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  • Locations: Quito, Ecuador
  • Program Terms: Fall, Spring, Summer
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Program Sponsor: UM Learning Abroad Center 
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2025 10/15/2024 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Fall 2025 03/15/2025 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
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Areas of Study: Advertising, Business, Communication, Computer Science, Design, Education, Environmental Studies, Government, Graphic Design, Health and Human Services, Human Resources Management, Human Rights, International Relations, Journalism, Law, Marketing, Neuroscience, Politics, Psychology, Public Health Click here for a definition of this term Minimum Undergraduate GPA: 2.5
Click here for a definition of this term Language of Instruction: English, Spanish Program Type: Internship Abroad
Program Description:

Virtual Internships in Quito

Virtual Internships in Quito is a four-credit internship opportunity. It’s critical to learn to adapt, acclimate, discover new ways to contribute, and be productive working remotely. Virtual internships combined with the internship course give you an opportunity to learn and develop valuable skills.


  • Program level:
    3000-level course
  • Term:
  • Prerequisites
    2.5 GPA; sophomores, juniors, seniors; 4 semesters of college-level Spanish, or equivalent proficiency
  • Courseload:
    One 4-credit internship course as well as 12-20 hours per week at your internship placement.

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About This Program

The Virtual Internship in Quito program is a four-credit internship opportunity. Virtual internships combined with the internship course give you an opportunity to learn and develop valuable skills.

You’ll work on projects from the US for an international organization while adding a global perspective to your professional work experience. You’ll apply your in-class knowledge to real-world meaningful work, gain experience working remotely, expand your skill base, earn four credits from coursework, and maximize your time.

While we’ll try to place you in your preferred location, keep in mind that our top consideration is making an appropriate match to your skills, experience, and internship goals.

The 4-credit virtual internship course will consist of lectures, small-group discussions, readings, posting to prompts, blogs, essays, a mock interview, and a presentation. Along with the class, you’ll be assigned projects for 12–20 hours per week at your internship placement. The course will help you apply in-class knowledge to your work and understand your newly developed professional skills to articulate in professional situations.

You may selected from an English-taught or Spanish-taught section of the course.

Internship placements are conducted entirely in Spanish and require 4 semesters of college-level Spanish (SPAN 1004), or equivalent proficiency.

Internships are available in a variety of fields and industries including: 
  • Advertising
  • Business
  • Communications
  • Computer Science
  • Creative Media
  • Data Analytics
  • Design
  • Education
  • Electronics
  • Environment/Sustainability
  • Government/Politics
  • Graphic Design
  • Health Care
  • Human Resources
  • Human Rights
  • Intenational Relations
  • IT/Computer Systems
  • Journalism
  • Law
  • Marketing
  • Neuroscience
  • Nonprofit
  • Psychology
  • Public Health
  • Publishing
  • Research
  • Video Editing/Animation
  • Web Design

About the Learning Abroad Center

The Learning Abroad Center in the Global Programs and Strategy Alliance is the University of Minnesota's comprehensive resource for study, service-learning, work, intern, volunteer, and travel experiences worldwide.

The Learning Abroad Center is a leader in providing innovative international learning experiences that expand and redefine the world for a diverse population of students, colleagues, and staff. The Learning Abroad Center staff and University of Minnesota faculty and staff participate in numerous leadership opportunities and serve on the advisory boards of organizations who provide and/or support education abroad programs. Through collaboration and individual attention, the Learning Abroad Center continues to promote empowerment, development, understanding, and responsibility in the global community.

A variety of program options--more than 200 programs in 60 countries--have been developed to address the diverse needs of students. Programs vary in length, level, academic focus, teaching format, language requirements, cost, and degree of independence demanded of the participant.