Be part of this private SME and learn about art and culture in Ecuador while improving your skills in photography, graphic design, illustration and painting.

The project

With over 19 years of editorial experience, this publishing company has been focusing mainly on culture; publishing art, research, thematic and photography books in large format. Concerned about providing more and better services to the public and especially to artists and students of art branches, they have incorporated, since the year 2009, the area of digital photo printing in high resolution, offering personalized service with high quality standards. All of the company’s printing processes, paper and canvas are made of biodegradable materials, implementing responsible management to their concern.

Currently this company is expanding with the creation of an art shop in which, in addition of displaying and selling works of arts, reproductions and photography, along with framing service is also offered, responding to the client demands. There are different possible working areas in this company listed below.

Anaconda editorial: support different projects such as photography printing, framing, assembly and decoration for events, printing and launching of books and magazines

Macondo magazine: This is a new project, the own magazine of the editorial that will be focused on art and culture, here you will be able to work either on the editorial line, handling and review of articles, assembling the sections or choosing pictures for example; or, at the graphic design and illustration line.

Social media and webpage: designing and managing content for social media and management of the editorial and coffee shop.



Project available year-round. 1 month minimum.




2 weeks – $1750
1 month – $2300
2 months – $3400
3 months – $4500
Each extra week  – $275

Location details

Accomodation in Quito is with a local host family and it includes 2 meals per day: breakfast and dinner



Spanish level: Basic user A2. Must be 18 and over, with valid passport and health insurance

Itinerary Sample

Mondays to Fridays

9:00 to 13:00 work with graphic design
13:00 to 14:00 lunch time
14:00 to 18:00 Intern will be developing the illustrations’ profiles based on previous research on market trends and fashion.

If you take Spanish classes:

It is necessary to have less working hours so you can study two hours for 3 days a week. This would be from 15:00 to 17:00.

Role of the volunteer

There are 4 possible projects to work on for this company:

Ecuadorian Andean landscape project: Intern will have the opportunity to go on regular trips to the Ecuadorian Andes.

Children’s project: This project focuses on development of an illustration line focused on design for children, reproduced on canvas or other means and distribution nationwide.

Christmas project: Illustrations and paintings with Christmas motives with mixed proposals.

Photography: Interns will generate an image bank for different projects depending at the time they’ll arrive. Some examples include landscapes, animals, vegetation, and textures.

Skills required

No special experience is required. However, the number one qualification is the willingness to learn and help.

What’s Included?



Available during the length of the project (Either at the project or local homestay families with 2 meals included)


Transfer from Quito to project



Local cell phone is included with a refundable deposit of $50


Aiport pick-up

EcuaExplora staff ready to transport you


Support 24 hours

On the ground EcuaExplora staff available


First weekend accomodation

In a hostal in Quito with breakfast



(includes city tour and lunch)


Weekly activities

in Quito


Spanish classes

 In Quito, 6 hours per week (2 weeks).

Not Included


Health insurance (REQUIRED)


Meals not specified


Transportation to/from the homestay to the project each day


Optional extras

Add $60 per week for 6 hours Spanish classes if in Quito.

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