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Company/Organization: International Business Academy


Description: 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. This innovative internship and professional training program is designed for university and masters students or recent graduates looking to gain work experience abroad and participate in the launching of an online start-up program, which provides professional business training for non-native English speakers. Beyond working with the IBA team, interns will have the opportunity to interact with IBA clients, Guatemalan business professionals providing them with business English courses. In addition, they will have the options to explore local companies, receive Spanish and professional development courses from IBA trainers, and take courses at a local university.

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.

Age range: 21-27

Work Responsibilities
Complete the IBA business teacher training program
Provide 1 hour professional business English training courses at local Guatemalan companies 4-5 times per week
Participate in the launching of an online business training program, giving 4 hour training courses daily Monday-Friday

Learning Opportunities
• Daily beginning, intermediate, and advanced Spanish courses taught by IBA trainers
• Building relationships with local Guatemalan companies
• Weekly professional development training given by IBA professionals and professional guest speakers

Program Cost
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: $1000
4 months: $1200
5 months: $1500
6 months: $2000


3rd-4th year business or MBA student or recent graduate
Adapts well to international environments
Knowledge of Spanish (helpful but not required)
Must be willing to live 3-6 months in Guatemala City
Enthusiastic and enjoys working with other professionals
Demonstrates leadership skills and ability to work in a team setting
Has either experience or desire to live abroad
Experience using Microsoft office and Google Drive

Paid Internship Info:



30-40 hours per week


3-6 months

End Date:

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Additional Info:
Housing and transportation provided with program cost
Provides a monthly stipend to cover small costs such as food, travel, etc.
Need class credit? Ask about opportunities to take business courses at a local university.
Check out IBA’s website and Facebook page.
Opportunity to travel and explore Guatemala. Visit Guatemala’s national tourism page to learn more: http://www.visitguatemala.com/en
Guatemala  international  business  training  professional  development  language  learn  Spanish  live  abroad  study  abroad 
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