IIP Placements in Argentina
Center for Implementation of Public Policies (CIPPEC)
Location: Buenos Aires, Argentina
CIPPEC is a private, non-profit organization based in Buenos Aires that strives to create a more just, democratic, and efficient state in Argentina to improve Argentine citizens' quality of life. Its work focuses on helping to solve some of the country's greatest challenges: deterioration of education and public health, scarce access to justice, weak political institutions, corruption, and fiscal insolvency. Previous IIP interns have worked on the Justice Program, which focuses on improving citizens' access to the justice system to improve civic education and human rights. IIP intern responsibilities may include research on related public policy issues. Fluency in Spanish is essential. Three placements have been created for International Internship Program (IIP) interns.
Location: Cordoba and Rosario, Argentina
Endeavor strives to transform the economies of emerging markets by identifying and supporting high-impact entrepreneurs. Endeavor offers services to companies through assisting them in breaking down a society’s barrier to success, offering world-class strategic advice, and opening doors to capital. With Endeavor’s guidance, companies become role models, encourage others to innovate and take risks, and create sustainable economic growth. IIP interns will help seek, identify, and select potential Argentinean high-impact entrepreneurs to present at the Endeavor International Selection panels and may also work directly with selected Endeavor entrepreneurs. In addition to other projects, the IIP interns will work on interviewing entrepreneurs to determine whether they meet Endeavor´s criteria for Endeavor entrepreneurs and on organizing Endeavor Córdoba´s largest annual conference. An interest in entrepreneurship and an understanding of economic development are essential for interested candidates. Furthermore, this internship is ideal for IIP candidates interested in international business, economic development, business process outsourcing, public relations, marketing, and communication. Advanced speaking, reading, and written Spanish skills are required. Two placements have been created for International Internship Program (IIP) interns.
UNESCO, Proyecto Villa Ocampo
Location: Beccar, Argentina
Located in the San Isidro area of Buenos Aires, Villa Ocampo is the former residence of Victoria Ocampo’s family and the meeting place for Argentine and foreign intellectuals in the 1940s. The complete restoration project of the house and its gardens, as well as the works and photographs of the Ocampo family, began in 2003, and it is considered one of the most interesting cultural projects in Latin America. The Project is under the auspices and technical supervision of UNESCO, to which the property was willed "to host permanent workshops, research centers or programs, or projects related to film, television, theater, music, literature, translation, or new forms of expression or communication.” Today, Villa Ocampo is a cultural center. They receive about 30,000 visitors per year, organize concerts, exhibitions and other cultural events, maintain a library and documentation center of enormous importance for the understanding of Argentina's cultural history in the 20th century and have many ongoing projects. IIP interns can choose from a variety of tasks that suit their interest, including working at the library, doing research, or helping with the organization of events or public visits. IIP candidates should have a good command of Spanish and good knowledge of Latin American literature and culture. Skills in databases, scanning, and graphics (photo-editing) would be an asset. The selected IIP interns will be responsible for conducting some research on the Project before the start of the internship. Two placements have been created for International Internship Program (IIP) interns.
Previous work responsibilities (in the words of the previous IIP intern): Managed the online database for the Villa Ocampo library, cataloguing Spanish, English, and French literary magazines. Devised a new numbering system for the library periodicals and edited the corresponding digital images in the database. Composed an educational slideshow about famous portraits and photos of Victoria Ocampo, owner of the house. Translated various other slideshows on the Villa Ocampo website from Spanish into English.