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
    • Program fees from US$1,519
    • Accommodation included
    • Experiential Learning Curriculum
    • Spanish lessons available
    • 24/7 in-country support
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Coffee Production internship in Guatemala

Coffee Production

Internship abroad in Antigua, Guatemala

Guatemala is one of the largest coffee exporters in the world, and this Coffee Production Internship is a unique opportunity to gain hands-on experience in all aspects of the world-class local production process. Help farmers to grow and harvest beans, assist with processing, and support marketing and selling coffee all over the world.

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Healthcare internships in Guatemala

Medical

Internship abroad in Antigua, Guatemala

This medical internship is highly customizable to your experience, with placements for pre med or senior students available. Learn from local doctors and nurses, shadowing them and assisting in rural clinics, schools, elderly homes or on disability programs.

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Tourism & Hospitality

Hospitality & Tourism

Internship abroad in Antigua, Guatemala

This entry-level Hospitality and Tourism internship offers real world insight into the colorful travel industry in Guatemala. Gain hands-on industry experience, with placements that suit your preferences with hotels or tour operators, helping with all aspects of their daily business.

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Microfinance

Microfinance

Internship abroad in Guatemala

Assist microfinance organizations that give vital support to small businesses by providing affordable loans and business advice. Interns collaborate with business owners, helping with lending, budgeting and growth strategies, and teaching financial literacy.

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Physical Therapy internships in Guatemala

Physical Therapy

Internship abroad in Guatemala

Ideal for students or professional therapists, this physiotherapy internship offers placements in local clinics that treat underprivileged populations a fraction of the normal cost. Interns are supervised and guided by local clinicians, helping treat for a wide range of complaints, with hands-on therapies to suit your experience.

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Animal and Veterinary Care

Veterinary & Animal Care

Internship abroad in Antigua, Guatemala

If you have a passion for animal care, a Veterinary internship in Guatemala offers the opportunity to gain real-world experience assisting in local vet clinics. With guidance from local vets, interns can experience a range of treatments and procedures, helping to care for a wide range of domestic and farm animals.

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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.