Buenos Aires, Argentina
In Buenos Aires, program participants are overwhelmed with a choice of museums, street theater, tango, live jazz, and cafe orchestras. Further afield there are opportunities for whale watching, tours of the wine region, hiking in the Andes, and skiing in Bariloche.
In the context of an internship, Buenos Aires offers unique opportunities for students to engage in projects focused on its strong but still developing economy, social justice and human rights issues, health care, and more. Bentley works together with Connect-123 Internship and Volunteer Programs to ensure that students are placed in internships that relate to their courses of study to maximize quality and academic relevance of the placement. The eight-week program consists of an on-site orientation of Buenos Aires and the internship experience, followed by an internship placement at a company or organization in the student's field of interest.
Examples of Buenos Aires internship opportunities include working at local hospitals, helping local social entrepreneurs to launch their businesses, tutoring and designing education / youth leadership programs for children, and working as a “journalist-in-residence” at local human rights organizations. Please note that many placements require proficiency in Spanish.
Just a sample of the opportunities include internships in:
• Animal Science and Wildlife
• Communication, PR and Event Management
• Economic Development
• Education and Teaching
• Environment and Sustainability
• Film and Photography
• Human Rights
• Medical and Health Care
• Project Management
• Public Policy
• Social Work
• Sports Management
• Tourism and Hospitality
• Web Development
• Youth Development and Sport
Satisfactory completion of the internship placement is required in order for students to earn credit for the program. Students must also complete an academic portfolio in addition to their work-related responsibilities. In order that students fully understand what is expected of them, the portfolio is broken down into the following sub-sections, each of which is given a fraction of the overall grade: an introduction to the professional field; daily reports; weekly write-ups; and a final analysis and conclusion. Students will communicate regularly with a Bentley faculty member in the Management department who will facilitate this academic component and determine the final grade. Students earn three Management credits.
Accommodations and Meals
In Buenos Aires, students can choose to practice their Spanish and live with a homestay family or share apartments with locals, or depending on availability, with other program participants. Intern and Volunteer program students should budget from $450 to $650 per month for housing costs.
In order to apply to the Buenos Aires Internship Program, students should be of junior or senior level class standing, have a 3.0 GPA and approval of their departmental internship coordinator prior to acceptance of the internship.