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Intern in Peru

Have you ever thought about stepping outside of your comfort zone to gain an immense learning experience? Do you want to join internship abroad program to practice real world skills through practical scenarios? Have you always wanted to develop your skills while giving back to those in need as an intern in Peru?

Joining an internship program is a great opportunity to both advance your career and travel the world. Peru is the home to some spectacular sites – the Incan citadel of Machu Picchu, the ruins of Chan Chan (the largest Pre-Columbian ruin), and numerous national parks. You will get a chance to wonderfully explore many beautiful places nearby your project site while sharpening personal and profession skillsets through your specialized internship. You will also develop new abilities like creative problem solving, increase your foreign language proficiency, and make global network connections.

Interning in Peru offers you a highly qualified and motivating experience at low costs while in a highly professional environment where academic learning meets global career avenues. In Peru, you may decide to support children and staff through our orphanage internship, give inspiration and hope to the next generation of children living in poverty through the street children program, teach English to provide righter futures to rural school children, or aid patients and assist doctors through the medical and healthcare program. Each internship is carefully designed and supervised to help you explore all the professional job-skills and come away with an experience that you will never forget.

Check our webpage for details of our internship projects including fees, duration, and accommodation. We recommend you choose a project that fits your personal interests, career choice, and personal passions, then send an email to the Global Crossroads coordinators.

Popular Internship Opportunities in Peru

In Peru we offer amazing and affordable internship program that are sure to give you a safe, comfortable, and meaningful abroad experience. Global Crossroads invites you to look through some of our most popular intern programs and their subsequent project details below.

There is large number of children in Peru orphaned and living with projects in grounds of reasons like poverty, domestic abuse and alcoholism among others. Orphanage internship program in Peru helps you integrate your interests, skills and academic knowledge with field-based experience in job-specific work environment.

Intern activities in orphanage project are designed to help these children grow in secure and healthy childhood. As an intern, you will help children with their homework, teach conversational English, arrange and involve various fun-learning activities, apply innovative measures to help the kids learn, organize sport activities and assist the orphanage with day-to-day activities and other administrative tasks.

The Peru orphanage internship opportunity is a win-win situation for both our interns and the project. During the project, you are provided with a carefully designed traineeship under the supervision of experienced professionals. The project not only enriches your professional skills, it also provides you with a new and global perspective to your career choice.

You don't need to have prior experiences or qualifications to join this project as all our interns get necessary orientation before they are assigned with tasks. Little bit of Spanish language skill is preferred, yet this is not a requirement. We provide short-term and language-intensive courses for you if your command over Spanish is poor.

If you are interested in volunteer programs, we also offer rewarding orphanage volunteer program in Peru.

The scope and career prospects of English teaching career are really high in the present time. Teaching internship program in Peru enables aspiring interns from across the world gain basic, valuable and transferable classroom teaching skills in highly professional work settings.

Our interns work as a teacher or an assistant in public elementary school or rehabilitation center depending on their skills, qualifications and confidence. Your responsibilities as an teaching intern include teaching Basic English, supporting various creativities focused to help children learn, support teachers with lesson plans, make children aware of personal hygiene and care and help the local project or school with various administrative tasks.

Teaching project in Peru offers you with a range of benefits---enrich your personal development, makes your portfolio standout, convert your academic skills onto job-skills, help you explore your career and would be an unforgettable experience while you get a chance to explore alluring landscapes and local vibrant culture.

Apart from Basic English language skills, there are no other qualifications or experiences for you participate in the project as a Peru teaching intern. As Peru is Spanish speaking country, slight to intermediate language skill is preferred. Yet, this is not a requirement and we provide short-term language-intensive program helping to make your internship-stay more fruitful.

If you are interested in volunteer programs, we also offer rewarding teaching volunteer program in Peru.

Medical project in Peru offers cost-effective and appropriate medical internship to medical and healthcare students, graduates and professionals from across the world.

Your role as a medical intern in Peru include observing and assisting local doctors and nurses, organizing and leading health camps and seminars, educating local denizens about healthcare, hygiene, sanitation and nutrition, assisting clinic with administrative tasks and provide basic health care among others.

You need to be a certified student, graduate or a medical healthcare professional to join this project. Beginner to intermediate skills of Spanish language is preferred for our dedicated and hard working intern applicants. We provide a week long language-intensive session to make your Spanish stronger and make your internship stay more rewarding.

Full-fledged medical internship helps you accumulate adequate and transferable job-skills and provides you an insight of how to apply the skills you have already learnt or studied.

If you are interested in volunteer programs, we also offer rewarding medical volunteer program in Peru.

If you are interested in amazing volunteer opportunities in Peru, please feel free to contact us.

Dates and Fees to Intern in Peru

All internships start at the beginning of each week. Global Crossroad is very flexible and understands that various travel constraints that you might face.

Internship options are available year around. Also, some programs are seasonal due to extreme weather conditions. 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.

Global Crossroad is committed to offering the most affordable and highest quality Internship programs in Peru. We strive to keep our costs low. The humanitarian side of the business is our passion.

Global Crossroad's internship 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).

The program fee for internship and volunteering is basically same in Peru. However, unlike volunteers, interns often work closely with guided supervision from a local project director, and a small weekly supervision fee ($25-50/ week) may be incurred in addition to volunteer program fees.

Learn more about our highly affordable volunteer program fees in Peru.

Room and Food when you Intern in Peru

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Our interns are provided with accommodations with host families. Our host families are located in a safe and clean neighborhood and are near to internet cafes, local markets, local bus stop, police station and departmental store. Our host families provide comfortable bedrooms and community areas.

There is a shared and furnished kitchen, television and shared bathrooms with running water and clean bathrooms. 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 Peruvian way of life.

Three local Peruvian meals —breakfast, lunch and dinner are served to Peru 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.

Read more about the accommodation and meals provided in Peru.

Supervision and Field Support

While working as an intern in Peru internship opportunity with Global Crossroads, your internship project is supervised by experienced and qualified professionals. In most of the cases, the head of the project will serve as the supervisor of your internship program. The supervisors are experts in their respective fields where they will help you with any problem you have and mentor you p till the completion of the project.

Learn more about our safety and in-country support


College Credit

Global Crossroads does not provide college credit for its internship projects. Our local office or your supervisor will provide you with a letter and certificate on the completion of your program verifying your work as an intern and your job responsibilities as an intern. You can earn an academic credit for internship projects at Peru by prearranging the project with your college/university. The students shall have to coordinate with their faculties and professors regarding the college credit for internship prior to applying for Global Crossroad.

Free Time

Internship schedules in Peru are flexible and you will get a lot of free time to see around the local landscapes and cultures. There are many beautiful things and places in Peru to watch-- Inca citadel of Machu Picchu, museums of Lima, Chan Chan, the largest Pre-Columbian ruin, giant sand dunes, kaleidoscopic peaks and naturally rich national parks.

You can also go for rafting, paragliding, zip lines or bike trails for fun and adventure in Peru. 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 for internship participants in Peru which our local team of staffs will help you choose the best options.

Learn more about your free time and weekend exploration in Peru.

FAQs: Intern in Peru

Arrival and Departure

You should plan to arrive into Alejandro Velasco Astete International Airport. Once you arrive, a Global Crossroads representative will be waiting to pick you up.

Please consult our country coordinator before leaving your home country, and make sure to send us your correct flight information once you have booked your travel. If there are any changes, delays, or if you miss your flight please contact us as soon as possible.

We do not offer airport drop-off service, so you will need to arrange your own departure plans.


To prepare for your internship experience in Peru, you should secure a tourist visa. Depending on your nationality, a ‘visa on arrival’ may be available. You may extend your visa if you decide to stay in Peru longer after you arrive by visiting to the department of Immigration.


For travel to Peru, the CDC recommends vaccinations against: Rabies, Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, Yellow Fever, Malaria, Typhoid

How can I apply to Intern in Peru?

The internship application is straightforward: go online, fill out the program application, and submit it to us. We will follow up with you within 24-hours of your application submittal.

Why intern with Global Crossroads?

Global Crossroads is an international humanitarian non-profit who has partnered with over 20,000 people and hundreds of local organizations since 2003 to facilitate outstandingly significant and incredibly safe intern abroadexperiences.

We offer the most affordable international internships in Peru when compared with other organizations. We use the tax-deductible registration fee to support your experience and enhance local projects while the program fee gets paid directly to your service project.

You will to create long lasting connections through this program with your host family, project coordinators, and fellow interns. If for any reason you feel uncomfortable during your time abroad, our unparalleled support staff will do everything they can to improve your situation and ensure that you have a good experience.

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