Have you always wanted to travel to Ecuador through an affordable internship abroad? Do you want to explore your passions and utilize your skills to contribute to a meaningful project?
Join one of Global Crossroad's internship Ecuador programs which offer exhilarating real-world challenges that will help you develop personal and professional skills like patience, adaptability, and critical thinking. Our internship projects are located in the most fabulous places of Ecuador and are meant to serve the underprivileged and disadvantaged communities. As internship schedules are flexible, you will get a lot of time to ramble around the local places and explore exotic and vibrant culture of the country. Throughout your program, you will perform various activities that will help you learn valuable job-skills and professionalism in mentorship and guidance of experienced experts. These internship programs are tailored to your personal interests, career choice and academic learning.
When you join Global Crossroad’s affordable internship programs in Ecuador, you can choose from wide range of programs that suits your interest, career choice and area of study. We strive to provide opportunities to inspire young students and graduates to work in areas of teaching, orphanage work, healthcare, street children and conservation. No matter what kind of internship experience you want to take part in, we can create a program that will suit your needs.
Global Crossroads invites you to explore our internship opportunities in Ecuadorweb page for detailed information regarding projects including start dates, duration, prices, food, accommodation and location among others. We suggest you to select a program that suits you the most and apply with simple and easy procedures. For any additional information regarding projects, you can simply send us an email which we will timely reply with necessary support.
Popular Internship Opportunities in Ecuador
Global Crossroads offers an amazing variety of internship opportunities with many projectsto match your needs and interests. Here are a few of our most popular:
English teaching career has a global future. As a teaching intern, you will assist local schoolchildren acquire basic conservational English while practicing teaching and classroom skills.
You will be assigned as a teacher or an assistant in a private or a public school. As an intern, you will teach Basic English to local schoolchildren, develop their conversational skills with innovative fun-learning activities, support teachers in curriculum development, create awareness about healthcare, sanitation and hygiene and assist school with various administrative tasks.
Landing in Ecuador teaching internship program is a great way to learn valuable job-skills in supervised and recommended work-setting. When it comes to future career and strengthening your resume, it's like getting your foot in the door. Apart from bolstering your resume, you will get a chance to explore local Ecuadorian places and culture in-between your flexible internship schedules.
There are no specific qualifications or prior experiences needed for you to get involved in this project. However, dedicated and enthusiastic interns with passion in teaching are highly encouraged to apply. Beginner to intermediate knowledge of Spanish language skill is preferred but not as a requirement. We provide language immersion program for our interns simultaneously or one-week prior to the project start.
If you are interested in volunteer programs, we also offer satisfying teaching volunteer program in Ecuador.
Many Ecuadorian children live in orphanages all across the country. The orphanage internship project in Ecuador is deeply rooted to provide valued and authentic work experience to global students and interns while they learn and practice relevant skills to support and assist the project children.
Our interns in this project involve in activities including teaching English, helping children with their homework, assignments and chores, arranging recreational and innovating learning tools, organizing sport activities and participating in location-specific duties like routine maintenance and construction.
This Ecuador internship opportunity offers rare opportunities to work alongside experienced supervisors to gain hands-on experience in the field that matches your academic learning and career choice. Attending the program, you will craft leadership and professionalism that relate in fulfilling your future career dreams.
You don't require any of the experiences or qualifications to apply for this program because we run orientation and thorough instructions right before the project starts. Beginner to intermediate Spanish language skill is preferred but not as a requirement. We conduct a Spanish language immersion program prior or simultaneously to the project to make your internship stay more worthwhile.
If you are interested in volunteer programs, we also offer satisfying orphanage volunteer program in Ecuador.
Some land and waterscapes in Ecuador are huge biological and marine reserves and different factors are posing a threat to this biodiversity in recent times. Conservation internship program in Ecuador aims to provide a platform for global students and graduates to help them learn various valuable skills and an insight of rich and incredible natural heritages.
As an intern, you will be involved in reforestation, trails maintenance, assist in organic and sustainable farming, acquire deep knowledge of marine creatures and ecosystem and apply innovative measures to conserve and preserve endangered flora and fauna.
During the project, you will learn valuable and transferable job-skills and practice them in professional work-setting in close guidance of conservation specialists. You will also acquire in-depth knowledge of beautiful marine life, the threat posed and measures to thwart the ongoing heritage depletion.
There are no qualifications or prior experiences required to take part in conservation internships projects in Ecuador. However, interns with good physical conditions ready to walk around on foot and lift equipment are best fitted for the project.
If you are interested in volunteer programs, we also offer satisfying conservation volunteer program in Ecuador.
If you are interested in our amazing volunteer opportunities in Ecuador, please feel free to contact us.
Dates and Fees
All internship opportunities in Ecuador start every Monday of each month. However, if there is travel constrains, you can start any project on any day.
Global Crossroad is committed to offering the most affordable and highest quality abroad experiences. We strive to keep our costs low because the humanitarian side of the business is our passion.
Global Crossroad's Internship Ecuador application and registration fee cost US $299. The application fee covers the cost of advertising, program promotion, and office expenses (rent, utilities, and staff salaries in USA office).
In addition to the application fee, you are required to pay a weekly program fee. You will pay your weekly fee directly to your host family and project. This way, the fees that you pay will benefit those who rightfully deserve them, and not for company profit.
The program fee for internship and volunteering is basically same in Ecuador. However, unlike volunteers, interns often work closely with guided supervision from a local project director, and a small weekly supervision fee ($25-50/ week) may be incurred in addition to volunteer program fees.
Ecuador Internships vs. Volunteers Programs
In general, volunteer programs focus on humanitarian outreach and project support. Volunteering is popular amongst people who want to share their love and passion for underprivileged children, impoverished communities, or conservation efforts in need of resources.
Internship programs focus on creating a real-world learning environment for interns and students so that they practice professional development and obtain new skills. Similar to volunteers, interns may work on a variety of projects (many times alongside volunteers) that benefits local communities, children, wildlife and similar projects. Teaching programs, medical outreach, and children’s support are the most popular internship projects.
Our international interns in Ecuador are provided with accommodations with host families. Our host families are located in a safe and clean neighborhood and are near to internet cafes, local markets, local bus stop, police station and departmental store. These families are well experienced in hosting international interns and volunteers for a very long time. Staying with host families will further immerse into the beautiful culture and Ecuadorian way of life.
Three Ecuadorian meals —breakfast, lunch and dinner are served to interns. We also provide vegetarian meals to interns which they must mention about it on their application forms. The fee you kindly pay to our programs is not inclusive to other meals and beverages except for three meals.
Supervision and Field Support
While in Ecuador internship programs with Global Crossroads, your project is supervised by experienced and qualified professionals. In most of the cases, the head of the project will serve as the supervisor of your internship program. The supervisors are experts in their respective fields where they will help you with any problem you have and mentor you p till the completion of the project.
Please note that Global Crossroad 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 prior applying. You can also talk to your professor.
Interns in Ecuador have flexible schedules and are stationed in the most alluring and incredible places of the country, so you will have a lot of time to explore the arresting local landscapes and immerse onto vibrant Ecuadorian local culture.
Although we don't generally arrange activities for our interns, our local staffs will assist you accordingly with information and support for your various free time activities. There is lots of travelling and fun options which our local team of staffs will help you choose the best options.
FAQs: Internship Ecuador
Arrival and Departure
Once you have been approved for your Ecuador internship, you will need to make travel plans to arrive in Quito International Airport. Please ensure that you send us correct flight information once you’ve booked your flight.
You will need to consult our country coordinator before leaving your home country. Please let them know whether your flight is on time of if there is a delay. Because a GCR representative will pick you up once you land in Ecuador, it is very important that you communicate with us as soon as possible if you’re flight is delayed by any amount of time or if you miss your flight completely.
When you depart, you will need to make your own travel arrangements as we do not offer drop-off service at the airport.
You need to secure a tourist visa in order to participate in IFRE Volunteers internship program in Ecuador.
Depending on your Nationality, a ‘visa on arrival’ may be available in case of emergency. Visa extension is possible by visiting department of immigration if you decide you would like to extend your time in Ecuador.
For travel to Ecuador, the CDC recommends vaccinations against: Rabies, Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, Yellow Fever, Malaria, Typhoid
How can I apply?
Global Crossroad’s Ecuador intern applications are straightforward: go online, fill out the program application, and submit it to us. We will follow up with you within 24-hours of your application submittal.
Why go with Global Crossroads?
Global Crossroads is a global humanitarian non-profit who has partnered with over 20,000 people and hundreds of local organizations since 2003 to facilitate outstandingly significant and incredibly safe volunteer and intern abroad experiences.
We offer the most affordable international internship opportunities in Ecuador, and we use the tax-deductible registration fee to support your experience and enhance local projects while the program fee gets paid directly to your service project.
While in Ecuador, you will to create long lasting connections with your home-away-from-home host family, project coordinators, and fellow interns. If for any reason you feel uncomfortable during your time abroad, our unparalleled support staff will do everything they can to improve your situation and ensure that you have a good experience.
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