Practicas Profesionales in Guatemala

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Connecting Worlds can organise internships for anyone interested in gaining some kind of experience or training in Guatemala. The number of placements for our internships is not limited and almost every field of study is available.

The idea is for interns to gain valuable working experience for their CVs or perhaps even for university credit. Unlike a volunteer, the idea is that interns learn valuable skills or techniques which will serve for future employment opportunities within a particular industry or trade.

An internship organised by Connecting Worlds provides interns with valuable working opportunities in real work environments, as well as the chance to significantly improve Spanish language skills.

The internships offered by Connecting Worlds are non-paid due to strict regulations of the Guatemalan Government regarding the work of foreigners in local companies. The other reason is that the main objective of the Internship is the international education and the learning experience.

Payment is separated into two stages. The first is the registration fee which you send through with your application. The second fee — known as the program fee — is due once your internship has been completely arranged. Internships can last for anything between two to six months and multiple internships in multiple destinations is also possible. 

 

You can do an Internship in Guatemala into these areas:

 

Education Internships 
ESL Teaching English 
Medicine 
Social Work 
Sustainable Development 
Tourism / Hospitality 

Program Fees:

 

Internship duration Program Fee USD
4 weeks 950
6 weeks 1215
7 weeks 1348
8 weeks 1480
12 weeks 1923

 

*Please note: All Internship programs in Guatemala attract a refundable* Registration Fee of USD 249 on top of the program Fee. A 5% international banking fee is added at point of payment. You can calculate the value of your currency in US dollar using this currency convertor.

 

*Please read our refund policy.

What do my fees pay for?

 

Registration Fee:  Support and guidance from CW staff, program marketing costs, pre-departure assistance, CW Solidarity Fund, administration costs, staff salary, travel costs to inspect programs and communication costs with participants.

 

Program Fee Internship: An Internship placement according to your requirements,Airport Pick up,orientation, program supervision, in-country 24/7 participant support and in-country administration costs.

 

Program Fee Internship and accommodation: An Internship placement according to your requirements,Airport Pick up,acccommodation in a private bedroom (homestay) with or without meals (student residence) , orientation, program supervision, in-country 24/7 participant support and in-country administration costs.

 

What’s no included: Air tickets, Vaccinations, Certificate of Good conduct, Visa, transfer back to the airport at conclusion of program, Spanish lessons (optional), Local travels, Personal expenses and International Insurance against sickness, accident and 3er party liability. In addition to providing health insurance, the plan must cover medical evacuation and repatriation.  Our participants in Ecuador generally find USD 30 to be sufficient for basic weekly expenses.