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PROJECTS - GUATEMALA

Microfinance

Interns work with Savings and Credit Cooperatives in Solola and Quetzaltenango helping educate and train small businesses on their development projects.  Interns will help these entrepreneurs increase income, improve their environment and find new markets to work with.  Experience in accounting, business administration, marketing and/or finance is preferred.  Intermediate to advance Spanish is required. 

  • Minimum:  4 weeks
  • Location: Solola and Quetzaltenango, Guatemala
  • Lodging/Meals:  Host Family; Breakfast and dinner are provided

Physical Therapy

Interns with a background in physical therapy will shadow and assist two trained physiotherapists who work in a clinic for mentally handicapped children.  Tasks vary depending on skill level, language abilities and the needs of the physiotherapists and patients.

  • Minimum:  2 weeks
  • Location: Guatemala
  • Lodging/Meals:  Host Family; Breakfast and dinner are provided

Psychology

Interns with a background in psychology will assist staff in administering psychological tests to mentally handicapped children.  Interns will assist in creating treatment plans, provide counseling and support to the children and their families. 

  • Minimum:  2 weeks
  • Location: Guatemala
  • Lodging/Meals:  Host Family; Breakfast and dinner are provided