The Tandana Foundation seeks motivated, compassionate, competent individuals to become a part of our organization. Tandana offers a variety of internships in Ecuador, with opportunities to work in education, public health, environment, coordinating volunteer programs, and other areas.  Seasonally, we also hire Group Coordinators to lead our Volunteer Ventures and service projects.  The rewards of these jobs are unique and often unexpected.

Details are available through the links below.

Current Openings

Ecuador Program Manager

 -- Currently filled. For future interest please send resume & cover letter.

Program Coordinator

-- Currently filled. For future interest please send resume & cover letter.


Internships and Fellowships

-- Always available


Group Coordinators

-- Occasional openings from time to time. Contact us for more details.


Stories and Reflections from Interns:


Learning by Doing: An Internship with Tandana

By Camille Greenfield I must say it is hard to pick one moment that best describes my time with Tandana, as a part of the horticultural internship. However, there is one memory in particular that occurred in the first few weeks, which would have a major impact on my future projects. My host family had … Continue reading "Learning by Doing: An Internship with Tandana"


More Than One Home

By Melissa Seehausen During Tandana Orientation, I almost always volunteered to introduce the Tandana blog and find a volunteer from the group to write a blog post. “It’ll be fun and easy!” I sang. To all those who I placated with this claim, consider this my formal apology. I returned from Otavalo, Ecuador, from Tandana, … Continue reading "More Than One Home"


Mix of Traditional and Western Medicine

By Joanna Caldwell During one of my first days working with the Tandana Foundation, I went to a foundation in Otavalo called Vista Para Todos with a few patients to see an ophthalmologist. The patients’ eyes were burning and itching, and the doctor prescribed each of them the same medicine and also recommended they wash … Continue reading "Mix of Traditional and Western Medicine"


What Connects Two Worlds: Sharing Experiences and Strengthening Relationships

By Shannon Cantor “Click here to confirm your flights.” I was prompted by the small tablet screen. “Ida: Quito-Baltimore, December 19, 2016; Vuelta: Baltimore-Quito, December 26, 2016.” I had just talked to my mom, and my grandmother was sick. Her birthday is the day after Christmas, and no one knew how many more she would have. … Continue reading "What Connects Two Worlds: Sharing Experiences and Strengthening Relationships"


People Were the Best Part of an Intern’s Experience in Ecuador

By Timothy Grant My internship in Ecuador began with an adventure before I even arrived there. My first plane to Bogota from New York arrived at the airport late. I thought that this would mean a shorter layover — yeah! — but as I got off the plane in Colombia, I discovered that my second … Continue reading "People Were the Best Part of an Intern’s Experience in Ecuador"