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Company/Organization: ELEP Volunteer & Internship Programs


Our psychology internship in Ecuador, South America / Latin America offers students and interns the opportunity to bolster their classroom education with experience in an applied setting. It offers specialized training in a number of settings that will prepare you for a future in psychology. Our program is dedicated to providing an outstanding internship training experience tailored to the needs of each intern.

Opportunities exist with Ecuadorian corporations, non-profit organizations, schools, hospitals, government agencies, etc. Internships are available in: Clinical/mental health settings, for example, drug intervention mess, treatment centres for children, and mess for the homeless. You might also be placed in a Health or developmental setting, for example, a nursing home, Red Cross administration, industrial/organizational psychology (personnel, human resources, selection and training) and Planned Parenthood programs. Interns should select internships that are consistent with their interests and goals.

During this internship or training, interns or trainees will have the opportunity of acquiring skills such as: breadth of experience working with different diagnoses, ability to plan, conduct and write psychological assessments, ability to provide professional consultation and effective treatment in a variety of settings, collaborative skills for working in a multidisciplinary setting, skills to incorporate standards of ethical and professional psychology into all activities, communication, team building and leadership skills, administrative skills in the application of theory and research to the psychology, interviewing, assessment, and problem solving.

Internship Role

As an intern abroad, depending on your abilities and placement, you will be working side-by-side with the professional staff and patients (e.g., children, young people, older adults, women veterans) and be involved in the day-to-day psychological duties such as: diagnoses, behavioral therapy, professional consultation, psychiatric issues, sleep-wake disorders, geriatric psychology and managed mental health care, among other.






Although our opportunity is open to undergraduate, recent graduate students and young professionals. No previous experience is mandatory although it could be very helpful. Nevertheless, an intermediate level of Spanish is required.

Participants with the following qualifications are well appreciated:

- Vested interest in training abroad
- Willingness to learn and patience for mastering new skills
- Initiative, flexibility, and ability to work independently or in teamwork
- Professional demeanor
- Good knowledge and use of Microsoft software tools.
- Good organizational skills and attention to detail
- Excellent communication skills, both oral and written
- Real interest in psychology issues
- Outgoing personality and sense of humor.
- Creative


30 - 40 per week


From 9 weeks up to 24 weeks

Start Date:

Every Monday of the year.

End Date:

, Ongoing

At least 4 weeks prior to starting the program.
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