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. Most interns are recent college graduates, between the ages of 21-29. There is no age requirement or limit.
Interns will be encouraged to choose 1-3 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: $900 / month + $210 each following week
|Airport pick up/drop off from Trujillo airport||Airfare to Peru (must fly into Lima and purchase connecting flight from Lima → Trujillo)|
|Comfortable home-stay (WiFi, warm water, and other amenities)||Travel Insurance|
|3 meals a day (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) included in your homestay||Hostel 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 month||Extra activities|
|Hop volunteer t-shirt||Personal Expenses|
|Rotations in health clinics (if applicable)||Trip to Cusco / Machu Picchu|
|24+ hour support from volunteer coordinator|