Helping small businesses get off the ground in South & Central America
Organization: Maximo Nivel’s Micro Business program
Where you'll be: Costa Rica, Guatemala, or Peru, staying with a family, or in an apartment, residency, hostel, or hotel
When: Throughout the year, for a minimum of four weeks
Who they’re looking for: A business, economics, or communications major (or graduate student) working on a final project. Your Spanish-speaking skills need to be pretty strong, too, though Maximo Nivel also offers Spanish courses to help bring you up to speed.
What you'll be doing: Helping small startups & businesses get off the ground, including leading everything from marketing and accounting to sales, staff training, and client services. You’re essentially creating and implementing a complete business -- in other words, basically the best stepping stone you can get to international business development.
Best perk of the job: During your internship, you can also enroll in “side schools” to get certifications in scuba diving, and for teaching surfing or yoga.
Does it pay? No, but you get college credit and better advanced Spanish than you could ever get in a classroom.
When to apply: Throughout the year depending on how long you want to go; application here