Based in Quetzaltenango, Guatemala, Paso Adelante's internship program is designed for students and young professionals seeking to enter international development in Latin America. We are currently recruiting for our 3-month internship program starting September 29, 2014.
Interns first go through an intensive Spanish-learning program for 6 weeks before relocating to a community outside of Quetzaltenango to work on their project-based internship for approximately 1.5 months. The goal is to train interns and provide them the necessary project management experience to advance their career in Latin America.
We are currently working with several communities around Xela to execute projects in the areas of civil engineering, waste management, ecotourism, commercialization and biology. For a more detailed description of our projects check out our website!
- We offer a training program, not an alternative school break. As such, interns leave better equipped to pursue a career in Latin America.
- We provide the opportunity for hands-on experience in managing projects specific to interns' expertise.
- We're a Guatemalan organization so program fees are not spent maintaining expensive operations in the U.S. or another Western country meaning we can maintain costs incredibly low.