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IIP-INET (Instituto Nacional de Educación Tecnológica – National Institute of Technological Education) (IIP-IN Argentina, Puentes Abroad)
Buenos Aires, Argentina (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Summer
This program is currently not accepting applications.
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Fact Sheet:
Dept Offering Program: IIP, International Internship Program (IIP) Program Type: Internship
Language Prerequisite: No Program Features: Community Service, Intensive Language, Research
Degree Level: 2 First year Ugrad, 3 Sophomore, 4 Junior Time Away: Summer
Program Group: International Internship Program
Program Description:
INET (Instituto Nacional de Educación Tecnológica – National Institute of Technological Education) (IIP-IN Argentina, Puentes Abroad)
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 interventions include curriculum reforms, offering teacher training programs, and running mobile classrooms.  The agency manages a budget of over 250 million US dollars and has a staff of 250 people in its Buenos Aires headquarters and 3,000 staff in the rest of the country.  INET’s programs reach over 1 million students annually.
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: This is an ideal internship for IIP candidates with interests in government, public policy, education policy, technology in education, as well as education law and government administration.  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.
Previous work experience (in the words of a past IIP intern): Research Intern: My principal work has been analyzing 165 student and teacher surveys of recent graduates in INET’s mobile classroom vocational education program (Aulas Talleres Moviles, or ATMs). The surveys were all in written form, so I first compiled all the information in an Excel document. I then performed some statistical analysis using R, and wrote up an 10-page evaluation report, which included recommendations for the ATM program based on the data as well as recommendations for improving the survey.  I also performed various small office tasks - doing some calculations for a colleague and checking over documents for clarity - and helped them write an application for an Australian grant program (which needed to be in English). During the rest of the time, I have gone on 3 school visits to different parts of the city and province of Buenos Aires, as well as attended some of INET’s main meetings, conferences, and trainings over the past month. I've also spent a lot of time getting to know the different office, particularly in the first two weeks I was here (it's a huge organization, and the staff are eager to show me around any of the areas in which I'm interested).

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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.