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Community Development: Education, Water, Land Bring your talents to a community in need. Our community development projects address the key needs in a given community and working within the culture and structure to bring about positive change. The Commun
Location:
Quito, Ecuador
Program Type:
Intern Abroad
Degree Level:
Undergraduate
Term:
Year Round
Work Types:
Education

Program Overview

Program Description:
The INSTITUTE for GLOBAL STUDIES makes ECUADOR dream internships come true! Work alongside top marine scientists; law firms; television stations; social workers; sports marketing gurus and many more! Our 90% placement rate on hard to find custom internships and global database of leading university researchers and top executives makes us the industry leader. IGS founder Dr. David Adams, a cultural anthropologist with twenty years of working one on one with students, has personally set up many of the internships during his world travels and research. The bigger the dream, the better the internship! 17 Countries.1 Dream.

Community Development: Education, Water, Land Bring your talents to a community in need. Our community development projects address the key needs in a given community and working within the culture and structure to bring about positive change. The Community Development Challenge report defines community development as: "A set of values and practices which plays a special role in overcoming poverty and disadvantage, knitting society together at the grass roots level and deepening democracy." You will be able to choose one or more of these to focus on. Educational Development Improving the educational foundation of the community is the key to this placement. Work with educational leaders to develop curriculum, oversee building of schools, promote education, and secure donations. Both children and parents in many developing communities understand the importance of education and it is a source of great pride and importance to have their children educated. The challenge is that many communities are unable due to social circumstances, funding, available materials, or simply having a physical school to make this happen. We have placements both in the field living in villages or small settlements or in NGO offices Water Improvement Work with NGO's on improving safe drinking water for communities. In addition, look at ways to increase irrigation, and to recycle water within the community, and to make clean water more easily accessible. The more man hours used to gather clean water, the less time a community has to develop its education and agricultural surplus. Waterborne ailments are one of the world's greatest challenges facing the health of children. You will work both to improve weight health as well as to improve accessibility. We have placements both in the field living in villages or small settlements or in NGO offices. Agricultural Development Learn and educate villagers on the latest sustainable agricultural practices. Work with both Western and local agents who are promoting agricultural improvements throughout the region. Improvements may include curbing pesticides, recycling irrigation water, genetically improved seeds, harvesting techniques, adopting new crops, utilizing modern harvesting techniques, among others. We have placements both in the field living in villages or small settlements or in NGO offices. Job Description Assist Non-government Organizations implement policy Promote human health Attend community meetings Assist fundraising efforts Improve infrastructure Conduct research Interview community members Communicate findings to mainstream media Conduct educational outreach Community development involves changing the relationships between ordinary people and people in positions of power, so that everyone can take part in the issues that affect their lives. It starts from the principle that within any community there is a wealth of knowledge and experience which, if used in creative ways, can be channeled into collective action to achieve the communities' desired goals. Community development practitioners work alongside people in communities to help build relationships with key people and organizations and to identify common concerns. They create opportunities for the community to learn new skills and, by enabling people to act together, community development practitioners help to foster social inclusion and equality. Community Development Exchange defines community development as: “both an occupation (such as a community development worker in a local authority) and a way of working with communities. Its key purpose is to build communities based on justice, equality and mutual respect.

IGS programs are the best programs for the money. We have purposefully kept cost below our competitors to allow us to work with deserving students. You will get one on one counseling throughout the process and we are available seven days per week. We provide students a letter of reccomendation as needed. And our founder, Dr. David Adams, can serve as a job reference in the future.
Setting Description:
We work in big cities like Quito as well as rural locations. You can choose your location for most internships. IGS provides a contact person for each country. You will be picked up at the airport and shown your internship location. Next, we will tak you to your housing. You are guaranteed a private room a short commute to your job site. We try to place you where you can make friends easily in parts of town with other students and in housing options with people like yourself. We want you to be comfortable!
Cost:
Four Weeks $2335 Six Weeks $3255 Eight Weeks $3850 Twelve Weeks $4495 $500 more for custom internships Hawaii, New Zealand, Australia, and Europe cost more per each four weeks.

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