We offer unpaid internships in Peru for pro-active and creative students who want to get involved in our projects and have valuable experiences to develop their careers!


Support us in our core work - the homework project - and bring in new ideas and methodologies! You can also get involved in English classes or other areas of need!


Specialize in an area of your choice such as Marketing, Fundraising, Finance, Project Management or Administration and learn about the inner workings of an NGO!

Social Work and Psychology

Our Social Work and Psychology Interns are highly independent and assume a lot of responsibility working with the children and their parents.


Working in the Intiwawa family is unpaid, but brings other advantages:

  • Professional experiences: Learn from experts and have valuable working experiences in an area of your choice!
  • Language: Improve your Spanish skills living and working in Peru!
  • Responsibility: Do you have an idea for an initiative or an event? At Intiwawa anyone can be creative, assume responsibilities and show initiative!
  • Flexibility: Work with us when you want, in the area you want and how long you want! (Minimum 3 months)
  • International contacts in the Intiwawa Community
  • Contribute to sustainable development
  • And of course, the biggest reward: The happy faces of our children!


  • Good Spanish skills
  • Minimum stay of 3 months
  • Minimum age of 18 years
  • Independence and flexibility


  • Weekly hours vary but are typically around 30-40 hours per week
  • Professional supervision and guidance of your internship depending on your goals
  • Flexible, unconventional schedule
  • Work-related expenses for trips to the Colca Valley are covered
  • Low-cost housing available
  • A letter of reference and certificate will be provided at the end of the term

Apply now!

Please send us an email with your CV, a letter of motivation and your criminal record to!

Voices of interns


Paula, Social work:

I really enjoyed working in a lively international team. I did not only develop a lot of personal skills, but also professional competences.

I was doing an internship in Intiwawa from March to August 2018 in the context of social work. In the position as the volunteer coordinator, it was my responsibility to evaluate and select the applicants who were interested in volunteering in the organization for at least 3 months. After the confirmation, the applicants received all the necessary documents to prepare them for their voluntary work. Until their arrival and furthermore, I was representing Intiwawa by answering all the volunteer’s questions, doubts and uncertainties (regarding preparations, visa, flights, luggage etc.).
I picked up the arriving volunteers from the bus terminal and airport and accompanied them to their accommodation, that I arranged in advance for them. I showed them around in the city and the way to work and also introduced them to the regulations existing in Intiwawa, the programs and daily life in Intiwawa. I accompanied them to work and by introducing them to their daily tasks while working with the children I helped them integrate into the team and the organization.
Being the coordinator of volunteers, I was part of the Peruvian committee, meaning that I took part in the weekly committee meetings to inform the head of the organization always about the current volunteer situation and everything regarding that topic.

I really enjoyed working in a lively and super interactive, international team. Having a lot of personal contact with other volunteers and working with “local” was a great enrichment I do not want to miss. I did not only develop a lot of personal skills, but also professional competences. I can only recommend staying with Intiwawa for a long time, what makes your experience even more intense and you will love it!


Arthur, Marketing:

The position gave me the opportunity to shape my own timetable and choose my weekly goals in order to further develop my professional skills.

At Intiwawa I took on a role of responsibility as Marketing Intern. The position gave me the opportunity to shape my own timetable and choose my weekly goals in order to further develop my professional skills. One of my key responsibilities was taking charge of several social media platforms such as Instagram, Twitter and LinkedIn - developing strategies to increase our reach over my 3-month internship period. As this was part of my university studies back home, the experience I had was able to qualify as a work placement abroad. In addition, the role provided me with other opportunities such as working with local businesses and local students – therefore pushing me to develop my language skills in a more professional setting.