Location
  • Argentina
    • Buenos Aires
Length
8 to 52 weeks

Program Details

Compensation
Unpaid
Timeframe
Year Round
Housing
Apartment
Language
English
Weekly Hours
25
Age Min.
18
Age Max
70

Pricing

Starting Price
450
Price Details
The Project Fee includes accommodation (if opted for), project placement, 24-hour in-country support and a two-day orientation to Buenos Aires. We offer full pre-departure support (for all necessary flights, visas and vaccinations) and ongoing assistance throughout your placement.
What's Included
Accommodation
What's Not Included
Accommodation Meals Travel Insurance
Apr 12, 2017
May 27, 2016
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About Program

Argentina in general and Buenos Aires in particular is a mesmerising place, full of life, arts, culture, and history. Experience living and working in "the Paris of the South' while working as an intern on Global Nomadic's Photography and Journalism Internship.

An ideal opportunity for film, photography & journalism students, this project places interns in the Communications Team of a busy and dynamic NGO, operating several community-based volunteer projects in and around Buenos Aires. Interns conduct research and gather information during the week, which involves getting to know the community centres and the many other projects this NGO supports.

Depending upon skills and preferences, interns might work on researching, writing, and publishing articles for the NGO blog, create videos and visual materials to be used as promotional material, as well as translating texts and interviews with volunteers. This internship requires a working knowledge of Spanish; lessons are available.

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Elizabeth
8/10
Yes, I recommend this program

One of the most rewarding and meaningful experiences of my life.

Global Nomadic placed me quickly and smoothly with an awesome Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) in Buenos Aires, Argentina for my Communications internship.

This internship is as rewarding as you make it. There was no actual set hours or mentor to guide you, so you could choose to work hard and learn the ropes yourself, or simply glide through. Obviously, I chose the former: I brought my laptop and camera (highly recommended as they are not provided) and worked closely with the Comms team on promoting their many projects throughout the big, vibrant city. We traveled to communities to take footage and interview directors of the projects, and I busted out my Spanish and facilitated the interviews, as well as had the opportunity to write articles about the people, culture, and places. I loved the people and the non-profit I worked for. Everyone was super chill, and even though I didn't live in the housing, I saw them there often as it was our headquarters for the Comms team. It also worked out that I had a videographer intern on my team, so I got to fulfill my desire of learning more about film editing and the software.

I really felt good about promoting the eight projects (and seeing where some of my money went) that help underprivileged Argentinians; I gained a new perspective, immersed myself in a new culture, and tried new things. That was my goal: to connect with the locals, to be able to communicate and understand their lives, and to use my creative skills to help them and their projects thrive. And of course, to return to Canada equipped with unique experience in my field to add to my portfolio for future employers.

I love Buenos Aires. Saw it as a tourist in 2014, and lived as a local there this year. Two entirely different experiences, but both some of the best times of my life. Thank you!

What would you improve about this program?
-More communication, updates, and support between Global Nomadic and Interns. I found that after the initial placement, I hadn't heard from them until the end of my 10-week internship. With so little contact, it's hard to write a review specifically for the company.

-Ensure Interns speak at least basic Spanish for this program to make it easier for the projects and people they work for, and easier on themselves. A lot were overwhelmed by the language barrier because they were led to believe they didn't require any Spanish. This makes it hard for the intern to have a fulfilling experience if they can't communicate or understand co-workers during their placement.

- Invest in resources for Comms interns; a camera, microphone, a tripod (nobody's going to pack on in their suitcase) - anything like that, because if an Intern comes without (I knew several who did) they are left twiddling their thumbs (of course, they're at fault for not bringing their own). Higher priority: Microphone (for interviews) and tripod. For the most part, people will bring their cameras and laptops. If this is not feasible, at least triple check with them to bring their own stuff before departure!

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