ICC Internship Program

The ICC is always looking for talented and motivated individuals who are willing to contribute their skills to building the ICC in exchange for Spanish lessons in Oaxaca. In addition to Spanish lessons, the internship program also includes free cultural field trips and workshops as well as support for accomodations.

The Typical Intern

Candidates are independent-minded individuals looking to upgrade their resumes and improve their Spanish language skills through language and cultural immersion. Flexibility, open-mindedness and a desire to experience another culture are necessary attributes.

Genral Qualifications

Intern candidates should be between 20 - 30 years old and possess a desire to learn about and live in another culture. Some Spanish is helpful (You can learn the rest when you are here!). Candidates should be enrolled in a University or have already graduated.

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Available opportunities

If none of the positions listed below match our skill set, but you think you have something to offer, we encourage you to send a proposal.

Currently, the ICC is looking to fill the position of:

Oaxaca Times Editor

The ICC's quarterly publication The Oaxaca Times is currently looking for an editor. The responsabilities for this position include:

  • Writing articles.
  • Recruiting and organizing volunteer contributors.
  • Writing one blog post per week for the Oaxaca Times blog.
  • Laying out the Oaxaca Times.
  • Maintaining and updating the Oaxaca Times website.


Extra Qualifications:

  • Degree/certificate in journalism or communications (or equivilent eperience).
  • Experience with industry standard layout programs.
  • Fluency in English.
  • Basic knowledge of HTML an asse.t
  • Intermediate Spanish is an asset.


Advertising/Sales Coordinator

The ICC is currently looking for someone who will help with the business side of our quarterly publication The Oaxaca Times. The responsabilities for this position include:

  • Develop a strategy for selling advertising space on www.oaxacatimes.com
  • Developing a sales kit for selling advertisements for The Oaxaca Times in both print and online formats.
  • Selling advertising space to local businesses.


Extra Qualifications:

  • Degree/certificate in commerce, business administration or related field (or equivilent eperience).
  • Intermediate Spanish is an asset.


“Their approach of practicing speaking Spanish all the time while using correct grammar worked so much better for me than my first school's approach of many hours of learning grammar and then speaking for only part of class.”

- Tim Wang,
United States

"The spanish classes at the ICC were great. They were the perfect balance of educational, informative and fun. The teaching was very professional and personal and the atmosphere was just right. We highly recommend the ICC to anyone who wants to learn Spanish!"

- Jonathan Thaw (April 2012)

“The ICC's classes focus on practical Spanish. It helped me better understand what people say and what they mean... and in turn helped me to become more fluent, not just linguistically, but culturally.”

- Marie O'Brien,
United States

“As an advanced student of Spanish, I have to look carefully for language schools that can help me, so I was delighted to find that the instruction in ICC was so in-depth. Because of the school’s association with the Oaxaca Times, the staff are a well-informed resource for what goes on in this beautiful city.”

- Jim Innocent

United States

“Probably my favourite time at the ICC was the excursions. Yolanda (the director) took us personally on tours of the surrounding pueblitas, showing us the specific hand crafts that each town specialized in, often including a demonstration of the traditional methods the still use.”

- Tim Wang,
United States

“I was pleased with the flexibility of the school to meet my needs – they designed an advanced class appropriate for my language level, met me at the airport despite flight complications, and organized excursions based on the sights I wanted to see in Oaxaca Valley.”

- Sarah Roggero,
United States

"The teaching staff at ICC is fantastic.  The classes were organized to facilitate real life conversations, which was exactly the practice I needed. The school is also located in a great part of the city, close to the heart of centro historico.  I plan to return."

-Marla Renn

Vancouver, Canada