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.
Interns joining the Special Needs Care internship program in Peru should have a predisposition to work with disabled individuals of all ages, patience, flexibility, and an openness to assist with basic care activities. While the nature of this work can be challenging, it may also be deeply rewarding and provide insight into careers related to caring, disability support, therapy and social work.
An understanding of basic 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.
“My experience with Intern Abroad HQ was nothing less than amazing. It was an eye opening and life-changing experience for me. My plan is to go into Occupational Therapy and this internship was the perfect opportunity and experience for that. Working with underprivileged children and learning disabilities was something I haven’t done before. Seeing how happy they were to be shown love and support from not only the therapist but other volunteers and interns like myself, was a great feeling. Of course, there were some difficult times while I was there, such as communication and transportation because they are much different than what I am used to from back home. However, if you aren’t a little uncomfortable while traveling in another country and immersing yourself in another culture then you wouldn’t be doing it right! It can be scary and overwhelming but what you learn and who you meet in the end is so worth it! I highly suggest working with Intern HQ and gaining the knowledge and amazing experiences in another culture.” – Kayla Myott
Intake dates for new interns are typically offered every Monday. The minimum duration requirement for Special Needs Care internship internship placements is a commitment of at least 2 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 Special Needs Care placement.