Get a taste of la vida porteña by spending eight weeks interning for a company located in Buenos Aires. As the capital of Argentina, Buenos Aires is one of the most diverse and cosmopolitan cities of South America. Called the “Paris of South America,” this city of over 3.5 million people is full of arts, food, music, and sports.
Summer 2024: This program will be offered in the in-person or remote format.
Interns will work with a team based in Buenos Aires and will have frequent engagement with their supervisor and working teams. Interns will also interact frequently with our internship provider, Puentes Abroad, who will coordinate additional internship oversight, professional development seminars, and cultural activities.
During this summer experience, you will apply the theories and concepts you’ve learned in class to a professional international working environment, learning and practicing the customs, behaviors and norms of another culture.
The skills you develop on this internship will transform you as a leader and give you a distinct competitive advantage in the job market. Along with practicing fundamental workplace skills, you will prove that you can work in a diverse environment, adapt to change, be a flexible problem solver and integrate successfully into a diverse and cross-cultural team—all high-demand skills for today’s globally minded employers.
You will work Monday through Friday for eight weeks at your host company as an intern for 30-35 hours per week (25-30 for remote option). For the in-person option, you will have the majority of the internship work time take place at the company’s office and/or at a co-working office where the company meets. For the remote option, your work schedule may vary depending on your project and team needs.
This program is run through Puentes Abroad, a third-party provider.
Puentes Abroad’s internship services include:
- Personalized internship matching process, with an individual pre-placement meeting and interviews directly with potential internship companies and organizations.
- Internship in a high-performing business, nonprofit, or government agency with meaningful work and close guidance.
- Pre-internship preparation, including the completion of the Puentes Internship Work Agreement, outlining a detailed work plan and internship objectives, which is signed by the intern and internship supervisors and reviewed by Puentes.
- Designated Puentes Mentor to provide personalized oversight of the internship experience.
- Ongoing mentoring, training, and progress tracking from the intern’s supervisor at the organization or company where the student is interning.
- Initial meeting during the first week of the internship with the intern, Puentes Mentor, and internship supervisor in order to review together the anticipated work plan.
- Mid-internship meeting with the intern, Puentes Mentor, and internship supervisor to review challenges, learnings, and successes from the first half of the internship and look ahead to objectives for the second half of the experience.
- Closing evaluation meeting with the intern, Puentes Mentor, and internship supervisor to review the intern’s deliverables and reflect on the experience and learnings.
- “Puentes Presenta” seminar series with guest speakers on Argentine and Uruguayan history and culture, as well as global work trends.
- Exclusive access to the online Participant Portal with resources on all programming details, Career Building Guides, and the Intern Directory with participants’ bios and contact details to help interns connect with each other. Plus, for in-person interns, information on living in Argentina and Destination Guides for nearby travel places.
- For in-person interns, housing in homestays or shared apartments with private bedrooms.
- Alumni support, including letters of recommendation and professional networking.
- Cultural Immersion Activities (for in-person format):
- City tour of Buenos Aires upon arrival.
- Local cultural activities, such as tango lessons with a professional tango instructor to learn Argentina’s iconic dance.
- Day trip to a typical ranch (“estancia”), with horseback riding, barbecue lunch, teatime, folk music, and round-trip transport.
- Community Impact Day volunteering with a local nonprofit (optional, add-on).
- Professional Development Activities (for remote format):
- Online virtual work training seminar to share best practices in remote work so that the interns become well-prepared for the unique characteristics of today’s business environment.
- Cohort Calls with the cohort of remote interns, in which interns will present on their internship project work, complemented by professional development and team building activities.
- On-Site Support (for in-person format)
- Pre-departure information and webinar to help prepare for travels abroad.
- Airport reception and transfer to housing.
- Orientation seminar on living and working in Buenos Aires, including health, safety, transportation, culture, communication, and finances.
- 24/7 emergency and general support for participants.
- Welcome pack with SIM card, public transportation card, adaptor, sweets, local currency, and tote bag.
- Eight co-working days for each intern to book and use at a local co-working office during their program.
- Optional Add-Ons (additional cost):
- Spanish Language Learning: Interns can benefit from private or individual Spanish classes that can take place virtually or in-person prior to starting, or in conjunction with, their internships.
- Community Impact Day: Interns can participate in a Community Impact Day by volunteering with a local nonprofit to make a positive contribution to Argentine or Uruguayan society.
Visit puentesabroad.com/in-person and puentesabroad.com/remote to find out more about the program.
Upcoming Puentes Information Sessions
- Monday, December 4th, 2023 at 2:30 PM EST
- Friday, January 12th, 2024 at 1:00 PM EST