Internship in Peru

Peru overview

Situated on a 1.285 km2 elevated plain that is 5102 feet above sea level, Peru is renowned for its breathtaking and awe-inspiring nature. This South American country is abundant in vast, vibrant mountains, valleys, canyons, and lakes; mineral wealth; and numerous historical landmarks. It is also home to exotic species including animals, faunas, and floras like vicunas, amazon river dolphins, cinchona trees, and cantutas!

Throughout history, Peru had always treasured its natural glory and traditional way of living that dates back to ancient times! In spite of that, the country was not unfamiliar to the concept of foreigners. In fact, the Peruvians maintained their cultural heritages and embraced those of the Incan, Spanish, Chinese, Korean, and more. However, remembrances and remains of their influences are still present and integrated in the Peruvian architecture, food, and practices.

Doing an internship will allow you to demonstrate your skills and abilities to help with real-life projects. Beyond that, you will get the chance to grow your connections and meet new people that could be of great influence to your future career.

Currently, for our Peru internship, we are offering programs in the following destinations:

  • Cusco Internship

In this Inca Empire capital city, AIP has grown its connections with a variety of companies: from SMEs, large corporations, non-profits, to NGOs. An internship in Peru will give you plenty of options to intern at a company and industry that you are interested in. Internships that are popular in Peru include Tourism, International Trade, and Finance. Whether you want to do an internship in Peru during your holidays or academic studies, AIP accepts applications throughout the whole year.

Internship in Cusco

Cusco Overview

Over the past decade, the country’s economy has expanded over 2.9% each year on average, making it one of the most rapidly growing economies in the world. With its service based economy and army of multinational population, its most popular major city, Cusco attracts explorers from various parts of the world to unveil its unfiltered and unmatched natural, historical, and cultural beauties.

Today, Cusco’s multiethnic population continues to rise in numbers as the country evolves to become one of the top global destinations in fields of tourism, finance, international trade, and architecture. Cusco is an ideal destination for those who wish to intern in an international, professional, and prospering environment to enhance their skills while contributing to the development of this magical country!

Internship Opportunities in Cusco

The fact that Cusco is near one of the world’s seven wonders of the world means that tourism is one of the biggest industries in not just the region but the country as a whole.

Pre-pandemic, Peru welcomed more than 5 million visitors and the tourism industry accounted for roughly 3.9% of the country’s total GDP. Because Machu Picchu is so nearby, it has created numerous employment opportunities for those in the area, with many relying on tourism for their livelihood.

With the country recovering from the pandemic, the demand for tourism has never been higher. An internship in hospitality and tourism therefore is an extremely popular choice in the great city of Cusco.

Cusco Attractions

In Cusco, you can expect to find one of the world’s most sacred and treasured cultural heritage: Machu Picchu. Options for fun activities at this UNESCO heritage site include but are not limited to hiking at the Inca Trail, learn the rich history of this majestic site, and hop on a train to the Sacred Valley!

Outside of Machu Picchu, you can find the time to visit the picturesque rainbow mountain where you can choose to trek or go on an ATV car. If that does not interest you, you can spend a day relaxing at the Humantay Lake to take a good look at Peru’s high Alpine scenery and the history of the Inca civilization.

If you are keen for something more luxurious and comfortable, you can opt to go on a round trip in a Belmond Hiram Bingham train express where you can travel back in time with its delicate and gourmet lunch, dinner, and wine selections with a stunning view of the Alps! Or test yourself and spend a night on a Sky Camp where you can overlook the view of Salkantay mountain, Machu Picchu and more!

Internship experience in Peru

Peru’s main tourism industry encompasses ecotourism and cultural tourism. By the year 2027, the sector is estimated to contribute to over 12% of the country’s overall GDP which makes almost what its mining industry is accounted for annually. Take advantage of your time in Peru and be engulfed in the diverse and prolific Amazon jungle.

Make your weekends count by visiting one of the world's most momentous wonders. Hike the Inca Trail to explore the abandoned village and overseeing the breathtaking view of the city on the terrific Andean slope! Try out Peru's most famous and exciting dishes that have been deliberately passed down from generation to generation! If that does not sail your boats, stop at a popular birdwatch viewpoint (Cruz del Condor) on Colca, the world's deepest canyon!

Witness real-life historical evidences of the world famous Nazca Lines written on vast coastal desert just 400km. to the south of Lima! Or wander around the city and explore Cusco's 15 historical sites! Among those are peppered with many unique artisan markets, galleries, boutiques, and many other urban attractions waiting for you to visit!

More adventures await you in Peru!

Cusco accommodation

  • Furnished accommodation
  • Free Hi-Speed Wifi access
  • Close proximity to the workplace (within 1 hour or less)
  • Accessible by public transport
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Visa information

Peru offers a Student Visa to those whose internship does not last longer than three months or 90 days. Once the duration has come to an end, this visa type can be renewed at the Peruvian Immigration Office.

You are eligible for Student Visa if you have:

  • Paid application fee
  • Official letter from the Peruvian company
  • Police clearance certificate
  • Passport

If the duration of your internship is longer than three months, we recommend that you apply for a Tourist Visa whereby your stay in Peru will be limited for the maximum of 183 days. Peru tourist visas are single-entry visas. This means that visa extension is not an option.

You are eligible for Tourist Visa if you hold the following:

  • Application form
  • Valid passport
  • Round-trip ticket
  • Hotel reservation, tourist package reservation or invitation letter
  • Proof of sufficient funds
  • Passport photos
  • Proof of legal residency in the area or country under the consulates jurisdiction
  • Receipt for paid application fee

*Note: Once you have applied and been accepted to our program, your staff will keep you posted on the current status and any updates on the Peruvian Visa application processes.

**Note: For tourism purposes, citizens of certain countries are allowed to enter Peru without having to apply for a visa. Please confirm with our staff if you fall into this category.

Our process

1. Apply
Click "Apply Now", fill the form and schedule an interview to discuss your dream internship.
2. Interview
During your interview, one of our AIP representatives will ask you questions about your background, past work experiences, internship preferences and goals.
3. Pay Deposit
If you are officially accepted into AIP, you will be asked to confirm your spot in our program with a deposit fee.
4. Placement
Our experienced placement team will match you with your ideal host company and arrange an online interview for you with them.
5. Final Payment
Once your internship has been accepted by yourself and the host company, you will be invoiced for the final payment which will officially confirm your placement.
6. Prepare
After your payment confirmation: For remote internships: We will put you in contact with your host company so that you can start to work right away on your internship. For all the other AIP programs: We will assist you in the visa application process, as well as arranging airport pickup and accommodation (if applicable).
AIPx might be a suitable option for those that are in a hurry. Via AIPx, we will have a confirmed interview for you within 21 working days (The normal process can take up to 8 weeks).
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