Intern in Argentina

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Intern abroad in the "Paris of the South."

Work in the international and vibrant city of Buenos Aires while you learn Spanish in a full immersion experience. You could find yourself working with large international companies or smaller entrepreneurial ones. The city itself is always moving, with millions of people working, eating, and having fun into all hours of the morning. While the Argentine accent takes a little getting used to, the great city of Buenos Aires is easy for anyone to love. Add our Jewish Immersion Program, which offers support, cultural activities, and connections with the local Jewish community – the sixth-largest in the world.


What to Expect:

  • Language: English and Spanish
  • Average Courseload: Optional: 3 - 12 U.S. credits
  • GPA Requirement: 2.5

Highlights:

  • Eat some of the best food in the world in the restaurants and markets of Buenos Aires
  • Homestay experience to learn more about Argentine culture
  • Placements for beginner or advanced Spanish speakers
  • Strong on-site support from our wonderful Site Director
  • Wide range of internship fields with high level placements

Internship Placements

Business & Economics internships available in Argentina

Below are a few sample Business & Economics placements undertaken by past participants. There are many more possibilities, as each placement is customized. Contact an advisor to learn more!

Other countries with Business & Economics internships
<h4>Business Development Intern with e-Learning Company</h4>

Business Development Intern with e-Learning Company

This is a large organization that works around the world delivering cutting-edge e-learning opportunities to people and businesses. As the organization grows, you could join one of several teams: product development and design, app and software development, or business management and development. Many possibilities await you.

<h4>Business Administration Intern at Social Enterprise</h4>

Business Administration Intern at Social Enterprise

This organization is a great place for a first job experience, where you’ll learn about teamwork in a multicultural environment while exploring Buenos Aires. Your role could include analyzing business certification evaluation processes and identifying the gaps in the organization’s capacity to achieve that certification. A large amount of competitor analysis will be involved in this startup work.

<h4>Marketing Intern at Workforce Training Company</h4>

Marketing Intern at Workforce Training Company

Whatever the business challenge, this organization partners with clients every step of the way to find the learning technology or solution that fits best—and gets results. You’ll study how the inbound marketing process works in other world regions. Adapting that process to the Latin American environment, you’ll assist in the planning of a business strategy.

Education internships available in Argentina

Below are a few sample Education placements undertaken by past participants. There are many more possibilities, as each placement is customized. Contact an advisor to learn more!

Other countries with Education internships
<h4>Business Development or Education Intern at e-Learning Organization</h4>

Business Development or Education Intern at e-Learning Organization

Interested in the growing field of e-learning? This training and skills development business focuses on educating people working in a large number of industries around the world. You’ll be assigned to a department depending on your skills and interests, but you could work with marketing, curriculum development, or database management.

<h4>Education Intern at Local NGO</h4>

Education Intern at Local NGO

Work with children in socially vulnerable situations in and around Buenos Aires. For many years, this organization has been working with children who need assistance in education, as many do not attend school regularly. Your role will include planning creative, active, and educational activities for the children.

<h4>Educational Assistant at School</h4>

Educational Assistant at School

Intern for an educational institution in Argentina helping local teachers maximize their impact on students. You’ll assist with logistics, fundraising, planning school activities, and completing administrative tasks. This is a chance to learn more about education in a supportive environment.

Engineering internships available in Argentina

Below are a few sample Engineering placements undertaken by past participants. There are many more possibilities, as each placement is customized. Contact an advisor to learn more!

Other countries with Engineering internships
<h4>Engineering Intern at Electronic Devices Intermediary</h4>

Engineering Intern at Electronic Devices Intermediary

Join a uniquely Argentine-Chinese company that provides a range of intermediary solutions between the Latin American market and its factories in China. Among the company’s core products are cell phones, tablets, cables, and power banks. The company strives to be leaders in the development of fair, transparent and quality trade, empowering the global community. Interns enjoy a mostly technical role, with duties including database building, product development, benchmarking, logistics, design and development of new products, and quality assurance of the products and accessories.

Entrepreneurship internships available in Argentina

Below are a few sample Entrepreneurship placements undertaken by past participants. There are many more possibilities, as each placement is customized. Contact an advisor to learn more!

Other countries with Entrepreneurship internships
<h4>Business Development Intern at Online Sales Company</h4>

Business Development Intern at Online Sales Company

Analyze the marketplace and competitors for this up-and-coming online sales organization. You’ll work on social media campaigns, create marketing content, and build a prospect list. In addition, you’ll use data to analyze trends in the industry and make recommendations on business goals.

<h4>Business Development Intern at Company Culture Consulting Organization</h4>

Business Development Intern at Company Culture Consulting Organization

This consulting company is making waves in the conventional and mainstream consulting world by focusing on developing conscious culture within companies. You’ll help with a range of tasks, including analyzing a business’s management and culture, as well as creating a sales and marketing database and helping with finances.

<h4>Communication Strategy Intern at Digital Marketing Startup</h4>

Communication Strategy Intern at Digital Marketing Startup

This startup focuses on developing visual concepts for printing and digital marketing. You’ll work closely with the CEO and head of sales, as well as clients, to customize business solutions using marketing analysis and data. Take your skills to the next level.

Hospitality Tourism & Event Planning internships available in Argentina

Below are a few sample Hospitality Tourism & Event Planning placements undertaken by past participants. There are many more possibilities, as each placement is customized. Contact an advisor to learn more!

Other countries with Hospitality Tourism & Event Planning internships
<h4>Logistics Coordinator for Restaurant/Meeting Space</h4>

Logistics Coordinator for Restaurant/Meeting Space

Take your career to the next level in Argentina. Your role includes planning events, coordinating with food suppliers, and adhering to a detailed budget. In addition, you can polish your marketing skills as you scout other restaurants for competitor analysis.

<h4>Event Coordinator for Local Restaurant/Event Space</h4>

Event Coordinator for Local Restaurant/Event Space

Work at a local restaurant in Buenos Aires that focuses on local, healthy, natural food. This new, busy restaurant is a hub for fundraisers and events, and your role will include promoting and organizing events, as well as tackling business administration tasks.

<h4>Food and Beverage Intern for Restaurant & Bar</h4>

Food and Beverage Intern for Restaurant & Bar

“You’ll have the opportunity to assist in all aspects of the food and beverage operation—from performing administrative tasks to helping in the kitchen, bar, and dining room. You’ll be able to observe and participate in all the critical functions that are needed to make a successful business.

Marketing Advertising & PR internships available in Argentina

Below are a few sample Marketing Advertising & PR placements undertaken by past participants. There are many more possibilities, as each placement is customized. Contact an advisor to learn more!

Other countries with Marketing Advertising & PR internships
<h4>Client Services and Business Development Intern at Marketing Firm</h4>

Client Services and Business Development Intern at Marketing Firm

This organization provides data-driven marketing to a large number of clients. They use in-house technology and platforms to allow partners to produce media, increasing the relevancy of ads. You’ll join a young, fast-paced team that works to meet clients’ needs and optimizes their marketing options.

<h4>Graphic Design Intern at Marketing Firm</h4>

Graphic Design Intern at Marketing Firm

You’ll provide marketing intelligence for the brand, research clients’ strategies, and produce graphic and audio-visual elements. Plan to increase your skill set with an opportunity to dive into digital marketing, experimenting with social media and website analysis, strategy, and content development.

<h4>Graphic Design Intern at Educational Technology Company</h4>

Graphic Design Intern at Educational Technology Company

Work with a dedicated team of education professionals to market their suite of technology products. You’ll use your graphic design, marketing and research skills to develop materials for several campaigns. Then, you’ll analyze social media, website performance, and media results to developing strategies to strengthen brand identity through advertising.

Program Details

Intern for Credit

Want credit for your internship? We can do that for you!

A respected New Hampshire university, Plymouth State University is CIS Abroad’s accrediting partner for internship programs. Plymouth State University is a NEASC accredited institution with over 20 years of experience awarding internship credit both domestically and internationally. Plymouth State University has been nationally recognized for its commitment to the environment and for innovative programs that are making an impact both regionally and globally.

Learn more about interning for credit through Plymouth State University here.

Why Life in Buenos Aires

Buenos Aires is the second largest city in Latin America with 14 million people. Visitors call it the “Paris of the South” because it resembles a European city. Here, you’ll find tree-lined streets, cafes on every corner, and fantastic shopping. You’ll dance the tango and drink yerba mate in this cosmopolitan metropolis that never seems to sleep.

Porteños will love showing you their lifestyle and helping you learn Spanish in their unique accented speech. For a once-in-a-lifetime experience, ask a new friend to bring you to the Superclásico. This is a fútbol match between local rivals Boca Juniors and River Plate. City-wide support is split between the two teams, which means fans get very passionate!  Buenos Aires’ fun, vibrant environment is full of activities. You can shop and stroll on Calle Florida or at Plaza Francia. Visit the free Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, the center of Argentine art. Relax or study in the postcard-perfect Plaza de Mayo or walk the cobblestone streets of San Telmo. Finally, you can fall in love with Palermo’s parks.

Live La Vida Local

  • Explore the parks

    Buenos Aires is full of beautiful parks. Whether you want a casual stroll or fast paced jog, they are a great place to check out.

  • Calle Defensa

    This world class Sunday market has every kind of craft you can imagine. There you can enjoy the sound of local musicians, taste the delicious food and be entertained by the street performers.

  • Do the Tango

    This traditional, passionate dance is what Argentina is known for! Strut your stuff alongside the locals at La Ideal or La Viruta.

  • Drink “Mate”

    Mate is the Buenos Aires drink of choice. Our favorite way to enjoy it is at a cafe in the historical center with a churro or dulce de leche snack, perhaps at El Rosadal.

Homestay in Buenos Aires

Location

In homestays, participants will live with a local family as well as other international students. The number of people in the house or apartment varies depending on which homestay is assigned to the student.

All homestays include a private room and Wi-Fi. The homestays are located 10-30 minutes by public transportation from Universidad de Belgrano. This is a great way to practice Spanish and experience Argentine culture, but also have other international students nearby.

OPTIONAL ADD-ON: The Jewish Immersion program add-on includes a homestay accommodation with Jewish families, matching each student with a family with a similar level of observance and customs as well as other identity-based support for Jewish students.

Photo: Argentina Site Director Marina introducing new students to their host family.

Meals

Your homestay family will cook you 10 meals a week (breakfast and dinner Monday through Friday). Depending on your host family’s preference, you may also have access to the kitchen to take care of the rest of your meals.

Inclusions and Amenities

  • CommutePublic Transportation
  • Kitchen Equipment
  • MealsHomestay
  • Private Room
  • Wi-Fi

Residence Hall in Buenos Aires

Location

The residence is a big, beautiful house located in the heart of Palermo Hollywood (a very trendy area!) where a lot of locals and students from abroad live. Most in the residence are from other cities in Argentina and nearby countries, a lot of them studying at the University of Buenos Aires.

You will be accommodated in a double room with private bathroom. There are study rooms, Wi-Fi, and laundry is provided at an extra cost.

Meals

You will have access to the kitchen for preparing your meals.

Inclusions and Amenities

  • BathroomEnsuite
  • Double Room
  • Kitchen Equipment
  • LaundryOn-site
  • Study Areas
  • Wi-Fi

What's Included

Inclusions

Program fees are in U.S. dollars and include the following:

  • Internship placement and supervision
  • Housing
  • Medical and accident insurance
  • Pre-departure and onsite orientation
  • Financial aid counseling
  • Assistance with travel arrangements
  • Airport pickup service
  • On-site support
  • Career Launch Toolkit
  • La Vida Local cultural program

Welcome & Orientation

Upon arrival, take part in a comprehensive orientation program. Learn the “do’s and don’ts” of living in Argentina. Where to go out, how to stay safe, where to shop are just a few of questions that will be answered by our staff. During the first few days, take the Buenos Aires Bus to check out the Top 20 must-see points of the city. During orientation, learn all out the favorite places in town (restaurants, museums, markets etc). And join in on a welcome meal, something traditional and yummy (empanadas, anyone?) so that you can start to taste the local flavor.

Farewell & Re-Entry Program

Though you’re not an astronaut returning from space, re-entering your home culture after being abroad can be shocking to the system. We’ll walk you through some of the things to expect, help you reflect on your time abroad so that you can remember the highlights. And, of course, enjoy another amazing meal as part of our farewell to Argentina.

Program Excursions

While participating on a CIS Abroad program, you'll be able to take part in built-in day trips at no additional cost. These trips are subject to change from term to term; listed below are excursions that have run in the past.
Plaza de Mayo

Plaza de Mayo

The city centre of Buenos Aires, Plaza de Mayo has been the scene of the most momentous events in Argentine history, as well as the largest popular demonstrations in the country. On the occasion of the one-year anniversary of the May Revolution in 1811, the Pirámide de Mayo (English: May Pyramid) was inaugurated in the square’s hub, becoming Buenos Aires’ first national monument. It hosts the government house, the Buenos Aires Cathedral and the Cabildo, the site of Spain’s administration back in colonial times.

Puerto Madero

Puerto Madero

The newest neighborhood in Buenos Aires, Puerto Madero hosts a beautiful waterfront, 5 star hotels, an ecological reserve and contemporary architecture. We walk from Plaza de Mayo down to the river – a great place to enjoy a Mate picnic! The most emblematic point for a picture is the Women’s Bridge, a stunning feat of engineering as well as a work of art. Its design resembles a hook or a tooth of some sort, but actually, the architect Santiago Calatrava designed the bridge to look like a couple dancing the tango. The bridge is pedestrian only, and rotates a full 90 degrees to allow ships to pass by.

Tigre

Tigre

A welcome escape from the busier districts in Buenos Aires, Tigre is a tranquil setting surrounded by bodies of water and nature. Your visit may include a ferry ride to an island just off the coast, a tour of the fruit market, or a trek through a nature reserve.

Site Director

Travel Tip:

Bring comfy shoes as Buenos Aires is very walkable. A great pastime is simply walking the city with no time restriction or plans. Also, get used to saying hi with a hug and a kiss.

Travel Tip:

Bring comfy shoes as Buenos Aires is very walkable. A great pastime is simply walking the city with no time restriction or plans. Also, get used to saying hi with a hug and a kiss.

About:

Marina was born and raised in Buenos Aires, Argentina.​ She is passionate for traveling, animal and specially dogs lover and defines herself as an aspirational veggie. Over the last ​ten years she has been working on a small business of her own, dedicated to build travel programs for groups that want to experience Buenos Aires in an alternative way. ​She ​studied Social Communications ​a​t the University of Buenos Aires​ and specialized in Digital Strategies and Content. She is very happy to be part of the growing CIS Abroad, offering her expertise​ as a traveler and as a pure “Porteña” ​ to excited students. In her free time she practices yoga, ​paints, cooks healthy food​ and enjoys meeting with friends. She is married and has a dog named Dar​k – but she calls him Pepino (cucumber).

Your Support Staff

Global Advising Team
Travel Tip:

We love what we do and want to talk to you! The Global Advising Center is here to help you decide on a program, and complete the Online Application. From the moment you first hear from us—be it through a text, phone call, email or personal visit—you will find that our passion for international education is contagious. We’re ready to launch you abroad.

Michelle Everard
Travel Tip:

Journal, journal, journal! Write down the little things, the strange details & whatever made you laugh. It’s the little things that make a trip amazing and are easily the most forgotten.

Alexandra Woolner
Travel Tip:

Expect the unexpected! Sometimes culture shock is stronger in countries where you expect things to be more similar to your home country and environment. Traveling abroad is an excellent way to learn more about your own culture, habits, style, and adaptability.

Add-Ons

Price

$500

Jewish Immersion Program

We aim to give Jewish students who respect kosher and Shabbat the opportunity of participating in an international program, assuring that they will be able to maintain their religious traditions. Plus, Argentina is home to around 250,000 Jews, making it the sixth-largest Jewish community in the world, and the biggest in Latin America.

For a $500 add-on to any of our Argentina programs, we will provide:

  • Homestay accommodation with Jewish families, matching each student with a family with a similar level of observance and customs
  • Jewish advisor who will come to the orientation and deliver a storytelling about the local community, Jewish tips and a Jewish map
  • Plus a weekly newsletter with activities within the community
  • 2 placements for Shabbat or holiday dinners
  • Optional services: Jewish city tour; Kosher lunch boxes

PROCESS FOR APPLYING:

  1. Apply for your program of interest in Argentina
  2. Tell your CIS Abroad program coordinator that you want the Jewish Program Add-On
  3. Fill in the Jewish Program Form they give to you
  4. Wait for confirmations!

Read more about the program here.

Dates & Prices

ADVISOR TIP: Please WAIT to book flights until you have received confirmed dates in your acceptance paperwork. Dates posted here are subject to change.

  • Application Deadline: May 1
  • Arrival: August 22
  • Departure: October 10 | November 7
  • Price: $4,590 - $5,390
  • Application Deadline: Jun 1
  • Arrival: September 12
  • Departure: November 8 | December 5
  • Price: $4,590 - $5,390
  • Application Deadline: Oct 1 (Estimated)
  • Arrival: February 1 (Estimated)
  • Departure: March 27 | April 24 (Estimated)
  • Price: $4,790 - $5,690 (Estimated)
  • Application Deadline: Nov 1 (Estimated)
  • Arrival: March 5 (Estimated)
  • Departure: May 1 | May 29 (Estimated)
  • Price: $4,790 - $5,690 (Estimated)
  • Application Deadline: Mar 1 (Estimated)
  • Arrival: May 23 (Estimated)
  • Departure: July 18 | August 15 (Estimated)
  • Price: $4,590 - $5,390 (Estimated)
  • Application Deadline: Apr 1 (Estimated)
  • Arrival: June 19 (Estimated)
  • Departure: August 15 | September 12 (Estimated)
  • Price: $4,590 - $5,390 (Estimated)
Additional Information:

Summer or Fall 2020: 8 week internship: $4,590, 12 week internship: $5,390
Spring 2021: 8 week internship: $4,790, 12 week internship: $5,690

As with all study abroad programs, you should count on a few additional expenses.

CIS Abroad reserves the right to alter fees at any time due to currency fluctuations and/or fee changes made by our partner universities.