Intern Abroad HQ offers flexible and affordable internships in Guatemala! Placements are based in and around Santa Lucia Milpas Altas, just 15 minutes from the picturesque city of Antigua.
Microfinance internship placements in Guatemala are perfect for students and young professionals with qualifications/strong interest in finance, business, development, computer skills or related background. An understanding of intermediate Spanish is required. All interns who are not yet intermediate – fluent Spanish speakers are strongly encouraged to take Spanish language lessons in addition to their internship program.
Typical tasks that interns can assist with (depending on their skill, experience and internship duration) can include advice and education regarding the successful operation of a business, budgeting strategies, IT systems, brainstorming new ideas, promotion and advertising, and helping entrepreneurs to sell their products to buyers. Interns may help to organise and present educational workshops to small community entrepreneurs, work with families to develop and maintain a budget, and help at events such as farmers fairs and markets.
Intake dates for new interns are typically offered twice a month. The minimum duration requirement for Microfinance internship placements is a commitment of at least 4 weeks. Applicants may apply online to formally express their interest (it’s free and non-obligatory to apply) and – upon being accepted – register to confirm their internship in the Microfinance field.