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IIP-Binational Center Guayaquil
Guayaquil, Ecuador (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Summer
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Restrictions: Princeton applicants only
Fact Sheet:
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
Program Description:
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.

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 - 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.
Qualifications: IIP candidates with interests in sociology, humanities, political science, nursing, marketing, customer service, tourism, accounting and ESL teaching abroad are encouraged to apply.  Basic Spanish is encouraged.
 

Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2018 12/11/2017 02/28/2018 TBA TBA