STARTING: Any day / all year round


REQUIREMENTS: An intermediate level of spanish is needed

Project Summary

As a Dentistry intern, your role is mainly observational. You will shadow dentists and other dental staff throughout their day. You will see routine dental work including extractions, fillings, caps, as well as preventative dentistry. Depending on your qualifications and by showing initiative and enthusiasm, you may be asked to support the local staff with their duties.

For all Dentistry placements in Cusco, you must speak an intermediate level of Spanish.

Interns on the dentistry placements usually work from Monday through Friday and have the weekends free. Your hours are usually 8am to 1pm, although there may be other work available in the afternoons. Previous interns have also been involved in activities such as running dental health workshops in the local community.

Room / Food / Supervision

Nativos Project manages your living accommodations in Peru. In Cusco, most volunteers live with a host family. Our host families are socially respected and experienced hosts of international volunteers. They have strong interest in our volunteer's safety and well-being and demonstrate this with caution and care. Host families will prepare two meals a day for volunteers consisting of local ingredients and foods traditional of Peru. Our host families do not offer laundry services, but some will happily take up the task for a small fee.

Throughout the volunteer project, our local staff stays in contact with volunteers either with face-to-face visits or via email/telephone. Volunteers are always welcome at our local office in Cusco-Peru. If project placement is local, we request that volunteers stop by the office once a week to keep us posted on how they are doing with their home stay and project. If project placement is very far, then our local staff members maintain communication by either email and/or phone and try to visit every week if possible.

What is include in the price?

  • Airport pick up
  • 20 hrs medical Spanish private lessons (If a student wants to continue, they will be able to continue group or private Spanish lessons)
  • Accommodation
  • Food(2 meals per day breakfast, lunch or dinner)
  • Staff member welcome and pick-up on arrival
  • Support and 24 hour back-up from our local staff
  • Salsa classes
  • Cooking and pisco sour classes
  • Donation for the organization you will work with
  • Basic City tour of Cusco
  • Cusco’s map
  • Visa support (if applicable)

Prices do not include:

  • Flights
  • Visas
  • Travel insurance
  • Medical insurance
  • Costs of transportation between the homestay/apartment- volunteering place