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AIDE Abroad - Internships in Buenos Aires, Argentina
Meet Devon Alter, AIDE Abroad alum in Argentina
GO: What originally inspired you to intern in Buenos Aires with AIDE Abroad?
Devon: I had always wanted to visit Buenos Aires and had heard wonderful things about AIDE Abroad from friends. When I looked in to it and discovered that they offered an internship program, I immediately applied and never looked back.
GO: Describe your day to day activities as an intern in Buenos Aires.
Devon: I worked at a PR firm just a month or so before a big event. (Buenos Aires Fashion Week or BAFWeek) I would arrive between 9-10 and chat with the other employees while I researched and compiled international media contact info for the event. I would reach out to them with event info and try to coordinate press pass information and even coverage. On event days, I would get to go to the event locations and work on site. This meant setting up the press center, helping to coordinate media interviews and more. During the events, I was running all over the floor keeping up with reporters, interviews and my team. I also got to watch some amazing runway shows! It is the coolest job I have ever had.
GO: How has this experience impacted your future?
Devon: During my time in Buenos Aires, I grew as a person and my spanish abilities increased dramatically. It also gave me the opportunity to grow professionally. Without that experience, I would not have been hired to my current position. I now work at a PR firm with clients in and around South America. My experience in Buenos Aires was one of the main reasons my boss decided to give me an interview, and I love my job. I will always be grateful for the amazing internship placement I received from AIDE.
About AIDE Abroad
AIDE Abroad is a global non-profit organization dedicated to sending volunteers and interns abroad since 2007. A variety of professional and community based projects are available to students.
AIDE Abroad provides volunteer opportunities in Latin America and South Africa for dedicated volunteers. AIDE Abroad has sent more than 5,000 volunteers, teachers, and interns abroad since its founding. Projects vary in length and type, interested applicants are encouraged to visit the AIDE Abroad site to learn more about how they can volunteer abroad.
Encouraged applicants are encouraged to visit the AIDE Abroad website to learn more about Interning Abroad.