Minimum GPA: 3.00

Terms and Dates:

  • Summer 2024
    June 29, 2024 to August 17, 2024
One Time Opportunity


Maja Anderson


Opportunity Description

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 Museo de Zoología works closely with the Terrestrial Zoo Lab at USFQ, regularly curating new specimens from research projects carried out all around continental Ecuador and the Galapagos. 

For this internship, you'll be involved in these entomology and arachnology scientific collections, working hands-on with small invertebrates, learning insect and arachnid taxonomies, and researching invertebrates. 

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.

About Us

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.