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Internships in Central America for English Speakers

History, ruins, exotic countires, beautiful beaches and fascinating cities - there are so many reasons you might want to apply to intern in Central America. Our guide will help you find an internship in Central America which is right for you. Every country in this region is different and where you go and what you do really comes down to personal choice. The seasonal-jobs-working-holidays we list on our website are provided by both reputable local and international organisations ensuring you get a safe, structured and valuable experience. If this continent appeals to you, then you might also like to check our seasonal-jobs-working-holidays in South America.


Types of Industries

  • Business
  • Environmental Conservation
  • Community Development
  • Media and Journalism
  • Medicine and Healthcare
  • Law and Human Rights
  • Eco Tourism and Sustainability


Language & Requirements

Most companies accept internationals - students, graduates, professionals and anyone seeking work experience. You usually need to be aged 17+ and be an English speaker. There are over 30 unique languages spoken in Central America, the main being Spanish which is spoken in the majority of countries whilst English is suprisingly the official language of Belize. Most jobs are in English but it is recommend you know at least basic Spanish. If you are worried your language skills are not up to scratch then please check our guide to studying Spanish in Central America.


Paid Internships in Central America

Some companies offer working holiday packages for Central America which include group flights, orientation, visa, job hunting assistance, processing of social insurance number, mail holding service, one night hostel stay, selected meals, in-country support and assistance, 24 hour support number and a contact for emergencies. 


Cost of Living


How much you will pay in terms of housing, food and going out varies drastically depending on where you are based. This region has some of the best value in the whole world but then some places like Costa Rica, Mexico and Panama have quite high living costs. A lot of the jobs we promote include accommodation which can help keep costs down when in country.


Help / Advice

If you need any help arranging an internship in Central America please get in touch. You might also like to view all of our intern abroad placements.


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