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IIP-Fundación Pilares (IIP-IN Argentina, Puentes Abroad)
Buenos Aires, Argentina (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Summer
This program is currently not accepting applications.
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Restrictions: Princeton applicants only
Fact Sheet:
Dept Offering Program: IIP, International Internship Program (IIP) Program Type: Internship
Language Prerequisite: No Program Features: Community Service, Field Work
Degree Level: 2 First year Ugrad, 3 Sophomore, 4 Junior Time Away: Summer
Program Group: International Internship Program
Program Description:
Fundación Pilares (IIP-IN Argentina)
Fundación Pilares works with families from highly under-resourced communities of Buenos Aires to promote their holistic development in five pillars: education, health, employment, housing, and alimentation.  Pilares creates and implements programs, workshops, and activities in education, health, and social care in order to help the individuals living in the slums.  The educational programs incorporate art, dance, and traditional tutoring to help young children learn and gain academic confidence.  The health program specializes in neonatal and early infant care, with the aim of preventing malnutrition and promoting holistic development.  The team of doctors and nurses attend to mothers and their infants through direct consultation and also provide materials and workshops to increase awareness around important developmental topics for infant care.
Intern Responsibilities: Fundación Pilares has internships in three areas: Mother Child Program, Education Program, and Institutional Development. 
  • The Mother Child Program: This IIP intern will work on a project to help prevent child malnutrition and promote integral development. The program offers nutritional and pediatric assistance, social care, early learning, kindergarten service, health talks and cooking workshops for mothers of children aged 0 to 5 who live in one of the biggest shantytowns of Buenos Aires.  The IIP intern will participate assisting the team at the playroom to stimulate the children in their early years through games and recreational activities.  The IIP intern will also help in preparing activities to develop with the children and will have the opportunity to shadow doctors and participate in patient review meetings with the doctors and nurses. 
  • The Education Program: This IIP intern will help to sustain and promote an overall education for kids aged 6 to 13 that live in Villa 21-24, Barracas, Buenos Aires City. The program provides tutoring for the children, as well as literature, English, drama and arts workshops. The key of the Education Program is to offer personalized tutoring for each kid and work on their assignments together detecting which are the tasks that involve more difficulties. The IIP intern will assist the tutor in charge of the classroom with the activities prepared for the day, organize games and dynamics, and help the children with their homework. The IIP intern will also participate and propose ideas for the drama and English workshop for the different age groups. 
  • The Institutional Development: This IIP intern will help to translate projects and reports, help in planning communication and fundraising campaigns, work in databases, research for new funds, and do other tasks depending of the moment of the year.
For the Education program: IIP candidates with previous experience in children tutoring, drama, literature or art knowledge are encouraged to apply. For the Mother Child Program: IIP candidates with interests in working with kids in their early childhood, studies or professional experience in pediatrics, nutrition, social work are encouraged to apply. For the Institutional Development area: IIP candidates with interest in working with databases, doing research for funds and helping with the development of communication campaigns are encouraged to apply. Experience in developing fundraising campaigns and knowledge of management and design tools would be an asset. Spanish proficiency is preferred.
Previous work experience (in the words of a past IIP intern): Mother Child Program Intern’s Work responsibilities: Coordinated incoming volunteers in the Ludoteca (Playpen) in order to watch children while their mothers are being trained in child care/health  / Worked with doctors to prepare educational programs on different health related topics / Assisted with statistical research in the office / Attended company events to work various charity activities

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.