Host organization: Universidad San Francisco de Quito (USFQ)
Location: Quito, Ecuador
Universidad San Francisco de Quito (USFQ) is Cornell Global Hubs partner and a private liberal arts university located in Quito, Ecuador. The internship will take place on their main campus located in Cumbayá/Quito.
The university's Institute for Tropical Biodiversity (iBIOTRP) encourages citizen science activities and disseminates scientific information through social media and events. As an intern, you'll help iBIOTRP to promote tools like iNaturalist or eBird and help organize bio blitzes, talks, and workshops in local communities.
Spanish is not required for this internship, but is very helpful. Interested students may take Spanish private language classes outside of the internship. You may also apply for partial funding of language classes from Latin American and Caribbean Studies.
All Global Interns receive an award totaling at least $3,000 for airfare, transportation, and living expenses. A portion of the stipend may be paid directly to the in-country host to support housing, food, and local transportation.
This internship is managed by the Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies and its Latin American and Caribbean Studies Program, part of Global Cornell. USFQ is a Cornell Global Hubs partner, fostering high-impact opportunities and international exchange for Cornell students.