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Internships

Get out of the classroom and into the community!  Immerse yourself in Argentina’s culture and community and gain invaluable hands-on experience.  Explore Argentine society through the not-for-profit sector and discover how organizations address key issues facing Buenos Aires today.

NYU Buenos Aires has two great ways for students to get involved in the community:

The for credit internship program helps to arrange students’ placement with a local organization (with an expected commitment of at least 10 hours per week) and convenes a required weekly seminar, for a total of 4 credits. (Application required, details below.)

NYU Buenos Aires also has a very strong and exciting Volunteer & Community Service Program. This program is open to all students, not for credit, and generally involves fewer hours per week than the academic internship program. A survey must be submitted prior to arrival and placements will depend on the student's language level. Students will work with on-site staff to secure volunteer placements during orientation. 


Required Internship Seminar Course Description

Enrollment by permission only; application required (instructions below)Intermediate Spanish or above is strongly recommended.

This course requires a 90-minute weekly seminar and a minimum of 10 hours fieldwork a week at an approved internship field site. The seminar is designed to complement your internship fieldwork, exploring many different aspects of your organization and of Argentine Civil Society. Your goal is to finish the semester with an in-depth understanding of your agency. The course provides you with tools to analyze your organization’s approach, its policies, its programs, and the political, legal, social, economic and cultural contexts in which it operates. Guest-speakers are invited to the seminar and case studies on Argentina civil society are discussed.  You will also spend time reflecting on the internship experience itself as a way to better understand your academic, personal, and career goals.

Sample Syllabus

Application Instructions

Note: Students should indicate on the application if they intend to participate in the internship program on a for-credit or a non-credit basis. Students wishing to participate in the program for credit must enroll in the 4-credit Internship Seminar and Fieldwork course.

Interested Fall 2016  NYU Buenos Aires students should complete the online application by Friday, April 8.  if they are interested in the program. After review of internship applications, students may be contacted and asked to do a Skype interview with the language coordinator in Buenos Aires to assess Spanish conversational ability.  

Students seeking a non-credit internship should complete the online application and will be able to participate in an internship fair to find out about opportunities after arriving in Buenos Aires.  The deadline for students seeking a non-credit internship is Monday, May 2.  

The online application requires you to answer a series of questions designed to help you think systematically about what you would like to learn and accomplish from an internship experience in Buenos Aires, and to indicate which internship placements you would be most interested in. You will also be required to upload a resume in .pdf or .doc format.

Questions? Email global.internships@nyu.edu


Internship Opportunities

The following list is preliminary and tentative.  Placement opportunities are subject to change.  Flexibility is important.  Keep in mind that placement options depend on stduent language level.

Students interested in interning with an organization that is not on the list of available internships should be sure to indicate this information on their application.  Students in this situation will need to work with the internship coordinator to finalize internship parameters.


Art

ARGRA is the Argentine Press Photographer's association working to promote the rights of photo journalists and with cultural projects involving photography.

Potential Tasks include assisting with organization activities, administrative tasks, and other specifics related to photography. Demands of a volunteer with prior experience with photography.

www.argra.org.ar

Language Requirement: Intermediate Spanish Required

 

Collage Lab Buenos Aires is a design and arts studio working with graffiti, community art.

From the organizaiton: "En nuestro estudio, Collage, realizamos proyectos artísticos multidisciplinarios para publicidad, btl, eventos, etc siempre utilizando como fuerza creativa a artistas e ilustradores. Trabajamos para marcas como Citi, Motorola, Irsa, etc."

Potential tasks  include working on a variety of art and community related projects as well as administrative tasks.

www.collagelab.com.ar

Language Requirement: Beginner Spanish Required

Fundación Grano de Mostaza promotes social and educational inclusion for children by implementing community art workshops and other related activities in different orphanages in the city.

Potential  tasks include: Recreational art activities with children within the "Sembrando creatividad" program, administrative support, assisting with workshop development and evaluation.

www.fundaciongdm.org.ar 

Language Requirement: Beginner Spanish

More details available soon.

Language Requirement: Advanced Spanish

"Tenemos las Máquinas" is a publishing project that runs since October 2012. They have two fiction collections. One is called "Primeros Libros" in which they publish novel authors and the other called "Jovenes por siempre", published books of people who´s been writing for a long time and don´t want them to stop doing it. They also have a collection of anthologies and another series called "Las Naves", which is a bilingual (English/Spanish) collection of movies with original texts written by filmmakers from around the world. To date, they have eleven published books and are working in two new collections, essays and books by artists.

Potential Tasks include english translations of the Webpage and "Las Naves" , assemble catalog, prepare the book with the editorial´s style, search for books and authors from other countries that could be published and replace books in bookstores.

www.tenemoslasmaquinas.com.ar

Language Requirement: Not Specified

Ph15 is a non-profit organization that hosts photo workshops for youth in marginalized neighborhoods in Buenos Aires and La Plata.

Potential tasks include: Administrative support, updating social networks, translation, supporting with the planning of photography courses, researching into funding opportunities.

www.ph15.org.ar

Language Requirement: Not Specified

Sofar Sounds started in London in 2009, becoming today a global movement that brings together emerging music lovers, in secret concerts within the intimacy of a living room. It is present in more than 250 cities in the world.

Potential tasks include assisting with organization activities, and other specifics related to filming, photography, video and sound editing and some sound recording.

www.sofarsounds.com

Language Requirement: Begginer Spanish Required

Education and Tutoring

Apoyo escolar San Francisco is Argentina’s oldest and largest Jewish organization, which provides a wide range of services to the community.

Potential tasks include activities with children (including drawing, games, sports, etc.) and one-on-one tutoring.

www.apoyosanfrancisco.com.ar 

Language Requirement: Intermediate Spanish

Club Defensores del Chaco is a non-profit organization working to promote the role of sports (particularly soccer) to children in impoverished sub-urban Buenos Aires.  Club Defensores del Chaco implements weekly sport, recreational, and social activities.

Potential tasks include: research and administrative work, communications, and support of programs in development.

www.defensoresdelchaco.org.ar

Language Requirement: Not Specified

Fundación Grano de Mostaza promotes social and educational inclusion for children by implementing community art workshops and other related activities in different orphanages in the city.

Potential  tasks include: Recreational art activities with children within the "Sembrando creatividad" program, administrative support, assisting with workshop development and evaluation.

www.fundaciongdm.org.ar 

Language Requirement: Beginner Spanish

Fundación Juanito is a shelter for children and teenagers from various situations of need (mostly from troubled, impoverished or abusive families).  This program provides social and educational support to these children and takes care of their needs.  Children live in this shelter full time until they are able to move out into stable situations.

Potential tasks include: working with children to provide homework help, tutoring, and playtime.  Participate in the planning and promotion of different programs such as fundraising events, kermesse, and activities for the children.  Administrative support and sorting and classifying donated items.

www.fundacionjuanito.org.ar 

Language Requirement: Advanced Spanish

Volunteer Program only.

The vision of Fundación Leer is a literate Argentina in which each and every child has access to books, is able to read, and values reading.  

Students are primarily expected to help with fundraising through outreach to individuals, companies, and organizations who may be able to contribute towards the mission of the organization.

www.leer.org

Language Requirement: Intermediate Spanish

Fundación Social is a non-profit organization implementing activities for children and youth in the Barracas and La Boca neighborhoods of Buenos Aires.

Potential tasks include: assisting with the canteen and supporting school  activities and other workshops with children.

Language Requirement: Intermediate Spanish

Hogar Convivencial de Tratamiento Especializado is a shelter for young girls coming from varying situations of need (mostly from troubled, impoverished or abusive families). The environment is very delicate.  The program provides social and educational support to the girls and takes care of all their needs.  The girls live there full time until they are able to move out into a stable situation.

There is one placement per semester at this organization.

Potential tasks include working with one or more of the young women throughout the semester; helping with homework and English; and generally providing support.   

www.hogarmrsannicolas.org.ar 

Language Requirement: Advanced Spanish

Hogar Pilar en Barracas is a Catholic center that supports and provides tutoring services to young girls and adolescents who live in low-income neighborhoods in Buenos Aires.

Potential tasks include school support, English tutoring, and accompanying the young girls to recreational activities.

www.basilicadelpilar.org.ar

Language Requirement: Intermediate Spanish

Jardín de los Colores is a kindergarden in Flores that provides services to children from newborn to 5 years old.   In addition to the standard kindergarten services, they also organize recreational activities and programs in which volunteers can participate.

Language Requirement: Intermediate Spanish

Puerta 18 is a non-profit organization that provides school support for young people between the ages of 12 and 18.  The organization provides a free space where tutors work with youth to develop studying and organization skills.

Potential tasks include helping with English homework and other projects as they arise (such as translating subtitles into English for student film projects and preparing students for the special honors annual trip to United States).

www.puerta18.org.ar 

Language Requirement: Intermediate Spanish  

Ph15 is a non-profit organization that hosts photo workshops for youth in marginalized neighborhoods in Buenos Aires and La Plata.

Potential tasks include: Administrative support, updating social networks, translation, supporting with the planning of photography courses, researching into funding opportunities.

Language Requirement: Not Specified

Servicio Social Agustiniano (SSA) is a social project aimed at developing programs for childrenwho need support, motivation and a safe space to play and learn after school.  More than 80 percent of parents whose children attend are immigrants from Bolivia, Peru and other parts of the region and often live in difficult circumstances in Argentina. SSA is a space where children learn values and skills such as respect, teamwork, and patience beyond the classroom and home. There is a “juegoteca” and football league where volunteers can participate and help develop learning skills and social integration in children ages 5 to 12. 

www.gregoriomendel.org

Language Requirement: Intermediate Spanish

Environment and Sustainability Development

Ambientate is a non-profit working to promote environmental sustainability.   

Potential tasks include: administrative support, fundraising, translation, and participation in campaigning events. 

Language Requirement: Intermediate Spanish

Asociación Amigos de la Patagonia is a non-profit organization committed to providing solutions to what have become serious environmental problems.  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.

www.aapatagonia.org.ar 

Potential tasks include: administrative tasks and translation.  Students will also be able to assist with the planning and promotion of special events or programs. 

Language Requirement: Intermediate Spanish

Cascos Verdes is a non-profit organization that works for the social and labor inclusion of people with intellectual disabilities, by means of education.

Potential tasks include: assisting environmental educators, fundraising.

www.cascosverdes.org

Language Requirement: Intermediate Spanish

Through alliances with secondary schools and local partners, this organization works on environmental education and recycling education.

Potential tasks include: administrative support and/or potential to participate in program activities.

www.fundacionreciduca.org.ar

Language Requirement: Not Specified

 

 

Health

CASA RONALD MC DONALD - The Casa Ronald McDonald is dedicated to create, find and support programs that better the health and well being of children in a direct way. Through its three homes, an intensive therapy room for parents, a family room for neonatology and the Pediatric mobile unit, it has already benefited over 70,000 children.

www.casaronald.org.ar

Language Requirement: Not Specified

 

 

Centro de Vida is a non-profit organization, that provides outpatient treatment for people with problematic drug use, for its family and its immediate surroundings.

Potential tasks include working in research projects, communication area and fundraising among others.

www.centrodevida.org.ar

Language Requirement: Advanced Spanish

 

 

This is a non-profit organization sponsoring support and arts programs for chemotherapy patients.

Potential tasks include: communications and fundraising.

www.dondequieroestar.org

Language Requirement: Intermediate Spanish

An academic independent institution, affiliated with the Buenos Aires University School of Medicine, devoted for more than a decade to research, education, and technical cooperation in healthcare. Their goal is to improve the efficiency, equity, quality and sustainability of healthcare services and systems in Latin America. They promote clinical interventions and health care programs informed by the best available evidence and health policy decisions and implementation based on solid scientific and economic evidence.

Potential tasks include: most of the tasks are orientated to research projects.

www.iecs.org.ar

Language Requirement: Not Specified

The Fundación organizes recreational activities for children in public hospitals in Buenos Aires. Every morning student volunteers go in groups to visit the children's wards in four public hospitals. Students work with patients who visit the hospital for medical appointments.

Potential tasks include: recreational activities with children affected by HIV/AIDS and administrative tasks.

www.cdrossicomunidad.com.ar

Language Requirement: Not Specified

Fundacion Zambrano is a non-profit organization that works towards the prevention and avoidance of blindness through research, training and direct care for patients with limited resources.

Potential tasks include: volunteers can assist in the Communication area ( communicating what they do and working on prevention campaigns), and other specifics related to research and fundraising.

www.fundacionzambrano.org

Language Requirement: Not Specified

Payamédicos Civil Association, is a non-profit organization founded in 2002 by Dr José Pellucchi. Its mission is to contribute to the emotional health of the hospitalized patient, by using psycological and artistic resources related with clowns, such as, theatre, playing, music and humor in general.

Potential tasks include: volunteers can assist in the communication area. Through a brief training, direct intervention with patients as a payamedico. Welcome students of art (theater, music, visual arts, etc)

www.payamedicos.org

Language Requirement: Intermediate

Journalism and Media

Argentina Independent is a monthly print newspaper and a web-based newspaper written in English to help English speakers gain a better understanding of Argentina. Argentina Independent works in partnership with other independent local publications.

Potential tasks include: assisting with photography and working on events and marketing initiatives. Please note that there are no openings for journalism internships at Argentina Independent.

www.argentinaindependent.com

Language Requirement: Not Specified  

 

Chequeado is a non-for-profit, non-partisan, independent media organization and Latin America’s first and leading factchecking site. The organization works to promote data journalism, access to information and open data in Argentina and at the regional level.

Potential tasks include: Researching topics for articles, searching news and media outlets, updating databased, translating news articles, searching grant callings, assisting with international cooperation proposals, among others.

www.chequeado.com

Language requirement: Intermediate - Advance Spanish

 

Bubblear is a news site that produces new in English in Argentina. It is similar to the Onion.

Potential tasks include: developing short news stories and writing longer articles.

www.bubblear.com

Language Requirement: Intermediate Spanish

Politics, Public Policy and Research

Asociación Civil por la Igualdad y la Justicia (ACIJ) 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.

Potential tasks include: translating legal documents and researching topics involved in legal cases.

www.acij.org.ar

Language Requirement: Advanced or Fluent Spanish

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

Potential tasks include: researching topics on policy areas.

www.cippec.org

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

The Embassy of India promotes all Indian activities in Argentina, Paraguay, and Uruguay.

Potential tasks include: participating in Embassy areas (promoting tourism, culture, and trade).

www.indembarg.org.ar

Language Requirement: Intermediate Spanish

 

The Argentine Fulbright Commission manages scholarship programs and other activities that promote higher education in the United States for Argentine university students.

Potential tasks include: administrative support, translation, assisting with the management of scholarship programs, promotion of the Fundación Fulbright work in Argentina.

www.fulbright.edu.ar

Language Requirement: Beginner Spanish

Fundación Comisión Católica Argentina de Migraciones is an organization within the Episcopal Conference of Argentin.  It has over 50 years of experience in the care and integration of migrants and refugees.

Potential tasks include: participating in program activities, administrative work.

www.migracionesfccam.org.ar

Language Requirement: Advanced Spanish  

Fundación Compromiso is a non-profit organization working to strengthen civil society organizations and strengthen public-private partnerships for sustainable development.

Potential tasks include: administrative tasks and research.

Language Requirement: Fluent Spanish

The Argentina network for international cooperation (RACI) produces and disseminates periodically public information concerning international cooperation. Thus, it seeks to democratize access and provide a solid and reliable source of information to individuals and institutions. 

Potential tasks include: research, preparation of materials for events, updating donor databases, updating the website and social media sites, writing newsletters, attending talks, systematization of surveys, and more.

www.raci.org.ar

Language Requirement: Intermediate Spanish

Social and Economic Development

AIMA is Argentina’s oldest and largest Jewish organization, which provides a wide range of services to the community, including voluntary services.

Potential internship tasks: helping in the senior citizen or child care centers; working on institutional development.

www.amia.org.ar

Language Requirement: Intermediate Spanish

Ashoka promotes the formation of an efficient and globally integrated enterprising citizen sector, where social entrepreneurs can flourish and inspire others to become true agents of change.  

Potential tasks include: research, administrative work, and support of programs in development and communication.

www.argentina.ashoka.org

Language Requirement: Fluent Spanish

Boca Social is a non-profit organization that plans and implements social programs and actions for the Club Atlético Boca Juniors, directly and in cooperation with organizations focused on promoting equal opportunities, integration and inclusion for the community as a whole, and giving priority to children and adolescents in vulnerable contexts.

Language Requirement: Intermediate Spanish

CAEC provides support to children with special needs.

Potential tasks include: accompanying children to recreational activities including sports, games, and arts.

www.caec-online.com.ar

Language Requirement: Intermediate Spanish

 

The mission of Lumen Cor is to work for the social reintegration of people living in the street and with high vulnerability. To this end, it has created the "Network of the innkeeper"(La red del Posadero), composed by a series of multidisciplinary teams of professional volunteers, who work every day for the promotion, reintegration and support of the most needy.

Potential internship tasks: 

www.lumencor.com.ar

Language Requirement: Intermediate Spanish

Fundación Banco de Alimentos is a food bank linked to the American Food Banks organization.  This organization is the network which groups the food banks of Argentina.

Potential internship tasks: Administrative work, fundraising, and translating.

www.bancodealimentos.org.ar

Language Requirement: Not Specified

Fundación Grano de Mostaza promotes social and educational inclusion for children by implementing community art workshops and other related activities in different orphanages in the city.

Potential  tasks include: Recreational art activities with children within the "Sembrando creatividad" program, administrative support, assisting with workshop development and evaluation.

www.fundaciongdm.org.ar

Language Requirement: Beginner Spanish

Fundación Juanito is a shelter for children and teenagers from various situations of need (mostly from troubled, impoverished or abusive families).  This program provides social and educational support to these children and takes care of their needs.  Children live in this shelter full time until they are able to move out into stable situations.

Potential tasks include: working with children to provide homework help, tutoring, and playtime.  Participate in the planning and promotion of different programs such as fundraising events, kermesse, and activities for the children.  Administrative support and sorting and classifying donated items.

www.fundacionjuanito.org.ar

Language Requirement: Advanced Spanish

Potenciar Comunidades is a program of private social investments, which through the strengthening of community actors and the associated work of the same promotion, facilitates the design and implementation of projects who think the social, economic and environmental dimension in interaction with the opportunities of development of each territory.

www.losgrobo.com.ar

Potential tasks include: Work on development and translation.

Language Requirement: Intermediate Spanish

Fundación Sagrada Familia is a non-profit implementing different self-sustaining program that acts as a link between those with building materials and furniture to donate and those in need.

Potential tasks include: administrative tasks (microcredits, construction and housing, "Sume materiales", donation drives).

www.sagardafamilia.org.ar

Language Requirement: Intermediate Spanish
 


Sports & Development 

Boca Social is a non-profit organization that plans and implements social programs and actions for the Club Atlético Boca Juniors, directly and in cooperation with organizations focused on promoting equal opportunities, integration and inclusion for the community as a whole, and giving priority to children and adolescents in vulnerable contexts.

Language Requirement: Intermediate Spanish

Club Defensores del Chaco is a non-profit organization working to promote the role of sports (particularly soccer) to children in impoverished sub-urban Buenos Aires.  Club Defensores del Chaco implements weekly sport, recreational, and social activities.

Potential tasks include: research and administrative work, communications, and support of programs in development.

www.defensoresdelchaco.org.ar

Language Requirement: Not Specified

FuDe Foundation is an organization dedicated to promote and defend human rights and social exclusion, that affects children and young people. They use sports as a Dynamising element of collective and transforming social practices.
Their mission is to strengthen social organizations and their participation in developing community, based on the following principles: tolerance, non-discrimination, inclusion and equal participation.

Potential internship tasks: assit with the different programs they develop: Fútbol Callejero, Liga F.O.S (specially Liga F.O.S). With administrative tasks such as registration, fundraising and assisting during the footbol matches.

www.fundacionfude.org.ar

Language Requirement: Intermediate Spanish

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"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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