Internships in Cusco
Intern in Peru with Intern Abroad HQ, the global leader in impactful short-term internships. Internships are available in the fields of Marketing and Communications, Physician’s Assistant, Midwifery, Dentistry, Physiotherapy, Psychology Special Education, Youth Development & Education, and Veterinary.
Internship programs in Peru begin every Monday and placements are are based in Cusco city and the beautiful surrounding valleys. Project locations are conveniently situated in areas that offer a positive learning environment, while allowing participants to make the most of the many tourism and cultural activities available locally.
The Dentistry internship program allows participants to assist with dentist shadowing, general checks or sporadic health campaigns, with the aim of providing career insight and confidence. General activities may focus on dental hygiene, education, and basic health checks, while working alongside qualified local professionals.Learn more Check availability
Marketing & Communications
Marketing and communications internships in Peru provide interns the opportunity to gain experience within Cusco’s humming community. Tourism, hospitality and NGO placements are available. Come prepared to optimize your Spanish language and professional development skills in an engaging and competitive environment.Learn more Check availability
For participants with relevant education and experience, this program aims to provide career insight and confidence, while working alongside local professionals. Tasks are related to pre and post-delivery, Doula assistance, postpartum care, and Waltaska (an ancestral technique in Peru that involves newborn care and recovery of the mother).Learn more Check availability
The medical project provides observational entry-level opportunities, however placements are also available for more experienced medical students and professionals with Spanish-speaking ability. Long-term participants rotate in order to gain valuable experience and insight, assisting within a variety of departments.Learn more Check availability
This program offers physiotherapy internship opportunities that are suitable for entry-level participants, as well as current students and professionals. Those with limited experience may assist at a special needs primary school, to aid a qualified physiotherapist. More experienced interns may be placed in a small physiotherapy center.Learn more Check availability
Veterinary & Animal Care
The veterinary internship program in Peru consists of a combination of roles within veterinary clinics and local dog shelters in Cusco. Interns have the opportunity to evaluate sick and injured animals, assist during surgeries and help to advise appropriate medical treatments. Interns may also have scope to assist with health and dog sterilization campaigns (subject to availability).Learn more Check availability
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.