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.
Physiotherapy internship placements in Guatemala provide an entry-level opportunity, where a background in social work, occupational therapy, rehabilitation, pre-med, psychology or physiotherapy is preferred – but not essential. 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.
There are a number of internship placements available and participants will be matched according to personal level of skill and experience, in addition to availability considerations. The age range of patients varies from as young as babies, to adults. Tasks generally include assisting with the set-up, organization, and implementation of structured activities and workshops, assisting staff with physiotherapy sessions, home visits, daily cleaning, food preparation, and mealtime duties.
Intake dates for new interns are typically offered twice a month. The minimum duration requirement for Physiotherapy 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 field of Physiotherapy.