Skip to content Skip to Programs Navigation
Buenos Aires, Argentina

Argentina: Buenos Aires

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 2022: 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, career coaching, and cultural seminars.

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 (9 weeks for remote option) at your host company as an intern for 30-35 hours per week (25-30 for remote option). 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 staff 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 staff, and internship supervisor in order to review together the anticipated work plan.
  • Mid-internship meeting with the intern, Puentes staff, 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 staff, 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.
  • One-on-one career coaching with Puentes staff to dive deeper into topics such as resume building, interviewing skills, and time management.
  • 24/7 support for participants, on the ground in Buenos Aires and virtually.
  • For in-person interns, housing in homestays or shared apartments with private bedrooms.
  • Spanish classes, in small groups or individually (optional, add-on)
  • 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.

Visit puentesabroad.com/unc to find out more about the program and to sign up for the UNC-KF/Puentes informational webinar being hosted on November 16, 2021, from 6:00-6:45pm EST.


Quick Facts & Links

You must be admitted to the UNC Kenan-Flagler Undergraduate Business Program to apply for this program. Pre-business students, non-business majors and minors and non-UNC students are not eligible, with the exception of students in the Assured Admission Program (AAP). Admission status will be verified for all applicants.

  • GPA Requirement: 3.00
  • Language Prerequisite: None
  • Class During Program (min): Rising Juniors
    • First year AAPs are eligible to apply to this program
  • Language of Instruction: English & Spanish
  • Program Dates: Summer 2022:
    • In-person: June 4 – July 30, 2022
    • Remote: June 1 – July 29, 2022
  • Meet program alumni
  • Accessibility Resources

Application Information

Apply for a Kenan-Flagler Global Program and Global Programs scholarship through the same application system using your Kenan-Flagler credentials. Click the Apply Now button below to learn more about application deadlines, requirements, and to start your application!

Apply Now

FAQs

Meet with an Advisor

UBP students can schedule a meeting with Ben Hershey to learn more about this and other International Internship programs by emailing UBPGlobal@kenan-flagler.unc.edu.

Schedule Appointment

Zoom with Shift⇧ + scroll