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Argentina: Mendoza

Spend eight weeks interning remotely for a company located in Mendoza. Set in the foothills of the Andes Mountains, Mendoza is known as “the land of good sunshine and good wine.” Home to nearly one million residents, Mendoza boasts innovative startups and impactful nonprofit organizations.

Summer 2021: This program will be in a virtual format.

Interns will work remotely with a team based in Mendoza 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 at your placement company as a full-time intern. Given this is a virtual internship program, 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 placement process, with an individual pre-placement meeting and interviews directly with potential internship companies and organizations.
  • Remote 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.
  • Online virtual work training seminar to share best practices in remote work so that the interns become well-prepared for the unique characteristics of working virtually.
  • 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 remote meeting during the first week of the internship with the intern, Puentes staff, and internship supervisor in order to review together the Commitment Form and work plan.
  • Mid-internship remote 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 remote meeting with the intern, Puentes staff, and internship supervisor to review the intern’s deliverables and reflect on the experience and learnings.
  • One-on-one career coaching with Puentes staff to dive deeper into topics such as resume building, interviewing skills, and time management.
  • “Puentes Presenta” seminar series with guest speakers on Argentine and Uruguayan history and culture, as well as global work trends.
  • 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.
  • Alumni support, including letters of recommendation and professional networking.
  • Virtual Spanish classes, in small groups or individually (optional, add-on).

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 January 27, 2021.


Eligibility

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. Admission status will be verified for all applicants.

  • GPA Requirement: 3.00
  • Language Prerequisite: None
  • Class During Program (min): Rising Juniors
  • Language of Instruction: English

Application Dates

  • Summer 2021 Application Deadline: February 7 (9:00pm EST)
  • Notifications Released: February 12

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