Of course, doing an internship is a good way to gain practical knowledge and experience before making that transition to the real world. Doing an internship through AMPED, however; is a GREAT way to break away from the pack.
AMPED offers a host of internship options in the non-profit sector of Cordoba, Argentina to help challenge and expand participants' learning and skills.
Interns are paired with an expert mentor that can give them a higher level of trained and personalized guidance that will help further their knowledge and development. Participants are also afforded some creative latitude to design their own research or internship program. That is, in addition to deciding their focus area, prospective interns have input concerning their work objectives and the type of work responsibilities they hope to have. Based upon application responses submitted, AMPED's staff and in-country partners will work with project staff to identify an internship assignment that is the most suitable fit and that best matches organizational needs, participants' interests, and their university requirements, if any.
During the first days of the program, the mentor will meet with interns to discuss their internship objectives, content, and plan. The mentor will then introduce interns to the specific organization/s in which they will focus their practice and make sure they are properly inserted into their daily activities. Weekly meetings are scheduled to review progress. At the end, the mentor and intern will both submit a final evaluation and the supervisor will follow-up with an evaluation or report to the university, if needed
Finally, just as with our volunteer program, interns need to be prepared to demonstrate initiative. The level of involvement and satisfaction is directly related to the level of individual commitment.
Internship candidates need to be college or university students that have completed at least 60 hours of college course credit. The ability to communicate effectively in Spanish as well as a 4-week minimum commitment are required.
Intensive Spanish language classes can be arranged prior to beginning an internship assignment if necessary.
* Art and Music
* Marketing and Advertising
* Engineering and Architecture
* Information Technology (IT)
* Public Health
* International Relations
* Public Relations
In addition to FREE Tango lessons, participants receive 2 hours of FREE Spanish lessons for the duration of their stay, up to 120 hours.