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:
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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.
Interns will work in legendary organizations advocating equal rights for the LGBTQ community. 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 Ecuador
Interns will work side by side with the rest of the staff in using their creativity to achieve the goals of the company´s client. The intern can, for example, start with marketing research to identify the market opportunities of each client.
Do not forget that technology plays an important role in the marketing business and using Facebook, newsletters, twitter might not be uncommon for you and this is why we recommend a good knowledge of computers.
Interns will work side by side with doctors and nurses in a clinic or hospital. Normally it takes a couple of days or a week to get to know the staff, the work, and to get familiar with everything. Of course, the doctors and nurses want to get to know the participant before they start to give them more tasks that they can do by themselves. In this way, it`s hard for a quiet and shy intern to get to do things sometimes.
Interns need to be alert and show interest, ask questions, ask what they can do to help, ask how to do things, ask what’s wrong with a patient, etc. If you are working in the emergency area and they don’t have too many patients and you see a long line of patients in another department, show interest and offer help there instead of just standing against the wall. In Ecuador, an intern is expected to show initiative.
Depending on what patients there are etc. candidates might help with taking vital signs, removing stitches, getting records for incoming patients, minor suturing, giving shots and vaccinations and IV’s, assist in operations, etc. In some locations, the hospitals have programs to visit different communities in the area to help people with check-ups, first aid and to talk about hygiene etc. and interns might join the doctors and nurses on this.
Hospitals and clinics in Ecuador still lack a lot of equipment and therefore they also work differently in the way that there are not always machines to just plug in to get blood pressure, oxygen level etc. so this has to be done manually but it can vary a lot form hospital to hospital as well as between different departments as the health care system is changing with the current President.
Our international internship program in Ecuador works with various companies teaching English. Inquire with us today to find out more details!
Interns will work side by side with the veterinarian in his clinic to take care of the animals that come in that can be anything from cats and dogs to tortoises and snakes as people have all kinds of pets.
They will have the chance to work directly with the animals and learn for example how to exam animals, give vitamin injections, give medicine, give parasite medicine, assist in smaller surgeries, clean wounds, do checkups etc.
As the veterinarian also travels from time to time interns will have the chance to join to visit for example an animal rescue center or animal shelter to do maybe checkup, parasite control, medicate, give vitamin injections to domestic wildlife.
Volunteers will work together with the teachers in all the subjects but they can be of extra help and support in English and Computer for example.
They will reinforce with their knowledge and also they will do a great deal helping with pronunciation and spelling in English. As most English teachers in Ecuadorian public schools can’t really speak English, they have a hard time to teach the students in the best way and just do what they can.
Thinking about this volunteers need to prepare themselves before arriving with ideas of word games, flash cards, songs, bring books etc that will keep the children interested and to make sure that it is fun to learn. As the schools most lightly don’t have too much materials, volunteers have to count on that they might need to arrange copies, papers and pens for games and tests etc all of this by themselves and of course to plan a small budget for this.
Except for short local holidays and vacations for Christmas, Easter and similar the schools in Isabela Islands have summer holidays from the end of January to the beginning of April. For someone that comes close to Christmas, it’s also important to know that schools normally take a lot of time before Christmas to prepare song and dance for the parents and close to summer holiday they often have many tests for the students.
Volunteers are needed to help with homework and especially English as the staff has little or no knowledge in this. They are of course welcome to help in any other subject like Mathematics or Geography depending on what the children have homework in.
Volunteers are also very welcome to have their own ideas for the free time when children are finished with their homework. This can be to dance, play an instrument, sing songs, create things with paper, draw or paint or whatever skills they might have as both the children and the staff normally are curious and think it is fun.
If they have any ideas on activities like games they might also help to write down the instructions for this in Spanish for the children and the staff to use later on as well.
With international internships in Ecuador, the sky is the limit in terms of field placements!