Internship / Practical Training in Ecuador Volunteer Program Do you want to acquire a new set of intercultural and professional skills that will enhance your career and life? Global Careers! Global Awareness! Global Citizens! LEAD Adventures gives you the opportunity to intake a professional internship or practical training at a host institution in this amazing country, for the experience of a lifetime!!! Benefits of the Program - Opportunity to intern (gain practical experience) at a host company in industries or sectors such as: • Conservation (Ecology) • NGOs (Local or International) focused in Social work • Social Marketing • Tourism management (private or public sector)• Others upon request This experience provides a direct contact with local professionals and helps the participant to learn about a specific field and to understand the culture more effectively. Moreover the constant contact with native Spanish speakers helps the participant to truly learn the Spanish language. - This international working experience enhances the ability of young people to think globally. This is an invaluable skill in the modern world. In addition, this international experience could open many doors for future academic or professional goals. - The exposure to another culture leads to open minds and to understanding cultural differences, which is an invaluable skill for future leaders.
• HOST COMPANIES/INSTITUTIONS: Every institution selected by Lead Adventures is carefully screened in order to provide a challenging experience for our participants. Our staff visits the companies and defines with the institution’s representatives the roles and assignments to be carried out by our participants. Here is a sample list of past internships or practicum experiences. - Social Marketing for an International NGO fundraising campaign. - Tourism Marketing Management for a local tourism institution. - Strategic Management for a local network of Ecological reserves. - Sales and Tourism Marketing for a local Galapagos cruises operator. - Management Consultancy for a local foundation specialized in elderly care. - Custom made placements in law, marketing, sales, sports management, finance, international trade, etc. • LOCATIONS: We currently offer placements in Quito, Cuenca, and Guayaquil. • DATES FOR APPLYING: Year round • ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS: - Current CV (resume) - Application form - Letters from the participant to the host institution in the field of interest • HOUSING OPTIONS: - Homestay with an Ecuadorian family - Hostels, hotels and shared apartments with other participants • PROGRAM INCLUDES: - Airport transfer upon your arrival in Quito. - 4 weeks (20 lessons a week) of Spanish lessons (one-to-one method). Suggested. - Accommodation at host families or student apartments or residences. Suggested. • PROGRAM DOESN’T INCLUDE - Airfare - Medical Insurance - Any other item not included in the program description It is possible and we encourage you to extend your Spanish lessons if your level is not intermediate yet, so you can benefit the most from your program.