Work in a media facility or on a sustainable farm. Help an indigenous community grow or develop educational curriculum for at-risk children. You can learn so much about Ecuador through a hands-on, custom internship. There’s no better way to gain experience for your resume, improve your Spanish, and fall in love with this enchanting country. Come live 9,000 feet above sea level in this high-altitude haven. Markets, mountains, city culture, beaches, jungles, crater lakes, and the Galapagos are all nearby. On our Intern in Ecuador program, you will get a professional internship tailored to your skills, your interests, and your new community’s needs.
Fall: June 1
Spring: September 15 | November 1
- Internships available in urban and rural settings, including Quito, the jungle, the coast, and the Galapagos
- Intensive Spanish language course in Quito included in your program
- Hands-on internship placements customized just for you
- Incredible weekend excursions—visit the lush coast, trek in the mountains, or sit in the shadow of a volcano
- Strong on-site support from our site director
- At least one meal per day included
- Connect with your friendly Global Advisor to ask questions and find the best fit program. Start planning for on campus processes, and apply by the application deadline.
- Meet your Program Enrollment Coordinator to finalize acceptance paperwork, housing, courses, flights, visas, and payments. Attend one our our LIVE pre-departure orientations.
- Fly away! You'll be greeted at the airport (comforting after a long flight!) and experience a robust On-site Orientation and La Vida Local Curriculum with your Site Director.
Below are a few sample biology and ecology internship placements undertaken by past participants.
There are many more possibilities, as each placement is customized.
Contact an advisor to learn more!
Through our partnership with Plymouth State University, you can earn between 3-12 credits in the fields listed here. Alternatively, many students are able to arrange for credit through their home universities. Learn More →
While participating on a CISabroad program, you'll be able to take part in built-in day trips at no additional cost. These trips are subject to change from term to term; listed below are excursions that have run in the past.
Pichincha Volcano (by cable car)
Take a cable car 12,943 feet up to enjoy a magnificent view of Quito. You can walk through the paramo (high mountain vegetation), where there’s a cool but enjoyable breeze.
Otavalo Indigenous Market and Cuicocha Lake
Visit one of the biggest and most colorful indigenous markets in Latin America, where you can buy traditional trinkets and eat delicious local food. Plus, take a boat ride in Cuicocha Lake, which is at the foot of a volcano.
Hike down to the historic crater lake and ride donkeys back up to the top, while admiring the spectacular view!
Your Support Staff
Travel Tip: We love what we do and want to talk to you! The Global Advising Center is here to help you decide on a program, and complete the Online Application. From the moment you first hear from us be it through a phone call, email or personal visit, you will find that our passion for international education is contagious. We’re ready to launch you abroad.
Travel Tip: Leave everything you think you know about traveling, the country, culture, or people, behind you! You’ll most likely be surprised, so discover everything as new. Take public transportation and make friends with locals- they will show you the best places and usually hook you up. Most of all, stay present and enjoy! 🙂
Travel Tip: Drink coffee the local way. Dine with a host family. Eat some recommended street food. Drink fresh juice from local fruits. Find that hole-in-the-wall restaurant that will probably serve the best meal of your time abroad (and it will likely cost less too!). Food and drink can be an excellent inroad to getting to know another culture.
Summer 2020: Session 1
Application DeadlineFebruary 1ArrivalMay 15 (Estimated)DepartureJune 13 | July 11 | July 25 | August 8 (Estimated)PRICE$3,690 - $6,2904 week internship: $3,690 8 week internship: $4,890 10 week internship: $5,590 12 week internship: $6,290
Summer 2020: Session 2
Application DeadlineMarch 1ArrivalJune 12 (Estimated)DepartureJuly 11 | August 8 | August 22 (Estimated)PRICE$3,690 - $5,5904 week internship: $3,690 8 week internship: $4,890 10 week internship: $5,590
Summer 2020: Session 3
Application DeadlineApril 1ArrivalJune 26 (Estimated)DepartureJuly 25 | August 22 (Estimated)PRICE$3,690 - $4,8904 week internship: $3,690 8 week internship: $4,890
Fall 2020: Session 1
Application DeadlineJune 1ArrivalAugust 28 (Estimated)DepartureSeptember 26 | October 24 | November 7 | November 21 (Estimated)PRICE$3,690 - $6,2904 week internship: $3,690 8 week internship: $4,890 10 week internship: $5,590 12 week internship: $6,290
Fall 2020: Session 2
Application DeadlineJuly 1ArrivalSeptember 25 (Estimated)DepartureOctober 24 | November 21 | December 5 (Estimated)PRICE$3,690 - $5,5904 week internship: $3,690 8 week internship: $4,890 10 week internship: $5,590
Spring 2021: Session 1
Application DeadlineSeptember 15ArrivalJanuary 8 (Estimated)DepartureFebruary 6 | March 6 | March 20 | April 3 (Estimated)PRICE$3,590 - $5,990 (Estimated)4 week internship: $3,590 8 week internship: $4,690 10 week internship: $5,390 12 week internship: $5,990
Spring 2021: Session 2
Application DeadlineNovember 1ArrivalFebruary 5 (Estimated)DepartureMarch 6 | April 3 | April 17 | May 1 (Estimated)PRICE$3,590 - $5,990 (Estimated)4 week internship: $3,590 8 week internship: $4,690 10 week internship: $5,390 12 week internship: $5,990
CIS Abroad reserves the right to alter fees at any time due to currency fluctuations and/or fee changes made by our partner universities.
Intensive Spanish language training (non-credit bearing). Please ask your advisor for details.
As with all study abroad programs, you should count on a few additional expenses.
Program fees are in US dollars and include the following:
- Internship placement and supervision
- Medical and accident insurance
- Pre-departure and onsite orientation
- One Excursion
- Financial aid counseling
- Assistance with travel arrangements
- Airport pickup service
- On-site support
- Career Launch Toolkit
- La Vida Local cultural program