To most, Honduras is known for its incredibly breathtaking beaches, crystal clear waters, and vast forests filled with wildlife -- but what if we told you there was more to Honduras? What if we told you you could find real opportunity here... with an internship?

With a large number of organizations migrating to Honduras for business, environmental preservation, missions, and teaching, there are numerous internship opportunities just waiting for you.

Honduras is a culturally phenomenal place. The people are incredibly welcoming and the views aren't too bad either. Interning in Honduras will allow you to grow as a person by immersing yourself in a new culture, make new friends, and maybe even learn a new language.

From Dive Master to interning with the U.S. Embassy, Honduras is full of choices for hopeful interns. Making the move to a foreign country for an extended period of time is not easy, so it is best to start researching the type of program that interests you early!

U.S. Embassy

The U.S. Embassy hires new interns every year to travel to Honduras and work in the Foreign National Intern Program. The applications are required to be submitted before April of the year you wish to apply. The program begins the following August and lasts anywhere from a few weeks to a few months.

If you're not a U.S. citizen, Honduras is home to 25 embassies from all over the world, contact your local governments for information on interning in your embassy.

Conservation

Honduras is home to thousands of different species that roam its vast rain forests and the ocean. Environmental and wildlife preservation internships are abundant in Honduras.

While working to preserve a forest or a species, these internships will allow a hands-on experience working in the true heart of Honduras. Applications are available year-round and are suggested to apply 1-2 months before your desired start date. Internships can last from a couple months to a full year.

Missions

For those looking to give back, Honduras is a hot spot for mission internships with companies like UrbanPromise. Interning with a mission organization may require working as a mentor to children, teaching English, or working at bilingual camps.

These kinds of programs are usually around 2-4 weeks and occur in the end of the summer between July and August, or during the summer between June and July. It's best to apply for these programs by the end of April.

Work Culture

The Honduran work culture aligns with the "island time" lifestyle. The attitude is incredibly laid back. Hondurans in an embassy position are not expected to work more than 5 and a half days a week.

Working on a reservation will require similar hours; working with a mission organization where teaching and mentoring is involved could require some extra hours a week.

"No hay de ora" means "there is no other way", and is a very popular saying among the locals. This means that although the work culture is laid back, Hondurans are expected to work hard. Employers expect tasks to be finished within the working day and finished properly.

Health & Safety

Visiting Honduras will require you to be cautious. It's advised to be careful, especially at night, when walking around the cities in Honduras. When with a program, it's unlikely you will find yourself alone, however it is always best to stick to the buddy system. It's also important to be aware of the different vaccinations needed before passing through security at the airport.

Work and Labor Laws

Immigration in Honduras is somewhat lax. Upon arrival you will be issued a 90 day visa on which you can work, play, tan, sightsee, really whatever you choose.

After 90 days you are required to exit the C-4 countries (Honduras, El Salvador, Guatemala, and Nicaragua) for 24 hours in order to reset the automatic 90 day visa.

If you know your stay is going to last longer than 90 days, you can apply for a one-time extension ahead of time.

The program or company that you are interning for will assist with any paperwork that needs to be filled out.

Living in Honduras is very inexpensive. Though most internships available are unpaid, or pay very little, you won't need much to cover your cost of living while there.

A regular trip to the grocery store picking up the essentials -- milk, eggs, bottle of water -- will cost no more than a few dollars. Typically, stocking your fridge for the week won't cost more than $25 USD.

Many internship programs provide room and board. If you're working on an environmental reservation they often provide meals; many mission internships do as well.

If you need to find an apartment, a one-bedroom in the city center is, on average, $250 USD. Utilities will run a little under $100 USD per month.

You can find many trinkets and handmade items in local markets. They also have clothing stores, so don't worry if you forget something essential.

Contributed by Brittany Gibson

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