Antigua, Guatemala; Lima, Peru; Mexico City and Guadalajara, Mexico
Approx. 7 hours a day / 5 days a week
Every 1st Saturday of the month
Spanish, advanced level
Apartment or shared apartment
Spanish language support by our on-site German-speaking supervisor
Mobile internet with sim card from WanderWorld Travel
Field: Event Management
Work location: Antigua, Guatemala; Lima, Peru; Mexico City and Guadalajara, Mexico
Working hours: 7 hours a day / 5 days a week
Program start: every 1st Saturday of the month
Duration: 1 month to 6 months
Age: 18 years
Language: Spanish, advanced knowledge
Accommodation: apartment or shared apartment
Supervision: Will be provided by our English-speaking contact person on site
Internet: Mobile internet with sim card from WanderWorld
Price: from €1350.00
About Event Management
Event management is a very versatile field and aims to organize events of various kinds. On the one hand, it involves using events of any kind to promote the sales of products and services, as well as to strengthen the reputation of the company. On the other hand, it can involve the organization of purely private events. The task of an event manager is to organize the event and ensure that it runs smoothly. Various elements can be used in the context of events, for example from the areas of show, art, culture, and sports.
Benefits of the internship
With an internship in event management, you can already try out before or during your studies whether the practice matches your expectations. In particular, you can put your organizational skills to the test and learn to work under pressure. You will also become a master in solving problematic situations. Because at an event, there will always be something that doesn’t go according to plan. Your creativity and spontaneity will be needed to save the day.
As an event manager, your tasks are wide-ranging. You oversee an event from conception, through organization, to execution and ensuring that everything runs smoothly. You create a vision of the event as well as a budget. When it comes to the concrete planning phase, you communicate a lot with external providers such as catering or audio and video technology. It is also important to be on site at the location. During your internship in event management, you will assist in defining and developing the communication plan of each event as well as managing photos, videos, teasers, etc. During the actual event, you will need to keep a cool head and be able to react in stressful situations. Because a smooth flow is the goal of all your work.
Internship Event Management, Mexico
In Mexico, you will work in event agencies that specialize in organizing private or corporate events. Mexican families like to celebrate on a grand scale, which is why they hire agencies for their weddings, baptisms, and birthdays to prepare and execute their event. For example, you can work at a wedding planner and organize dream weddings or at a number of other event agencies.
Internship Event Management, Peru
You will have the unique opportunity to participate in the organization of the largest alternative festival in Peru. In the past nine years they have attracted more than 50,000 people. In doing so, you will be able to develop skills in the organization of events and discover local and national cultural riches. All this in a young and dynamic international team.
You will carry out your daily tasks in the Lima office. Before the events, you may have field assignments in Oxapampa.
Internship Event Management, Guatemala
In Antigua, you can complete your internship in event management with a children’s aid organization that provides education for disadvantaged children. The organization has two elementary school and one secondary school, which accommodates over 500 Guatemalan children.
School and extracurricular events take place there on a regular basis, and you can play an active role in planning and organizing them.
Mexico City is the political, economic, social and cultural center, as well as the largest transportation hub in the country. The city consists of 16 districts, in which there is an extraordinary amount to discover. You will find artist districts with many students, nice bars, restaurants, shopping miles with great stores and and and. But despite the enormous size, there are many quiet corners, beautiful parks and the city is extremely green. Mexico City has the largest museum density in the world. Especially the famous museum of Frida Kahlo and the Anthropological Museum should not be missed. Just outside the city lies Teotihuacan, a historical site from the pre-Hispanic period.
For more information about Mexico City, click here.
Guadalajara is probably the most typical Mexican city. This is probably due to its excellent Mexican cuisine and the national drink Tequila, which has its origin in the region. You can take an old train to the city of “Tequila”, 40 minutes away, and visit the agave plantations and distilleries. Guadalajara is the second-largest metropolis of the country and with its 6 million inhabitants is located about 500 km west of the capital Mexico City. It is 2 hours away from the Pacific coast with its breathtaking beaches. The surrounding mountains also invite to excursions.
Lima is the city of kings and a diverse capital. You will stay in the central and modern Miraflores, just a few meters from the beautiful Malecon (the coastal promenade). Here you can take endless walks, watch the surfers or go jogging and attend yoga sessions – with an impressive view over the Pacific Ocean a dream.
Numerous restaurants, bars, shopping and cultural activities are just around the corner. In Miraflores, you have all the luxury of a western metropolis and at the same time colonial Latin American flair. Thus, Lima is the perfect starting point for your work and travel adventure. Party lovers will also get their money’s worth here. No matter what kind of music you like, there is something for everyone. Another advantage is that it never really gets cold in Lima. Nevertheless, the summer months (from November to March) are preferable to explore the city in the sunshine.
You can find more information about Lima here.
Antigua is made for a work and travel adventure and makes the heart of every backpacker beat faster. Not only the beauty of the city and the surrounding nature make the city so popular. Above all, it is the flair that prevails here. Antigua is a magnet for young people from all over the world – many, who have traveled here once, stayed right there. The owners of the countless restaurants, cafés, bars, and hostels come from all over the world, so it is correspondingly international. In the bars you can hear 1,000 different languages, and you quickly made new friends all over the globe.
Besides the work in the project, Antigua offers many opportunities for colorful leisure activities. Climbing the surrounding volcanoes is an experience you will probably never forget. Equally worthwhile is a weekend trip to Lake Atitlan.
More information about Antigua can be found here.
No special knowledge required
Advanced language skills in Spanish.
Use of programs such as Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign (e.g., ability to make changes and adjustments to documents sent by the graphic designer).
Knowledge of rudimentary management of a website (updates, insertion of images, videos, texts, …).
Social media in the context of promoting an event.
Ability to compose institutional letters and posts on social media in formal Spanish.
No specific prior knowledge or experience is required, but the desire and motivation to discover the process of organizing cultural and musical events in South America.
Cultural curiosity, enthusiasm, and independence are key to a unique experience.
Willingness to take responsibility and ability to work under pressure.
Willingness to travel within Peru (to Oxapampa).
Fluency in written and spoken English.
Knowledge of Spanish desirable
Experience working with social media
Creativity, professionalism, detail orientation as well as strong organizational skill set.
The national language in Mexico, Peru, and Guatemala is Spanish. Since you will be working with local organizations, agencies and companies, you should have some basic knowledge of Spanish to be able to communicate. Of course, you will automatically improve your knowledge on the spot. For your internship in Peru and Guatemala advanced Spanish skills are required, in Mexico basic Spanish skills are sufficient. If you do not yet have the necessary language skills, we recommend that you take a language course at the beginning of your trip.
In Mexico City and Guadalajara as well as in Lima, Oxapampa and Antigua, you will live in a room in a shared apartment or apartment together with international young people or locals in a centrally located neighborhood.
In Mexico City and Gualajara you can reach your internship location by bus or on foot. The Lima office is located in the business district of San Isidro. From Miraflores, where your apartment is located, you can take the bus and be at your workplace within 30 minutes. In Antigua, you can easily reach your workplace on foot.
Your contact person in Mexico
Ann-Christin is a German student from Bremen and has been living in Puebla, Mexico for over half a year. Besides the German language, Ann-Christin speaks English and Spanish.
She has already traveled a lot through the country and can’t wait to show you Mexico and the Mexican culture.
Especially, the Mexican openness and hospitality have contributed to the fact that Ann-Christin can call Mexico her second home. She describes herself as an organized German with a weakness for Mexican nightlife, Mexican cuisine and the beautiful nature. Helpfulness and humor are among her characteristics, and she is happy to help you with all your needs.
Your contact person in Peru
Carlos is German-Peruvian and grew up in Lima in a German family. He still lives there today and thus speaks both Spanish and German. He has never been in Germany for more than three months, but he knows the customs and traditions first hand. Furthermore, he also knows his home country, Peru and its culture and can’t wait to show you everything. Carlos describes himself as a fun-loving, helpful and humorous person who will always help you with words and deeds. He is our local insider who will give you lots of tips and information about Peru and the rest of Latin America.
Your contact person in Guatemala
Alejandro is Guatemalan and grew up in Antigua. Therefore, he knows the city, the country and its culture like no other. He has a great passion for Germany, has visited there several times and speaks the language fluently. Alejandro always has an open ear for your wishes and is happy to bring you closer to his home country. Alejandro will pick you up at the airport in Guatemala City and take you to your internship on your first day of work.
Before the trip
- Intensive personal consultation on which program and country best suit you.
- Comprehensive preparation materials and assistance in fully planning your trip on the following topics: Packing list, health information, budget planning, itinerary recommendations, insider tips on the program location.
- Non-binding flight offer (airfare to be paid separately).
- Information and assistance in taking out your travel insurance.
- Issue of a certificate of activity in order to retain the right to child benefits.
- Personal pick up and transfer to airport – hostel
- First 2 hostel nights in Tulum, Lima, or Antigua
- Introductory meeting
- Our WanderWorld T-Shirt
- Support of your experienced English-speaking contact person in Guatemala / Peru
- Optional weekend excursions together with the other participants
After the trip
Certificate of your successful participation in the internship
1 month: €970.00 starter package
Extension month: €550.00
As 2nd or 3rd package: €770.00