Internships in Ecuador

Why Ecuador?

Home to the Amazon rainforest, Andes mountains, and famed Galapagos Islands, even Charles Darwin knew that Ecuador was a unique and significant part of our global ecosystem. Whether you’re interning at a Quito-based acupuncture clinic, indigenous health organization, orphanage or wildlife preserve, you’ll always be surrounded by the phenomenal colors, sounds, sights and smells of the natural world that make Ecuador such a special place. You’ll join us on a trip to Quilatoa: the ancient crater lake high in the Andes; you’ll also want to set aside some time to observe Mt. Tungurahua from the seat of the aptly named Swing at the End of the World. With no shortage of adventures to be had and communities to serve, even our 4-week programs in Ecuador offer a full immersion experience.

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I interned on the Galapagos Islands and the Amazon Rainforest for 12 weeks. It was such an incredible and life-changing experience and I would highly recommend it to anyone.
Browning, United States Texas A&M University

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Amazonian Wildlife Rescue and Rehabilitation in Ecuador

Work in the Amazon at a family-run wildlife refuge and a  privately funded sanctuary for rescued and confiscated wild animals. Be a part of their…

Education in Ecuador

If you have an interest in language education, early childhood development, non-profit management, or art education, you’ll thrive in this Ecuadorian non-profit dedicated to education-based…

Healthcare in Ecuador

This unique placement opportunity will give you hands-on experience with traditional medicinal practices in the Amazon. Interns will work directly with physicians and medical professionals…

Holistic Medicine in Ecuador

Interested in holistic medicine? Learn the ancient practice of acupuncture and its impact on modern communities in Quito! You’ll shadow doctors performing acupuncture and private…

Human Rights Support NGO in Ecuador

You’ll be taking on some of the most meaningful work in this placement with an NGO supporting adolescent victims of sex trafficking. You’ll be part…

Marine Ecosystem Conservation in Ecuador

Participate in important sea turtle and shark research, environmental education, and conservation on the beautiful Galapagos Islands or off the stunning coast of Puerto Lopez!…

NGO Management in Ecuador

Grow your experience in the non-profit world with this immersive placement at an educational NGO outside of Quito. You can get involved with all aspects…

Photography & Graphic Design in Ecuador

You can build your photography and illustration portfolios while immersing yourself in Ecuadorian art culture with this start-up placement in Quito! Depending on your interests,…

Sustainable Agriculture in Ecuador

Rural Ecuadorian communities thrive off of, and depend on, sustainable harvest of the Guayusa plant. Working with a leading agroforestry organization, you’ll help indigenous farmers…