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IIP-Binational Center Guayaquil
Guayaquil, Ecuador (Outgoing Program)
|Partner Institution/Organization Homepage:||Click to visit|
|Restrictions:||Princeton applicants only|
|Dept Offering Program:||International Internship Program (IIP)||Program Type:||Internship|
|Degree Level:||1st year u/g students, 2nd year u/g students, 3rd year u/g students||Time Away:||Summer|
|Housing options:||Student Responsibilty with support from IIP and/or Host Organization||Program Group:||International Internship Program|
The Binational Center of Guayaquil
About: The Binational Center of Guayaquil (CEN) was founded on May 4, 1951 to strengthen social and cultural ties between Ecuador and the United States. The headquarters of the institution were opened to the public in 1973. Forty years later, it has been declared a Cultural Heritage of the Ecuadorian State. In this building, with a permanent art gallery, 40 classrooms, a library, a language lab, conference rooms and an auditorium for 500 people; the CEN was able to create a space where culture and education can coexist side by side. The mission of CEN is to foster the bonds of friendship between Ecuador and the United States. To accomplish this, we are advocates for the joining of these cultures by teaching the English language, organizing free cultural events and using actions that encourage intellectual and artistic knowledge between each country. The CEN approach to Corporate Social Responsibility is to contribute to a sustainable society, preserve environmental resources and promote education and culture throughout all social classes.
Intern Responsibilities: IIP interns will contribute to work in one of the following areas:
• Human Rights Development - IIP interns will translate Human Rights thematic reports produced by the Human Rights Commission (HRC), promote of the work of the HRC to intergovernmental and civil society organizations in the US or Europe, and support the community work of HRC in refugee communities and afro-descendants.
• Hotel Ramada - IIP interns contribute to the sales department in the implementation of their strategies, attend meetings, provide customer service, and help with other office duties.
• ITB Clinic Open Door Box- provides medical assistance to patients in the Guayaquil community. Their service is given at no charge to the patient. IIP interns will assist the physicians and the nurses in gathering information from patients, checking and recording vital signs, and checking sight, hearing and reflexes.
• Accounting Department at CEN- IIP interns will contribute to the review of income and expenses, receipts, hours worked by teachers and assist in the student registration process for CEN programs.
• Fundación VIHDA (HIV Foundation Clinic)- IIP interns will learn about HIV/AIDS (e.g., the basics, the difference between the two, how HIV is transmitted, how people can protect themselves, the type of treatment that is available for people that already have the virus, the treatment and support that is given to pregnant women with HIV, and the importance of getting tested). They will work along with the nurse for blood samples and along with psychologist for patients consulting. Also they will work with ''The Hero Book'', a beautiful project and great learning experience that its meant to help build the children/youth positive self-esteem once they have come to the realization that they have HIV.
• Cultural and Communications Department at CEN - IIP interns will provide administrative support in various tasks set out by Cultural Management, attend and coordinate cultural events such as theatre, concerts, conferences, workshops; all related to promote the US Culture in Ecuador.
• ERAH (Human and Animal Relations Research Office) - IIP interns will monitor, along with the Project Director and staff, the work processes (research studies) with different organizations that are linked to ERAH's work, such as: Educational Institutions, Public and Private Universities, Organizations that work on issues of violence, pro-social causes and animal defense, among others. Interns will maintain the constant task of publicizing ERAH project in different public and private institutions, giving socialization talks about the project and to contribute in the organization of these activities such as plan an event that allows to make a contribution to the community on issues of violence, the human animal relationship or the promotion of a culture of peace. These events are linked to art in its organization and development, which allows to use different tools to make known the objectives of ERAH.
• ESL Teaching at CEN - IIP interns will teach a History class at CEN ( bi-national center) and accomplish the goal of sharing a cultural aspect of their own community, the class is called American History. The interns will receive the syllabus and prepare their classes with the support from the Academic Director. The Academic Director will be in charge of overseeing the whole teaching process while the Assessments Director will revise the tests developed by the interns.
Qualifications: IIP candidates with interests in sociology, humanities, political science, finance, accounting, social work, nursing, business, marketing, advertising, customer service, tourism, cultural affairs and ESL teaching abroad are encouraged to apply. Basic Spanish is encouraged.
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