Intern Abroad HQ offers flexible and affordable internships in Cusco, Peru! Living in Cusco (at least once in your life) is definitely a “must do”! The city is truely fascinating and maintains a strong cultural identity alongside the multiculturalism of a bustling urban city. Cusco internships cover a wide range of disciplines and comfortable home-stay accommodation is situated within close proximity to the historical centre.
For participants with relevant education and experience, this program aims to provide career insight and confidence, while working alongside local professionals at a birthing home. 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). It is important to be aware that babies may not be delivered every week, so the longer you can stay, the greater chance you’ll have to assist with a delivery (if the mother grants her consent).
An understanding of intermediate to advanced Spanish is required for this internship. All interns who are not yet fluent Spanish speakers are strongly encouraged to take Spanish language lessons in addition to their internship program.
Intake dates for new interns are typically offered every Monday. The minimum duration requirement for Midwifery internship internship placements is a commitment of at least 4 weeks. Apply online to formally express your interest (it’s free and non-obligatory to apply) and – upon being accepted – register to confirm your internship on a Midwifery placement.