Internship in Argentina

Do you dream of participating in an internship abroad? Would you like to get involved with a meaningful program? Do you want to improve others’ lives through your skills? If the answer to those question is yes, read on and find out what is the best internship opportunity in Argentina.

  • Pick your favorite internship in Argentina from $454
  • Get involved in different local projects, make a difference and feel safe in Argentina
  • Expand your horizons and participate in one of several recommended and reviewed internships
  • Explore Cordoba and contribute to improve the local community.

Argentina is a vibrant and colorful country, officially known as the Argentine Republic. Its 1,068,296 square miles makes it the second biggest country in South America after Brazil and the 8th largest country in the world. Located between the great Andes Mountains to the west and the boundless Atlantic Ocean to the east and south, Argentina shares borders with Paraguay, Bolivia, Argentina, Uruguay and Chile. Argentina’s population is a mix of locals and a large number of European immigrants resulting in a lifestyle comparable to the southern European countries like to Italy and Spain. It’s a multi-faceted and fascinating culture. By participating in the Argentina internship program, you will experiences this broad assortment of cultures and local traditions firsthand.

IFRE's internship programs in Argentina are located in and around the extraordinary city of Cordoba – the capital of the Cordoba Province and Argentina's second industrial center. As you walk along the streets, you will find many preserved historical buildings from the colonial era. Nowadays, Cordoba is a university city with the oldest university in all of Argentina, the Universidad Nacional de Córdoba which was founded in 1613. To top it up, there is also an amazing UNESCO World Heritage Site, located within the city limits. Cordoba is an admirable developing city maintaining its cultural heritage while roaming towards a bright future.

If you would like to know more information about our Argentina internship opportunities, regarding travel dates, fees or any other question you may have take a few minutes to contact us by email. We look forward to hearing from you.

INTERNSHIP PROGRAM FEES & DATES:

Start Dates: Our programs start every Monday, although we allow for flexibility due to travel constraints.

Most of our Argentina internship programs are available year-round. Most internships in Argentina start on Monday, therefore we recommend that you arrive during weekends. However, due to flight availability, particularly of those traveling internationally, our start dates are flexible. We ask that all interns let the Argentina internship coordinator know what their arrival and departure plans are to ensure that transportation and accommodations are properly arranged.

IFRE strives to offer internship programs in Argentina with the lowest fees possible and to be transparent with all interns.

IFRE is proud to offer the world’s most affordable fees for international interns and, as a 501(c)3 organization, your program fee will be tax deductible. We are proud to focus on the humanitarian aspect of our business, not on profit. We strive to maintain affordable cost, particularly for interns; we recognize the value of your time and efforts. We remain devoted to maintain the quality of the internship program and the safety of all interns involved at all times.

The IFRE fees are divided in two separate fees:

  • An application fee of US $299 which covers advertising, staff, office expenses among and other expenses related to logistics.
  • A weekly fee paid directly to the project of your choice which covers board, food, field support, etc.

You will pay your fee directly to host families and projects. This way, your financial contribution will go directly from your pocket to the people who deserve it, not for the company’s profit.

http://www.ifrevolunteers.org/argentina/volunteer_in_argentina.php

Children and Youth Outreach

Internship in Argentina

Poverty prevails throughout much of Argentina. Many parents are unable to sufficiently provide for their children. Children grow up without an adequate nutrition, education, companionship, guidance and personal attention. In association with a number of Argentinean non-profit organizations, municipalities and schools, IFRE places interns in numerous "buddy roles" in an attempt to provide love, friendship, support and care for underprivileged children. As an intern in Argentina participating in the Disadvantaged Children/At-Risk Children Program, you will support children educationally, emotionally and physically to give them a change to live healthy and productive lives. You will assist care centers with various tasks such as preparing meals and helping children with their homework. You may also assist the local Argentina children and youth outreach internship staff members implementing and developing activities to enhance and promote creativity, such as artistic workshops, dancing, sports, games, computer lessons, music, etc. Through your support, children will be off the streets and away from negative situations, which are counter-productive to their education and brighter future. While this project requires patience and dedication, you will have a unique and unforgettable experience and a positive impact on the lives of the children who need it the most.

SKILLS/QUALIFICATIONS NEEDED

To participate in the children and youth outreach internship Argentina, beginner to intermediate Spanish skills are preferred. If you cannot speak more than basic Spanish, we suggest that you enroll in our Spanish language course to make your stay more rewarding, for you and for the children. No additional qualifications are required to participate in the Internship with Disadvantaged Children/At-Risk Children Program in Argentina. However, you must have a passion and eagerness to help impoverished and disadvantaged children and to be sensitive, flexible, adaptive, patient and proactive.

AN INTERN'S RESPONSIBILITIES

During your placement in the Internship with the Disadvantaged Children/At-Risk Children in Argentina, you will work with municipalities or organizations four to five hours per day, Monday through Friday. Depending on your individual skills and interests as well as the needs of the local staff, daily activities may include but are not limited to:

  • Teaching basic English, health, math, science or other subjects
  • Providing daily care to children
  • Helping prepare and serve food for children
  • Teaching children life skills such as gardening, painting, building, sewing, etc
  • Leading extracurricular activities such as games, sports, art, music, dancing, etc
  • Promoting fundraising activities
  • Assisting local administrations
  • Helping plan events and excursions
  • Assisting families
  • Assisting medical staff

Disabled Children and Teens

As you participate in the Argentina disabled youth internship program you will provide disabled children and teens with friendship, attention, education, therapy, occupational training and recreational opportunities. The IFRE Argentina Disabled Youth project works with local institutions where professionals from different teaching areas work together. You will join one of these teams and work with psychiatrists, physical education trainers and educational psychologists. Together with the team you will work on initiatives to create a safe and stimulating environment for children with special educational needs so they can learn and have fun. At this, this project can be emotionally challenging, but it is extremely rewarding too. You will gain professional experience working alongside other professionals to change the future prospects of disabled children, providing them with the love and support they deserve.

SKILLS/QUALIFICATIONS NEEDED

To participate in the Disabled Youth internships program in Argentina you must be 18 years old. Intermediate Spanish skills are preferred. If you cannot speak more than basic Spanish, we suggest that you enroll in our Spanish language course to make your stay more rewarding, for you and the children. No additional qualifications are required to participate in the Internship with disabled children and teens in Argentina. However, you must be enthusiastic, compassionate towards the disabled, be sensitive, flexible, adaptive, patient and proactive.

AN INTERN'S RESPONSIBILITIES

As an intern working within a disabled children and teens program in Argentina, you will work four to six hours per day, Monday through Friday, but may be asked to work some weekends if needed. Depending on your individual skills and interests as well as the needs of the local staff, daily activities involve, but are not limited to:

  • Spending time with the disabled and have fun with them
  • Organize extracurricular activities such as games, sports, art, music, dance, etc.
  • Assisting the teachers and staff with routine tasks and chores
  • Assessing the physical and mental health of the disabled
  • Reinforcing information taught in workshops or classes
  • Organizing events
  • Assisting children with rehabilitation and therapeutic activities
  • Leading educational classes or workshops
  • Supporting organizational and management tasks
  • Support program development
  • Fundraising
  • Working on maintenance of the facilities

Please Note: this project is not available from December 1st to March 1st and for a period of 20 days in July, but we can gladly place you in a similar project if you would like to participate in an internship during this time.

Professional Support

As an intern in the Professional Support Program in Argentina, you will have the unique and valuable experience of participating in a internship where you can gain professional experience and use your skills to help a variety of projects. You will work with governmental and small nonprofit organizations to alleviate the lack of structure, human resources, knowledge and other essential factors needed to continue development. Areas of professional support include communications, management, administration, human resources, public relations, events, promotions, sports, art, culture and tourism, among others. You will have the opportunity to use your skills, immerse yourself in the Argentinean culture and most importantly, assist organizations and help communities and fellow Argentinians. Through Internship support, local nonprofit organizations and municipalities can carry out more effective, thorough and efficient projects that will change the lives of more people.

SKILLS/QUALIFICATIONS NEEDED

Internships participating in the Professional Support internship in Argentina must be at least 18 years old. Basic or Intermediate Spanish skills are preferred. If you cannot speak more than basic Spanish, we suggest that you enroll in our Spanish language course to make your stay more rewarding, for you and for the organizations. No additional qualifications are required to participate in the Internship in the Professional Support Project in Argentina. However, you must be enthusiastic, resourceful, well rounded, flexible, adaptive, patient and proactive. You must respect locals and host organizations, their rules and their projects.

AN INTERN'S RESPONSIBILITIES

During your participation in the Professional Support Internship in Argentina, you will work four to five hours per day, Monday through Friday. Depending on your individual skills and interests as well as the needs of the local staff, daily activities involve, but are not limited to:

  • Preparing recreational activities
  • Assisting the staff with routine tasks
  • Proposing new ideas to improve the day to day work at the organization
  • Promotion and advertising
  • Search of financing resources

Dental Project

Participate in a dental internship program in Argentina and enjoy the perfect combination of a professional experience, an international service and an exciting opportunity to travel! IFRE is currently partnering with an informal program for college students and college graduates who wish to attend dental school in the future. In this project, you will have the unique chance to learn from local dentists and professionals as you interact with patients and have a hands-on experience. If you learn of being a dentist, this dental internship program in Argentina is the perfect learning experience for you. You will be assigned a mentor to make sue you have valuable and meaningful learning opportunities. You will teach local children about oral hygiene, work directly with patients and assist dentists with a variety of dentistry aspects such as orthodontics, endodontic, periodontics, oral surgery and implants. The Argentina dental internship program is designed so you may learn in an informal program, immerse themselves into the Argentinean culture and help others while gaining unprecedented experience.

SKILLS/QUALIFICATIONS NEEDED

To participate as an intern in the dental program in Argentina, you must be a college student with an obvious interest in dentistry or be a graduate who will go to dentistry school in the future. Intermediate Spanish is preferred, but not mandatory. If your Spanish skills are poor, we suggest enrolling in our Spanish Language program so you and the patients can get the most out of this experience, You must commit to a minimum of 20 hours per week for a minimum of eight weeks. You must respect host organizations members, be caring, polite and responsible.

AN INTERN'S RESPONSIBILITIES

As an intern in IFRE's Dentistry Program in Argentina, you will work with local dentists and assistants. Daily activities may include:

  • Helping with lab work
  • Preparing for procedures
  • Assisting dental professionals
  • Learning about the procedures
  • Cleaning and disinfecting procedure areas
  • Sterilizing instruments
  • Stocking materials
  • Assisting with office maintenance
  • Following up with patients
  • Learning how to perform diagnosis and treatment plans for patient cases
  • Working with case presentations
  • Reading and understanding radiographs
  • Learning types of numbering/notation for teeth
  • Practicing terms related to dentistry such as instrument names, tooth names, tooth surfaces, etc.
  • Reviewing daily care and procedures with patients
  • Making patients comfortable
  • Assisting with administrative tasks and office procedures

Internship with an NGO/Community Development Project

Altruism is a prevalent theme throughout much of Argentina, and those can provide help to their fellow Argentinians do on a regular basis. Multiple non-governmental organizations (NGOs) provide much-needed assistance to non-profit organizations of various sizes throughout the country. Participating in an Argentina NGO and community development internship draws on a variety of professional skills.

Advice is required in the fields of management, budgeting and human resources on a daily basis. More and more NGOs in Argentina are striving towards self-sustainability in hopes of improving the living conditions of their fellow Argentinians and enhancing their surrounding environment.

In collaboration with already-existing NGOs (as well as NGOs in the making), interns from all walks of life can lend their expertise to receptive organizations in the following fields: social sciences, social work, psychology, sociology, economics, management, marketing, political science, international relations and more.

SKILLS/QUALIFICATIONS NEEDED

To participate in an internship NGO and community development program in Argentina, beginner to intermediate Spanish fluency is required. If you cannot speak more than basic Spanish fluency, we suggest that you enroll in our Spanish language course to make your stay more rewarding. No additional qualifications are required to join the NGO and work with a: Community Development project in Argentina. You will be expected to be flexible, adaptive, patient and proactive.

AN INTERN'S RESPONSIBILITIES

Interns participating in the IFRE's Argentina NGO and community development program can expect to support local NGOs and their specific goals, these are determined by the NGO’s purpose and mission within their respective communities. If you have one the following skills will find this project significantly beneficial to the NGOs in Argentina: marketing, fundraising, project planning, accounting, report planning, photography, surveying, graphic design, web-based research, database building/managing, networking, etc. Your personal skill set and abilities will be considered when matching your specific skills with present needs of each NGO.

FIELD SUPPORT AND SUPERVISION

How will IFRE support me during my time on the field in working in the NGO and community development program in Argentina? How can I maintain communication? Will you visit me?

Once your NGO and community development internship program begins in Argentina, our local staff members will stay in constant touch with you. We visit our interns every two to four when possible and you are always welcome to come and see us at the office. If you can, we recommend that you stop by the office once a week, especially if you are staying/working in the local area. This way you can us feedback on your homestay and adaptation to the project. Many minor issues can be avoided with a little extra communication before they develop into major issues. The NGO and community development project you will be involved with in your internship in Argentina will have local staff members in addition to our Argentina internship coordinators. If the placement is far from our offices, our local staff will communicate with you via email and phone.

We will be available at the local office via email and phone your entire trip. It’s our job to make sure that you feel safe and healthy. You will usually stay in our guesthouse, which also serves as headquarters tour Argentina internship coordinators, to make sure you have direct contact with your coordinators.

ROOM & FOOD

During the IFRE Argentina teaching internship, you will stay in a hostel or guesthouse located in a charming neighborhood in the city of Cordoba.

Cordoba is a city with a high prospect for a bright future which maintains echoes of its colonial and culture-rich past. Cordoba's vibrant culture has produced a number of influential writers and its own musical style known as "El Cuarteto." Not to mention an abundance of all sorts of musical genders from classical to jazz passing by rock, pop and techno. The city boats many monuments, lively festivals, pleasant theaters and a pulsing nightlife. As an intern you will live in an accommodations just minutes from the downtown area. You will get to know other interns. The hostel houses the local operator's headquarters. It means you will be in constant contact with the Argentina NGO and community development internship coordinator and receive ongoing support.

Free Time

as the project is in Coroda you can do research and list something they need to explore For the duration of your project, you will have weekends free. There are a number of things to see and do during this time off. IFRE does not arrange activities during your time off, but our local staff, members and coordinators can provide priceless assistance in making appropriate arrangements for travel throughout Argentina. Most interns use this time to explore independently travel through the country. Argentina is one of the most beautiful countries in the world offering plenty of to have unique experiences. Please feel free to use the resources offered by our Argentinean staff members, travel tips, advice and access to publications about Argentina.

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