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IIP-Ciudadanos del Mundo (IIP-IN Argentina, Puentes Abroad)
Buenos Aires, Argentina (Outgoing Program)
|Partner Institution/Organization Homepage:||Click to visit|
|Restrictions:||Princeton applicants only|
|Dept Offering Program:||IIP, International Internship Program (IIP)||Program Type:||Internship|
|Language Prerequisite:||No||Program Features:||Community Service, Intensive Language|
|Degree Level:||2 First year Ugrad, 3 Sophomore, 4 Junior||Time Away:||Summer|
|Housing options:||Student Responsibilty with support from IIP and/or Host Organization||Program Group:||International Internship Program|
Ciudadanos del Mundo (IIP-IN Argentina, Puentes Abroad)
About: The mission of Ciudadanos del Mundo is to support, accompany, and represent immigrants and refugees residing in Argentina. Their ultimate aim is to build a society that highlights the principles of diversity, integration, and respect, thereby recognizing the right of immigrants to an equal footing and community inclusion. The foundation collaborates with government and community organizations to facilitate the legal and social integration of immigrants into Argentine society using a variety of strategies. These include offering legal advise on a case-by-case basis, organizing conference and workshops on immigrant rights and issues, providing Spanish as a second language courses, and creating awareness programs.
Intern Responsibilities: The organization is divided into three branches: Social Development, Legal Assistance, and Research. The IIP intern would be assigned to one or two of these areas, and carry out specific projects that would ultimately assist immigrants and refugees. For example, IIP interns can carry out comparative research on immigration and refugee laws and policies in different countries, as well as work alongside social workers to counsel immigrants and refugees in under-resourced communities on social, psychological, legal, and medical matters.
Qualifications: IIP candidates with interests in political science, migration and refugees, law, sociology, and human rights are encouraged to apply. Strong research and writing skills are preferred, and fluency in Spanish is necessary.
Previous work experience (in the words of a past IIP intern): Good exposure to the type of ‘consultas’ [queries] immigrants usually bring to the office and exposure to areas of town I’d never see otherwise. I enjoyed simply talking with the immigrants who visited our offices or chatting with the other workers at the Foundation during our lunch breaks. There were interesting parts to the job that did not fit under research or observation: the first day I went to the “Casa Rosada” – their government building – to attend a meeting with the national director of child development centers. The greatest tangible reward was probably my improved Spanish. // Project work: I researched and produced a 20+ page comparative policy paper in Spanish concerning Argentinean and American immigration legislation and access to economic and social rights (health, education and labor rights); I created weekly summaries of news about the Syrian refugee crisis, and wrote a longer report on the crisis in Spanish; I gained more experience in cross-cultural, cross- lingual communication; I also worked and played with the kids in the Foundation's community kindergarten when a teacher was sick or missing; I went with the Foundation to perform social intervention work in a villa (shanty-town) called Zavaleta once a week; I listened to people’s “consultas” and tried to help facilitate the meetings.
View a PowerPoint from a previous IIP intern
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