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IIP-Binational Center for Guayaquil
Guayaquil, Ecuador (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms:
Program Terms: Summer
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This program is currently not accepting applications.
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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
Duration of Program: 8 or more weeks Program Adviser: Shahreen Rahman
Program Description:
Program Description:
Binational Center Guayaquil

Organization Overview

The Binational Center of Guayaquil (CEN) was founded to strengthen social and cultural ties between Ecuador and the United States. CEN was declared a Cultural Heritage site of the Ecuadorian State. CEN works towards its goals by teaching English, organizing cultural events, and encouraging intellectual and artistic dialogue between the two nations. CEN is also home to a volunteer clinic, ITB Box Medico. Interns will contribute to CEN in a variety of exciting ways, including assisting in human rights development, working on Latin America-USA relations, and coordinating cultural events for the local community.

Intern Responsibilities:

1. Clinical Intern at Instituto Tecnológico Bolivariano - ITB Open Door Clinic
This internship is focused on medical assistance to patients in the community. The service is given at no charge for the patient. The location is at the Medical Boxes of ITB (Instituto Tecnologico Bolivariano/ Nursing Institute). IIP interns will be supervised by 1 head doctor and 2 nurses.
The tasks of the IIP intern are to assist the physician in and the nurses in:
  • Gathering information from patients
  • Checking and recording vital signs
  • Checking sight, hearing and reflexes
*Also there is a option encouraging interns to take for last 2 weeks of stay in volunteering at HIV Foundation right next to institute (CEN) to 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).

Intermediate level Spanish
Pre-med students

2. Cultural and Communications Department Intern at CEN
  • Perform the update site and Facebook page.
  • Update Facebook
  • Control the digital sending CEN News and promotional material
  • Elaborate and update databases of customers, suppliers, potential clients and contacts
  • Elaborate and run surveys on the department's activities. It will handle and deliver the results tabulated 
  • It will send physical correspondence (invitations, CEN News)
  • It will be additional support before and during events
  • Attend the Cultural Directorate on various subjects
  • Provide administrative support in various tasks set out by Cultural Management, these assignments often vary and depend on what is requested
Beginner/intermediate level Spanish
Communications, Advertising, Marketing skills
Candidates in majors related to cultural affairs

3. Accounting Intern
  • sales invoice review
  • entry of purchase invoices to the accounting system
  • review of taxes issued by customers
  • credit card billing review
  •  bank reconciliation review
Intermediate level Spanish

4. Committee of Defense of Human Rights (CDH) Intern
  • Translation task on Human Rights thematic reports produced by the HRC
  • English diffusion work of the HRC to allies (or intergovernmental organizations, civil society ) in the US or Europe
  • Timely support community work of HRC in refugee communities and afro descendants
Advanced Spanish
Political science and international relations majors

If you are enrolled in the Global Health Program certificate, the clinical internship will fulfill the GHP internship requirement.

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This program is currently not accepting applications.