Our Intern in Ecuador programs include some key features, here are just a few:
Adelante Abroad launched our new internship program, operating in Quito and Ambato, Ecuador for candidates looking to improve their Spanish while interning in Latin America…all for a VERY low price.
Quito is clearly special. It is the worlds first UNESCO Heritage Site, and wears this honor proudly. It is also the highest altitude capital city in the world. At 9,100 feet (2,800 meters), just walking up some stairs can get you winded during your first days there. It is secluded in the Andes, between two volcanoes, and sits on the Equator. This place is seriously special. There is a reason it is called “the most beautiful big city in South America, “ and big it is, too! The historic downtown is 300 square blocks of Plazas, churches, museums and Palaces. We have chosen to base our language school and most of our housing in the “La Mariscal” district – the University is located here, as are plenty of market streets, lots of nightlife, internet cafes, and good foodie places. Apply now, Latitude 0 degrees is waiting for you!
We’ve made an effort to make sure that participating companies and organizations both want & need our interns and have enough structure to handle them was paramount when building this new program. We are proud of what we have to offer qualified intern candidates! Intern in one of seven fields: Medical, Veterinary, Equine Veterinary, Women’s / Human Rights issues, Marketing, Working with Street Children and Teaching English – see full descriptions in Tabs below. These organizations and companies are small to mid-sized and locally owned and run.
This is a very rewarding program, where candidates work within the community like a local and assist companies and organizations in various areas. On your days off, discoveries are limitless: the Galápagos Islands (a huge and growing surf culture at uncluttered beaches in the Montanita area) and the mouth of the Amazon is in Ecuador too.
Our Intern in Ecuador programs include some key features, here are just a few:
For a comprehensive list of what’s included, click here!
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For many programs, Spanish skills are required at least at a low-intermediate level, but placements can be found in some sectors for complete beginners (e.g. Teaching English). Certain fields may have specific requirements for prior experience or studies.
Our program works, for the right candidate, even if you haven’t yet begun your international travels. We’ll create a customized once-in-a-lifetime program for you!
The application deadline is 60-90 days prior to your chosen start date.
Late applications are accepted on a case by case basis and are subject to a $250 late fee.
This sector is often times the most complicated to place in: the actual law firms in Spain require not only a high level of Spanish but also that candidates have taken their LSAT’s and / or are already enrolled in law school. We can and do place in the Municipal Courts in Madrid, in legal departments in companies and in law firms.
Law – Legal: Labor, Criminal, Administrative law. Project and case assistance
Requirements: Law field, LSATs preferred, good computer skills
Opportunity in a Spanish Law Firm: This international internship is with a law firm working mainly for international clients established in Spain. Day-to-day work involves many situations where knowledge of foreign law and languages is required. It is a chance to acquire practical knowledge in an international environment, while also getting an approach to Spanish law and the Spanish legal system.
Interns will work in legendary organizations advocating equal rights for the LGBTQ community, some since as early as 1950. With this international internship, there are older, well-established groups, almost political in nature now, and many newer organizations, all working towards educating, advocating and making more visible any and all LGBTQ issues in Madrid. People have been able to marry who they want in Spain since the turn of this century (2000) so it is a wonderful and accepting place to live for the LGBTQ community and their families.
This international internship can take place in distinct firms and organizations in Madrid. In the larger corporations, the candidate will work in a specific department usually focusing on maintaining and reinforcing the already created projects / clients, attending to specific client and collaboration company’s needs. In the smaller organizations and companies the objective may be to create and maintain new marketing / ad / PR strategies to garner new clients / results. The candidates will do their internships in private companies, corporations or in non-profit agencies or organizations.
Communications: Communications Sector to include business in Tourism, the Press, magazines, insurance, automotive, health services
– Requirements- past experience or internships in the sector, good language skills, field of study, creativity, enthusiasm
Event spokesperson / Company Rep: Public Relations, Corporate Fairs / Expos, Product Launches
– Requirements- Able to speak and be in front of groups, language skills / aptitude, “people person
This medical international internship in Madrid program will provide the candidate the opportunity to shadow a nurse, doctor or surgeon, visiting patients in a major medical center in Madrid. Initially, the candidate may do minor tasks associated with patients and patient care, and will be given more responsibility once his/her capacity is determined. For some, this will be mostly observation. For others, this can be realization of medical duties. Logically, much depends on the candidate, their level of Spanish, past internships, etc. This is an amazing opportunity to experience first-hand how the medical profession operates in a foreign country, and to appreciate how the policies and procedures differ in Europe as compared to the United States. A minimum of low-intermediate to intermediate Spanish is required for this sector.
Read a review from a candidate:
I shadowed a surgical team in the orthopedics, sports medicine, and trauma department. It was a bit difficult to adapt because my lacking Spanish skills (this will happen with ANY internship abroad program), but it was an absolutely amazing experience. I felt like I was immersed in real Spanish life–culture, food, work. I came into the clinic and literally sat in the operating rooms while I watched back-to-back surgeries. I saw total knee replacements, rotator cuff repair surgeries, ACL reconstructions, meniscectomies, and much more. Whenever I had questions, the surgeon was willing and ready to answer. The surgeons really made me feel welcome, even including me for a team dinner during my first week!
Shadow a Surgeon:
Shadow a Specialist in Oral and Maxillofacial surgery at Hospital 12 de Octubrein Madrid, a prestigious research facility and state of the art surgery center. This is a skilled doctor who feels it is a big part of his work to mentor, so come on over to Madrid, nursing, medical and surgical interns! At least low-intermediate Spanish required, especially for shorter programs. 2 month minimum.
Interns will work shadowing a psychologist (space based on availability – doctors can usually only take one intern at a time), or work in the private sector or within a non-profit. Many placements lean heavier towards Social Work simply because most of our interns are not ready or capable of handling their own clients or caseload.
Private sector examples are centers dedicated typically to a subset of issues such as neurocognitive rehabilitation.
Examples of nonprofits who take our interns are many – from larger non-profits that serve a number of groups of the Spanish and International population to smaller and effective grass roots organizations. Different areas are: at-risk youth, battered women; immigrant rights; refugee rights; gay, lesbian and bi – trans-sexual issues, drug dependence; homeless, and many, many more. These are amazingly diverse and international and quite rewarding placements that fall under both Social Work and Psychology sectors.
Shadowing a Psychology Placement: Position available with a prestigious, award winning and published Spanish psychologist. With offices located in one of the most central neighborhoods of Madrid, this doctor has international internship possibilities for those looking to take part in a private practice assisting patients struggling with stress, mental abnormalities, marital conflicts, family issues and more. A sought after research physician with a thriving private practice, this position requires prior studies in the psychology sector and an intermediate level of Spanish. Spots are limited.
Read what our candidate wrote:
My international internship in Madrid consisted of working in a private clinic with a very well-known psychiatrist and his team of psychologists and psychiatrists. On a daily basis, I observed patients in sessions with the doctors, I learned how to do introductory diagnostic consults, I learned how to administer diagnostic tests, and learned all of the treatments given to the patients (pharmacotherapy, behavioral cognitive therapy, etc.). An experience like this would never exist in the U.S. for a student who has not yet received their license to practice psychology. I was so lucky to have had this opportunity! This experience was unbelievable and totally exciting. I was lucky enough to work with some really great people that were really helpful – since Spanish is not my first language.
Our international internship program in Madrid works with various companies teaching English. Inquire with us today to find out more details!
Candidates can participate in international internships at Veterinary Hospitals, the Zoo, and local Animal Shelters or for non-profits fighting to preserve and educate about certain species in Madrid.
Candidates in this sector have as their main goal either giving back to the communities they are living in while abroad with us, or making a difference in those same communities. International internships in capital cities Barcelona and Madrid, there are dozens of underfunded organizations run by passionate individuals looking to assist, typically, a massively under-served population. Come join them! Able-bodied, curious, giving volunteers are always in demand.
Associations / Non-profits: Work with underserved children or children with Downs Syndrome in a non-profit setting Requirements: Vocation, experience with desired group or association, good language skills & computer skills, marketing, desire to assist and advocate for others
Kindergarten and Pre-Schools: Attention and teaching to young children Requirements: Field of study, licensed would help, past experience and patience
TEACHING ENGLISH / LANGUAGES: Candidates interested in international internships in the world of languages can participate in internships collaborating in language classes for children, creating instructive lessons / new ideas for learning, designing materials, developing new activities that will be used during classes, both theoretical and practical. In summer there are opportunities to intern as a language assistant with university students taking intensive summer English courses. Under this heading, we also offer Translation internships, whereby candidates can assist Translation Agencies. There is also a good opportunity to serve as “host” or “hostess” at Conventions, Fairs and Expos for participating firms; Event Planning and other Interchange companies also seek this type of candidate for internships in Spain.
With international internships in Madrid, the sky is the limit in terms of field placements! There are too many for us to list them all out but such placements in Political Science, Archaeology, Auto Industry, Zoo, Photography, Veterinary, and others do exist (even something like Poultry Sciences!)… if you don’t see your desired field on the list, it doesn’t mean that we can’t place you!