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
INET (Instituto Nacional de Educación Tecnológica – National Institute of Technological Education) (IIP-IN Argentina, Puentes Abroad)
About: INET (Instituto Nacional de Educación Tecnológica – National Institute of Technological Education) is an Argentine Government Institute that emerged in 1995 in response to Argentina’s rapid globalization and accelerated technological revolution. The institute’s objective is to streamline technology into education. They achieve this mission through the creation and support of technical schools, technological training programs, and professional development. They specialize in technical education at the secondary and tertiary level across the entire country. Some tasks include curriculum reforms, offering teacher training programs, and running mobile classrooms.
Intern Responsibilities: IIP interns at INET can work in Research, in Communications and Events, and in Government Administration.
Research interns will have the opportunity to tackle research projects on topics related to technical and technological education, including best practices for community colleges, educational needs of provinces across the country, and the monitoring and evaluation of current INET programs. Interns will learn about education in Argentina, as well as about technical education and community colleges in other countries, and will help to improve existing programs and shape new programs through the research and evaluation work.
Communications and Events interns will work to communicate INET’s work through press, public relations, social media, and partnership building with other public, private, and nonprofit actors. The intern will craft communication materials in Spanish and English and will research and identify key contacts for outreach. The intern will also help to plan, set up, and implement events with important speakers and guest of honor to help raise awareness around INET’s work and the importance of technological education.
Government Administration interns will be able to do key projects in the administrative sectors of INET, such as the legal and finance departments. In this way, the intern will learn about and contribute to the inner workings of a major government agency.
Qualifications: IIP candidates with interests in government, public policy, education policy, technology in education, as well as education law and government administration are encouraged to apply. Preferred candidates would have excellent interpersonal skills, ability to problem solve and propose creative and innovative solutions, curiosity. Knowledge of analytical and evaluation tools is a plus. Advanced Spanish language skills in speaking, reading, and writing are required.