Ecuador Summer Internship

The Quito Summer Internship experience exists to provide an excellent summer where students will engage the challenges of a developing nation and learn to respond with an appropriate Christian worldview.

It is our goal as a program to place students in an internship that is best suited to their skills, background, future interests, and major. In some cases, students have a good idea of future careers and we can be very specific in their internships. In other cases, internships will provide an opportunity to serve, learn and “try on” a field or job with the desire to see how it fits. Practical ministry internships are also one of the most rewarding parts of spending a summer with us down in Ecuador.


Mid May - Early July

(exact dates pending)
Summer 2020 Internship + Spanish

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Study Abroad
Faculty-Led Program
Full Accreditation

What does it cost?

Cost Includes: 

  • An internship site based on your specific goals and objectives
  • All In-Country Food, Lodging, and Transportation
  • ‍Airport pick up
  • ‍Comprehensive Orientation and Debrief
  • A trip to the Amazon Jungle
  • Cultural Activities

Does Not Include:

  • Airfare
  • Passport
  • Visa
  • Immunizations
  • Personal expenses or personal travel

*Cost Pending - Check back soon for Summer 2020 Pricing

**Price will be adjusted based on time in country and length of your internship.

If you are not currently enrolled in a college or university and would still like to attend, contact us.


Learn about these student's experiences teaching english, working in youth ministry, and working in radio & website production.

See more on our student's experience interning with an orphanage, medical clinics, and schools.

Hear about this student's experience interning with one of Ecuador's political parties.

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An Experience Like No Other

Intern abroad with us and we'll immerse you in culture, in ministry, in learning and take you to some dream destinations.

  • Business Experience

  • Experiential Learning

  • Mission and Ministry

  • Internships and Service

  • Cultural Activities

  • Travel & Explore

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Comm, IT, Graphic Design & Digital Media

Within communications, there are a variety of corporate, non-profit and public roles. Cross-cultural communication exposes students to training in a variety
of media outlets such as writing, programming, broadcasting, blogging, and even television and/or radio production. A communications internship prepares students for work in media industries, businesses, non-profit organizations and ministries requiring excellent written, interpersonal, organizational, oral and media production skills. Opportunities include HCJB, a local healthcare and media mission, and Control Z, a youth-focused radio station.


Business students study communication skills, financial modeling, statistical theory as it applies in business settings, recreational opportunities in the private sector, business law and business ethics. Seeing how business runs internationally equips students to succeed. A business internship deepens students’ involvement in the global marketplace by gaining practical hands-on and field experience. Business partners and connections constitute these internship opportunities.

Intercultural Studies

Intercultural internships seek to help students examine cultural from a biblical perspective and guide the student in the use of basic tools for grasping the content and application of God’s Word in a global context. Internships are offered at church partners and humanitarian organizations.

4-12 UNITS

Students come to Ecuador with varying degrees of fluency in Spanish. Consequently, after initial placement testing, students are placed in internships that will correspond to their level of proficiency. Internships will introduce the students to the sounds and structure of the Spanish language through listening and speaking and allow them to serve others while improving their Spanish Language learning. Homestays with Ecuadorian families would also accompany this Internship.


Educational internships prepare students to teach in public, private, or Christian schools. Teaching in a multi-cultural society, and even teaching in a different language prepares teachers well to enter into the educational community. Opportunities include teaching English in high schools (International and national) elementary/middle schools, and after school programs.

Outdoor Leadership

Knowing your way through the wilderness is important. Being able to guide others through their journey of faith in an outdoor context is even better. Outdoor Leadership students develop the necessary knowledge and skills in experiential education to be able to effectively lead others through the process of Christian formation. Internships in this area are realized at El Refugio, an outdoor training and leadership center.

Youth & Worship Ministries

Youth & Worship Ministry opportunities seek to help each student examine the scriptural basis for the faith and to guide the student in the use of basic tools for grasping the content and application of God’s Word. International ministry helps students acquire and develop their skills in ministry through involvement in other hands-on experience opportunities; through service projects, campus ministries and volunteer programs. Opportunities include high schools, youth groups, and church worship ministries.

Social Work, Family and Human & Psychology

Pulling from the historical roots of the profession, such opportunities emphasize that community well-being is essential to a common good, that each com- munity has gifts and assets, and we are called to participate in the life of a community. Opportunities for students to fulfill their callings to Christ-like service are present through numerous service learning and field education experienc- es, including high schools, orphanages, old-folks homes, prison ministries, and community outreach partners.

Pre-Med & Nursing

Physical well-being and access to healthcare are essential to a healthy life, particularly in a developing country. Pre-Med and nursing opportunities give students hands-on experience in an international medical context; in clinics, emergency rooms, out and inpatient procedures, all to gain an understanding of international medicine and medical practices. Internships include clinics, hospitals, and old-folks homes where the need is present.


Other internship opportunities may be available (for specific major requirements). Other non-major internships include work at orphanages, old-folks homes, prisons, coaching sports teams, soup kitchens, a daycare for children at the city dump, and other ministry partners connected with L&LI.