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Have you been thinking about doing something extraordinary to advance your practical education and push your personal boundaries? Have you been searching for an authentic internship Guatemala program that could give you great benefits, references, and experiences?

Abroad internships are an amazing opportunity to fulfill these goals because they allow international students and recent graduates to practice their skills in real-world settings. Specifically, when you intern in Guatemala program, you will also have the opportunity to travel, grow personally, and meet new people.

From spectacular landscapes to communities that echo indigenous and colonial ancestry and historically significant Mayan ruins, Guatemala has a lot to offer any student. Boundless learning opportunities will allow you to explore potential career paths and discover new talents when you embrace this opportunity. Global Crossroads offers a variety of internship opportunities run and supervised by experienced professionals. We have projects that team up with orphanages, local schools, clinics and hospitals, and women’s programs.

Global Crossroads invites you to begin your Guatemala internship program by browsing through some of our most popular projects below, and then contact us for more details. We recommend that you choose a project you’re passionate about, and that also suits your career choice.

Popular Internship Opportunities in Guatemala

Global Crossroads offers a wide variety of internship opportunities for international students. Please take a moment to review some of our most popular intern and volunteer programs.

Global English teaching career has huge prospects. Our 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 Guatemala teaching intern, 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.

Teaching internship opportunities in Guatemala allow 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 teaching internship program in Guatemala. 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.

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

Every child has a right to receive love, care and support and should be able to 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.

The Guatemala orphanage internship opportunity aims to provide basic facilities to such kids and helps them grow in secure and healthy childhood.

As an intern, 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.

This social work internship in Guatemala 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 unique internship project in Guatemala. 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.

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

Medical internship 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, 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.

Guatemala medical internships give 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.

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

Dates and Fees: Internship Guatemala

All Internship opportunities start every Monday, though we allow for flexibility due to travel constraints.

The most affordable and quality internship work in Guatemala is available through Global Crossroad. We strive to keep our costs low. The humanitarian side of the business is our passion. Global Crossroad's intern application and registration fee cost US $299.

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.

The internship program and volunteering program in Guatemala fee is basically same. 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 Guatemala.

Internships vs. Volunteers Programs

In general, volunteer programs focus on humanitarian outreach and project support. Volunteering is popular amongst people who want to share their love and passion for underprivileged children, impoverished communities, or conservation efforts in need of resources.

Internship programs focus on creating a real-world learning environment for interns and students so that they practice professional development and obtain new skills. Similar to volunteers, interns may work on a variety of projects (many times alongside volunteers) that benefits local communities, children, wildlife and similar projects. Teaching programs, medical outreach, and children’s support are the most popular internship projects.


nepal intern accommodation

Our international interns in Guatemala 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.

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 local Guatemalan meals —breakfast, lunch and dinner are served to during your Guatemala internship experience. 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.

Learn more about your accommodation and meal plans in Guatemala.

Free Time

Our Guatemala 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 in Guatemala which our local team of staffs will help you choose the best options.

Learn more about your free time and weekend exploration options in Guatemala.

FAQs– Internship Guatemala

Arrival and Departure

Once you are accepted as an intern, you will need to arrange travel plans arriving into the Aurora International Airport, Guatemala. Please make sure to send us your correct fight information and consult with our country coordinator before leaving your home country.

We will send a Global Crossroads representative to pick you up from the airport, so it is important that you send us any flight delay information as soon as possible. You should also let us know immediately if you miss your flight.

You will need to make your own program departure arrangements as Global Crossroads does not offer airport drop-off service.


In order to participate in any of the Guatemala internship opportunities, you need to secure a tourist visa. Depending on your national, a visa on arrival may be available.

Visa extension is possible by visiting department immigration if you would like to extend your time in Guatemala.


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

How can I apply?

Guatemala internship applications are 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 go 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 significant and safe internship experiences.

We offer the most affordable international internships 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.

What’s more, when you intern in Guatemala you will to create long lasting connections with your home-away-from-home 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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