Elevate Business is a socially innovative business management and financial literacy training company. Elevate works with banks in emerging markets to provide their borrowers with personalized and holistic training. Elevate Business interns have the opportunity to work in many different capacities and have a hands-on, life-changing experience. Elevate Business began operations in Peru late 2016, is growing quickly, and needs interns who can work hard and get stuff done!


Elevate Business offers internships in various disciplines

  1. Media Specialist
    1. Capture the educational movement and lives of our students and staff through different media:
      1. Video recording and editing
      2. Graphic design
      3. Photography
      4. Social media
  2. Finance and Accounting
    1. Work directly with the General Manager to assist with management of the finances and basic accounting for the company.
  3. General Operations
    1. Gain a diverse experience working alongside the local management team, taking charge of a variety of activities: interfacing with providers, recruiting, logistics, creating reports, and more.

Don’t see your field here? Apply and let us know what your skills are!


Spanish is preferred, but not required for most positions. Interns and fellows receive Spanish training in the field.


Housing, food, internet, phone, and work-related travel will be covered by Elevate.



  • Monthly internship fee: $500
  • Airfare
  • Visa
  • Tuition
  • Personal expenses


International interns are eligible to apply for the Hinckley Global Scholarship offered through the Hinckley Institute. Information can be found here. The Hinckley Institute also offers a low-interest loan program found here. In addition to funding through the Hinckley Institute, scholarships are available through the Center for Learning Abroad.


Internship dates may vary depending upon location but are based around the academic calendar:

  • Fall Semester: September-December
  • Spring Semester: January-April
  • Summer Semester: May-August


Students are required to register for a minimum of 3 HNKLY credit hours and a maximum of 12. International interns are required to submit 4 reflections and 10 weekly updates throughout the semester, as well as write a final policy paper, which is due 4 weeks after the end of the semester.


Students are required to attend a pre-departure orientation, which provides cultural and safety training and explanation of academic requirements. Students also meet with the program manager upon returning from the internship.


Please submit the Hinckley online application before the deadline and then Global Internship Manager Jean Oh will contact you to set up an interview. During the interview you will receive more information on program specifics.