Internships in Guatemala

Intern in Guatemala with Intern Abroad HQ, the leader in impactful short-term internships. Programs are available from four weeks in the areas of in the areas of Coffee Production, Physiotherapy, Healthcare, Microfinance, Tourism & Hospitality, Physiotherapy and more. Guatemalan internships require interns to have varying levels of Spanish language proficiency, from beginner to intermediate.

Internship programs in Guatemala begin on the first and third Monday of each month and placements are usually based in and around Santa Lucia Milpas Altas, as well as Antigua. Combine your internship in Guatemala with Spanish-speaking immersion and incredible tourism excursions to explore a country and culture which is warm, welcoming and beautiful.

At a glance...

    • Entry level programs from 4 weeks
    • Two start dates per month
    • Intern fees from US$1,070
    • Accommodation included
    • Reflective learning course
    • Spanish lessons available
    • 24/7 in-country support

Internship opportunities

Coffee Production internship in Guatemala

Coffee Production

Coffee production in Guatemala has long played an important role in the nation’s economy. As one of the world’s largest high-quality coffee producers, the country has diverse growing regions across varying conditions and micro-climates. Interns gain valuable hands-on experience and should come prepared to assist across a number of roles.

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Healthcare internships in Guatemala


Internship placements vary, depending upon the educational level of each intern, as well as their chosen duration. Placements for pre-med school interns or students in the early stages of medical school / health sciences typically include health support schools, elderly homes, and programs for individuals with disabilities. Medical students in their third year or above may be placed alongside local doctors and nurses at rural clinics.

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Tourism & Hospitality

Hospitality & Tourism

This entry-level internship program offers real world insight in the fast moving travel industry. Diverse placements in and around Antigua provide the opportunity to gain valuable experience with hotels and/or tour operators.

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Microfinance organizations provide vital support through the provision of affordable loans and business advice. Interns assist small businesses and entrepreneurs in Guatemala, as they work with such organizations that manage micro-credits and oversee business plans.

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If you have a relevant background and are looking to enhance your experience, joining this internship will provide the opportunity to assist in clinics where patients with a range of conditions are treated. House visits alongside qualified staff may also be required, as not all patients can come to the clinic.

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Animal and Veterinary Care


If you have a passion for animal care and are looking to make a difference, a Veterinary internship abroad offers the opportunity to gain experience in a rewarding field. Interns can assist at various veterinary clinics and animal shelters, where an extra pair of hands is always welcome.

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All Intern Abroad HQ programs include a guided reflection course, which combines personal development with professional competency building. Interns receive weekly reflection modules to complete during their program, which foster the acquisition of essential soft skills for employability and a resilient career. Each reflective journaling task introduces a new topic, presents learning objectives, and provides specific prompts that inspire and guide the learning process.

Intern Abroad HQ does not award grades for the completion of our internship programs, but interns can be supported to independently arrange academic credit through their home educational provider. Upon completion of the internship duration and reflection course, interns receive a portfolio as documentation of their experience. This includes a certificate of internship completion, alongside a summary of the internship goals, skill development, highlights, and a compilation of the reflection work.