Intern with Long Way Home!

Read the Volunteer Manual (en Español) for more information!

Your Stay

Program Fee

For individual volunteers and interns, our program fee depends on housing options (see below).

Approximately 50% of the volunteer fee goes towards hosting fees (rent, propane, supplies, etc.) and 50% toward project expenses (construction materials, salaries, etc.)


  • Onsite orientation and training

  • Purified drinking water

  • Kitchen essentials (propane, matches, cooking oil, etc.)

  • Clean bedding every two weeks.

Housing options

Volunteer House - $75/week. Typically, food costs and preparation duties are shared by everyone in the house.

Home stay - $85/week (meals with additional fee)

Hotel - $95/week (no meals included)

Your internship with Long Way Home can be tailored to your specific area of interest-

  • NGO Management,

  • Engineering,

  • Architecture,

  • Technological Design,

  • Anthropology,

  • International Development, and more!  

Find out if your school will accept credits for your experience working with us.

Contact us with your cover letter and resume or any questions!

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What is the work schedule?

Monday through Friday, 7am – 4pm.

How long are Internship stays?

We accept internships at our school site in San Juan Comalapa, Guatemala, for periods of one month to three months- or more! Individuals, interns and groups are welcome.

Can I work with students?

In order to provide structure, consistency, and efficient use of learning class time, we have made it our policy to limit direct volunteer involvement with the students to fluent Spanish speakers who are here for three months minimum, and who propose a curriculum/lesson plan to the school administrator and teacher prior to their arrival. Interns who wish to work with students must also provide proof of academic study or professional experience in the Education field.

What is your refund policy?

Check out the full Long Way Home Refund Policy here.