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IIP-Habitat para la Humanidad Argentina
San Isidro, Argentina (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms:
Program Terms: Summer
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This program is currently not accepting applications.
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Dept Offering Program: International Internship Program (IIP) Program Type: Internship
Time Away: Summer Housing options: Homestay
Program Group: International Internship Program Duration of Program: 8 or more weeks
Program Adviser: Shahreen Rahman
Program Description:
Program Description:
Hábitat para la Humanidad Argentina
Organization Overview
Hábitat para la Humanidad Argentina is a nonprofit organization that promotes access to adequate housing for the most vulnerable populations. Through the organization’s projects, they offer families living in inadequate conditions the opportunity to manage a solution to their housing problem.  The organization also promotes human and community development to ensure a sustainable solution over time.  The type of solutions can be: loans to build or improve housing; technical legal assistance for self-assisted building; and regulated rents.

Intern Responsibilities:
1. Communications Intern
The IIP communications intern will carry out projects related to the following responsibilities:
  • Draft content and create media assets to keep the NGO top of mind with the press, influencers, lawmakers, and prospective donors and volunteers
  • Assist in coordinating the production of campaign materials
  • Coordinate and promote public relation events and campaigns
  • Monitor and manage social media, including answering questions, creating content, analyzing trends, and resolving issues
  • Develop and proactively pitch story ideas
  • Create content for our email newsletter
  • Monitor and report on the effectiveness of the communications program
Familiarity with social media platforms is a must. Strong knowledge of design tools, such as Illustrator or Photoshop, is desired. Knowledge of video editing is not essential but is an advantage. The ideal candidate will be able to work in a small, high performing team and will have creativity, excellent communication, and teamwork skills.
Minimum Spanish level required: Intermediate  ​

2. Fundraising Intern
The IIP Fundraising intern will carry out projects related to the following responsibilities:
  • Inspire new supporters to raise money, while maintaining and developing relationships with existing supporters
  • Approach individuals, schools, universities, local authorities, shops, and commercial organizations for sponsorship and donations
  • Develop new fundraising ideas and strategies
  • Participate in groups of international volunteers that come to help and build with the nonprofit’s beneficiary families for a whole week
  • Assist in organizing and attending fundraising events for senior donors
  • Prepare materials for charitable events, such as fundraising envelopes, bid sheets, or gift bags.
  • Manage and update databases to record donor contact and preference information
The ideal candidate will have strong communications skills, resourcefulness, creative thinking, a sensitivity to the needs of volunteers and donors, and a willingness to carry out a range of administrative tasks.
Minimum Spanish level required: Advanced 

3. Project Coordination Intern
The IIP Project Coordination intern will carry out projects related to the following responsibilities:
  • Act as a "team leader" to coordinate different groups of on-site volunteers
  • Monitor, evaluate, and record Habitat’s families’ construction progress, according to measurable goals
  • Teach workshops for families to develop particular technical skills
  • Assist in the supervision and organization of Global Village groups of international volunteers
The ideal candidate will have excellent problem-solving skills, excellent time-management skills, and solid interpersonal skills.  This position is particularly well suited for students who are architects and social workers.
Minimum Spanish level required: Intermediate

4. Accounting and Finance Intern
The IIP accounting and administration intern is part of and provides assistance to the Administration Department. The nonprofit is a transparent organization that practices the sound stewardship of resources, which is why the objective of this position is to make the administrative procedures more efficient so that more families can be given the opportunity to address their housing situation.
  • Accounting: Provide assistance with the migration of information to the new financial management software (SunSystem); elaborate and implement the set up of the new accounting system; assist with the reconciliation of asset, liability, revenue, and expense accounts.
  • Purchases: Assure the efficiency of the purchases procedures by searching for suppliers, asking for quotations, analyzing and comparing current suppliers, controlling stock and previous orders.
  • Administration: Improve administrative procedures through the composition and actualization of tutorials, documents, and forms.
  • Internal Control: Check and control the compliance requirements of records and sensitive documentation.
Knowledge of basic principles and practices of accounting and finance. Ability to work independently and in a team. Detail oriented. Good verbal and written communication skills. Proficient in Microsoft Office applications. Strong organizational skills and administrative capabilities.
Minimum Spanish level required: Advanced

This internship is offered in collaboration with Puentes Abroad. In the internship through Puentes, interns will undertake project-based work that is designed to directly contribute to one of the internship site’s key work areas so that they gain real experience and know-how through substantial, mission-driven work.  The internships are overseen by Puentes and are complemented by homestay housing.

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This program is currently not accepting applications.