Internship in Ecuador

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Helping Abroad partners with local organizations in Ecuador and provides internship opportunities to those seeking to start their careers abroad. We offer unique internship programs such as English teaching project, medical project, orphanage project, community development and conservation projects that will help you make your CV stand out and help you gain an experience that will not only be useful in your professional life but also help you in your personal journey.

The volcanic mountains, indigenous culture, diversity of flora and fauna and the abundant species that Ecuador is home to, has attracted a lot of people visiting this South American land of pre Incan civilization. Lush with a diversity in culture, nature and cuisine, Ecuador is where you will find the renowned Galapagos Islands and the rich Andean landscapes to savor. It is a great place to get an internship abroad experience, where you get to observe and learn a lot, along with improving your Spanish skills, which is spoken by 90% of the population.

To get a head-start on your Ecuador adventure, take a few moments to contact us by email for more information, including travel dates, fees and more. We look forward to hearing from you.

Fees and Dates

Helping abroad offers the most affordable internship Ecuador program. Except our registration fee of $299, our fees start as low as $295. You can click the link to get the detailed information about internship fees in Ecuador.

Internship Programs

Internship in Orphanage in Ecuador

Ecuador orphanage project

Love and support is what the children homed by orphanages in Ecuador need the most. Helping Abroad partner with these orphanages, providing internship opportunities in Ecuador. Your contribution as an intern in the orphanage will mean a lot to the children, meanwhile being a unique opportunity to learn for yourself.

Interns will be indulged in teaching and tutoring children and taking care of them in the orphanage. They can also organize extracurricular activities and teach them life skills and personal hygiene. Interns can also choose to lend a hand in the administrative department, helping in day to day activities or can help around in fund raising activities.

The orphanage internship will give interns a clear picture on how orphanages are run on a day to day basis in Ecuador. This is the right place to learn and give your professional life a start, especially if the interns are interested in areas like social work, childcare and community development. An internship abroad experience will also enable interns to develop their personal skills along with professional skills, getting immersed into a culture of a completely different country.

Education Requirements and Project Skills:

There are no specific qualifications needed for interns in this program. However, interns are expected to be flexible and patient, as well as have much passion and love for children. Interns must also respect the rules and regulations of the center, be resourceful, and must not hesitate to become involved in different activities. Also, interns are expected to have a certain level of fluency in Spanish, though it is not a requirement.

Teaching Internship in Ecuador

students performing on stage

With the growing trend of globalization, the demand of English has increased for better job and education opportunities. In Ecuador, children from unprivileged families study in understaffed and under resourced schools, where improving on English skills is something difficult to do. This closes down future prospects, leaving poor families stuck in the poverty quagmire. Helping Abroad gives opportunities for internship in these schools in Ecuador.

Interns for the Teaching Internship Project will be responsible for giving English classes in the schools or assisting the local teachers with classroom activities. They will be giving in efforts to make the learning process fun and interactive. They can also arrange extracurricular activities and can help in the curriculum development process. Interns can choose to actively participate in the administration activities of the school too.

Interns can learn the traits of being a good educator by practicing teaching skills at an environment completely different than the one they are used to. Internship in the Teaching Project will enable interns to know a lot about classroom activities and the process of effective teaching and learning. They will also get to observe how schools run on a daily basis, by being involved in the administrative section. Interns have the chance of making their portfolios stronger with the internship and the chance of exploring the cultures and cuisine of a new country while on an internship abroad trip.

Education Requirements and Project Skills:

Interns for this project do not need specific qualifications to join the internship program, besides a fluency in English. Interns are required to have strong English fluency, both written and verbal, although no previous teaching experience is required. They should have a love for teaching, English and conversation, with the traits of patience and flexibility which may come in handy.

Street children Internship Project in Ecuador

Street children

Poverty and misery has been a strong pushing factor in the increasing number of street children in Ecuador, who are orphaned, abandoned or abused. Helping Abroad collaborates with local organizations that work for the welfare of these children and provides internship opportunities to those interested in interning in these organizations.

Interns will be responsible for teaching and taking care of the children. They can also do fun activities together and arrange for extracurricular activities like games, sports, singing, dancing etc. and teach life skills and personal hygiene. They can also indulge the children in creative activities like art and craft. Interns also have the choice of working for the administrative department as well.

For those who intend to work towards child welfare, street children welfare, social work and community development, this project is a great place to learn, as interns will have a lot to observe and learn from interning here. They will get an insight into how local organizations in developing organizations work and will get to have hands on experience working in the community level. The internship program is an excellent opportunity to make their resumes stronger and developing professional and personal skills at unique settings.

Education Requirements and Project Skills:

There are no specific qualifications needed for internship in the Street Children program in Ecuador. However, interns are expected to be flexible, patient, enthusiastic and a self-starter, yet able to follow directions well. A good command over Spanish language is highly preferred, though it is not listed as a requirement.

Conservation Internship Project in Ecuador

If your love for nature and conservation of bio diversity is what drives you to pursue a career in conservation, then what better way to kick start your career than an internship in the lushness of Ecuador? Helping Abroad collaborates with Los Cedros Biological Reserve, and provides internship opportunities in conservation.

Interns for the Conservation Internship project will be working closely with the reserve, actively participating in activities like trail maintenance and development, checking the reserve borders, assisting in research work and developing new projects. Those interested in this program are notified beforehand that the internship will involve most of the time to be spent outdoors.

The internship is a boon for nature and animal lovers, as it requires interns to get directly involved in the conservation of bio diversity. Interns can learn a lot amid the wild surroundings and is especially useful to people who want to make a career out of wildlife conservation, environment and animal care. It is also a paradise for travel fanatic interns, who can relish in the new culture, cuisine and environment of the ecology hub of Latin America.

Education Requirements and Project Skills:

There are no specific qualifications needed for an internship with the conservation project in Ecuador. However, interns should have a deep love for animals, a hard-working attitude and a respect for the local staff and community members. Those with a command over Spanish language will be highly benefited in the project.

Galapagos Conservation Internship Project

galapagos conservation area

Galapagos Island is a world renowned archipelago of volcanic islands where Charles Darwin studied numerous endemic species to come up with his theory of natural selection. Interns in the Galapagos Conservation Project will work alongside the local project in the Galapagos that is working to save and conserve the indigenous species of plants and animals residing in the archipelago.

The activities for interns will vary according to the seasons and days, however, basic activities like reforestation work and working in the nursery are common activities that interns can get involved in. They can also visit areas and monitor growth of plants, work in trail maintenance and help in organic agricultural activities.

Internship in the Galapagos Conservation Project is a paradise for nature lovers, as interns will get to work amid the rich flora and fauna of the world famous bio-diverse island. They will get have hands on experience on conservation of indigenous species and learn a great deal from the scientific research and sustainable agricultural practice the project uses as tools of conservation. Internship abroad will not only add to experience, but will also enrich and expand the minds of interns. Interns are in for an unforgettable journey when on an internship in Ecuador.

Education Requirements and Project Skills:

Interns do not have to be specifically qualified or experienced, for the internship in the Galapagos conservation project in Ecuador. However, interns should have a deep love for nature, animals and the environment, a hard-working attitude and a respect for the local staff and community members. Those with a command over Spanish language will be highly benefited in the project.

Supervision and Field Support

The interns in the internship project will be guided and supervised by an experienced and qualified supervisor. Usually the head of the project will be mentoring the interns throughout the internship duration, guiding them professionally towards the completion of the project. Depending on the qualification and time allotted for the project, interns may be required to pay an additional supervision fee of $25-$50 per week to the supervisor.

College credit for internship project in Ecuador

Please note that Helping Abroad does not provide college credits for internship project. Our local office or your supervisor can give you a letter verifying the duration and project of your internship. If you need college credit for your internship, please contact your own university or college. You can also talk to your professor.

Room and Food

Mostly, interns in Ecuador will be staying with a host family in simple houses at safe and clean neighborhood with easy accessibility to internet cafes, supermarkets, restaurants and bus stops. Host families for Helping Abroad are well screened and are respectable community members. Living with a host family will help interns improve their Spanish skills and get interns into authentic cultural immersion. They will be provided with meals three times a day (local food). Interns who require vegetarian food should specify it while filling up the application. However, other snacks and drinks outside the meal times will not be included. Orphanage Interns can stay in the orphanages as well, as these orphanages have extra rooms set aside for interns and volunteers, which are usually shared with other interns or volunteers.

Free Time

The Internship does not require interns to get involved in work 24/7. They will have free time in their hands during the evenings and during weekends, which they can use for interacting with other interns and visiting local areas nearby. Interns can use their free time going on city tours, exploring the cities of Ecuador with its own share of remarkable art and architecture and enjoying the vibrancy of culture, dances and festivals.