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IIP-Matriarca (IIP-IN Argentina, Puentes Abroad)
Buenos Aires, Argentina (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Summer
This program is currently not accepting applications.
Partner Institution/Organization Homepage: Click to visit
Restrictions: Princeton applicants only
Fact Sheet:
Dept Offering Program: IIP, International Internship Program (IIP) Program Type: Internship
Language Prerequisite: No Program Features: Entrepreneurship, Research
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
Program Description:
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Matriarca (IIP-IN Argentina, Puentes Abroad)
Matriarca is a social business cooperative of individuals and organizations that aspire to develop systems of sustainable production and consumption. It is composed of artisans, designers, investors, and consumers who work together to create sustainable value chains. This is accomplished through the commercialization and the upselling of traditional products from under-resourced indigenous regions. By respecting ancestral knowledge, using genuine raw materials in a sustainable manner for the environment, and creating scalable methodology, they are successfully adding value to cultural assets, thereby encouraging local development in a socially, culturally and environmentally responsible manner.

Intern Responsibilities: IIP interns will work in the Buenos Aires office with the small team of dedicated, passionate women who also serve as excellent mentors. The intern may work in communications, with a focus on attracting new clients and partners through social media and website content.  The intern can also focus on product development and have the chance to work with Argentine designers to create new product packaging and to improve the production and inventory system.  Finally, interns can collaborate in business development by conceptualizing and preparing proposals for partnerships and retail outreach in Argentina and abroad, as well as by analyzing best practices in the artisanal market for indigenous products.  Specific project tasks will be assigned based on the technical and language skills of the intern and his or her prior experiences.

Qualifications: IIP interns interested in social business, sustainable entrepreneurship, design, and marketing and encouraged to apply.  An open mindset and an entrepreneurial perspective are great assets for our team.  Verbal and written Spanish proficiency are preferred.

Dates / Deadlines:
This program is not currently accepting applications. Please consult the sponsoring department's website for application open dates.
This program is currently not accepting applications.