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International Relations in Buenos Aires | Buenos Aires, Argentina

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Buenos Aires, one of the largest cities in South America and the center for business, government and the non-profit sector, is an ideal location to learn about international relations.  Internship activities range from assisting with policy research to developing projects and presentations and networking with local and international agencies.

Explore Buenos Aires and go tango in La Boca or indulge in warm empanadas at a neighborhood panadería. For a breath of fresh air, visit the Rose Garden in Palermo, join a boat tour on the Tigre or spend an afternoon at an estancia. With delicious food and a vibrant cultural scene, you’ll understand why Buenos Aires is called the “Paris of South America”!

Internship Start Dates:

  • Flexible start dates at the beginning of any academic term.

Duration of Internship:

  • 10-12 weeks.

Since 2006, our partner company has helped students find career-related internships around the world, across all fields. They will work with you to help define your ideal internship, provide insight into local opportunities and help find a placement that suits your specific skills, experience, and interests. They’ll also help with logistics, including providing an on-site orientation, and inviting you to local weekly social and cultural events, where you can meet other program participants and experience local culture.

Examples of possible international relations placements and tasks include, but are not limited to:

  • Conducting research on programs and protocols related to policy issues for think tanks and political organizations
  • Researching international funding opportunities for local NGOs and preparing project proposals
  • Helping to develop sustainability-related educational programs and joint proposals with international organizations
  • Attending local government meetings, including National Congress and City Council sessions
  • Participating in conferences and workshops related to human rights, sustainable development, and other areas.

Academic Background:

  • Majors in international studies, political science, history, public policy, economics, and other relevant academic fields and backgrounds are encouraged to apply.
  • Applicants should have relevant knowledge or experience in their preferred field.
  • Host companies may have established requirements or experience based on specific tasks for a position.

Skills / Experience:

  • Previous relevant experience work experience is preferred.
  • Good written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to self-direct work and manage independent deadlines

The current skill set of the applicant will have a bearing on which opportunities are available to them.

Language Requirements:

Minimum of intermediate Spanish is required, and advanced Spanish is highly preferred.

Interns with intermediate Spanish must have very flexible expectations as internship placements, tasks, and projects available to them will be more limited.  Advanced Spanish skills will facilitate a wider range of placement opportunities.

Once in country, language classes can be arranged if needed or desired.

Other Requirements:

Internships are an opportunity to learn, as well as be involved in the organization’s projects, so students should be professionally motivated, flexible, and proactive, and have a passion for this field.

High level of: Maturity, personal responsibility, cultural sensitivity, professionalism, independence, demonstrated initiative, independent problem-solving skills, adaptability, and patience.

Estimated One-Time Expenses

  • IE3Global Program Fee: $3,450
  • Host Site Fees: $2,655
  • International Travel: $1,500 to $2,000
  • Visa Fees: $0*
  • Recommended Immunizations: $200**

Estimated Monthly Expenses

  • Housing: $600-$800 ($150-$200/wk)
  • Food: $400 ($100/wk)
  • Local Transportation: $100 ($25/wk)
  • Recreation: $200 ($50/wk)
  • Personal Expenses: $150 ($37.50/wk)

Budgeting Note: Estimated costs are based on typical internship-related costs and a modest standard of living. Each intern’s costs will vary based on lifestyle choices (eating out vs. cooking, taking public transportation vs. taxis) and recreational spending (travelling on days off, hobbies, etc.).

Additional Expense Information

The host site fee includes:

  • customized internship placement
  • assisting with local transport
  • airport pick-up and on-site orientation
  • invitation to weekly social and cultural events
  • advice, assistance, and guidance before, during, and after your stay
  • 24/7 emergency support and assistance

* No visa required for U.S. citizens

** Fees vary based on medical history and insurance coverage

Some basic guidance related to locating housing will be provided by our partner in Argentina.  Interns are ultimately responsible for locating and securing their own safe housing.”


Fall | Winter | Spring | Summer

Application Deadline

Summer: January 25
Fall: April 15
Winter: September 1
Spring: November 15

Basic Requirements

-See Qualifications & Requirements section