International Development Internships are an opportunity for students and young professionals to
gain hands-on experience in sustainable development and insight into other cultures that can only be obtained through participating in the work on the ground. The internships are thoughtfully designed to help you build your career while having a lasting impact on the people in the community in which you serve. Our Development Internships have a strong emphasis on community ownership and follow the principles of Asset-Based Community Development. Interns receive extensive training in sustainable development principles and gain professional skills in project planning and budgeting, program evaluation, community assessment, and proposal writing. Interns apply their new and existing skill sets as they collaborate with their local colleagues on identifying, designing, and implementing a project to benefit the community.
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PAT inters and their activities in Ecuadorian communities
Concrete tasks the PAT interns will realize during their work in the communities could include the following:
• Collect and analyze data that are helpful to the local community and the sending university (could be within a concrete research project by the sending university, or part of a thesis)
• Plan and propose short, medium and long term projects according to the local community’s interests
• Provide consultancy to local businesses an