Professional Training and Development Intern

Overall rating: 9 based on 1 reviews

Program Description

Interns will participate in the launching of an online start-up program, which provides professional business, English and Spanish training to international clientele. This innovative development and professional training program is designed for university and masters students or recent graduates looking to both TRAVEL and gain valuable INTERNATIONAL WORK EXPERIENCE abroad. Participants will have the opportunity to explore Guatemala, work with local Guatemalan companies, receive Spanish and professional development courses from IBA training specialists, and take courses at a local university.

The International Business Academy (IBA), located in the new and emerging business section of Guatemala City has been providing professional, business English training to local Guatemalan companies for the past nine years. We provide the following services online and in Guatemala: Corporate English Training to Multinational and National Companies, Private classes, Translation Services, Spanish Training for Executives, Online Training, Call Center Training, UK Exam supervision, Internships for U.S. university and MBA students and recent graduates, CSR training, and Exam Preparation for IELTS, TOEFL and TOEIC.

Work Responsibilities
• Independent work assignments related to accounting and finance, marketing sales and research, website design, online marketing, e-business, etc. Assignments are provided to interns based on experience and ability.
• Participate in the launching of an online business training program, giving 2 hour training courses daily Monday-Friday
• Provide 1 hour professional business English training courses at local Guatemalan companies 4-5 times per week
• Complete the IBA business teacher training program

Learning Opportunities
• Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) training course
• Weekly professional development training given by IBA professionals
• Building relationships with local Guatemalan companies
• Beginning, intermediate, and advanced Spanish courses taught daily by IBA trainers

Highlights

• Working in an international environment
• Travel around Guatemala
• In addition to training roles, interns will be involved in the company’s projects
• Professional development program
• Spanish classes
• Housing and transportation provided for a low cost
• Monthly stipend
• Get involved in a start-up business within an already established company

Qualifications

What are we looking for? Enthusiastic 3rd-4th year undergraduate business students, MBA students, or recent college graduates with professional experience and a desire to develop professionally in an international environment.

Desired skills and qualifications
• Enthusiastic 3rd-4th year undergraduate business students and MBA students and recent college graduates
• Must be willing to live 3-6 months in Guatemala City
• Demonstrates leadership skills and ability to work in a team setting
• Has a desire to develop professionally in an international environment while also being immersed in the diverse culture of Guatemala.
• Works well in a team setting
• Knowledge of Spanish (helpful but not required)

Internship Types

What`s Included

Program Cost (OPTIONAL)

Program cost includes housing, Spanish and professional development courses, and transportation to the IBA office and client locations. The cost will vary depending on the amount of time and number of interns who participate. Below is the estimated cost per person:

• 3 months: $1650
• 4 months: $2150
• 5 months: $2600
• 6 months: $3100
* Note: If you do not choose to take the housing and transportation option, you must find your own housing and transportation.

Additional

• Housing and transportation provided with program cost
• Provides a monthly stipend to cover small costs such as food, travel, etc.
• Additional compensation including trips to top Guatemalan tourist destinations for sales related assignments
• Need class credit? Ask about opportunities to take business courses at a local university
• Opportunity to travel and explore Guatemala
• Inquire for more information

Program Locations

Guatemala City, Guatemala

Overall rating 
9
Experience
10
Program Administration
10
Living Conditions
8
Cultural Immersion
10
Social Life
8
Health and Safety
8
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Program Details

Provider:
International Business Academy
Location
  • Guatemala: Guatemala City
Language:
English, Spanish
Term:
Academic Year, May Term, Spring, Summer, Throughout the year
Duration:
3-6 months
Participants:
American
Cost:
$1650-$3100 (OPTIONAL), depending on length of stay * Note: If you do not choose to take the housing and transportation option, you must find your own housing and transportation.

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    My time working with the International Business Academy has been remarkable. The IBA team immediately welcomed me in as their own and helped me comfortably immerse myself into the culture and country of Guatemala. My work days tend to fly by because I always have work to do and the work environment is comfortable. I really have enjoyed the time spent with the IBA!


    Additionally, the housing arrangements they set up for the interns is great. The family has been totally welcoming and accommodating. 


    Overall, I'd highly suggest this program to those who are interested in an innovative international internship experience! This has definitely been a great resume builder and I am proud to say I work there!

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    Great opportunity!

    Review by: sleib , On: 09 Oct 2014, Changed On: 09 Oct 2014 | Yes, I would recommend this program

    My time working with the International Business Academy has been remarkable. The IBA team immediately welcomed me in as their own and helped me comfortably immerse myself into the culture and country of Guatemala. My work days tend to fly by because I always have work to do and the work environment is comfortable. I really have enjoyed the time spent with the IBA!


    Additionally, the housing arrangements they set up for the interns is great. The family has been totally welcoming and accommodating. 


    Overall, I'd highly suggest this program to those who are interested in an innovative international internship experience! This has definitely been a great resume builder and I am proud to say I work there!

    Overall rating 
    9
    Experience
    10
    Program Administration
    10
    Living Conditions
    8
    Cultural Immersion
    10
    Social Life
    8
    Health and Safety
    8

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