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Hands on Peru works to improve global public health by engaging students & professionals from around the world in hands-on projects in our community public health center “CESAPU”. We offer exceptional experiences for young leaders who seek a platform for social impact, giving them the opportunities to develop a deeper understanding of global poverty. This internship is designed for passionate, dedicated  individuals who are dedicated to global health and development, to help research, design, implement, evaluate, and assist one of our community programs. Internship opportunities are available year-round and dates are flexible to the schedule of the intern. There is no age requirement or limit.

Interns will be encouraged to choose from one of the CESAPU programs, in which they will dedicate their time and effort. They will be expected to take a leadership position, and if necessary, help fundraise money if they want to implement a large-scale program. This program is ideal for MPH students to do their practicum. They are expected to work at least 4 hours per day.

Duration: 1 month minimum in the dates of your choosing

Requirements: Intermediate Spanish

*Price, Duration & Requirements are flexible for nurses, doctors, radiologists, and other health professionals (see group mission trips-for healthcare professionals tab)

Program fee: $1500 / month

IncludedNot Included
Airport pick up/drop off from Trujillo airportAirfare to Peru (must fly into Lima and purchase connecting flight from Lima → Trujillo)
Comfortable home-stay in Trujillo (WiFi, warm water, and other amenities)Travel Insurance
3 meals a day (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) included in your homestayHostel stay and meals in Lima and meals you choose to eat outside of your homestay
Transportation to the worksites and to the programmed activities.Personal vaccinations and medications and coverage of medical expenses in case of an emergency
1 cultural activity per monthExtra activities
Hop volunteer t-shirtPersonal Expenses
Practicum Supervision, check-ins, and project support Trip to Cusco / Machu Picchu
24+ hour support from volunteer coordinator  

*Note: If you choose to stay in Huanchaco Beach, there will be an additional fee of $200 per month to help cover your dinner costs.

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