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Internship Seminar and Fieldwork

Select students can now stay on track for their degree while gaining valuable work experience. Students selected for the course Internship Seminar and Fieldwork complete a minimum of 10 hours per week at an approved internship field site.  Students also participate in a weekly seminar designed to help students reflect and learn from their experience.   An application and permission to enroll in the course is required.  For more information about this course, please click here.


Volunteering

NYU Buenos Aires offers up to 10 placements for volunteer work. You will be required to fill out a survey as well as upload your CV at the following link. Complete the application as soon as possible once your receive the admission notification. The final deadline is May 15, 2016. We will then select those students who best meet the qualifications for volunteering and contact them about 3 weeks prior to arrival.

To supplement in-class learning, NYU Buenos Aires encourages students to conduct volunteer work in their areas of interest. Volunteering is a great way to connect to the local community and to put classroom theory into practice. Many students donate their time to nonprofits, hospitals, schools and other meaningful organizations. Most recently, students have found opportunities with well-established NGOs specializing in public policy, environmental and social issues.

NYU Buenos Aires offers a variety of ongoing and event-based volunteer opportunities for students to devote their good will and energy to.

For those with little available time, we offer one-day activities that give students the chance to volunteer for a day or just a few hours. Students can paint classrooms in an impoverished neighborhood, help on a communal farm, or play with underprivileged children.

For students who have more time, NYU Buenos Aires offers the chance to work in a variety of NGOs and charities and discover the “real” life of the city’s inhabitants.

Students can choose to work in different areas, including the environment, the arts, education, microfinance, social work, civil rights, and transparency. Whether working cancer patients or abandoned children, or interning at a civil association, volunteering offers students the chance to make new contacts while improving their Spanish language abilities.

Students are placed in community service based on their level of Spanish, their schedule, and their interests. There are many service options, from opportunities where Spanish is the primary spoken language, to opportunities in which the use of English predominates. Most volunteer opportunities require a commitment of 5 to 10 hours per week.

Students who wish to volunteer on a long-term basis will be required to have a short interview with the Office of Student Life and/or the NGO at the beginning of the semester.

 

 


Art

Fundación Grano de Mostaza promotes social and educational inclusion for children by implementing workshops in art and other related activities. http://www.granodemostaza.org.ar/

Language Requirement: Beginner Spanish  

Dedicated to accompanying patients during chemotherapy through the medium of art. http://dondequieroestar.blogspot.com.ar/

Language Requirement: Intermediate Spanish

ARGRA is the Argentine Press Photographer´s association working to promote the rights of photo journalists and with cultural project involving photography. http://www.argra.org.ar/web/

Language Requirement: Intermediate Spanish
 

A design and arts studio working with graffiti & community art. http://www.collagelab.com.ar/

Language Requirement: Beginner Spanish 


Education & Tutoring

The Argentine office of Fulbright Commission works to promote higher education in the US, manages scholarship programs and other activities related to higher education in the US for Argentine University students. http://fulbright.edu.ar/en/

Language Requirement: Beginner Spanish (student would be working in English)

Provides tutoring, recreational and educational activities to school children who live in at-risk neighborhoods from 1st to 9th grade. http://www.apoyosanfrancisco.com.ar/

Language Requirement: Intermediate Spanish 


Environment and Sustainability Development

A non-profit organization committed to providing solutions to what have become serious environmental problems in Patagonia. The foundation believes that education is the most effective way to inform and train individuals so as to face and prevent these problems. The group leads projects in various regions of the country to educate the population about environmental issues. http://www.aapatagonia.org.ar/

Language Requirement: Intermediate Spanish 


Health

Dedicated to accompanying patients during chemotherapy through the medium of art. http://dondequieroestar.blogspot.com.ar/  

Language Requirement: Intermediate Spanish

 

An academic and independent non-profit institution affiliated to the school of medicine of the Universidad of Buenos Aires. For more than a decade it has been devoted to research, education, and technical cooperation in health-care. They work to improve the efficiency, equity, quality and sustainability of health-care services and systems in Latin America. They promote clinical interventions and health care programs informed by available evidence and health policy decisions and implementation based on solid scientific and economic evidence.  http://www.iecs.org.ar/

Language requirement: Not specified 


Journalism & Media

Argentina Independent is a monthly newspaper and web-based newspaper in English, helping English speakers gain a better understanding of Argentina. They work in partnership with other independent local publications.  http://www.argentinaindependent.com/

Language Requirement: Beginner Spanish (student would be working in English)

The Bubble is a digital media company that dissects what is happening in Argentina and Latin America by covering current events and analyzing pop and media culture. They share offices with the 3rd biggest online media source in Argentina, Infobae. http://www.bubblear.com/

Language Requirement: Beginner Spanish (student would work in English) 


Politics, Public Policy and Research

Asociación Civil por la Igualdad y la Justicia is a non-for profit organization dedicated to defending the rights of vulnerable groups in society and to strengthen democracy in Argentina. The internship is ideal for students in political science, law, and human rights. http://acij.org.ar

Language Requirement: Advanced of fluent Spanish 

The Center for the Implementation of Public Policies Promoting Equity and Growth (CIPPEC) is a non-for profit organization that conducts research and consultancy on public policy in Argentina within social, economic and institutional development. Their aim is to create a more transparent, democratic, and efficient State to improve the quality of life for all Argentine citizens. http://www.cippec.org/

Language Requirement: Fluent Spanish; however, some policy areas accept student volunteers with Intermediate Spanish.  

Participate in the different Embassy´s areas: Promoting Tourism, Culture, Trade. http://www.indembarg.org.ar/

Language Requirement: Beginner Spanish (student would work in English)

Organization within the Episcopal Conference of Argentina, with over 50 years experience in the care and integration of migrants and refugees. http://migracionesfccam.org.ar/

Language Requirement: Advanced Spanish 

RACI periodically produces and spreads relevant information that is related to international cooperation. In this way, RACI strives to democratize it´s access to the public sphere by providing a solid and trustworthy source of information to individuals and institutions. http://www.raci.org.ar/

Language Requirement: Intermediate Spanish 


Social and Economic Development

Argentina’s oldest and largest Jewish organization that provides a wide range of services to the community, including voluntary services. Volunteers typically work with senior citizens and in AMIA´s youth and senior citizen programs. http://www.amia.org.ar/

Language Requirement: Intermediate Spanish 

Provides support to children with special needs Mondays through Saturdays: recreational activities, games, sports, homework help, swimming. http://caec-online.com.ar/

Language Requirement: Intermediate Spanish 

Provides training, networking, and assistance to people in precarious street situations. They believe and try to work in a way that will offer solutions with longevity and sustainability. http://www.lumencor.com.ar/

Language Requirement: Not specified  


Learning About the Arts and Culture

Learning beyond the classroom is an important component of the NYU Buenos Aires academic curriculum. Many classes meet outside the classroom to take full advantage of all the cultural and academic resources the city offers.  Visits to museums, art galleries, concerts, and theatres as well as special guest lectures are considered an integral part of day-to-day course work. In the past, students have visited, as part of their class work, the famous Malba museum (Museo de Arte Latinoamericano de Buenos Aires), where you can find some of Latin America's best contemporary art and La Casa Rosada (the Pink House); the Presidential Palace located in the famous Plaza de Mayo, site of many of Argentina's key historical events. Journalism students visited the editorial offices of Argentina's largest daily newspaper, Clarín, and listened to lectures given by government officials as well as the children of the "desaparecidos," activists who were abducted or killed during the Dirty War. Music students attended a number of performances by well-known Latin American musicians in and out of the classroom. In the courses Tango and Mass Culture, students visited a milonga and toured the neighborhoods of San Telmo and La Boca where the Tango was born.

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Rebecca Geraghty with woman and loom

"My highlights include sunbathing in February...wandering the cobblestone streets of Palermo, stumbling across hidden courtyards, dreaming of who lives behind the long, shuttered windows...sipping coffee at an open-air cafe while the waitress check over my Spanish homework..."

-Rebecca Geraghty, NYU Buenos Aires student

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