Puentes Abroad: Immersive Internships in Argentina and Uruguay
Puentes builds bridges to connect undergraduate students and recent graduates with a range of professional and cultural opportunities in various cities in Argentina and Uruguay, from educational and human rights nonprofits to healthcare agencies and tech companies. Puentes provides a customized and meaningful internship experience, together with personalized professional development, engaging cultural activities, and constant support before, during, and after the adventure. The Puentes Internship Program includes the following components: - Internship: The core component of the Puentes experience is an engaging internship at a high-performing nonprofit, business, or government agency, in which you undertake meaningful project-based work with close supervision. - Professional Enrichment: Your internship is complemented by one-on-one mentoring sessions with Puentes staff on resume building and interviewing skills in order to provide you with valuable insights and tools to advance your career. You also have access to professional talks and seminars. - Cultural Immersion: You become immersed in the local culture through a city tour, tango lesson, and day trip to an Argentine ranch or a charming Uruguay coastal town. - Optional Spanish Courses: We arrange intensive Spanish classes if you desire to jumpstart your integration into your new home country. - Housing: We pre-screen and arrange housing for you with homestay families, shared apartments, or student residences to ensure maximum comfort, safety, and ideal location in the city - Support: Before, during, and after your Puentes experience, we are dedicated to making your adventure abroad as enjoyable and impactful as possible. We help you with all pre-departure details and arrangements and meet you at the airport. We provide constant, reliable, and cheerful 24-7 support on the ground. And we continue to support you in your professional endeavors with mentorship and letters of recommendation.
Puentes strives to shape global citizens who bring an international perspective to their spheres of work and influence. We strongly believe in learning by doing and taking education outside of the traditional classroom. We know that a carefully crafted, highly customized, and thoroughly implemented immersion experience can help open minds and doors for new life adventures.
Interested in applying? Follow our simple instructions at puentesabroad.com/how-to-apply
Level of Spanish is dependent on internship sites, but it is not required.
We can work with you to gain academic credit for your internship abroad in conjunction with your university.
Don't miss our Annual Puentes Scholarship Contest, which provides students with full and half scholarship for the entire Puentes program fee. All you have to do is submit a 500-word letter to us detailing how you hope to impact the world as a global citizen through your work along with the simple Puentes application form. The deadline to apply to this year's contest is February 15, 2020.