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Global Focus Grant: Bolivia, Ecuador, and Peru

Noted on September 25, 2012 by Eric Skaar in

Gain international experience in the Northern Andean region of South America (Bolivia, Ecuador, and Peru), doing something you love, while earning academic credits through your home campus. If you are a motivated student you can take advantage of a $500 grant if you submit your IE3 application by the deadline for the term you wish to intern abroad during the 2013-2014 academic year. Deadlines may differ by university. Programs are also eligible for Financial Aid.


view of the mountains Child Family Health International (CFHI): Interns rotate through a variety of clinics throughout La Paz and the surrounding area, with a focus on pediatrics, including adolescents. Intermediate Spanish level strongly recommended. Includes Spanish classes and homestays.


Child Family Health International (CFHI): Sonrie Dental Program: Interns will be able to actively participate in a variety of dental procedures while gaining valuable language skills in their Spanish classes. Minimum completion of first year university level Spanish is required. Spanish language training, Medical Spanish classes, and homestay will be provided.

Child Family Health International (CFHI): Urban/Rural, Amazon, Andean Health Options: Three distinct program options provide opportunities in urban/rural comparative health, amazon community/indigenous health, and Andean and reproductive health. In each program option, interns will rotate through a variety of clinics and hospitals encouraging a comprehensive view of care in each area. Beginning Spanish required but intermediate Spanish is strongly recommended. Intensive Spanish language courses and homestays included.

EcuadorEquilibrio Azul: Interns work on a number of fisheries and coastal projects in and around a coastal forest and marine park. Projects may include taking daily fish haul data and price and sales information from local subsistence fishermen, especially for shark and rays; take data on sea turtle nesting locations, conditions and numbers.

Fundacion Jatun Sacha: Interns work at one of several biological reserves at the coast, the Amazon, the Galapagos or the highlands of Ecuador. Activities including data field research, environmental education, community service, plant conservation, agroforestry, horticulture, aquaculture, marine conservation or reserve maintenance.

Hobbiton Child Development Center: Assist with the development of the English-as-a-Second-Language program. Some compensation offered for local transportation expenses. Some Spanish language skills required.

UN Women - United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women: Intern for the United Nations in Ecuador. UN Women is a learning and advocacy organization fostering networks and linkages that contribute to women's empowerment, policy reform, and gender sensitive development. 12 month internship. Great opportunity for senior or Master's students.


Los Andes FINCA Peru - Microfinance Program: Interns may interview loan recipients and compile information, translation, hands-on accounting, budgeting and business guidance to individual micro enterprises;helping to put together budgets and business plans; pulling together program documentation, syntheses of results and presentations for the Promoters and the board of directors; help with training in good business practices, cooperative action and group solidarity; support leadership training; and, develop awareness of basic human rights.

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