May 29, 2023
July 21, 2023
Gain valuable work experience in the sophisticated city of Buenos Aires. As you live and work, soak in Argentina’s rich culture, from iconic tango to tantalizing cuisine to amazing arts. Whether you speak English or Spanish, in just eight weeks you’ll strengthen your resume with international experience and develop marketable skills.
Add an optional elective class in either one or both sessions and earn extra credits toward your degree.
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Some placements may require 4 semesters of university-level Spanish. What does this mean?
Enhance your learning and develop marketable skills with an eight-week Summer Internship in Buenos Aires.
If you’ve never studied Spanish before, you’ll take this introductory seminar taught intensively at the beginning of your summer session to complement the IFSA internship experience. By introducing key words and phrases in the classroom—and venturing out into the city to practice them—this class also provides insights into local customs and daily life in Buenos Aires. (1 U.S. semester credit hour)
International Internship Seminar
All internships include participation in the International Internship Seminar, which uses a blended learning framework with online and in-person components. Online modules provide structured opportunities to reflect on the practical experience of the internship, learn more about your host country’s business culture, and further develop the professional skills needed for a successful transition from undergraduate coursework into a career or graduate school. Plus, you will engage with an online global cohort of IFSA internship participants, gaining exposure to business cultures around the world. At your IFSA location, you will meet in-person with fellow interns to participate in exclusive field visits, learn from guest speakers about working across cultures, and attend workshops on leveraging your strengths for your future job search at home or abroad. (3 U.S. semester credit hours)
You may enroll in one additional class per four-week session. All classes are worth 3 U.S. semester credit hours and a supplemental fee is applicable per class.
SESSION 1 CLASSES
Advanced Spanish I (3 U.S. semester credit hours)
Globalization and Economic Challenges in Latin America
Taught in English, this class examines globalization’s historic impact as economies and financial systems become more interconnected – from economic changes in Latin America in the 1960s through future economic scenarios for Argentina in the 21st century. Supporting topics ranging from climate change, commercial conflicts, and strategic trade alliances with China, the U.S., and other regions, a series of field visits allow students to gain firsthand experience with the economic challenges and opportunities globalization presents in and around Buenos Aires. (3 U.S. semester credit hours)
Unheard Voices: Contemporary Literature
Taught in Spanish, this course explores the fundamental texts and authors of Chilean and Argentine literature of the 20th century. We will not only cover the canon of Latin American literature, but also rethink the canon to develop a counter-literature. To this end, we will trace the cultural tensions the texts express and to put them in relation to the correlative political conflicts. We will also consider certain themes from the 19th century to understand the way in which Argentine and Chilean authors take up, readapt and reformulate these themes, according to new questions in the 20th century. (3 U.S. semester credit hours)
SESSION 2 CLASSES
Advanced Spanish II (3 U.S. semester credit hours)
Intervention Strategies in Mental Health
Taught in English, this class explores some of the most relevant strategies of intervention in mental health. Some psychologists in Argentina have defined “mental health” as a comprehensive and inclusive state of actions capable of producing welfare rooted in the insertion of the individual in their functional milieu. We shall attempt to the clarify the following terms: strategy, intervention, and mental health. We will explore multiple mental health intervention strategies and their applications to diverse situations and populations. Identifying effective preventive and therapeutic strategies is crucial to establishing public policies which contribute to mental health at individual, family, community, and social levels. (3 U.S. semester credit hours)
Comparative Perspectives on Human Rights
Taught in Spanish, this class explores practical and theoretical contents of human rights in Latin America and modernity. Students will examine massive human rights violations in Latin America—from the 1976 military coup in Argentina and concentration camps, to the impacts of neoliberal capitalism on human rights concepts in the 21st century throughout Latin America, where Argentina is now recognized worldwide for policies in defense of human rights. Students will interrogate how social justice theories can be used to rethink each system and its consequences for Latin America’s diverse populations. (3 U.S. semester credit hours)
Once you submit your application, including your resume and an IFSA Internship Intent Form, our experienced advisors will connect with you individually to identify your professional strengths, review your goals, and refine your internship interests. We will also provide internship preparation resources and interviewing tips to further set you up for success.
Our team will match you with meaningful and credible internship opportunities tailored to your interests, strengths, and background. You will interview with your internship match before your placement is confirmed. Keep in mind, final placements are highly dependent on the prior experiences and skills you may have to offer, availability of companies, and the local environment for these positions.
Interns are engaged for 15 or more hours per week with their host organization. All internships are credit-bearing and unpaid opportunities. Interns are jointly supervised by a site supervisor and seminar instructor, and coordinated by IFSA resident staff.
The following list showcases the variety of potential internship opportunities in Buenos Aires. While some of these internship opportunities may be available for upcoming terms, internship placements do vary from term to term. We will work with you individually to identify a placement that meets your unique personal, academic, and professional goals.
Placements are conducted in English, unless otherwise noted. If you have at least four semesters of Spanish language experience, ask your IFSA Admissions Counselor about opportunities to conduct your placement and/or complete the seminar in Spanish.
Organization: This NGO’s objective is to raise awareness about the importance of the Right to Play in every child’s life. To this end, it proposes recreational and educational activities to enrich the social and cultural environment.
Subject Areas: Human and Child Development, Human Services, Social Policy, Social Work
Potential Projects: As an intern, you may assist with translation of specific bibliography, social media management, or investigate financial aid, grants, fundraising opportunities, and potential donors.
Organization: This NGO works to defend women’s rights and gender equality through art.
Subject Areas: Arts Administration/Management, Human Rights, Social Justice, Women and Gender Studies
Potential Projects: An intern would be involved in the improvement and systematization of the organization’s archive and documents, the creation of dissemination material, the production of artistic and cultural events, and the co-management of financial support.
Organization: This international NGO promotes citizen participation, transparency, and access to public information to strengthen democratic institutions through collective action. It is also engaged in research and actions in areas such as elections, justice, legislative work, and corruption.
Subject Areas: International Studies/Affairs/Relations, Law/Legal Studies, Political Science, Public Policy/Policy Studies
Potential Projects: You may work in areas such as oversight of public expenditures; monitoring the functioning of the executive, parliament, and judiciary; assisting in the presentation of bills; assisting with reports on campaigns and the electoral processes; and translation and production of dissemination material.
Organization: This organization encourages language practice with people from all over the world, with a focus on the cultural exchange and the values of Argentine cultures. It aims to enrich vocabulary and communication through play and conversation.
Subject Areas: Communications, Cultural Studies, Marketing, Media/Multimedia Studies
Potential Projects: You will participate in various projects such as the coordination of conversation club events, the management of social networks, the creation of content for radio, podcast, Twitch, and TikTok, the writing of articles on interculturality, and the search for national and international funding sources.
Organization: This Buenos Aires city government office promotes Buenos Aires as a destination for study abroad and provides services to and activities for foreign students in the city.
Subject Areas: Advertising, Communications, Marketing
Potential Projects: You would be involved in the implementation of marketing projects.
Organization: This NGO promotes initiatives for women, young people, and families in the vulnerable, suburban neighborhoods of Buenos. It focuses on housing, education, and labor integration.
Subject Areas: Human and Child Development, Human Rights, Social Justice, Women and Gender Studies
Potential Projects: You may be assisting with data systematization, report elaboration, production of dissemination material in English, and organization of training events.
Upon completion of your program, IFSA will send an official Butler University transcript to your home university with your coursework converted to the U.S. semester credit hour system. You will also have access to an unofficial transcript in your IFSA Student Portal. The transcript reflects courses taken, credits attempted, and grades earned during your term abroad. This service is included in your study abroad program at no additional cost. See our Transcripts page for more information.
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