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Help Recruiting Graduate and UnderGraduate Students and Get your Trip to Ecuador.

World, South America, Ecuador, Quito

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Travel dates

13°C, 04:48

About the workproject

We need 11 volunteers

Beyond Chacay Foundation is an North American Foundation that is promoting a Smart Community Project to start from the lowest scale which are communities to transform in Smart Communities adoping all concepts around practical education for innovation, technology, sustainability and accessibility; guaranteeing to proves quality of services and experiencies. In this way, we want to help to improve the present and the future of
tourism in our country from the bottom line and we need to have some agents of transformation (PAT) to come to Ecuador and be part of the International Development Internships which is an opportunity for students and young professionals to gain hands-on experience in sustainable development and insight into other cultures that can only be obtained through participating in the work on the ground. The internships are thoughtfully designed to help you build your career while having a lasting impact on the people in the community in which you serve. Our Development Internships have a strong emphasis on community ownership and follow the principles of Asset-Based Community Development. Interns receive extensive training in sustainable development principles and gain professional skills in project planning and budgeting, program evaluation, community assessment, Spanish language and proposal writing. Interns apply their new and existing skill sets as they collaborate with their local colleagues on identifying, designing, and implementing a project to benefit the community.

About the host

Chacay (66)

Host since

2017

Languages

English, Spanish, French

Last seen online

8 Months ago

Beyond Chacay Foundation is a non-profit organization registered in Vermont, USA. The name Chacay comes from the word “chaca”, meaning bridge in the local indigenous language Kichwa. BCF and its precursor organizations have been working in Ecuador for more than ten years, with the overarching objective of promoting alternative and sustainable development solutions for communities all over the country. The BCF slogan of “building bridges, touching lives” addresses the opportunities that intercultural exchange programs provide. International actors and local stakeholders work together to learn from each other, design and implement concrete projects according to the needs and strengths of each community. The PAT programs are fundamental in this process.

Project dates

Open for offers, contact us


Work to be done

  • tourist support

Expected workhours

  • 6 hours a day
  • 5 days a week

Work exchange deal

  • shared room

The interns will be located with Local families

  • shared meals

Families

  • no money is involved

Per result