What is the NGO Management Internship in Ecuador all about?
This NGO Management Internship in Ecuador offers you an incredible opportunity to develop your knowledge and experience in international development whilst using your own skill set to make a lasting impact on a local non-profit in Quito. Gain valuable exposure to how NGOs work and assist with fundraising, administrative tasks, and entrepreneurship support, as well as facilitating skills training and development.
There are several NGOs in the Quito area that are seeking dedicated interns to join their team, and you will be placed based on your studies, skills and interests. Interns will form an integral part of the office staff in a professional setting. You will be supporting an under-resourced not-for-profit organization, directly benefiting a vulnerable local community, whilst gaining cross-cultural experience in an international setting.
This program offers a fantastic opportunity to gain experience in areas such as human rights, social work, psychology, research, communication and non-profit development depending on your future career aspirations!
Why choose this NGO Management internship in Ecuador?
Join us on this placement in Quito and gain a core understanding of how an NGO operates in a non-traditional setting, whilst immersing yourself in Ecuadorian culture. Support the local team with a range of tasks including funding and donor opportunities, recognize challenges facing a non-profit and celebrate achievements through your hard work. Gain first-hand experience within the international development sector and offer the local staff a different global perspective and approach, as you increase their audience and quality of publications.
Role of the NGO Management Intern
This placement allows interns to positively influence a local Ecuadorian NGO in a variety of capacities, including key administrative tasks, important fundraising initiatives and exciting skills development training. During the internship you may have the opportunity to learn how to:
- Research funding opportunities and write grant proposals
- Develop materials for the NGO that will excel in the international development sector
- Work with key community stakeholders to ensure development activities are meeting the needs of local people
Which not-for-profit organization you are placed with will depend on your studies, skill set and areas of interests.
If skills training and entrepreneurship is your passion then join a non-political NGO who work with the local population of Ecuador to help them discover and develop their skills. Improve the quality of life for individuals, families and communities through initiatives such as citizen training, local development and core organization strengthening. This NGO was created 30 years ago and has extended its outreach to 12 of the country’s provinces.
Alternatively, intern with an NGO that offers vital support to children, and their families, who have been diagnosed with cancer. It is an emotive but wonderful placement where your admin support and funding initiatives will help these vulnerable children overcome their difficult medical treatments. You will also coordinate recreational activities to uplift the children and teach the families useful skills to help with medical costs.
What skills do I need to be an NGO Management intern in Ecuador?
You must be diligent, highly motivated with a flexible attitude and able to manage your time. You will be working with a team, so good communication and collaboration competencies are important. Likewise, you will be asked to send your CV/resume to identify your skills, experience, and interests before being accepted into this internship. Furthermore, you will also need to possess the equivalent of an A2 beginner Spanish Level to get the most from your experience.
You must be flexible, patient and able to work in a multicultural team.
WHY JOIN THE PROJECT
Immerse yourself in Ecuadorian culture
Gain experience working in NGO Management in an international setting
Develop your Spanish language skills and make new local friends
Where will I work in Ecuador?
About the Location
The placement options are located close to central Quito, the capital city of Ecuador. Quito sits high in the Andean foothills at an altitude of 2,850m and is a renowned world heritage site. Constructed on the foundations of an ancient Incan city, Quito is known for its well-preserved colonial center packed with colonial monuments and architectural treasures. Quito is surrounded by spectacular mountains and volcanoes, with breathtaking landscapes from every angle.
You will live with a local Ecuadorian family in a homestay within a traditional Quito neighborhood. You will use public transport to travel to your placement each day.
What to do in your spare time
Quito is a lively city with something on offer for everyone. Ride the Teléferico, South America’s highest gondola; and jump between two hemispheres at the Middle of the World Monument. In between explore Quito’s thriving culinary scene and wander through the UNESCO-listed Old Town. Day trips from Quito include Otavalo Market, a sprawling indigenous market selling artisan treasures; Cotopaxi National Park, reigned over by the ash-capped Cotopaxi Volcano; Quilotoa Crater Lake; and Mindo cloud forest.
Details & Costs
- Duration: 4+ weeks
- Cost: £2292 / $3577 for 4 weeks
£277 / $432 for each additional week
- Requirements: Age 18+
- Location: Quito, Ecuador
- Working hours: Monday-Friday, 6 hours a day
- Project availability: All Year Round from Spring 2021
- Arrival day: Every other Friday
What is included
- Accommodation: Homestay with a family in Quito
- Food: 2 meals per day
- Stay in a hostel for 1 night in Quito
- Airport pick up and drop off in Quito
- Training: Pre-departure preparation pack, and orientation on Saturday
- Support: 24-hour support from an on-site coordinator
- Assistance with planning your weekend excursions from local staff
What is not included
- Daily transfers to and from the project
- Optional 6 hrs per week Spanish classes available; £55 / $88 (alongside your placement)
- Police/Government Background Check; US and UK citizens will be processed through Kaya (admin fee applies) all other nationalities must provide local police check.
- Optional intensive Spanish classes 1-week programme £456 / $712 including accommodation
- Optional excursion on the Sunday on your arrival weekend. Please speak to an advisor if you want to know more.
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Easy 4-step application process
Apply online and pay your application fee to apply for your space on your chosen project. Our advisors will then contact you to guide you through the next steps.
Once we’ve received your application, we’ll review your details and be in touch to arrange your informal telephone interview with your Kaya Placement Advisor.
Following your interview, we will provide you a placement offer. Once you are ready to confirm your placement and dates, you can pay your confirmation fee to book and secure your space.
When you have confirmed your project dates we'll send you your Welcome Pack and lots of other helpful information to assist you with preparing for your placement.
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