Interview with Conner S. – Human Rights Internship in Ecuador

human rights internship in ecuador

We spoke with our current candidate, Conner, who is enjoying his time right now in Quito, Ecuador, where he is completing a Law Internship Abroad in Human Rights. Conner answered a few questions for us about his experience with our brand new program in Ecuador.

 

Conner - Internships in Ecuador - Adelante Abroad

Why Did You Choose to Intern in Ecuador?

I chose Ecuador because of the cultural influence of indigenous cultures. Seeing as I wanted to work with human rights in a legal setting, a large population of indigenous tribes, those of whom have maintained themselves in isolation of western influence up until the late 20th century, Ecuador, and DELE**, seemed like the best fit for me to match my legal and anthropological interests.

What’s a Typical Day Like in Your Internship?

Monday through Friday I wake up at 7 AM, have breakfast, and get ready at home until 8-8:30 AM, then walk, run, or taxi to work. At work, we have a small collaborative group that works together in brainstorming and project development. Right now, we are looking for funds to carry out projects. We always make an effort to have lunch together from 12-1 PM. We always wind up having interesting conversations about politics, culture, news, etc.

Conner - Ecuador Homestay - Adelante Abroad

How is Your Experience So Far Living in Quito?

My experience so far has been great due to a buddy at work who is my age that has taken me under his wing; taking me to play football, to parties, to cultural events, etc. Across the board, everyone is friendly.

What Have You Gained So Far From Your Program?

So far, I’ve gained linguistic abilities I didn’t have before, friends I didn’t have before, and eye-opening, mind-expanding realizations that come from living in a different country. One sees how different everything is, which makes one re-examine his or her own country, instead of taking all institutions, values, cultural identities, political processes, etc., for granted. Living in a different country is an exercise in critical thinking.

**The Diploma of Spanish as a Foreign Language (DELE) is an official qualification, recognized by the Ministry of Education, Culture, and Sport of Spain. For more information, visit www.dele.org.

Conner in Ecuador - Adelante Abroad

Interested in an internship in Ecuador? We have several spots still open for Summer in Quito and Ambato, as well as programs in Chile, Mexico, Uruguay, and Spain. July and August start dates are still available, but hurry before these spots are filled!

Internships in EcuadorNominated for GoAbroad’s 2017 New Innovative Program

 

Last updated on March 30, 2020. Original post from April 11, 2017.

 

Share This Post

Lily-in-Barcelona-intern-experience
Intern Life

Expectations vs. Reality of Living in Barcelona: Candidate Blog

Meet Lily A., our Adelante Official Blogger, as she begins her Digital Content Creator internship in Barcelona, Spain! As a gap-year student, Lily is learning what it’s all about to be independent, before starting university in the Fall. Hear what she has to say about her first month of exploring and living like a local

Settling into my internship and exploring spain
Intern Life

Settling In & Exploring Spain: Candidate Blog

Meet Lulu R., our Adelante Official Blogger, as she settles into her Journalism & Social Media internship in Madrid, Spain! She’s exploring the city and getting accustomed to the madrileño lifestyle as we speak. Hear what she has to say about her second month exploring and indulging in all Madrid has to offer.  Lulu R.,

adjusting to life in sevilla spain
Intern Life

Adjusting to life in Sevilla: Candidate Blog

Meet Sophie M., our Adelante Official Blogger, as she begins her Medical internship in Sevilla, Spain!  Sophie M., 2021 Medical Intern in Sevilla, Spain  ¡Bienvenidos a España! My name is Sophie Marcom and I am an Adelante Abroad internship candidate from the US. I live in North Carolina and am about to start my third year

Scroll to Top

Until August Programs Start Date Deadline

Days
Hours
Minutes