Connect-123 Internship & Volunteer Programs
Connect-123 Internship & Volunteer Programs Programs
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,
Connect-123 offers a range of different hands-on, career related internship opportunities in Dublin. Internships could involve assisting with childhood literacy projects,...
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...
Connect-123 Internship & Volunteer Programs Reviews
Cape Town- Legal Intern- Summer 2017
Submitted by Maria Consolata Spano - King's College LOndon | July 21, 2017
I came to South Africa, Cape Town more specifically, to have a direct vision of the reality of a country which underwent recent internal struggle. Being interested in political risk and emergency and conflict situations, I decided that a country like South Africa was the place for me to be in. I wanted to have an unbiased view of the everyday life of the population, their way of thinking and their interesting culture. Thanks to my Internship with 123 Connect, I managed to have exactly the insight I first aimed at, and more. For instance, I was able with my Internship to consult with people from various backgrounds about their human rights abuses and to help the planning of in-loco interventions in different locations aimed at, more generally, increasing awareness of human rights. This internship showed me that there are people who work hard to improve the lives of others and that the ignorance on the knowledge of human rights is still very present, which makes these jobs even more essential. I would have never imagined how much I would have ended up getting involved in all of it: the country, the culture, the people and the issues regarding human rights. This involvement was also helped by the side activities organized by 123 Connect with their impeccable organization and personal involvement, and by the events present in such a beautiful city full of history. For instance, if you ever have the chance don’t miss the lecture on South Africa’s history and culture at UCT, the Township Tour and the Mandela’s Day Walk for Freedom. Finally, the only negative point is the time length: two months is too short. This is why, if the opportunity presents itself again, I wouldn’t miss the chance of coming back here for longer.
Internship in Buenos Aires
Submitted by Emma Repp - Michigan State University | July 20, 2017
My experience in Buenos Aires has been nothing short of incredible! Connect-123 set me up with a fantastic host family and a great internship at a non-profit, providing me with an experience that went far beyond that which I would have had simply as a tourist. My host family introduced me to just about every type of argentine cuisine, explained (or at least tried to explain!) argentine politics, and went out of their way to make me feel like part of the family. I also had a great experience at my internship, where everyone went above and beyond to make me feel comfortable. My coworkers included me in all aspects of the non-profit, including numerous conferences where I got to listen to powerful argentine politicians discuss topics related to peace activism. Although the language barrier was challenging at first, with the help of two weeks of Spanish class, my host family, and my coworkers, my Spanish improved significantly. Of course, I also had plenty of time to travel around Buenos Aires as well as make a few trips outside of the city, making my three months abroad fly by!
I couldn’t be more thankful for all the work Connect-123 put into my stay, from the large task of finding me an internship to the small details of teaching me how to use the public transportation. If you are looking for a fun, immersive, and challenging internship experience, I highly recommend using Connect-123!
3 Month Internship in Buenos Aires
Submitted by Manon | July 20, 2017
My experience with my internship was amazing and a once in a lifetime opportunity. On the first day, my coworkers welcomed me with open arms, big smiles, and cookies with my name on them. Through my job I was able to become more confident in my Spanish and absolutely more fluent as well as improve my professional skills. I was always able to meet new people and develop new friendships in a relaxed, fun atmosphere.
Connect found me the perfect internship for my goals and my interests. It was there to support me when my experience was good and when it was rocky. It's important to know that not every aspect of your experience will be perfect all the time, but i those moments of turbulence Connect was there to help fix the problem and get you back on your way. The events were all very fun and the people you meet through connect are all truly amazing, diverse people. You will be happy you made the decision to trust in connect to make your experience a memorable one!
Buenos Aires Internship
Submitted by Robert White - Michigan State University | July 19, 2017
My time in Buenos Aires was organized by Connect through my University and the experience overall was phenomenal. I had absolutely no problems or setbacks in my 12 weeks and every aspect of the trip exceeded any expectations that I had. My host family was incredibly accommodating and helpful in my language learning experience. My time in Vos, a language school in the city was great as a tool to learn more about Argentina and Buenos Aires and helped in my transition into a Spanish-speaking environment. My internship was a perfect match for my academic interests as well as my interests outside of school. And it was an opportunity to do actually useful and important work within an organization, which isn't something that's guaranteed when you do an internship domestically.
Life in Barcelona
Submitted by John - Santa Rosa, California | July 19, 2017
As a recent college graduate looking to gain some international experience, and improve my Spanish, Connect 1-2-3 offered everything I was searching for. From day 1, Carolina prioritized my interests, and found the perfect internship. Interning in a finance and consulting firm, I had the opportunity to work in both English and Spanish, while assisting local startups with various aspects of the funding process. As for Barcelona, it speaks for itself. The culture, people, food, and of course the beach are all amazing. I will be forever grateful for this experience, and I owe much of that to Carolina and the team at Connect 1-2-3.