How to Work in Peru

Work in Peru

Peru is one of the most popular destinations to work in South America and it is easy to see why. With friendly people, a cheap cost of living, bustling cities and also spectacular world famous tourism sights. Whether you are a traveller going backpacking in Peru and would like to secure temporary work, or if you are seeking a more fixed term position you can find companies which will appeal to you. Some international and local companies offer competative salaries (for South America), accommodation and also travel reimbursement.


Popular Places to Work in Peru

Most jobs can be found in the larger cities including:

  • Lima
  • Arequipa
  • Callao
  • Trujillo
  • Chiclayo
  • Iquitos
  • Huancayo
  • Piura
  • Chimbote
  • Cusco


Popular Industries to Work in Peru

This is a list of common jobs in Peru which are the best way for foreigners to gain employment:

  • Au Pair/Childcare/Nanny
  • Coffee production
  • Customer Service
  • Ecology/Conservation
  • Education & Teaching
  • Embassy / Diplomatic
  • Environment
  • Healthcare
  • Hotels & Hospitality - large international hotel brands are located here
  • Language/Multilingual
  • Management
  • Non-Profit/NGO/Charity
  • Nursing
  • Sales
  • Social Work
  • Teaching
  • Tourism/Travel


Jobs for Backpackers & Students in Peru

One of the most popular way for backpackers, students and graduates to gain employment is by teaching English in Peru.There are language schools, international schools and universities throughout the country seeking English speakers to instruct lessons. This is the perfect way to spend a gap year in Peru as it allows you to get a fixed positon with usually free accommodation and also lots of free time to explore the country.


Part Time, Temporary & Summer Jobs in Peru

Finding flexible part time positions in Peru can be difficult to visa and restrictions. Again one of the best ways to get a paying positions is through teaching. Another option although unpaid is doing volunteer work in Peru. This offers you the change to work in the country and do something rewarding although without a salary.


Requirements & Top Tips

If you don't aleady know basic Spanish start learning - this will give you a big advantage on the job market. You could book a Spanish class in Peru but we highly recommend you start learning well in advance of arrival. Most companies will require you to be aged 18+. If you don't have any previous experience you might want to search internships in Peru which are a great way to gain work experience and some companies offer full time employment on completion.


How to Apply & Salary

If you dream of working abroad in Peru and are keen to get your application started you can search jobs and recriuiters on our directory above.


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Top Reasons to Intern Peru

  • Integrate into a new culture
  • Choice of placements
  • Improve your language skills
  • Spectacular sights to see in your spare time


Popular Places to Intern in Peru

  • Lima
  • Arequipa
  • Callao
  • Trujillo
  • Chiclayo
  • Iquitos
  • Huancayo
  • Piura
  • Chimbote
  • Cusco


Types of Intern Programs in Peru

  • Business
  • Community Development
  • Media & Journalism
  • Law
  • Human Rights
  • NGO
  • Marine Conservation


Peru Internship Reviews

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