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Micro Business Internships

The world has gone global and an understanding of commerce and business practices in other parts of the world is a vital part of contemporary business education.

Micro business interns get a great deal of exposure to business practices in the developing world. During the internship, you gain real-world business experience, increase your knowledge of business vocabulary in Spanish, and improve your ability to communicate with Spanish-speaking clients and colleagues. You build the professional foundation to become a globally-minded business person.

Micro business placements are usually in small, local companies. Internships are focused on Marketing, Sales and Client Service, or Accounting. In many cases, interns work with in-country entrepreneurs to help them improve their companies and expand their capacity to market to and serve international clients. Interns may also help build international marketing and distribution channels, train staff, provide translations, and improve overall client communications.

Intermediate Spanish is required to be effective in a Micro Business placement. If your Spanish language skills are not at this level, we offer online Spanish classes and our Native Spanish Program to bring your skills up to the appropriate level.

We encourage you to use your skills and be creative! Be open to constructive feedback about your performance.

Micro Business Internships Abroad

CountriesCosta Rica, Guatemala, Peru
Program DurationMinimum 4 weeks
Work Schedule4-6 hours/day, Monday-Friday
Intern Requirements– At least 18 years of age
– Currently enrolled in Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Business, Economics, Communications, or related discipline; or 1 year experience/ vocational training
– Final project required
– Able to be creative with limited resources
– Hard working, ready to do anything!
– Intermediate Spanish language skills are required
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