The international cooperation internships that the ETEA Foundation-Development Institute of Loyola University Andalucía has granted this year, in collaboration with the University’s Career Services, are now underway.
After the call made last May, the 2018-2019 International Cooperation Internship Program has filled the 7 places offered to Loyola students to work with international organizations and in cooperation projects during the months of July and August.
In mid-June, the selected students were called to a training meeting in which some concepts related to the work of the ETEA Foundation and its vision of development were explained, and practical and logistical issues essential to face the stay in the destination countries: Honduras, Georgia and Morocco were clarified.
Internships in Honduras, Georgia and Morocco
Four students will participate respectively in the projects implemented by the Foundation in Honduras. The first project focuses on the production and marketing of high-quality organic coffee through a consolidated company, Cooperativa Cafetalera La Labor Ocotepeque Limitada (COCAFELOL).
The second project is responsible for certifying and protecting high-quality coffee in the Marcala Denomination of Origin region by supporting the Marcala Coffee Denomination of Origin Association (ADOPCAM).
Another internship will take place in the municipality of Santa Rosa de Copán, in the Casa Hogar Foundation, the only shelter for women victims of gender-based violence in western Honduras that provides shelter and assistance to women, adolescents and their children.
In the same region is the Copaneca Women’s Center, the last internship destination in the Honduran country. The Municipal Women’s Office provides support in case of conflicts during separations, helps victims of gender violence in entrepreneurship and coordinates activities with other institutions that provide care for women.
On the other hand, two students will travel to Tbilisi, Georgia, to work with the international NGO Care Caucasus, whose objective is to ensure the social and economic integration of people affected by conflicts by improving their livelihoods.
Finally, one student will collaborate with the NGO Medicus Mundi Sur in its work of accompanying the communities of Tangier through projects to improve their health and eradicate poverty.