemala

  • Guatemala's most affordable internship placements start at $160 per week
  • Pay fees directly to your host families and projects.
  • Safe and meaningful internship experience
  • Feel free to choose from wide range of programs that suits your interest, career choice and area of study.

An authentic internship abroad project can lead you to great benefits---great reference, great experience and great portfolio. Internship projects in Guatemala, run by Global Crossroads, are highly recommended for international students and graduates who are keenly interested to gather valuable and transferable job-skills to set a world-class career in cross-cultural and highly professional work-setting. Our internship projects in Guatemala are run and supervised by experienced professionals for orphanage work, English teaching, medical, street children and women's programs.

Our webpage provides you with a detailed picture of our internship projects in Guatemala—their starting dates, modest fee structure, duration and location of the projects among other information.

We suggest you to choose a project that suits your career choice; academic learning and personal interest and apply accordingly with simple and quick procedures. You can simply send an email to us for additional information regarding the projects which will be duly replied with necessary support.

Dates: Internship in Guatemala

All Internship in programs in Antigua, Guatemala start every Monday. However, Global Crossroad is very flexible and understands that various travel constraints that you might face.

All Internshiping overseas in Antigua, Guatemala options are available year around, except at times programs like a Internship teaching English overseas program might be closed for various holidays and vacations. Between the project link and a Global Crossroad representative, all of this specific information regarding programs dates will be available to you. If a program is unavailable, we will provide an alternative program for you to join.

Prices: Internship in Guatemala

Global Crossroad is committed to offering the most affordable and highest quality Antigua, Guatemala Internship trips. We strive to keep our costs low. The humanitarian side of the business is our passion.

Global Crossroad's Internship opportunity in Antigua, Guatemala application and registration fee cost US $299. The application fee covers the cost of advertising, program promotion, and office expenses (rent, utilities, and staff salaries in USA office).

In addition to the application fee, you are required to pay a weekly program fee. You will pay your weekly fee directly to your host family and project. This way, the fees that you pay will benefit those who rightfully deserve them, and not for company profit.

Weeks Teaching/Orphanage/Street Children/Women's Project Medical project
  1 Week   $160   $185
  2 Weeks   $270   $320
  3 Weeks   $380   $455
  4 Weeks   $490   $590
  5 Weeks   $600   $725
  6 Weeks   $710   $860
  7 Weeks   $820   $995
  8 Weeks   $930   $1,130
  9 Weeks   $1,040   $1,265
  10 Weeks   $1,150   $1,400
  11 Weeks   $1,260   $1,535
  12 Weeks   $1,370   $1,670
  • Spanish Lessons (10hrs a week, M-F) $50/Week
  • Mandatory Comprehensive Travel Insurance $3.49/day
  • Airport Pick UP $40
Program fees cover:
  • Accommodation (host family or guest house)
  • Food (local food 3 times a day)
  • In-country support
  • Personalized project
  • Pre-departure information
  • Certificate of completion
  • Fundraising ideas and letters
  • Discount for returning volunteers
Program fees exclude:
  • Visas
  • Airfare
  • Personal expenses on soft drinks and foods
  • Daily transportation
  • Airport return transfer

How your fee is allocated?

The Internshiping programs in Antigua, Guatemala fees will cover expenses that will begin on the first day of the program (usually the first or third Monday of the month) to the last day of the program. If you arrive before the first day of the program or you decide you stay beyond your program’s last day, you will be responsible for the additional expenses, which would typically be around $30 a day for room and meals at a hostel.

Teaching Internship in Guatemala

Global English teaching career has huge prospects. Teaching internship in Guatemala meets all the guidelines, expectations, needs and demands of global teaching career. This tailored and recommended project is run by experienced professionals and equally benefits the local Guatemalan schoolchildren.

As a teaching intern in Guatemala, you will dedicate your time and energy to learn teaching skills and acquire classroom knowledge as a teacher or an assistant. Generally, you will teach English language skills, both conversational and grammar, arrange and lead various learning-focused educational and creative activities, support local teachers in curriculum development, aware children about personal hygiene, healthcare and sanitation, and help school and the project with valuable and creative advices, fundraising and other administrative tasks.

TTeaching internship in Guatemala allows you to gain valuable professional experience in real occupational-setting in the field you are considering to lead your career path. In the project, you will have teaching responsibilities for which you are thoroughly guided and mentored. The experience profits you with a standout portfolio that helps you to shape your future career.

Basic English language skill is needed for you to join Guatemala as a teaching intern. Basic to intermediate skill of Spanish language is preferred from our dedicated and enthusiastic intern-applicants, but it is not a requirement. If your command over the language is rather poor, there is no need to worry because we run short-term and language-intensive Spanish learning program that will finally help you to make your internship stay more rewarding.

Orphanage Internship in Guatemala

Orphanage Internship in Guatemala

Every child has a right to get love, care and support and should grow in healthy and secure environment. But, in the real world, many children end up destitute and disadvantaged due to many reasons---from poverty to abandonment. Orphanage project in Guatemala aims to provide basic facilities to such kids and helps them grow in secure and healthy childhood.

In Guatemala, as an intern in orphanage, you will assist the project children by carrying out a number of activities that enhance your professional growth. Generally, you will teach Basic English or Spanish language, help children with their homework, conduct learning-focused creative and extracurricular activities, organize sport activities and help the project with day-to-day activities and administrative tasks.

Internship in orphanage is a creative way to pour your time and energy and serve you with countless benefits. In a cross-culture setting, you will get a chance to learn valuable job-skills that you will find it very accommodating with your future job-responsibilities. Along with professional growth, you will also acquire personal growth by showing a brighter path to many local and disadvantaged kids of the project.

There are no specific qualifications or experiences needed for you to apply for this project. However, preference is given to the candidates with beginner to intermediate Spanish language skills. There should be no worries for you if your language skill is weak because we run special short-term Spanish language learning program to make your internship-stay more rewarding.

Medical Internship in Guatemala

Medical internship in Guatemala is an imperative part of your academic qualification in medical and healthcare. It helps you gain on-the-job experience and helps you build up your skills and resume while serving poor and underprivileged Guatemalan communities in a close guidance and mentorship of experienced professionals.

As a medical intern in Guatemala, your activities are set in a way to help you practice your skills and academic learning in a real-world experience. You will help local doctors, nurses and paramedics, organize and participate in health camps and seminars, take patients' vitals and document their medical histories, make local denizens aware of personal healthcare, sanitation and hygiene, help with immunizations and help the local hospital or health center with administrative tasks.

Medical internship gives you a unique insight of working in real-world environment. The experience leads you to great references and experiences so as to bolster your resume and make fit for future job opportunities.

Our intern-applicants should show the proof of any of the medical or healthcare experiences or academic learning such as an ID of medical student, nursing, paramedics, public health or EMT. Beginner to intermediate skill of Spanish language is preferred in the project. If your Spanish is poor, we suggest you to take our short and intensive language course just before the start of the project.

Internship in Street Children Project

Street Children Project Guatemala

There are around 20000 Guatemalan families living around garbage sites, among them are children growing up in worse conditions. Street children project supports these children living in exploitation and helps them to grow in safe and healthy childhood.

Internship in street children project in Guatemala is designed in a way to provide adequate job-skills and insight to international interns whilst they help the project.

Role of our interns in street children project of Guatemala is designed in such a way to benefit the both---interns and project children. You will generally focus in education and overall development of the project children. You will help with their homework, activities, daily chores, personal care and food.

While your stay in Guatemala as an intern in street children project, you will get practical experience, improve your job opportunities, experience teamwork, become aware of ongoing development of the sector you choose the most, bolster your resume and explore breathtaking Guatemalan landscapes and cultures.

Room/Food

Our international interns in Guatemala are provided with accommodations in a home base or with host families. Our home base is located in a safe and clean neighborhood and is near to internet cafes, local markets, local bus stop, police station and departmental store. Our home base provides comfortable bedrooms and community areas. There is a shared and furnished kitchen, television and shared bathrooms with running water and clean bathrooms. Depending on the project locations, intern accommodations are also made with host families. These families are well experienced in hosting international interns and volunteers for a very long time. Staying with host families will further immerse into the beautiful culture and Guatemalan way of life.

Three meals—breakfast, lunch and dinner are served to interns. We also provide vegetarian meals to interns which they must mention about it on their application forms. The fee you kindly pay to our programs is not inclusive to other meals and beverages except for three meals.

Global Crossroad has provisions for three meals per day; breakfast, lunch and dinner. Breakfast and dinner is served at the home base and lunch is normally arranged at project center. A personalized internship placement document will be presented to you detailing the accommodations, food and contact details of the local coordinator and the supervisor prior to your arrival.

Free time

Our internship projects have flexible schedules and are stationed in the most alluring and incredible places of the country, so you will have a lot of time to explore the arresting local landscapes and immerse onto vibrant local culture. Although we don't generally arrange activities for our interns, our local staffs will assist you accordingly with information and support for your various free time activities. There is lots of travelling and fun options which our local team of staffs will help you choose the best options.