Connect-123 Internship & Volunteer Programs
Connect-123 offers a range of different hands-on, career related internship opportunities in Dublin. Internships could involve assisting with childhood literacy projects,...
Make your resume stand out against all the others with an internship in Cape Town, South Africa! Connect-123 helps those looking to add international work experience to
Whether you're looking for a hands-on, career related internship that will set you apart from the crowd or a chance to use your skills with meaningful volunteer project,
Participate in this extraordinary international work experience in Buenos Aires, Argentina! Connect-123 works with you to create a hands on, customized internship program...
Connect-123 can facilitate a wide variety of environment and sustainable development related volunteer positions that allow you to participate in a variety of projects, working...
Work as a Connect-123 volunteer in one of the many non-profits, clinics, hospitals and schools we work with in Dublin. There are a range of different areas to choose from...
Living and working in Dublin
Submitted by Lisa - Universität des Saarlandes | August 24, 2016
I spent three months living and working in Dublin and had an amazing time! Connect123 helped me with any questions and problems that occurred before and during my stay - I can only recommend going abroad with one of their programs!
Submitted by Alexandra Stano - Michigan State University | August 17, 2016
Once I knew I'd be studying and working abroad in Buenos Aires, I began to envision my time there. I pictured a relaxing summer vacation of sight-seeing and having fun. After three months of living here I can say that my experience has been completely different than what I had imagined.
Living 'on my own' in a different country was challenging. I had to worry about buying groceries, cooking, protecting myself, navigating a huge city, taking my laundry down the street, budgeting my expenses and being successful at my internship. Managing all these responsibilities was tiring, but definitely doable. After a while, my daily routine became second nature.
Whether it was going to a live drawing/jazz event, staying up until 7 am at a boliche, charlando with my colleagues at work, or eating some of the best steak of my life, I began to experience all the great things Buenos Aires had to offer.
My time abroad was not always relaxing and tranquil like I had expected it to be. Instead, it was better because I actually lived in Buenos Aires. I experienced the day-to-day ups and downs- something that would go unnoticed if I was just a tourist. I got to know the sounds, smells, and people of this beautiful city, which allowed me to make the most of this experience.
The experience of a lifetime
Submitted by Ashley Edlyn - San Francisco State University | August 16, 2016
Connect 123 gave me the opportunity of a lifetime. I was able to immerse myself in Barcelona's immense culture, as a volunteer, as well as travel around Europe. I made long-lasting friendships with my coworkers, other students from the program and new friends traveling. The volunteer hours through my project made it possible to explore all of what Barcelona has to offer. Connect 123 put my desires first and made sure it was the trip that I desired. I will definitely volunteer through Connect 123 again.
Child life in Cape Town
Submitted by Maureen Carney - Ohio University | August 14, 2016
My experience traveling to South Africa this past summer has been life-changing. Being able to learn by seeing and doing in a culture different from my own has allowed me to grow both personally and professionally; and this has given me many skills and experiences to bring home with me. The Connect-123 team had been absolutely incredible during our time in Cape Town through the guidance, support, and genuine care they displayed to us. I am confident that I will use each and every learning experience in my future ambitions and continue to value these experiences throughout my life. Thank you a million for providing the best possible opportunities for us.
Submitted by Amelie Dubois - Harvard University | July 23, 2016
As I drove away from the airport and as my gaze fell on the city of Buenos Aires, I immediately knew that this experience would be eye-opening and unique but I was far from imagining to what extent it would be! Buenos Aires is a dynamic and fascinating city, beautiful during the day and frantic during the night. There is so much to do that you cannot possibly get bored and you will never have enough time to get to fully know it; from museums to parcs, cemeteries to “ferias" and from your office to the “boliches”, be ready to have an amazing time.
And this experience could not have been smoother and as well orchestrated as with Connect 123! The team is fantastic, responding really quickly to emails and questions, helping me find the best and most suited internships, and helping find an accommodation As soon as I landed in Buenos Aires, I had the confirmation I had made the right decision: a ride had been organized to my accommodation, the next day I had an invaluable orientation during which Paula, the amazing (I cannot stress it enough!) program coordinator, told me about the Do and Don’ts of the city, and finally, during my entire time in Argentina, there were weekly events (wine tasting, shows, tours and so many more) to get to know other Connect 123 interns!
I really enjoyed the city and the experience as a whole. I had two internships, one with the Province of Buenos Aires and the other one in a NGO giving business classes to small entrepreneurs and supporting them with microcredits. I really enjoyed both of them as they allowed me to explore and have firsthand experiences in fields I was interested in. My work at the NGO, in underprivileged neighborhoods, led me to see another facet of Buenos Aires that usually gets ignored by tourists and even by locals living in the “microcentro”, giving me a better picture of the diversity and complexity of this city. I got the chance, on top of exploring potential future careers, to discover directly the Argentinian culture, history and people.