What is the Education Internship in Peru all about?
The Education Internship in Peru takes place in a small primary school hosting Year 1 through 6th and is located in a small town just outside of Cusco. The school’s resources are very limited as there are only 1 teacher for the entire school teaching all subjects for all grades. Interns on this education internship will assist the teacher with all basic subjects such as mathematics, science, reading, amongst others. The school also host activities and lessons surrounding environmentalism. A small garden is maintained on the school premises by the teacher and the students.
What are the benefits of interning in Education in Peru?
- Be exposed to the Peruvian educational sector and learn of the obstacles a rural community are challenged with.
- Gain experience teaching abroad in a different context than your own.
- Make new friends and learn about Peruvian traditions along the way.
Role of the Education Intern
As an education intern in Peru, you will gain exposure and further understanding on the operations of a small school in a rural community of Peru. You will be able to support the school and the teacher by assisting with classroom activities while also participating in schools improvements, including maintaining the special garden. You may get involved in activities like construction and maintenance, as well as mural painting, classroom decorating and alike. Every day, there will allotted time on the schedule to teach English to the students. Depending on your interests and skills, you may also get involved in teaching computer classes. Education interns in Peru also lead workshops for community members and parents on topics such as sanitation, childcare, English language, recycling, and other subjects depending on your personal interests. The goals of the workshops are to contribute to the academic and the social developments of the entire community. Finally, interns are also asked to assess the needs of the school’s resources by the end of their internship. This information is essential as the school organizes fundraisers or submit grant applications. Interns may also be able to get involved with fundraising goals and activities if that’s something of interest.
What do I need to be an intern as in Education in Peru?
Previous experience in a classroom-setting is helpful. Interns will be responsible for creating lesson plans and therefore should have a basic understanding of how to structure and lead a lesson. Academic/youth development enrichment skills are preferred – interns should have an idea of which subjects he/she can facilitate during the internship prior to arrival in-country. There are no language requirements for this internship, but basic-intermediate Spanish is helpful and recommended.
You will be required to submit a CV, as well as to go through a phone interview for the vetting process before your placement is confirmed.
WHY JOIN THE PROJECT
To help a local school while gaining teaching experience abroad
Learn about the local education system and its challenges
Where Will I Work in Peru?
About the Location
Intern in the ancient Capital of the Inca empire in the middle of the Peruvian Andes. Cusco is a UNESCO world heritage site and mixes an interesting mix of architecture with Inca ruins and Spanish colonialism.
During your education internship, you will live with a local host family, learn about local traditions, and be fully immersed into Peruvian culture. The homestay family houses are comfortable with electricity, running water and indoor plumbing.
What to do in your spare time
Cusco has a lot to offer during your free time, between museums, restaurants, nightlife. If you would like to venture further afield, there are opportunities to go visit several Inca temples and ruins, as well as the famous Machu Picchu.
Details & Costs
- Duration: 4+ weeks
- Cost: £1399 / $2184 for 4 weeks
£311 / $485 for each extra week
- Requirements: Age 18+
- Location: Cusco, Peru
- Working hours: Monday – Friday 5 hours per day.
- Project availability: Every Monday throughout the year
- Arrival day: Saturday
What is included
Accommodation: Single or shared room in a homestay (according to availability)
Meals: 3 meals a day
Airport: scheduled pickup and dropoff from Cusco International Airport
On the ground transportation: to/from projects included
Access to personal online Kaya Community account including:
– Pre-departure information pack
– Fundraising Guide
– How to Manage your Money Abroad
– Learning Reflection Guide
On the ground training: cultural and safety orientation and project induction
– Certificate upon completion of your internship presentation
– Supervision from qualified professional
Support: 24-hour support including emergency contact numbers from local team
Excursion Planning assistance from local staff (activity prices may be extra)
What is not included
- Visa fees
- Daily transport to the project – Walkable depending on homestay location, or cost approximately $0.25 (bus) to $1.60 (taxi) each way.
- Extra Spanish classes are available for £85/$149 for 10 hours. Please contact us for more information about booking
- Police/Government Background Check; US and UK citizens will be processed through Kaya (admin fee applies) all other nationalities must provide local police check
- Any costs for COVID-19 PCR tests required pre-departure and in-country
Easy 4-step application process
Apply online and pay your application fee to apply for your space on your chosen project. Our advisors will then contact you to guide you through the next steps.
Once we’ve received your application, we’ll review your details and be in touch to arrange your informal telephone interview with your Kaya Placement Advisor.
Following your interview, we will provide you a placement offer. Once you are ready to confirm your placement and dates, you can pay your confirmation fee to book and secure your space.
When you have confirmed your project dates we'll send you your Welcome Pack and lots of other helpful information to assist you with preparing for your placement.
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