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Design & deliver a hands-on, personalised Internship in Community Water Projects to improve your resume and gain real-world experience, while making a real difference to rural communities in the majestic Ecuadorian Andes.

Help low-income, indigenous communities gain access to clean drinking water through community education and infrastructure projects.

The Challenge

Safe and accessible drinking water is a human right. However, Atandahua and surrounding communities are suffer serious issues regarding water quality and security. Outdated and failing pipework, illegal connections, deforestation, and inadequate storage have led to water scarcity, while unsustainable agricultural practices and a lack of filtration has resulted in a high prevalence of gastrointestinal issues and malnutrition among the population, especially children (48%).

The Solution

Addressing this water crisis requires a comprehensive approach. From public health initiatives to domestic filtration systems, reforestation efforts, and infrastructure improvements. With the guidance and support of our experienced team, you will engage with the local community to identify and implement sustainable solutions that ensure long-term access to clean and secure drinking water; making a tangible impact to these communities.

Agriculture Study Abroad Traineeship with Indigenous Communities

Recommended by Previous Participants


¡Advance Your Career!


Gain more project experience with the support of trained mentors to expand your knowledge and build your confidence. 

Now more than ever, employers are looking for a resume with diverse experiences, certificates and strong references that an internship provides.

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¡Make a Difference!


Deforestation, contamination and lack of infrastructure has had serious health and economic consequences. Help rural Ecuadorian communities gain reliable access to clean water.

¡Travel The World!


Why study from behind a desk when you could be experiencing new countries and cultures at the same time? During your placement, explore Ecuador's diverse landscapes and cultures - making memories that will last a lifetime!

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"I loved everything about this experience!"

Having recently graduated from university, I wanted to gain experience and put my skills into practice; this internship fulfilled that. The mixture of site visits as well as some desktop work that really worked for me. There is opportunity to work with the local community and really get involved. Also, the mentors taught me so much during and are genuinely amazing.

Joshua is also a great leader who you can can seek help regarding a work issues but also your personal well-being too.
Finally, I stayed with a local family who were so accommodating. It was an experience I will never forget and will value forever.

Tiara from the UK (Community Water Projects)

Results from  Past Internships

Check out this final presentation from previous interns, to see what they've achieved during their time here

¿What's Included?

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Free Discovery Call & Plan
Flexible Start Date & Duration
Educational Documentation Support
Pre-Arrival & Travel Support
Shared Accommodation with 
(Family Homestay also Available) 
Lunches Monday to Thursday
Weekly Professional Learning/Mentoring
In-Person Coordination
Materials Budget
Cultural Immersion
Free-Time Recommendations
Certificate of Completion
Written Reference

Only $170 / week

$145 when booked by 15th June

We are a small independent organisation and receive no external funds for our programmes.
Your contribution is used to exclusively to deliver you the best internship programme possible!

Additional Services

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Private Room within a Local Family Homestay
Spanish/Kichwa Classes (before or during visit)
Private Transfer from Airport
Additional Professional Mentoring Sessions

¡Design Your Internship!

Application Process

  1. Fill out the online interest form

  2. Participate in your discovery call, free of charge

  3. Review your personalised internship plan, free of charge

  4. Place your deposit & confirm your place

  5. Complete any required documents for your education provider

  6. Join us for an unforgettable experience in the Ecuadorian Andes!

Gain Experience.
Make a Difference.
Travel the World.

Imagine waking up to the cockerels at dawn as the sun rises over the horizon as you take in Chimborazo volcano over your morning coffee. After breakfast, walk down to meet your mentor, stopping to say hello to the friendly neighbours in the community as they take their cows to pasture.

Spend an hour to talk through your plans with your mentor, deepening your technical knowledge and finding out how to implement it within the local environment. Then take a trip into the colonial city of Guaranda to do some shopping and stop at a café to do some more research. Get back in time for lunch, which you spend with the rest of the team and workers from the local community, sharing stories and learning about the local culture. 

Meet with your coordinator in the afternoon, to plan your pilot project or present your findings to the local community, before joining other interns and volunteers to go and watch the sunset, go out to a local bar/restaurant or simply spend the evening learning more from your host family.

Still not sure what a hands-on in the Ecuadorian Andes would look like? Speak to our team who will create you a personalised internship plan to give you a glimpse into the future, all free of charge.

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