Summer 2020 Internship or Spanish
Both program options, the Internship program and the Spanish Language Institute, cost the same. Each participant is a part of the same program and the track that is selected only effects what you do Monday-Friday during the normal working hours.
Intern abroad with us and you'll be immersed you in culture, in ministry, in learning and have the opportunity to visit some incredible destinations around Ecuador
Spanish Language Institute
Mission and Ministry
Internships and Service
Travel & Explore
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 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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.