IIP Placements in Ecuador
The Tandana Foundation
Location: Quichinche, Otavalo, Imbabura, Ecuador
The Tandana Foundation is a non-profit organization that offers cross-cultural volunteer opportunities, scholarships, and support for small community projects in highland Ecuador. Its scholarship program allows rural Ecuadorian students to continue their secondary and tertiary education. Its community projects help villagers in Ecuador realize their dreams of improving their communities. Tandana is a Kichwa root meaning "to gather together" or "to unite" and represents the spirit of our work. This IIP internship is designed to help provide continuity and excellence in the curriculum and teaching for their courses in Quichinche, Ecuador. IIP interns will design a coherent and effective curriculum for different levels of ESL classes for secondary school students as well as other subjects. IIP interns will plan the curriculum ahead of time, teach it, and record it in a way that is easy for future interns to follow. The interns will live with host families in the Quichinche area. The interns will also plan and teach lessons in other subjects, such as art and leadership and lead field trips and enrichment activities for the summer students. IIP candidates with interests in ESL and education are encouraged to apply. Advanced spanish conversational skills would be an asset. Four placements have been established for International Internship Program (IIP) interns.
World Food Programme
Location: Quito, Ecuador
Active in Ecuador since 1964, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has proven expertise in supporting the livelihoods of the most vulnerable populations (indigenous people, afro-Ecuadorians, refugees, women and children), managing emergencies, empowering women, protecting the environment and developing national and local systems and capacities in food assistance programmes. IIP candidates with interests in international relations, communication, political science and languages are encouraged to apply. Skills in writing, editing and translating would be an asset. An advanced level of Spanish is required. Two placements have been established for International Internship Program (IIP) interns. IIP interns will work on one of the following two projects:
- Visibility: The IIP intern will write/edit/translate articles/life stories for the web and other media on the basis of interviews or already collected material and two-page documents describing ongoing projects for resource mobilization purposes. Select photos to go with document. Research for blogs/media that would be interested in publishing such pieces, in Ecuador and abroad, as well as, news/articles/stories published on WFP in Ecuadorian media, including web pages. In addition, the IIP intern will translate/edit documents destined to the public, donors or potential donors and assist in organization/production of visibility events.
- Knowledge Management: The IIP intern will translate/summarize studies or evaluations into two-page documents for information and resource mobilization purposes, as well as, other internal documents. In addition, the IIP intern will assist in production/editing of publications.