Connect-123 Buenos Aires Internships

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Traditional Argentine Dinner: locro y una empanada de verduras
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Participate in an extraordinary international internship in Argentina that is personalized and tailored to your interests and expectations! Placements and opportunities exist in Buenos Aires, Argentina in the areas of health care, journalism, human rights, business, education, and film making, just to name a few!

Our local team in Buenos Aires has connections to an extensive network of local organizations, hospitals, schools and private companies, meaning we can identify and facilitate the best internship opportunity for you! If you are keen to improve your Spanish, opportunities can be arranged that require intermediate to advanced levels of Spanish. English speaking opportunities are also available.

Taking part in an international internship in Buenos Aires gives you the chance to develop your Spanish skills and work in one of South America's most dynamic cities. Contact us today to kickstart your application for an internship of a lifetime in Buenos Aires!

Highlights
  • Tailored placements! Connect-123’s experienced team finds unique, best-fit opportunities for you, related to your interests, goals and requirements.
  • Extensive Network! Connect-123’s partner network includes entrepreneurs, human rights organizations, engineering firms, advertising agencies and many more options!
  • Flexibility! Choose your arrival and departure dates, based on your schedule.
  • Service! From pre-departure to in-country support to post internship assistance, Connect-123 provides you with all the support you need!
  • Memories! Meet new friends from all over the world and make memories to last a lifetime!

Popular Programs

Medical and Health Care Internships

Gain experience in a dynamic, developing health care environment and learn about the unique challenges and opportunities that a country like Argentina faces. Placements are available at large state-run hospitals as well as at smaller foundations and private practices. Research and administration positions available as well.

Law Internships

Learn and expand your legal skills at one of a wide array of companies and organizations. Placements include international law, business law, human rights law, and environmental law.

Film & Photography Internships

Buenos Aires is the capital of cinema in Latin America, and there’s an enormous still photography industry as well.

Human Rights Internships

Work with marginalized communities, help crack down on human trafficking, uplift the homeless--or work in any other of dozens of human rights areas. Buenos Aires, with so much wealth but also endemic poverty, is an amazing place to help improve the human condition.

Questions & Answers

Reviews

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based on 26 reviews
  • Growth 8.8
  • Support 9.1
  • Fun 9
  • Housing 8.8
  • Safety 9.2
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Jay
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Best way to intern in Latin America

My internship and time in Buenos Aires exceeded my expectations. Connect-123 does a great job of matching you with an internship that is relevant to your career interests, as well as making sure your stay in Buenos Aires is comfortable and fun. While interning for two months, I got valuable international work experience that stood out on my resume when I applied for full-time jobs. I improved my Spanish, lived in an exciting city, made great friends from different countries, traveled all over Argentina, and overall had a lot of fun.

What would you improve about this program?
The selection of internships was more limited when I did the program in 2010 but now is much larger.
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Christie
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Health Internship in Buenos Aires

My two months in Argentina flew by! I clearly remember arriving, completely terrified of the unknown. Paula and Katie made sure to alleviate those fears the very first day and walked participants through the "need to know" facts about the city.
Connect-123 did a fantastic job placing me at my intern site. I had the chance to work at a hospital five days a week, rotating through different units that included trauma, gynecology, oncology, and cardiology. Having had all this exposure to different sides of medicine, I have a clearer picture of what I want to do in the future as I pursue a career in nursing.
Not only did I grow professionally, I also grew in my confidence with Spanish. Arguably, the best place for me to practice Spanish was in my home-stay, which was also set up by Connect-123. My home-stay was ideal, and I still keep in touch with my roommates from Argentina. We were able to explore the city together, and wow, does Buenos Aires have a lot going on!
I couldn't have dreamed of a better two months. Many thanks to Connect-123 for facilitating a life-changing and memorable stay. Hasta luego!

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Jeremy
9/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Professional development, language learning and a great time!

For two months this summer, I interned as a public policy and law researcher for a non-governmental organization that studies economic crimes - such as drug trafficking, money laundering, human trafficking and more. Before becoming involved with Connect-123, I very much wanted to gain work experience in this field. Thanks to Connect, I had the opportunity to do so.

My time in the office was very productive: I analyzed laws and governmental policies surrounding certain issues (I mostly worked on civil forfeiture and the illicit drug market) and I would write reports on them. My work felt valued and worthwhile.

Argentina was what I had hoped for and so much more, truly. Buenos Aires is a huge metropolis with something for everyone - concerts, cultural events, museums, and seemingly unlimited opportunities to pursue other niche interests. The local cuisine is very unique. It lends a lot from Italian (milanesa a la nepolitana, anyone?) but with a local twist characteristic of a country built by immigrants. My absolute favorite food was pizza from Güerrín - there's nothing like it in the States. So many other foods - empanadas, asado, choripan - are to die for too.

Focusing on Connect-123: They were very much invested in your success and your enjoyment of the program. The program coordinators were very friendly and often would go to social outings with us! This helped us get a footing in a foreign land and to learn the local customs. Connect also made sure that your housing and work was at expectations: my housing was perfect (I lived with an Argentinian family) and it was Connect who was able to make that contact happen.

There are also opportunities to travel during the program. I personally went to Mendoza, Argentina for a long weekend to see the Andes Mountains and vineyards. The views were breathtaking! There are plenty of other travel opportunities too - Iguazú Falls, Patagonia, Uruguay, and so much more. Connect-123 helped me get contacts for a productive weekend trip.

To conclude, I loved my experience in Argentina and with Connect. If you're looking for professional development and a good time, this could be the program for you!

What would you improve about this program?
The only problem I personally had was with the program-guaranteed cell phone. All in all, it took me around three weeks to get a working cell phone. My experience was uncharacteristic, though: most participants got their local phone within a day or two.
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Sara
9/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Unforgettable Experience with Connect-123 in Buenos Aires, Argentina

When I started university, I knew that I wanted to spend one semester abroad. I completed an internship with Connect-123 in Buenos Aires from February-June 2014 and it was the best decision I could have ever made.

I interned at two NGO's. One dealt primarily with issues affecting women and children with HIV/AIDS. My responsibilities included looking for funding, compiling a master list with the funder's requirements, explaining the grants and sending them to the organization, as well as the translation/revision of their entire website, many grant proposals, budgets and official e-mails. At this NGO I learnt a lot about non-profit work in Argentina, the inner-working of the UN, marketing, grant writing, budget creation and translation.

The second organization was a feminist non-profit that dealt with women's rights in the context of domestic or any type of violence. I was more independent at this internship and initiated my own project which was a creation of a blog for the organization. I also assisted them with a bit of translation and writing up material/preparing for workshops that they were to hold later in the year.

In both of my internships I learnt greatly about women's rights in Argentina, the inner workings of NGOs and the impact both groups are making domestically and internationally. My level of Spanish also went from barely speaking to conversational fluent in a matter of months.

In my free time, I met up with friends, explored the city, went out, ate some great food and also visited other regions in Argentina and countries in South America. Buenos Aires is really the gateway to many destinations and there are several ways to travel affordably.

I loved everything about Argentina: the food, the people, the expressions, the places, the cities, the music, literature, culture, nature and my apartment!

Thank you to Paula and Katie from Connect-123 for warmly welcoming me to BA and helping me make the best out of my experience.

I would highly suggest this for anyone to get out of their comfort zone and pursue international opportunities like this one so as to learn, be taught, share, travel and experience.

What would you improve about this program?
To have scholarships available for potential candidates as it is quite expensive.
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Juliana
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Amazing Experience!!!

I had the opportunity to participate in the perfect internship! Connect-123 offered me exactly what I was looking for and where very helpful during my process. At first I was afraid, but they made me feel like home. It's a great opportunity for personal and professional growth.

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Vanessa
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Connect-123 Buenos Aires was the most amazing year of my life.

Everything about my Buenos Aires experience was wonderful. I was able to pick a meaningful internship that was not only relevant to my university degree but also allowed me to have a traveling gap year that didn't sacrifice my professional development. The program staff was always available to answer any questions I had, from the best method to get across town, to where to find certain food items, to their favorite weekend vacation spot. Buenos Aires itself is a wonderful city with an indescribably vibrant culture that you need to immerse yourself in to fully understand. I met some of the greatest people in the world and improved my Spanish to a near fluent level. I really cannot recommend Connect-123 and Buenos Aires higher, and I feel so fortunate to have been able to partake in this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.

What would you improve about this program?
The biggest regret of my time in Argentina was that I was unable to go to a soccer game. Connect-123 had organized one soccer event that happened to fall when I was out of town, so if I had to recommend one change, it would be to make sure you attend an Argentine soccer game, no matter what you have to sacrifice to do so!
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Ben
9/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Time of My Life

A once-in-a-lifetime experience. Connect-123 staff were really helpful. Picked up Spanish. Traveled to so many places in Argentina. Breathtaking natural landscapes. Totally recommend it to anyone who wishes to have an adventure of a lifetime!

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tb11
9/10
Yes, I recommend this program

GREAT!!!!

Paula and Katie were amazing mentors throughout the entire process! They helped me find a wonderful internship, found a beautiful place for me to live, and checked in on me to make sure I was doing well. I strongly recommend Connect 123, their staff is unparalleled!

What would you improve about this program?
If I were to change one aspect of the program, I would have chosen a more interactive internship. While Paula and Katie found a great job for me, the work itself was not that meaningful.
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nb123
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Fantastic!

The Connect-123 program had a fantastic support system and built the my experience from the ground up. Because of this, there is almost no reason why you SHOULDN'T be happy with the experience. The staff is readily available to help you with any problems you have even when they aren't in the office. I had a fantastic time in Argentina this summer!

My host family made me feel a part of the family. I regularly ate dinner with them and we watched TV together and talked. It was a great way to improve my Spanish!

I also worked 5 days a week doing marketing research for a small company. Everyone in the office was incredibly friendly and willing to teach me anything I wanted to know!

I really can't say enough about my experience. If you are looking into abroad program for whatever reason, strongly consider Connect-123!

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LeeWeinberger
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Top Notch! Go for it!

Connect 123 is a class act. From start to finish, the support from the connect staff was great. The internships they provide are beneficial to your professional life and the activities they arrange contribute to a healthy social life as well. I use Connect two summers in a row, both Cape Town and Buenos Aires and both were fantastic.

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Will
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Finance Internship in Buenos Aires

My internship with Connect-123 in Buenos Aires was fantastic. The team set me up with an internship in a financial group that was tailor fit for my interests. I really wanted to combine my two fields of study from college in the U.S., Business Admin. and Spanish, and Connect-123 helped me find just that. I couldn’t have landed such a great position without their help.

My job consisted of working with a fund manager for the mutual fund division of the financial group. My responsibilities varied from investment analysis to helping launch some investment products. I really enjoyed gaining access to a market and economy outside of my home country.

I loved living in Buenos Aires; the city is fantastic. There is always something fun going on. It’s a great city to get to know and is arguably the best in South America.