Intern in Cusco & Urubamba, Peru
High Altitude Living
Along the one hour drive from Cusco’s historic center to Urubamba, you’ll transcend from the bustling cobblestone roads of the big city to a mountain village small enough to walk across. We love the fact that Peru is full of contrasts to explore and are certain you'll agree after even a short time as an intern in either of these great locations.
Empower Women Artisans through Finance Management Training
Create a standardized program and curriculum to teach two groups of women artisans about financial literacy through events, workshops and other creative methods. Establish a system to measure individual growth and impact of program training methods.
- Spanish, Proficient
Management and Planning for Sustainable Women��_��_��_s Cheesemaking Association
Assist an association of artisanal women cheese makers register their association in Peru. Collaborate and contribute by identifying potential partners to develop efficient equipment, initiating grant-writing proposals, and developing membership rules and
- NGO Management
- Spanish, Proficient
Shadow and Assist Peru Medical Professionals
Check out clinics and hospitals with smaller facilities, less resources and low-tech machinery. Observe doctors and nurses and learn about Peru's healthcare system, clinic administrative processes, and common ailments, procedures and remedies.
- Clinical Health
- Cusco, Peru
Interning in Peru
As with most Intrax internships, dressing for work will be conditional on your environment. Health interns will wear scrubs and comfortable shoes, while interns in rural communities will wear warm, comfortable clothes - make sure to have boots designed for walking long distances. Peruvians consider punctuality to be less important but we recommend interns arrive on time to at the beginning of their placement. Lunch in Peru is the heaviest meal of the day. Peruvians will ordinarily go home at 1pm and return to the office at 3pm. In some companies, the entire staff will eat together at a restaurant or by heating up a home-cooked meal.
Live Like a Local
We're sure you'll want to join the tourists headed to Machu Picchu, but your internship in Peru will do more than help you adjust to the altitude. By the time your program ends, you’ll have explored modern cites, remote villages and Incan marvels. Here are some tips to get you started living like a local.
- (Summer) Cool, Dry
(Winter) Cool, Wet
- Spanish, Quechua
- Nuevo sol S/
- Taxis & Buses
Walking is the most popular form of transit in Urubamba, but in Cusco you’ll have to know where you’re going. The bus system is the safest and most reliable choice with about 30 routes covering the city. Be aware that taxis are unregulated - fares fluctuate and passengers provide the directions.
Things to Do
It’s hard to not suggest Machu Picchu. The 15th-century Inca site may be heavily visited by tourists, but there’s a reason the highly preserved landmark is called the Lost City of the Incas. Sacsayhuayman is another Incan ruin to see. Walking along the zigzags of this military fortress will provide a stunning panorama of Cusco.
Useful Phrases in Spanish
Hola / Hello
Adios / Goodbye
Gracias / Thank you
Puedo tener... / Can I have...