Mente Argentina: HIV Outreach Position in Buenos Aires

Location

Argentina: Buenos Aires

Description

The focus of the position is to help improve the lives of those affected by HIV in Argentina. You would be asked to help in clinics, hospitals, or homes strictly for HIV patients, assisting in day-to-day activities, learning about the healthcare system in Argentina, spending quality time with residents, offering language assistance in both English and Spanish, and participating in recreational games and activities. Our HIV Outreach Argentina program focuses on aiding both adults and youth in Argentina with HIV, as well as offering support services to their families so that they can carry on with their daily lives as productive and contributing members of their communities.

The internship will provide you with valuable work experience and help prepare you for your future career. You will also have the unique opportunity to experience the local culture and business world of Buenos Aires, Argentina. This type of internship provides a student with a broader perspective on their field of interest as participants can expect to gain an understanding of business and operational practices on an international level.

The Mente Argentina Internship Program also includes an optional introductory course of 20 hours of Spanish immersion classes during your first week in Argentina (Monday to Friday from 9am to 1pm). This is a great opportunity to prepare yourself with business specific vocabulary as well as learn common Argentine expressions and specific language that you will need to interact in an Argentine business environment.

Highlights

* Program Advisor
A program advisor will guide you through the application process; evaluate your documents to identify all the different organizations available in our wide network of companies and will match your specific skills and experience.

* Academic Credits
Often, students can receive academic credit for their internships, however the student must consult their home university and have approval to do so.

* MA Program Coordinators
Mente Argentina Program Coordinators are available 24 hours a day to assist students with all aspects of their study abroad experience and provide information on preparation of life in Buenos Aires.

* Weekly Excursions / Activities included at no extra charge!
Please see the Mente Argentina website for a complete list of excursions. Regular social and cultural activities to help you meet other participants experience all that Buenos Aires has to offer.

* Secure and comfortable Accommodations
Mente Argentina is the only study abroad organization that provides accommodations in the most exclusive neighborhoods of Buenos Aires: Palermo, Belgrano, Barrio Norte, Recoleta. Everything is included, even maid service once a week! (Shared Apartment Accommodation)

* Airport Pick Up and Drop Off
Your program coordinator will be waiting for you at the apartment to brief you about the program. They will answer any questions you may have and provide you with a welcome pack to prepare you for your life in Buenos Aires.

* Volunteer and Placement (Optional)
Mente Argentina volunteer placements in Buenos Aires, offer international students the opportunity to put their skills and abilities to use while volunteering for a cause they want to support.

* Student Workshops & Short Courses (Optional)
These workshops & short courses will enhance your experience, while you have fun and enjoy the warmth and beauty of Argentina.
- Tango
- Photography
- Soccer
- Sushi
- Polo
- DJ
- Bartending
- Cooking
- Many More!

Program Duration

5-8 weeks, 9-12 weeks, 3-6 months (High School)

Term

Throughout the year

Typical Duration of Program

5-8 weeks

Dates

Throughout the year

Qualifications

Like most internships, our internships emphasize on-the-job training rather than merely employment. Interns are usually college or university students, but they can also be high school students or post graduate adults seeking skills for a new career.

We cooperate with a range of different businesses, state, non-governmental and international organizations. As an intern you will gain insight into Argentine culture and business environments while gaining solid experience in the area you choose. In most placements you will work with Spanish speaking people, which will further enrich your Spanish knowledge and command of the language.

Spanish is not a requirement for all programs but advisable. Supplemental Spanish lessons are offered to all program participants.

Intern Types

  • Development
  • Health Sciences
  • Medicine
  • Social Work

Languages

  • English
  • Spanish

Cost in US$:

Please visit the website for more information

Experience Required

no

Volunteer Types

  • Community Centers
  • Community Development
  • Community Health
  • Health
  • Health Care
  • Health Education
  • Hospital
  • Orphans
  • Street Kids
  • Women
  • Youth

This Program is open to

Worldwide Participants. This Program is also open to Couples and Individuals.

Typical Living Arrangements

  • Apartment/Flat
  • Dormitory
  • Group living
  • Home-stays
  • Independent living

Participants Travel

Independently

Typically Participants Work

in Groups of 3-5

Application Process Involves

  • Letters of Reference
  • Resume

Post Services Include

  • Alumni Network
  • Job and Internship Network