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.

At a glance...

    • Entry level programs from 2 weeks
    • Start dates every Monday
    • Intern fees from US$545
    • Includes meals & accommodation
    • Reflective learning course
    • Spanish lessons available
    • 24/7 in-country support

Internship opportunities

Dentistry

Dentistry

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.

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Marketing & Communications

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.

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Midwifery

Midwifery

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).

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Physician’s Assistant internship

Physician’s Assistant

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.

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Physiotherapy

Physiotherapy

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.

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Psychology internship in Peru

Psychology

Psychology internships in Peru allow interns the opportunity to gain experience through the shadowing of psychologists within the Peruvian healthcare system. Participants can expect to intern within local clinics around Cusco with the option to be placed within more specialized organizations if you commit to a longer duration.

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Special Education

Special Education

The Special Education internship program allows participants to help in the capacity of a special education teacher’s assistant. Students at this school typically experience difficulties with speech, language, thought processes or movement. In addition to assisting in the control of behaviour, participants may also conduct monitoring activities.

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Veterinary

Veterinary

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).

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Youth Development & Education

Youth Development & Education

This program provides experience that translates to a number of careers in education and social work. Participants work to assist at-risk youth in homes, after-school placements, or kindergartens, helping with homework, classroom tutoring, arts, and sports, while also creating a positive environment for guidance, understanding and healthy role-modeling.

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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.