• Ecuador
  • Peru
  • Bolivia

Internships

INTERNSHIPS & VOLUNTEER PROGRAM

The Academia provides its students with unique opportunities to combine Spanish language study with Internship or volunteer work in one of the many beautiful national parks or reserves, a social service organization, a women's or senior citizen's organization, NGOs, educational institutions, health care projects and more.

Get to know this beautiful country as an insider while making a difference!


Ecuador Internships

YOUTH OUTREACH AND EDUCATIONAL PROJECTS
Project Name
Description
Aviability
No aviability / Except
Minimun Time
Spanish Level
Schedule
CENTER FOR CHILDREN AND TEENAGERS IN THE PARK
Drug and alcohol prevention for minors. 5 min. walik from La Academia Latinoamericana
All year
3 weeks
Mid Basic
09:30 to 13:00
AFTER SCHOOL CHILDREN'S PROGRAM
Academic support and values reinforcement among children. 50 min bus ride.
September to june
July and August (1 week on december for holidays)
2 weeks
Mid Basic
CHILDREN OF THE STREET
Psychological support for abandoned and abused children. 30 min bus ride and 30 min walk.
September to june
July and August (1 week on december for holidays)
4 weeks
Mid Basic
09:30 to 13:00
DOWN SYNDROME CENTER
Help children and teenagers with disabilities to be included into the society. 35 min. bus ride
September to june
July and August (1 week on december for holidays)
2 weeks
Mid Basic
09:30 to 13:00
DAY CARE CENTER IN THE CITY
Help babies and kids that are in the center while their mothers work all day. 25 min. by bus.
All year
4 weeks
Mid Basic
08:00 a 13:00
ELEMENTARY SCHOOL AT THE BEACH
Tutor with homework and teaching English to the kids of a fishermen community.
All year
Vacations on two months: April and October.
4 weeks
Mid Basic
07:30 to 13:00
HIGHER TECHNOLOGICAL INSTITUTE
Teach English to adults at a Community College. 1 hour bus ride.
All year
Except holidays
4 weeks
High Basic
9:30 to 13:00
INDIGENOUS NURSERY HOME IN QUITO
Help indigenous babies and kids that are in the center while their parents work all day on the street.
All year
Vacation on two week in August
2 weeks
Mid Basic
9:30 to 13:00
LIBRARY BUS
To help improve the reading and literacy skills of 500 primary schools children in the area.
All year
2 weeks
High Basic
8:00 to 13:00
HEALTH PROGRAMS
Project Name
Description
Aviability
No aviability / Except
Minimun Time
Spanish Level
Schedule
CHILDREN HOSPITAL'S PLAYPLACE
Recreational room for sick and recovery kids. 20 min. bus ride.
All year
3 weeks
High Basic
09:30 to 13:00
"REHABILITATION AND MEDICAL SPECIALTIES CENTER FOR INFANTS"
Medical services in different areas. 30 min bus ride
All year
4 weeks
Intermediate
06:45 to 13:00
"REHABILITATION AND MEDICAL SPECIALTIES CENTER FOR INFANTS"
Therapies and caring for kids with disabilities and incurable illnesses. 25 min bus ride
All year
4 weeks
Intermediate
9:00 to 13:00
HOME FOR YOUNG MOTHERS
Assist and support young mothers and their babies. 50 min bus ride plus 10 min walking.
All year
2 weeks
High Basic
09:30 to 13:00
CENTER FOR SPEECH THERAPY
Special educational needs for kids. 25 min. bus ride.
All year
No work on 2 weeks in December
4 weeks
High Basic
09:00 to 13:00
ADOPTION CENTER
Support and care of children up for adoption 50 min bus ride.
All year
4 weeks
Mid Basic
9:00 to 13:00
ELDERLY HOME
Entertainment program and support of physical and mental skills for seniors. 10 min bus ride.
All year
4 weeks
Mid Basic
8:00 to 13:00
CANCER CENTER
Support and assist child, young and adult people that suffers cancer. 30 min bus ride.
All year
4 weeks
Mid Basic
9:00 to 13:00
KNITTING WIGS
Help to knit wigs for people with cancer. 5 min walk from school.
All year
4 weeks
Mid Basic
8:30 to 13:00
SPECIAL NEEDS
Help and assist all age people from various disabilities. 6 min bus ride.
All year
4 weeks
Mid Basic
9:00 to 13:00
HOSPITAL IN AN INDIGENOUS COMMUNITY
Medical services in different areas. ( midwifery service)
All year
4 weeks
Intermediate
8:00 to 12:30
PHYSICAL REHABILITATION WITH HORSES AND DOGS
Equine therapy/ Canine therapy with disabilities children 20 min walk from school.
All year
2 weeks
Intermediate
7:30 to 12:00
CULTURAL PROGRAMS
Project Name
Description
Aviability
No aviability / Except
Minimun Time
Spanish Level
Schedule
ART GALLERY
Multilingual guidances of Colonial Art and Paintings of a famous indigenous artist. 15 min walk from school
All year
4 weeks
Intermediate
09:30 to 13:00
ETHNOGRAPHIC MUSEUM
Guidance and training of all cultures of Ecuador. 25 min. bus ride.
All year
4 weeks
Intermediate
09:00 to 13:00
CULTURAL PROGRAMS WITH INDIGENOUS
Project Name
Description
Aviability
No aviability / Except
Minimun Time
Spanish Level
Schedule
SHUAR COMMUNITY
Coexist and learn about the Shuar Community (eastern indigenous of Ecuador).
All year
2 weeks
Mid Basic
08:00 to 13:00
COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT OTAVALO
Preservation and support to one of the best known ancient cultures of the world for its traditions, dances and food.
All year
2 weeks
Mid Basic
08:30 to 13:00
AMAZON WILDLIFE
Coextist with native Añangu Community in the Amazon region of Ecuador.
All year
4 weeks
Mid Basic
08:30 to 13:00
CONSERVATION AND DEVELOPMENT COMMUNITY
Conservation Cloud Forest and working in the farms including organic farming and microenterprise. (dairy, cheese, jams, crafts).
All year
2 weeks
Mid Basic
08:30 to 13:00
ECOLOGICAL PROGRAMS
Project Name
Description
Aviability
No aviability / Except
Minimun Time
Spanish Level
Schedule
TROPICAL RAINFOREST
Labor work, conservation, sustainable living and education help.
All year
4 weeks
High Basic
07:30 to 12:00
ANIMAL RESCUE IN THE JUNGLE
Help rescued endangered animals for their reinstantement.
All year
4 weeks
High Basic
07:30 to 12:00
ZOO PROJECT
Help rescued animals and guide group of children in their visit. 1 hour bus ride.
All year
4 weeks
High Basic
09:30 to 13:00
DOG AND CAT HOME
Support and care of dogs and cats up for adoption. 15 min. bus ride
All year
4 weeks
High Basic
08:00 to 13:00
BOTANICAL GARDEN IN THE PARK
Research Center of native species and plants. 5 min. Walk from school.
All year
3 weeks
High Basic
09:00 to 13:00
GALAPAGOS FARM PROGRAM
Conservation of a privately owned farm that helps the entire community.
All year
4 weeks
High Basic
08:30 to 12:00
GALAPAGOS BIOLOGICAL RESERVE
Help with the conservation and sustainable development of the land, crops and trails.
All year
4 weeks
High Basic
08:00 to 12:00
PROFESSIONAL PROGRAMS
Project Name
Description
Aviability
No aviability / Except
Minimun Time
Spanish Level
Schedule
LATINOSCHOOL'S MARKETING
Work at our Marketing Department to enhance the presence of the Academia Latinoamericana de Español.
All year
4 weeks
High Basic
08:30 to 13:00
RADIO RKM
Work at an online radio at different departments such as: Broadcasting, Production, Direction, among others. 15 min bus ride.
All year
4 weeks
Intermediate
09:30 to 13:00
DENTISTRY
Work at a dentist's office and help them with all their needs. 15 walk distance school.
All year
4 weeks
Intermediate
08:30 to 13:00




Peru Internships

YOUTH OUTREACH AND EDUCATIONAL PROJECTS
Project Name
Description
Aviability
No aviability / Except
Minimun Time
Spanish Level
Schedule
ORPHANAGE FOR BABIES
Abandon babies - 35 minutes walking distance from school
All year
6 weeks
High Basic
07:00 to 12:30
SHELTER FOR GIRLS
Refuge for girls from rural communnities . Suffered domestic violence, sexual abused. 25min walk from school
January and February
6 weeks
High Basic
08:00 to 11:30
SHELTER FOR BOYS
Reguge for boys. Family abuse, violet parents ahcoholics parents. Abandon boys. 35 min walk school
January and February
6 weeks
High Basic
08:00 to 12:30
ELEMENTARY AND AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAM
Kindergarten in the morning. Afternoon a place to help children with homework, play, computers. 20min bus ride
All year
One month they choose
2 weeks
High Basic
08:30 to 13:00
ELEMENTARY AND AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAM
Help with homework, sports, has a basic library and computers. 35 min bus ride
Winter break last week of july and first week of august
2 weeks
Mid Basic
15:30 to 18:00
PRE- KINDER / EDUCATION NURSE /STREET CHILDREN
Kids use to live in streets while parents work. A safe place to learn and play. 25 min bus ride.
All year
January - February and mid March / Winter break: last week of July and first week of August
2 weeks
Mid Basic
08:30 to 12:30
HEALTH PROGRAMS
Project Name
Description
Aviability
No aviability / Except
Minimun Time
Spanish Level
Schedule
ELDERLY HOME
A safe place for elderly with no family . Receive medical care and rehabilitation. 20 min. walk from school
All year
2 weeks
High Basic
09:00 to 13:00
COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTER MIDWIFES PROGRAM
Help before, during and after childbirth in remote villages, while in Cusco work in small health centers. 40min bus ride
All year
2 weeks
Intermediate
08:00 to 13:00
TEENAGE MOTHERS REFUSE
Shelter for young raped girls who decided to keep their babies. Girls learn some jobs. 25 min bus ride
All year
4 weeks
Advance
08:30 to 13:00
DISABLED CHILDREN
Shelter for disabled children from indigenous villages close to Cusco. 25 min walking distance from school
All year
2 weeks
High Basic
07:00 to 11:00
DISABLED CHILDREN AND ADULTS
Shelter for disabled children and adults . 25 min. waking distance from school
All year
No work on Thrusdays
2 weeks
High Basic
08:30 a 12:30
POLYCLINIC/ DENTESTRY
Provide medical care to low income people. General medicine, obstetrics and dental care. 25 min bus ride.
All year
2 weeks
Intermediate
16:00 to 19:00
CULTURAL PROGRAMS
Project Name
Description
Aviability
No aviability / Except
Minimun Time
Spanish Level
Schedule
SYMPHONY OF CUSCO
Play music with Symphony of Cusco. Bring your own musical instrument. 15 min walk from school
All year
4 weeks
Intermediate
10:00 to 12:00
TEACHING MUSIC TO CHILDREN
Teaching music to children. Bring your own instrument 20 min walk from school
January - February and mid March
4 weeks
Intermediate
Intermediate
SPORT PROGRAMS
Project Name
Description
Aviability
No aviability / Except
Minimun Time
Spanish Level
Schedule
WITH CHILDREN SOCCER PROGRAM
Teaching and training soccer to children 15 min bus ride.
All year
2 weeks
High Basic
15:30 to 18:30
ECOLOGICAL PROGRAMS
Project Name
Description
Aviability
No aviability / Except
Minimun Time
Spanish Level
Schedule
ZOO - REFUGE FOR ANDEAN ANIMALS
Rescued from black markets. Hard manual work: built, clean cages, cook, feed , guide visitors. 15 walk distance school
All year
2 weeks
High Basic
08:30 to 13:00