Internships in Peru

Internships in Peru – Sacred Valley of the Incas!

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  • Intern in your field
  • Visit Machu Picchu & Cusco
  • Live in the Sacred Valley of the Incas
  • Visit High Andean communities
  • Hike in the Andes
  • Gain valuable international experience
  • Improve your Spanish
  • Learn about the Peruvian Culture
  • Enhance your resume

Duration, Dates & Program Fee: 

We hold regular group trips according to the US Academic Calendar during Summer, Winter Break and the Academic Year for our internships in Peru. You may also request customized dates by emailing us: intern@LinguisticHorizons.com 

Internships In Peru
Exploring Moray with new friends!

Duration
Program Fee (USD)
2 weeks $2,475
3 weeks $2,995
4 weeks $3,495
5 weeks $3,895
6 weeks $4,350
2 months $6,750
3 months  $9,350
4 months $11,250
5 months $13,100
6 months $14,950
Custom Contact us for a customized quote for other durations or a group.
Start Date
Application Deadline
January October 31
February November 15
May January 1
June, July, August February 1
September  March 1
December September 1
Custom Contact us for special date requests.

Internships in Peru – Program Description:Internships In Peru

Participants will gain valuable international experience while helping Peruvian organizations reach their goals. Our interns have the unique opportunity to experience authentic Peruvian life and work directly with the local people in the Sacred Valley of the Incas.

We are based in the town of Urubamba, Peru. Based on your learning objectives, your university requirements, and the local host organization’s goals, we design a customized internship or volunteer experience for you in the Sacred Valley of the Incas.

We custom design projects, for all majors. Scroll to the bottom for a few ideas on how you could contribute to one of our partner organizations’ efforts while learning from a professional mentor in your field. We will also consider project proposals for project areas not listed here.

Read about former student experiences here: Shalaya from St. Mary’s CollegeAlfredo from CSULB Sarah from Fort Lewis College

Internships In Peru
Hiking in the Andes!

Requirements:
Included:
  • Pre-departure support
  • International Health & Accident Insurance
  • Welcome orientation on-site
  • Welcome acclimatization hike
  • 24/7 local emergency contact & program coordinator
  • Customized Internship
    • Guidance by a professional mentor in your field (as available).
    • Project assignments designed to both meet your learning objectives and support the local community and organization’s goals.
    • Letter of Recommendation (Provided based on performance.)
    • Internship Evaluation Report (Upon request.)
    • Resume review (Feedback and tips on how to present your internship on your resume.)
  • Accommodation: Housing  (shared room & bathroom). Private room may be available upon request for an additional fee.
  • Meals: Meal Plan with 2 meals/day (except on departure, arrival & free travel weekend days.)
  • Transportation
    • Airport pick-up & drop-off to/from Cusco airport
    • Transportation expenses within the Sacred Valley and to/from Cusco (as required for your internship)
  • Day Trips & Cultural Activities
    • Cultural activities
    • Guided hikes and/or visits to nearby indigenous communities

Internships In Peru
Kristin with her mentor, Carlos!

Not Included:
  • Round-trip flight to Cusco (Student fares are available here). The sooner you book, the cheaper the flight will be!
  • Extra travel, extra meals on free days, miscellaneous expenses (beyond those described above)
  • Spanish or Quechua classes during, before or after the internship available for an additional charge upon request.
  • Trip to Machu Picchu. Participants may purchase the Visit Machu Picchu package for $275 upon request. This includes: round-trip transportation to train station, round-trip train ticket, bus to archaeological site, guide, Machu Picchu entrance & Huayna Picchu entrance if available.
  • Optional add-on trips to Arequipa, Colca Canyon, Nazca Lines, Puerto Maldonado, Lima, Puno, Lake Titicaca, & Bolivia available upon request.
  • Traveler’s insurance (optional).

Application Process:

By the application deadline indicated above, please follow the application process as described here

Placement Process:

1)       Within 1 week of receipt of the acceptance email, pay your 1st Program Fee payment of $1,000 to secure your placement, as space is limited. Note: This deposit is not an extra fee, it will be deducted from your total Program Fee. This deposit is not refundable except under extreme circumstances.

2)       Make equal monthly, weekly or biweekly Program Fee payments until the month before departure

3)       Make Final Program Fee Payment (Remaining Balance) due 1 month prior to departure.

4)       At least 1 month before program start date, email a copy of your flight itinerary, a scanned copy of your passport, a clear picture of your face, medical release or standard doctor’s note from your doctor or a travel clinic, and signed waivers to: intern@LinguisticHorizons.com

Potential Projects/Internships in Peru:

There are a number of ways you can contribute while gaining valuable experience in Peru. The table below includes a few project areas you could choose to focus on. A list of defined roles are also available here. If you have questions about whether this program is right for you, please don’t hesitate to email us at intern@LinguisticHorizons.com.

You may also join our Facebook Group to ask questions directly and interact with Linguistic Horizons, current, past and potential participants!

Internships In Peru
Elizabeth and her friends!

Internships in Peru:
Suggested Majors Project Areas
Agriculture, Plant Biology, Ecology, Environmental Horticulture, Sustainable Agriculture & Food Systems, Nutrition, Alternative Medicine
  • Local organic farming analysis and improvement
  • Improvements of local community green spaces
  • Pasture farming and irrigation systems
  • Sustainable Agriculture
  • Identification and analysis of native plants & their contribution to the local ecosystem
  • Medicinal Plants/ Herbalism. Plant identification
  • Reforestation and ecological projects
Architecture, Design, Civil Engineering, Landscape Architecture, Sustainable Environmental Design, Archaeology, Mechanical Engineering
  • Park design, planning & construction
  • Construction of facilities for community members (churches, schools, clinics, homes, etc.)
  • Eco-friendly design
  • Construction with adobe
  • Cultural landscape analysis
  • Community and establishment design
  • Community analysis & solution planning proposal
  • Mechanical Engineering apprenticeship
Business, Entrepreneurship, Community Development, Computer Science, Social Entrepreneurship, Marketing, International Business, Management, Information Technology (IT), Spanish, Public Policy
  • Community based business creation
  • Marketing, SEO & Sustainable business strategy development and implementation
  • Startup business and strategy planning
  • Consulting for local businesses
  • Market Analysis & Research
  • Fundraising strategy planning for NGOs and community organizations
  • Social media strategy & content
  • Website creation for small businesses, NGOs or community organizations
Education,  Anthropology, Communications, Special Education, Sociology, Psychology, Anthropology, Spanish, Human Development, Mental Health, English
  • Educational presentations
  • Working with kids
  • Psychology/ therapy for community members – often parents or couples who face hardships
  • Conducting an assessment of special needs individuals living in the rural communities
  • Developing methods for overcoming cultural barriers to assist community members
  • Training and educating special needs community members
  • Skills training for community members
  • Teaching English or another foreign language in a school or community setting
  • Community field teaching
  • Workshop implementation
Environmental Awareness & Conservation, Environmental Studies, Botany, Biology, Ecological Management & Restoration
  • Sustainable agriculture
  • Teaching kids
  • Renewable energy
  • High Andean Community resource improvement
  • Ecosystem evaluation
  • Reforestation programs
  • Species database
  • Alternative tourism impact on land
Fashion Design, Women’s Studies, Textiles & Clothing
  • Design proposals
  • Local fashion designer apprenticeship
  • Analysis and prevalence of traditional women weavers
  • Natural dying & weaving
  • Andean textile traditions
Zoology, Veterinary, Animal Biology, Animal Science, Wildlife & Conservation Biology
  • Livestock resources inventory
  • Working with sheep, llamas, alpacas, goats, horses, cows, etc.
Global Health, Alternative Medicine, Public Health, Nursing, Pre-Med, Medical, Nutrition, Physical Therapy, Kinesiology, Psychology
  • Health conditions of the local community
  • Researching health benefits of Andean foods and plants
  • Working in community clinics
  • Andean Power Foods integration with indigenous community diet
  • Global Public Health
  • Medicinal plant uses & treatments
  • Health education for community
  • Improving the quality of life for local populations in the health arena
  • Medicine & treatment in areas of limited access to healthcare
  • Infection Prevention
  • Physical Therapy for special needs patients
  • Phsyical Therapy for all types of patients
  • Psychotherapy for special needs patients
Public Relations, Visual Arts, Communications, Journalism, Cinematography, Theater Arts, Film Studies, Photography, Web Design, Graphic Design, Journalism, Spanish, History
  • Promotional and education video & multimedia production
  • Short film &/or documentary creation
  • Promotional & education graphic design
  • Blog contributions
  • Photographic essays
  • Web page design & programming
  • Merchandising graphic design & print
  • Guided tour script writing
Social Studies, Sociology, Anthropology, Archaeology, History, Latin American Studies, Spanish, Women’s Studies, Community & Regional Development
  • Social Development
  • High Andean community population analysis
  • Cultural heritage preservation
  • Cultural landscape analysis
  • Traditional knowledge research
  • Research & documentation of current and past situations of the Sacred Valley
Sustainable & Responsible Tourism,  Museum Studies, Hospitality & Tourism Management, Spanish, Recreation, Kinesiology
  • Training in responsible and sustainable tourism guidelines
  • Assistant guiding through the Andes, Sacred Valley treks and/or in museums
  • Current local problem analysis & new perspectives
  • Guided tour script writing

Please email us at intern@LinguisticHorizons.com if you require more information about our internships in Peru.
 

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