Teaching Internship in Peru

Gain practical teaching experience working with young girls from disadvantaged families in Cusco

This organization works to support young girls to overcome socio-economic barriers to becoming independent, happy, and successful individuals. By providing the girls with additional classes and other support with their education, the girls are able to maximize their talents, passions and reach their full potential.

Schools in Cusco are often very poorly-funded and resourced. Because of this, teaching is generally focused on rote-style learning from memory, rather than through critical thinking or problem-solving. There are no resources or extra support when the students fall behind, and they will often fall so far behind that gaining a higher education becomes near impossible. Many of the children from extremely poor families are permanently pulled out of school by their parents so that they can start to earn money for the family.

The organization provides the girls with additional classes across a range of subjects, including STEM, English, Health, and more. Through specialist teaching, the classes are designed to promote critical thinking and creativity, rather than regurgitating facts.

For this internship, you’ll plan and deliver engaging, creative classes that will help the girls think and grow as independent learners – maximizing their potential to succeed at school and beyond.

Learning objectives:

  • Develop your teaching skills and expertise through hands-on classroom experience
  • Equip young people with the tools to become independent, creative, and critical thinkers
  • Understand teaching processes to best monitor and evaluate progress
  • Gain insight into international nonprofit work and community development
  • Gain international work experience for your future


Chaska is a psychology-based program that works to break the cycle of poverty and gender inequality across Cusco, Peru. Girls from extremely poor, single-parent families who demonstrate great potential are identified through in-depth interviews and psychological testing and are selected to join the program each year. The program is built upon three pillars of support: financial, educational, and emotional; through assisting with extra classes, delivering workshops on key social issues, as well as providing healthy meals and other financial support, this nonprofit helps the girls gain the tools to thrive as healthy, independent and successful individuals.


As a teaching intern, you’ll spend time planning and delivering stimulating and interactive lessons to help the girls progress in their education and reach their full potential. Through effective modeling, you’ll encourage them to think critically on different topics, including the use and dangers of social media and the internet, sexual education, and health and nutrition. You’ll use your communication skills to build positive relationships and an inclusive, supportive environment.

What you’ll do

The key tasks for interns in this program will be:

  • Work directly with the organization’s program director to plan and deliver engaging classes that will help the girls progress in different subject areas
  • Teach classes to small groups of four girls or less
  • Teach the girls to think critically and to ask questions to deepen their understanding
  • Help the girls to find their passions and maximize their unique talents
  • Conduct individual assessments and progress reports
  • There is lots of space for personal initiatives (f.e. conducting research, leading workshops, etc.) as long as they are in line with the program’s objectives
  • Education or background in teaching or a subject-related field
  • A passion for community development and education
  • Independent, proactive, good with teenagers
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Spanish level B2 for teaching interns
  • Must be over 20 years of age
  • Minimum commitment of 8 weeks, to be completed in Cusco (not a remote position)


Interns stay in one of two apartments, each with three bedrooms. Each apartment has a well-equipped kitchen where interns can prepare and eat meals together (there is also the option to eat a nutritious, homemade lunch with the girls), a living area, and a shared bathroom, and come with electricity, WiFi, and filtered drinking water. The apartments are located in a safe area of Cusco, South America’s oldest inhabited city, steeped in culture and tradition.

The city, famed as the gateway to the ancient ruins of Machu Picchu, is a wonderful melting pot of Incan majesty, Andean baroque, and a cosmopolitan shopping and eating scene. With endless temples and ruins to explore, quaint cobblestone streets lined with textile boutiques, and traditionally-dressed women walking their pet llamas, your senses will be heightened at every turn.


Internship start and end dates are flexible and will be discussed with your during the selection process.

What you’ll pay (2023 rates)

2 months USD 1,462
3 months USD 1,881
4 months USD 2,299
5 months USD 2,717
6 months USD 3,135

What you are paying for:
  • Careful matchmaking. It takes time to find the right internship for each person, and we take this process very seriously.
  • Initial interview with one of our team to gauge your skills, interests, and desired learning outcomes.
  • Airport transfers upon arrival and departure
  • Shared apartment access to WIFI and well-equipped kitchen
  • Lunch from Monday to Friday (optional)
  • Assistance with your visa arrangement & other preparations
  • An orientation program with your supervisor
  • Supervision and support during your internship
  • Regular check-ins and feedback from your supervisor.
  • Access to workshops with a focus on career development
  • Troubleshooting if needed
  • A reference letter at the end of your internship
  • Flights
  • Visa, medical and travel insurance costs for the duration of your placement – must include cover for repatriation
  • Electricity bill is split between you and your house mates
  • Meals (note that from Monday to Friday you can have lunch with the girls)
  • Drinks, snacks, and items of personal nature (f.e. curios, gifts, clothing)
  • Costs for additional excursions or activities
Cusco, Peru
Gender Equality NGO
Teaching, Gender Equality, Education
Min. 8 Weeks
From USD 1,462
  • Provide the girls with a quality education that enables them to develop their capabilities and foster their creativity and innovation
  • Help equip the girls with essential skills that they can utilize to better themselves and assist others, boosting their employability and ultimately improving the country’s economic productivity
  • Travel to the magnificent ruins of Machu Picchu set in the middle of a tropical mountain forest
  • Develop your Spanish language skills
2 MONTHS USD 1,462
3 MONTHS USD 1,881
4 MONTHS USD 2,299

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If you’re ready to apply for this internship, here’s what to do:


Fill in the application form (it will show in a new screen) which includes sharing your CV to us


We’ll set up a call with you to go through your application.


If we feel it’s a good match, we’ll set up a call between you and the supervisor for this internship.


If everyone’s happy, we’ll provisionally confirm your placement! We’ll then send you the invoice for the deposit, getting started with the booking process and all the info you need.


Only once we receive payment of the deposit your placement will be confirmed.


Or if you’d just like to ask us some questions about this internship first, just fill in the contact form below. We’ll be happy to assist!


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