Community Service, Field Work, Intensive Language, Research
1st year u/g students, 2nd year u/g students, 3rd year u/g students
Student Responsibilty with support from IIP and/or Host Organization
International Internship Program
Asociación Civil por la Igualdad y la Justicia (ACIJ) (Civil Association for Equality and Justice)(Puentes Abroad) About: Asociación Civil por la Igualdad y Justica (ACIJ) is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization dedicated to defending the rights of the most disadvantaged groups in Argentine society and strengthening Argentina’s democracy. The nonprofit defends the effective enforcement of the Argentine constitution and promotes compliance with the laws that protect disadvantaged groups, while aiming to eradicate discriminatory practices and contribute to the development of participatory and deliberative democracy practices. Founded in 2002, the organization consists of a core group of professionals and an Honorary Council of distinguished professors, including Martin Bohmer, Owen Fiss, Alejandro Garro, and Catalina Smulovitz. In order to achieve its mission, the organization utilizes litigation to enforce human rights, monitors compliance with state obligations, conducts budget analysis to demand fair distribution of resources, researches and monitors government practices, and generates innovative tools that promote transparency and citizen participation through communication technology.
Intern Responsibilities: The IIP intern will assume the position of Research Intern, working alongside the organization’s staff of lawyers on economic programs, social issues, cultural rights, disability rights, human rights, or democratic institution strengthening. Responsibilities will include legal research, data collection, and fieldwork. The specific internship project will be confirmed according to the intern’s interests and skills and the organization’s current project needs.
Qualifications: IIP candidates with interests in law, civil and human rights, public policy, sociology, and democracy are encouraged to apply. Advanced Spanish is necessary. Proactive and excellent research and writing skills would be an asset.