Healthcare in Ecuador

An internship with a view

The professional experience you’re seeking to advance your career, plus global travel to give you a whole new perspective. Let WI work out the details for you and get you on your way with confidence.

Type:Internship
Location:Tena and Archidona, Ecuador
Duration:4-12 Weeks
Organization:Local Hospital
Requirements:Intermediate Spanish

Role, Responsibilities and Experience

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 to help preserve the local knowledge of indigenous peoples while making sure community members have access to appropriate medical care. You will shadow and observe physicians during hospital rotations while helping with basic medical tasks, taking patient histories, offering basic preventative care, and assisting with community education initiatives led by the hospital. You’ll gain skills like patient management, cross-cultural communication, and basic medical procedures. An internship with indigenous and western medicine will seriously set you apart on an application for graduate school or your next job interview.

Program Highlights

Local Excursions

Eat local food, visit the equator and experience Quilotoa, the emerald lagoon inside a volcano crater, as part of your orientation weekend.

Global Training

Learn to work effectively in a cross-cultural setting by understanding your own work style. GlobeSmart -- an innovative online profile -- will help you make the most of your professional experience.

Exceptional Support

Enter the country with ease and come back home with a plan. We will provide you with the career guidance and recommendation you need to land your next job.

Job Guarantee

Find a job in your field or we’ll refund your program tuition! We believe in the value of our programs so much that we will refund you your program tuition if you are not able to land a job in the field of your program within one year of completing your program.

What You Can Expect From WI

Personal Fit

We don’t believe in a one-size-fits-all approach; we believe in you. We will find you the perfect internship based on your goals.

Detailed Orientation

We provide you everything to thrive in an international setting. From online guides to resources that ensure you’re ready before you leave.

24/7 Support

Before you travel, while you’re on-site, and when you return to your home country, the WI team will be there for you.

A Better Resume

Resources to make your resume shine so you can really make an impression on your future employer, and get the most out of your internship.

Complete your application and get your placement confirmation in as little as 7 days.

Program Details & Pricing

standard Program
$3,390 Homestay Included

Live with a local host family and participate in local customs, family activities, and share homemade meals -- a true “home away from home”!

premium Program
$4,390 Homestay + Career Support

Add an intensive Mentor Program to your homestay standard package to receive additional professional guidance from an expert in your field before, during and after your internship.

standard Program
$3,990 Homestay Included

Live with a local host family and participate in local customs, family activities, and share homemade meals -- a true “home away from home”!

premium Program
$4,990 Homestay + Career Support

Add an intensive Mentor Program to your homestay standard package to receive additional professional guidance from an expert in your field before, during and after your internship.

standard Program
$4,490 Homestay Included

Live with a local host family and participate in local customs, family activities, and share homemade meals -- a true “home away from home”!

premium Program
$5,490 Homestay + Career Support

Add an intensive Mentor Program to your homestay standard package to receive additional professional guidance from an expert in your field before, during and after your internship.

standard Program
$5,490 Homestay Included

Live with a local host family and participate in local customs, family activities, and share homemade meals -- a true “home away from home”!

premium Program
$6,490 Homestay + Career Support

Add an intensive Mentor Program to your homestay standard package to receive additional professional guidance from an expert in your field before, during and after your internship.

What's Included

Standard Program Premium Program
Internship placement and professional supervision
Personal pre-departure orientation
On-site health, safety & cultural orientation
24/7 On-site emergency support and services
Comprehensive medical and accident insurance
Re-entry Workshop with career coaching resources
LinkedIn endorsement and professional letter of recommendation
Guided city tour
Day trip to Quilotoa
Airport pick-up and transfer to accommodation
Arranged accommodation in local homestay
Nine one-on-one mentoring sessions (via Skype) with your industry mentor
Nine professional development projects assigned for you by your mentor
Access to exclusive backstage platform with additional career resources and community
Program Start Dates These start dates are recommended in order to participate in a full orientation, but can be altered for an additional fee.
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Ready To Go?

Whether you need more information or you’re ready to apply for a program, we’re here to help you get started. Our expedited selection process means that your internship is confirmed in as little as 10 days and your application fee is fully refundable if we can’t place you in your desired program. What are you waiting for?