Turn off Netflix this Summer and make it a season to remember. Summer internship programs with Intern Abroad HQ allow you to gain some seriously employable skills, while making new friends and travel buddies from all around the world. Not only are these programs modern and affordable, but - unlike other internship programs - they’re specifically designed to help you lock in professional and personal development skills, that’ll up your game within a competitive job market. Check out our recommended summer internships for top destinations in 2017.

Top Summer Intern Abroad Programs 2017

Summer Internships in Peru

  • Choose from 15 diverse internship opportunities
  • Program fees start from only US$520 for 2 weeks. Fees include airport pick-up, orientation, accommodation, meals and 24/7 in-country support
  • Visit Peru between May and September to take advantage of the dry season
  • Take advantage of affordable Spanish language lessons and special packages

Where else would you want to be in Peru, than Cusco city? This is a “must see” destination, at least once-in-a-lifetime, that is simply like no other. Cusco is one of the oldest cities in South America, from which you can traverse the Sacred Valley to reach the awe-inspiring Incan citadel of Machu Picchu. Choose from a range of our 15 most affordable internship projects, which will offer practical experience and cultural immersion. Choose from: Animal Care, Dentistry, Eco-Tourism, Kindergarten, Language Therapy, Midwifery, NGO Support, Nutrition, Physician’s Assistant, Psychology, Physiotherapy, Special Needs Care, Sports & Education, Tourism & Hospitality, and Youth Development & Education.

Summer Internships in Peru

Fill your free time in Cusco
As an UNESCO World Heritage Site, there is no shortage of things to see and do within the city center alone (not to mention all the excellent restaurants!) Buy a “Boleto Turístico del Cusco”, which covers admission to sixteen excellent attractions within the Cusco and Sacred Valley region - even better, use your International Student I.D. Card to secure discounts! However, the city is not just for history buffs - join the weekly social events hosted by the local team for Salsa classes, cooking classes or other activities. Adventure tourism activities in the region also include hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding, river rafting and more.

Summer Internships in Guatemala

  • Choose from 7 diverse internship opportunities
  • Internship fees start from only US$736 for 2 weeks. Fees include airport pick-up, orientation, accommodation, meals and 24/7 in-country support
  • Two start dates available per month and entry level programs from 2 weeks
  • Affordable Spanish language lessons are offered in country

Internships in Guatemala provide a true Central American experience that will become a real home-away-from-home. The program is based in the Antigua region, where the coffee is fresh landscapes are stunning, the people are lovely and the communities are full of rich historical and environmental attractions. The various internship opportunities provide meaningful insight into indigenous culture and entrepreneurism, local living, and modern development challenges. The vibrant public buses ooze character and provide the most convenient way to zip around - whether you’ve chosen Agriculture, Environmental Conservation, Medical, Microfinance, Physiotherapy, Child Care, or Education.

Summer Internships in Guatemala

Fill your free time in Guatemala
Photographs are not going to do the places you’ll visit justice - hiking trips to the top of Pacaya Volcano can provide the prime location to view red lava erupting from Volcano Fuego in the distance. And where else in the world can you roast marshmallows on hot volcanic rocks? As well as hiking, there are a number of coffee plantations in the area to visit, plus delicious cuisine to sample. You’ll want to explore Lake Atitlan and the surrounding villages for sightseeing, perusing the markets, and a behind-the-scenes glimpse into authentic textile production. A trip to Guatemala is not complete without planning an excursion to attractions such as Semuc Champey and Tikal - from the hub of Antigua, such activities are easy to plan through a number of professional tourism agencies.

Summer Internships in Costa Rica

  • Choose from 7 diverse internship opportunities
  • Internship fees start from only US$883 for 2 weeks. Fees include airport pick-up, orientation, accommodation, meals and 24/7 in-country support
  • Costa Rica has an average temperature between 71°F and 81°F
  • Affordable Spanish language lessons are offered in country

Spending the summer as an intern in Costa Rica provides the perfect opportunity to combine a professionally valuable experience with downtime at some of the world’s most beautiful attractions. The range of flexible internship opportunities makes Intern Abroad HQ’s program a popular choice, whether you’re able to dedicate your whole summer break or just a few weeks. Placements are based in and around San Ramon, Palmares or Puntarenas, where you can choose from Animal & Veterinary Care, Environmental Conservation, Health & Medical, Microfinance / Women’s Empowerment, Special Needs / Child Care, Teaching English / Education or Wildlife Conservation.

Summer Internships in Guatemala

Fill your free time in Costa Rica During the weekends, free time is available to relax, engage in tourism activities and explore other parts of Costa Rica. Costa Rica has an efficient and broad public transportation network, making travel easy and affordable between prime tourism locations such as Monteverde, Arenal, Manuel Antonio, Puerto Viejo, Montezuma, Corcovado and Tamarindo. Whether you want the modern comforts of the city, volcanoes, rainforests, or beaches - there is a wealth of things to see and do. You’ll soon discover why the country is often cited as the happiest destination on the planet!

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