Oaxaca mexico internship programs


About Mexico

Viva Oaxaca! One of the most incredible cities filled with rich culture. Some of the main points that stand out are the people themselves, the killer climate year round, the food that literally has festivals dedicated to it each year and, the depth of the culture. Not to mention, it is really cheap to live here too! 

Adelante Abroad chose Oaxaca because it is such a great place to live.  You can be in the city and then pine tree filled mountains within half an hour. Travel the opposite way and visit a stone waterfall, Hierve el Agua. Venturing another direction will take you to El Tule, the world’s widest tree. There are day trips to the beaches of Mazunte, Puerto Escondido, and Huatulco.  In downtown Oaxaca live like a local, drinking the fabulous Oaxacan chocolate and trying the different Mole sauces while you complain that the bus is late. Shop at true farmers markets for the freshest and most cost effective produce. Buy real art, in the form of Alebrije (intricately painted figures), and Black Pottery to take home or gift.

Internships in Mexico

Program Pricing

  • 1 Month$2,920
    (Teaching English Only)
  • 6-Weeks$3,325
    (Mid-May Only)
  • 2 Months$3,700
  • 3 Months$4,440
  • 4 Months $5,010
  • 5 Months$5,840
  • 6 Months$6,660

Learn More About Adelante Mexico Volunteer & Internship Programs

Internships in Mexico

Volunteer and Expand Your Resume in Oaxaca

Oaxaca is a beautiful old colonial city in south-central Mexico with an alternative, artsy vibe. Located along the Sierra foothills, the city is home to towering Zapotec pyramids and high plains desert. It’s an idyllic, vibrant thoroughfare for artisans and craftsman from the surrounding indigenous pueblos and a gateway to many mountain and beach destinations. Home to ancient Zapotec, Mixtec and Aztec peoples, the culture is rich with diversity.

Oaxaca, Mexico sunset from the street

Why Should You Choose Adelante Abroad?

Internship programs offered in eight International Locations

Over 30 career fields available – Guaranteed Placements

1 to 6 Month programs available year-round

Gap Year opportunities for high school graduates, freshmen & sophomores

Accommodations included with your own private room

Affordable programs for students, recent grads & more

Hear From Our Candidates​

I wanted to learn what it would be like to work as a psychologist and Adelante helped me reach this goal. I had a great [internship] connecting me with local psychologists to learn, assist with presentations, practice Spanish, observe therapy sessions, and even lead sessions on my own. I also was afforded plenty of time and flexibility to travel throughout Oaxaca. I had some of the best food I’ve had on my travels, some of the kindest people I’ve met, and some of the best places to visit, from the vibrant city to the ruins to the mushroom mountains and to the beaches on both sides. One could spend a lot of time studying and traveling Oaxaca, and by the end, they will want to make it home.

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Jacob G., Furman University

Adelante Abroad helped me find an internship that aligned with my values and introduced me to an entirely new place I had never been to before. Oaxaca, Mexico is a special place that any creative should go to at least once in their life. This is the center of where your experience can be extremely impacted because of Oaxaca’s huge artisan community. When it came to my experience and my internship, they helped contribute to how much I learned and grew as a designer and a person. With my internship, I was able to learn and achieve the goals I set for myself. In three months, I have learned the basics of web design, branding, and design within my desired field. What an exceptional experience. This internship not only helped me find different ways to communicate with others but also how to work with different types of people and to work outside of my primary comfort zone. I am grateful to have been apart of this program.

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Belinda A., DePaul University

I spent two months in Oaxaca de Juarez with the Adelante volunteering program for working with kids. My time there was amazing, being able to experience local life and history of the state. The housing location was in a great spot, and my landlord was unbelievably kind. My time at the language school was also great as I met and made wonderful friends from around the world and also received a one-on-one tutor which helped me immensely. I also met great people at my internship. The program truly opens you up to many differing walks of life and exposes you to so many new things – not just originating from Oaxaca. The trip being my first solo travel forced me to become independent and actually rely on myself instead of using others as a travel-buddy crutch. When Adelante says that the program is for independent travelers, they’re not kidding.

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Emily M., Flagler College, WI, USA
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